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Earth Day '21 focuses on restoring environment
Joseph Asta, Staff Writer • April 22, 2021

In 1970, Earth Day was established as a way to focus attention on the injustices that our ecosystem was facing:  companies dumping trash and chemicals into the ocean, lakes...

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Mr. Brendan Conroy will succeed Ned Hughes as president of Mount Carmel High School on July 1.
Conroy to succeed Hughes on July 1
April 21, 2021

The next president of Mount Carmel High School will be Mr. Brendan Conroy.  He will step into the position and succeed Hughes on July 1. Principal Scott Tabernacki introduced...

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Principal Scott Tabernacki encourages all students to join the CaraMAN club in order to learn important life skills
CaraMAN club to teach essential life skills
Patrick Hatzis, staff writer • April 20, 2021

Often times, students' criticism of education is that kids are not being taught valuable and important skills that prepare them for the future. As a counter to that criticism,...

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Mount Carmel students gather around Father Jim Lewis, during the COVID-19 remembrance day prayer service.
Community mourns those lost to COVID-19
Noah Mis, Staff Writer • April 16, 2021

On Wednesday, March 31, Mount Carmel held a prayer service for people who had died from COVID-19. The service was led by Father Jim Lewis. Seniors Dylan Guijosa and Daniel...

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Upon his retirement from his volunteer role, George Vrechek (pictured with Journalism teacher John Haggerty and President Ned Hughes) was named an Honorary Alumnus of Mount Carmel High School.
Vrechek named Honorable Alum
Andrew Robustelli, Staff Writer • April 16, 2021

Mr. George Vrechek has been a part of the Mount Carmel's journalism program for 12 years, serving as a volunteer writing coach for the Mount Carmel Caravan student newspaper,...

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Pandemic reveals cracks in nation's foundation
Freddie Gist, Staff Writer • April 26, 2021

Over the time we've spent in the pandemic, many ugly cracks have appeared in our national foundation. We have witnessed more waves of violence, greed and discord than we...

Across the nation, seniors like these lament the loss of traditions like prom during COVID-19. 
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Seniors lament lost traditions during unorthodox year.
Artem Massey, Staff Writer • April 22, 2021

Traditionally, senior year is filled with many special moments, including events like Kairos, prom, the Honors Banquet and graduation. In any other year, canceling even one...

Upcoming break offers welcome breather after long, dark year
Freddie Gist, Staff Writer • March 23, 2021

With Easter Break just around the corner, from April 2 through April 11, students are excited to get a breather from their normally busy schedules. This year the holiday...

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President Ned Hughes addressed 16 senior student athletes and their families at the April 14 signing ceremony.
Sixteen senior athletes set sights on college programs
Noah Mis, Staff Writer • April 27, 2021

On Wednesday, April 14, Mount Carmel held a signing day for 16 student athletes, who have committed to a college and plan on playing at the next level.  Wrestling, football,...

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Noel Rosales
Back on the mats
Andrew Robustelli, Staff Writer • April 26, 2021

Ever since COVID-19 came about, there has been no way for wrestlers to wrestle. On April 19, the wrestling team practiced for the first time in over a year. Despite wrestling...

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Rocco Megaro (left) and Jack Riffice are long time coach
Fight Night back on the cards
Benjamin Fields, Staff Writer • March 31, 2021

Fight Night could be making a return this year as weigh-ins  for intramural boxing occurred on Tuesday during the lunch periods.  Since 1977 the Fathers' Club has held Fight...

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Senior Freddie Gist reflects on his final year while remote learning.
The bittersweet perspective of a remote student
Freddie Gist, Staff Writer • May 5, 2021

As students around the world have experienced, this last school year has been difficult and has presented...

The invincible water bottle still stands on the Graham-McCarthy windowsill.
The invincible Gatorade bottle
Joseph Asta, Staff Writer • April 29, 2021

My first high school football game. Nerves were high. I could hear the crowd gathering in the stands...

"Dashing" - that, is, delivering for Doordash - is a great way to earn extra cash.
Dashing for cash
Angel Samperio, Staff Writer • April 29, 2021

Doordash is the most popular food delivery service in America. If you haven't heard of Doordash, let...

AJR releases OK Orchestra
Benjamin Fields, Staff Writer • April 19, 2021

Jack, Ryan, and Adam Mett are not your average brothers. The trio makes up the award-winning band AJR which has garnered fame for their experimental indie pop. The band...

Willis Tower is one of many well known Chicago landmarks to have undergone a name change.  Photo credit: Daniel Schwen via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons License.
Chicago’s architecture iconic (by any name)
Artem Massey, Staff Writer • March 12, 2021

Chicago is where the first skyscraper was born.  According to Wikipedia, the Willis Tower (then known as Sears Tower) held the title of tallest building in the world for...

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