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The Caravan

MC alum Dr. Vince Morgan operating on patient.
From MC to orthopedic surgeon to charitable foundation CEO
Rocco Mancilla, Writing Staff • November 7, 2021

A “gritty” education leads to a worthy success. Dr. Vince Morgan, an orthopedic surgeon and 2011 graduate of Mount Carmel, grew up in the south suburb of Calumet Park....

The Bradley Cameron Association Logo
Ms. Beavers' son inspires work with Bradley Cameron Association
Imari Price '22, Staff Writer • October 19, 2021

Here in Chicago in 2009 Spanish teacher Ms. Valerie Beavers started The Bradley Cameron Association, a non-profit organization that helps young adults with disabilities lead...

Mrs. Smola enabled students to continue learning when everyone went remote.
Smola impacts students even while remote
May 13, 2021

I have officially reached the last day of high school. On May 18 I will have received my diploma and officially be graduated. Throughout my years there have been multiple...

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New math teacher Mr. Petrich stands with his wife and daughter.
Interesting Mr. Petrich has interesting first few weeks at MC
Imari Price '22, Staff Writer • October 13, 2021

New Math teacher Mr. Matt Petrich really got the full Mount Carmel experience when he took over classes the week of September 20. That is because the next week was Homecoming...

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The once-impressive Loretto Academy building presently is unoccupied and in disrepair.
Loretto Academy stirs memories of another era
Artem Massey, Staff Writer • March 4, 2021

The former Loretto Academy, located on East 65th Street, just south of Mount Carmel's campus, has always stood out to me. Its sheer magnitude calls out and demands attention....

Schererville, Indiana, is just 50 minutes from Chicago, but its a whole different world  (Photo credit: Joey BLS via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license.)
Schererville offers a quiet alternative
Angel Samperio, Staff Writer • February 5, 2021

I have lived in Schererville, Indiana, since March of 2005. The town has a lot to offer, except at night, when there is little to do besides going to the diner or to Dunkin....

View from a house on 86th street that shows just how average this average neighborhood is.
Avalon Park: a tight-knit, friendly community
Freddie Gist, Staff Writer • January 25, 2021

I come from a quiet area on 86th Street in the Avalon Park area, and since I have lived here my entire life, I can easily say it is very unremarkable. My immediate neighborhood...

The Japanese  Garden, located on Wooded Island in Jackson Park, offers a quiet refuge in the midst of the city. 
Photo credit:  Steven Kevil via Wikimedia Commons, under Creative Commons License.
Jackson Park: rich in history
Patrick Hatzis, staff writer • January 22, 2021

Jackson Park is located between Lake Michigan and Stony Island on the east and west and between 56th street and 67th street to the north and south on the South Side of Chicago,...

Juniors and Seniors listen to Glenn Foster talk about his life experience.
Glenn Foster '08 gives MC students important life advice
Patrick Hatzis '22, Staff Writer • November 3, 2021

On Thursday, October 21, juniors and seniors were privileged to receive some meaningful advice regarding life after high school and convey a strong message of perseverance.   Mount...

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MC sophomores in their domestic and teen dating violence t-shirts took in a presentation from Mrs. McCarihan and Mrs. Ferro-Lusk of A New Direction - Beverly/Morgan Park.
MC sophs gain understanding of domestic and teen dating violence
Jack O'Ryan '22, Staff Writer • November 3, 2021

Mr. Tim Baffoe’s Honors English 2 classes recently finished reading the novel Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn, a novel that has to do with domestic violence and teen...

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Many MC students can benefit from financial info for their college plans. (photo via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license)
Financial Aid Night provides valuable info for MC students
Justin Carney '22, Staff Writer • October 28, 2021

Mount Carmel Financial Aid Night was held on October 19th with important information to help students with the college process. Figuring out how to pay for college can...

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Senior Robert Bonilla meets with Mrs. Luster about the college process.
MC seniors amid college planning process
Patrick Hatzis '22, Staff writer • October 28, 2021

Around this time of year, seniors are in the thick of the college application process. With some deadlines for applications being as early as November 1, a lot of students...

