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Behind the Scenes with WMCA!

Behind the Scenes with WMCA!

Mariella Smith, Writer & Graphic Designer

October 10, 2019

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the cameras at the WMCA news studio? Do you wish you knew what went on behind the scenes of the WMCA club? Well, I went to the WMCA studio to find out exactly what makes WMCA. First, I asked members why they joined WMCA. “I’ve always seen WMCA on F...

Life of a Cub

Life of a Cub

Avery Wicker, Writer

October 10, 2019

It seems daunting at first: new school, new people, and new teachers, but to say the least, Mount Carmel was scary only for about 15 minutes. My morning is pretty good, and it is only “pretty” good because getting up is so hard.  Every morning, I see people with frozen hot chocolates, iced c...

Mural Makeover: Interview with Artist Michaela Olsen

Mural Makeover: Interview with Artist Michaela Olsen

May 8, 2019

You may recently have been annoyed at the required detour to get to and from your classes. That’s because Michaela Olsen, a senior here at MCA, is painting a stunning mural! She is the current Student Council Artist Chairlady and is displaying her vision on the walls of the stairwell for years to come. ...

Profiling MCA’s New Faculty 2018-2019! Part Three

Profiling MCA’s New Faculty 2018-2019! Part Three

Raleigh Lusignan, Echoes Writer

April 16, 2019

Do you play tennis? Ms. Wainwright, one of Mount Carmel’s newest religion instructors, is an avid player and is also the coach of our school’s tennis team. When she isn’t practicing, she is studying for her Master’s degree in theology, and her favorite aspect of Mount Carmel is the spiritual...

Welcome Back Alum Teachers! New Faculty Return Home

Welcome Back Alum Teachers! New Faculty Return Home

Raleigh Lusignan, Echoes Writer

April 16, 2019

Ms. Yuspeh, the newest Civics teacher here at Mount Carmel, is, in fact, an alumni of the school. Her favorite memory of the school is Gym Day, and she is very fond for Tender Tuesday. Ms. Doran, her American history teacher, was a personal role model of hers. That, along with her love of sharing in...

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...

Profiling MCA’s New Faculty 2018-2019! Part One

Profiling MCA’s New Faculty 2018-2019! Part One

Raleigh Lusignan, Echoes Writer

December 11, 2018

Have you ever heard of the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley? That was the book that inspired one of Mount Carmel’s newest English teachers, Ms. Waguespack, to start teaching. She is a fourth generation LSU graduate that went into teaching in hopes of sharing not only Frankenstein but all forms of literature to oth...

Rhino Conservation and Why it Matters

Rhino Conservation and Why it Matters

Raleigh Lusignan, Echoes Writer

December 11, 2018

In China and Vietnam, a demand for rhino-based products is increasing at an alarming rate. Rhinoceroses can live up to fifty years in their natural habitat, but poaching is preventing them from living their life to a full extent. According to the Encyclopedia of Earth, “Poaching is the illegal huntin...

A Senior Salute: Our Editor-in-chief Reflects

Abbigail Alonzo, Echoes Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2018

I was always told to enjoy my time in high school because it would be over before I knew it, and, truthfully, I was hoping that was the truth...up until this year. I am now left with twenty-one days of the sport I’ve played my entire life, twenty-eight days wearing a uniform, and forty-seven d...

MCA Creative Writing Students Spread Love With Writing

Echoes Staff

April 4, 2018

Inspired by a message of positivity and love in light of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Mount Carmel's Creative Writing students wrote pieces titled "You Are Loved." A booklet of their writing was sent along with over 3,400 hearts hand-made by Mount...

From Dreamer to Doer: Abbigail Alonzo on the Path to NFL Reporting

Abbigail Alonzo, Echoes Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017

Every kid has a dream, and although we all hope our dreams take flight, I never imagined mine would do so this early in my life. I have a long way to go, no doubt, but this small step served as huge encouragement to pursue my dream.

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