Echoes of Carmel

Cubs Keep Afloat Despite Challenges: Second Annual DCC Competition

Abbigail Alonzo, Echoes Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2018

Filed under Student Life

What if you were handed a brown paper bag full of miscellaneous junk—tinfoil, straws, cups—and told to create an object that could both hold weight and float on water? Well, that’s exactly what Mount Carmel students were...

Valentine’s in its Entirety: From History to Gift Ideas

Isabella Wollfarth

February 1, 2018

Filed under Advice, Entertainment, Leisure & Lifestyle, Student Life

This month I wanted to write about one of my favorite holidays, which is Valentine’s Day. I like it mostly because I believe love is the best emotion there is. The fact that there is a holiday to celebrate that is really spe...

A King Cake Baking Adventure

Elise Vicknair

February 1, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Leisure & Lifestyle, Student Life

Now that Christmas is over, Mardi Gras is right around the corner. During Mardi Gras there are parades, parties, balls,  and lots of food, including king cake; some would say Mardi Gras is not complete without a king ca...

December in NOLA: Event Roundup

Elise Vicknair

December 8, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Leisure & Lifestyle, Student Life

Ever looking for something to do during Christmas break? Well, here are some events going on in New Orleans to get you out of the house during Christmas. One thing to do is Nola ChristmasFest. This year it opens on December 21 a...

Tis the Season to Bake! Christmas Cookie Recipe

Madison Leze

December 8, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Leisure & Lifestyle, Student Life

Are​ ​you​ ​ever​ ​bored​ ​at​ ​home,​ ​​craving​ ​a​ ​sugary​ ​snack?​ No need to run to the store. Whether you're with friends or alone, it's the season to warm the house and bake​ ​up...

Olivia Piazza in the Spotlight

November 13, 2017

Filed under Student Life, Student Spotlight

Olivia Piazza, class of 2019, has long been interested in acting and in the film industry; she continues to live that dream as an extra in Alex & Me, a film which is being released on Amazon. “It was really fun being on set and it always is,” Olivia says....

Make Eight Great: Top Ten Tips to Surviving Eighth Grade

Madison Leze

November 13, 2017

Filed under Advice, Student Life

Oh​, ​the​ ​stress​ ​of​ ​eighth​ ​grade​ ​and​ ​a​ ​new​ ​school,​ ​teachers​, ​and​ ​friends.​ ​These are​ ​some​ ​important​ ​tips​ ​to​ ​help​ ​you​ ...

Forty Years of Cheers

October 2, 2017

Filed under From the Archive, Student Life

This year’s Spirit Days marked the fortieth anniversary of our beloved Mount Carmel tradition! Echoes went into our archives to find out what we said four decades ago about the first-ever Spirit Day celebration for the Pink...

October’s Music Countdown

Madison Leze

October 1, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Leisure & Lifestyle, Music, Opinions, Student Life

Today’s music has such an impact on young adults today because of how it expresses the emotions so many of us are feeling. Music can help us cope no matter how we feel, whether we are hanging out with friends or relaxing al...

The Old Coffeepot: Dependable Fuel for MCA Students

Emma Little

October 1, 2017

Filed under Leisure & Lifestyle, Opinions, Restaurants, Student Life

Students of Mount Carmel Academy heavily rely on a morning cup of coffee to keep up their energy throughout the day; The Old Coffeepot’s classic Creole-Cajun cuisine provides the same boost in spirits from enjoying original Lo...

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