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Mr. Jamel Williams has his own business customizing clothing.
Add a new title to Mr. Williams' repertoire--salesman
Jack O'Ryan '22, Staff Writer • October 22, 2021

Mount Carmel High School has a lot to give when it comes to offering gear and accessories for students and faculty, including school uniform items, sweatshirts, sweatpants,...

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“photo via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license”.
Gun violence rising in Chicago
Justin Carney '22, Staff Writer • October 12, 2021

The Chicago Police Department reports that the city has recorded a total of at least 2,688 shooting incidents that have happened in Chicago in 2021, an 11 percent increase...

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MC students getting lunch on a typical school day.
My beef with lunch prices
Ellis Yeboah '22, Staff Writer • November 11, 2021

$2.50 is a hefty fee for some fries.  The lunch room prices at Mount Carmel are not realistic and are very costly. They could need some altering. A small tray filled...

Photograph of U.S. army Lt. Robert J. Perry (left) while he stands near an unidentified soldier standing on a dock along a body of water in Europe during WWII (undated) [Photograph taken or collected by Pleasants  during his service in WWII]
Remembering Veterans, Past, Present and Future
Rocco Mancilla '22, Staff Writer • November 11, 2021

Some return to be remembered, some return to be forgotten. This November we remember our veterans who have fought courageously for our country. Veterans Day was established...

The Chicago Bears struggles continued through the Week 10 Monday night loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Chicago Bears recent struggles this season
Jack O'Ryan '22, Staff Writer • November 9, 2021

The change of the quarterback from Andy Dalton to Justin Fields looked promising as Bears fans could finally have the chance to get hyped about something since there hasn’t...

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The 2016 Chicago Cubs infield celebrates a win. (left to right: Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, and Javier Baéz. (photo via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license)
Where are the 2016 Chicago Cubs now?
Ryan Boersma ‘22, Staff Writer • November 18, 2021

The 2016 Chicago Cubs made sports history, ending the longest championship drought in the history of Major League Baseball at the time. Over 5 million people attended the...

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The Chicago Bears struggles continued through the Week 10 Monday night loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Chicago Bears recent struggles this season
Jack O'Ryan '22, Staff Writer • November 9, 2021

The change of the quarterback from Andy Dalton to Justin Fields looked promising as Bears fans could finally have the chance to get hyped about something since there hasn’t...

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Juniors and Seniors listen to Glenn Foster talk about his life experience.
Glenn Foster '08 gives MC students important life advice
Patrick Hatzis '22, Staff Writer • November 3, 2021

On Thursday, October 21, juniors and seniors were privileged to receive some meaningful advice regarding life after high school and convey a strong message of perseverance.   Mount...

Continue Reading
View All
MC alum Dr. Vince Morgan operating on patient.
From MC to orthopedic surgeon to charitable foundation CEO
Rocco Mancilla, Writing Staff • November 7, 2021

A “gritty” education leads to a worthy success. Dr. Vince Morgan, an orthopedic surgeon and 2011...

Mr. Jamel Williams has his own business customizing clothing.
Add a new title to Mr. Williams' repertoire--salesman
Jack O'Ryan '22, Staff Writer • October 22, 2021

Mount Carmel High School has a lot to give when it comes to offering gear and accessories for students...

The Bradley Cameron Association Logo
Ms. Beavers' son inspires work with Bradley Cameron Association
Imari Price '22, Staff Writer • October 19, 2021

Here in Chicago in 2009 Spanish teacher Ms. Valerie Beavers started The Bradley Cameron Association,...

Donda vs. Certified Lover Boy
Ellis Yeboah '22, Staff writer • September 17, 2021

 Is Kanye West losing his creativity? Kanye’s eighteen-month project Donda gets beat by Drake’s new album Certified Lover Boy. The two new albums were released a week...

MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out Earths greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.
Mortal Kombat hits the big screen
Freddie Gist, Staff Writer • May 7, 2021

As of April 8, 2021, the time-honored video game franchise Mortal Kombat gained yet another movie adaptation. This movie fared much better than its predecessors earning...

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