Echoes of Carmel

Madison Leze

Madison Leze

October 19, 2018


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Hi, my name is Madison Leze, and this is my second year of writing for the Echoes newspaper. I am currently a sophomore at Mount Carmel Academy. Outside of school, I like to hang out with my friends and family, read, and watch Netflix. I can not wait to see what this year holds for Echoes and hope you...

African American Literature Field Trip Connects to Cultural & Ethnic Heritage

African American Literature Field Trip Connects to Cultural & Ethnic Heritage

October 15, 2018


Filed under Student Life

The African American literature class took a field trip to visit the Amistad Research Center on Tulane University’s campus. The center’s mission is their commitment to collecting, preserving, and providing open access to original materials that reference the social and cultural importance of America’s...

We Are Proud of You! Brown Foundation 2018

We Are Proud of You! Brown Foundation 2018

October 15, 2018


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The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation held its annual Service Learning Celebration at the Pontchartrain Center on Sept. 11, 2018. The Foundation awarded Mount Carmel Academy two checks: one for $19034.00 for grants submitted for the school year and one for $1000 for the principal to use for...

Five Quick & Cute Halloween Costume Ideas

Five Quick & Cute Halloween Costume Ideas

Audrey Reynaud, Co-Editor in Chief

October 15, 2018


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

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


Filed under Cooking & Baking, Entertainment, Holiday, Leisure & Lifestyle

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, ...

New Orleans Turns 300!

New Orleans Turns 300!

Sophia Sonnier, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Leisure & Lifestyle, Student Life

As the years come and go, it can feel as if the time is going faster and faster each passing moment.  I imagine this is how New Orleans natives who have lived here their entire lives must feel, as New Orleans is turning 300 years old this year. Celebrations honoring our beloved home can be found on al...

Opinion: We Need to Spotlight More Sports!

Opinion: We Need to Spotlight More Sports!

Emily Schexnayder, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Sports

Did you know that MCA has eleven sports teams? MCA has many sports to offer, but not every sport is as noticed and appreciated. Many sports at MCA are often not recognized or do not have as many spectators cheering on these athletes. The bigger sports like volleyball, softball, and soccer are sports that mos...

Battle of the Books Versus the Movies!

Battle of the Books Versus the Movies!

Raleigh Lusignan, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Movies

There is one question that fans can never decide on. Which was better - the book or movie? Sometimes movies can leave out iconic scenes from books, but sometimes the book doesn’t give you as much insight into the character as the movie may. It’s time for you to be the judge of that! Shrek! ...

Study Tips:

Study Tips:

Elise Vicknair, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Advice, Student Life

With summer ending and school beginning once again, you may have a hard time getting back into things. Something you may have a lot of trouble with is studying. Here are some tips that may make this transition a little easier. Do not wait until the day before to start studying for a big test or...

BTS Taking Over the Music Industry?

BTS Taking Over the Music Industry?

Olivia Piazza, Echoes Secretary

October 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music

BTS, aka Bangtan Sonyeondan, is undoubtedly the most famous KPOP group as of 2018—in both Korea and in the United States! What is KPOP? It's Korean pop music, but as BTS shows, the music is actually universal. BTS has seven members: RM, Jin, J-Hope, Jimin, V, Suga, and Jungkook. Throughout the past...

Reagan Laird

Reagan Laird

October 15, 2018


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Hi, I’m Reagan Laird! I enjoy photography, art, listening to music, reading, writing, and hanging out with my friends. I am the manager of the swim team which means on some days I wake up at 4 a.m. for practice. I am 17 years old and I am a Junior this year.

Sarah Sileo

Sarah Sileo

October 15, 2018


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Hi! My name is Sarah, and I am a junior here at MCA. I am currently a member of French National Honors Society, National Art Honors Society, Student Council, and, of course, Echoes. I love to read, write, draw, and hang out with my amazing friends. I cannot wait to start writing for Echoes, and I hope...

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