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MCA’s St. Joseph’s Altar is Sicilian Success

MCA’s St. Joseph’s Altar is Sicilian Success

Echoes Staff

April 1, 2019

The St. Joseph’s Altar has long been an important tradition for Catholics in New Orleans. This tradition originated during the 1800’s because of Sicilian immigrants who suffered from a great famine, praying for relief from hunger to St. Joseph. Many of these immigrants eventually arrived in New Orleans,...

Behind the Lucky Irish: St. Patrick’s Day

Behind the Lucky Irish: St. Patrick’s Day

Destiny Sanders, Echoes Writer

April 1, 2019

Most people don’t know anything about St. Patrick’s Day except to wear green so you don’t get pinched. But there's more to it than that! The History Network explains that St. Patrick’s Day is recognized on March 17 every year to honor the death of Saint Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland....

Review: Battle of the King Cakes!

Review: Battle of the King Cakes!

Madison Leze, Echoes Writer

February 28, 2019

As Mardi Gras season is approaching, stuffing our faces with king cake is too. There are so many king cakes to choose from how is someone supposed to find the king cake that satisfies his or her needs. Luckily, I have found some of the best king cakes around the city. Read on to hear about the best king...

Shouldn’t Every Day Be Valentine’s Day?

Shouldn’t Every Day Be Valentine’s Day?

Destiny Sanders, Echoes Writer

February 28, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a special day of the year. Millions of cards, flowers, and chocolates are exchanged to show love towards another person. But why does our culture pick one day out of the whole year to show how much we love someone? Birthdays, Christmases, and special events are opportunities we...

Turkey and Pie, Oh My! Tips on Thanksgiving

Turkey and Pie, Oh My! Tips on Thanksgiving

Ronni Genova, Echoes Writer

November 15, 2018

November can often feel like a painfully slow month. You just finished Halloween, or as some people like to call it “October.” And you just can’t wait for Christmas. But hold up, you have to wait a whole month. Sure Thanksgiving is in there, which is nice. Let's face it, Thanksgiving is no Chr...

Five Quick & Cute Halloween Costume Ideas

Five Quick & Cute Halloween Costume Ideas

Audrey Reynaud, Co-Editor in Chief

October 15, 2018

Halloween can be stressful, especially trying to figure out what to dress up as without spending too much money! Here are five cheap, easy, and cute Halloween costume ideas! Cat Lady All you need to be a cat lady is a sweater and a stuffed cat to carry around! You could even add some glasses and then you have...

Halloween Baking: Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Halloween Baking: Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Eve Charbonnet, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

Halloween is only a few weeks away! To prep for the spookiest holiday of the year, I tried out a Halloween recipe. It’s a super fun recipe: Peanut Butter Spider Cookies that I got off of www.allrecipes.com. Keep reading if you want to know more! First, get the following list of ingredients: peanut butter, brown sugar, ...

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