Echoes of Carmel

Audrey Reynaud

Audrey Reynaud

October 17, 2017


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Hey y'all, I’m Audrey Reynaud! I’m a co-editor of the Echoes Newspaper and I’m currently a Junior here at Mount Carmel! I’m so excited about this school year and I am looking forward to working with my fellow officers, Anastasia and Olivia, and our amazing moderator, Mrs. Cognevich, to make this...

Elise Vicknair

Elise Vicknair

October 5, 2017


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Hello, my name is Elise Vicknair, and I am a sophomore here at Mount Carmel. I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, watching Netflix, running, and attending concerts. This is my third year being on the cross-country team and my second year on Echoes. I am very excited about this school year and...

Isabella Wollfarth

Isabella Wollfarth

October 5, 2017


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Hi, my name is Izzy. I am in tenth grade and I love to read, write, listen to music, and run. Currently I am the spirit sparkler for French National Honors Society and a member of the Mount Carmel cross country and track team. Right now my favorite books of all time are The Perks of Being A Wallflower...

Abbigail Alonzo

Abbigail Alonzo

October 5, 2017


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Abby Alonzo is the Editor in Chief of Echoes. She believes that keeping her peers informed about all aspects of both school and non-school life is an important part of encouraging the individual growth of each student. Abby has landed the title of MCA’s High School Columnist for the Times-Picayune an...

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 Panthers, Purple Butterflies, Ragdolls, and the freshman theme for 1977-78, the ...

Echoes: October Edition

October 1, 2017


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What's new at Mount Carmel Academy and around the greater New Orleans area?

Jamie Leak & Vivien Poche Sing their Hearts Out

Emily Schexnayder

October 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Leisure & Lifestyle, Student Spotlight, TV Shows

Have you ever fantasized about being on television? On Thursday, September 7th, two Mount Carmel students, Vivien Poche and Jamie Leak, took a step towards making their dreams come true by auditioning for the new rebooted season of American Idol. Tenth grader Jamie Leak sang “Before He Cheats...

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 alone.  "Look You Made Me Do" After Taylor Swift’s long break, she is finally m...

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 Louisiana soul food dishes in a homey environment. The Old Coffeepot is a ...

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Amstutz

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Amstutz

Audrey Reynaud

October 1, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Kelly Amstutz is a Western Civilization teacher at Mount Carmel Academy. It is her third year teaching at the school, and she is very excited for this school year. She has fallen in love with Mount Carmel’s community; Mrs. Amstutz says she loves how the school is like one big family, even though...

October in NOLA: Event Roundup

October 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Leisure & Lifestyle, News

October in New Orleans brings cooler weather (hopefully!) and lots of festivals and events to attend. Haven't decided what to do this month? We've got the events roundup to help you decide. This year is the second annual Beignet Fest in City Park. Attendance is free, and there will be music and lot...

Statue of Fatima Touches Students

Abbigail Alonzo, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Opinions

On Thursday, September 21, Mount Carmel Academy’s Assembly Center, which normally hosts athletic events, pep rallies, and class dances, was transformed into a sacred place of worship. Earlier this year, Pope Francis blessed six statues of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and sent them off to six d...

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