• In-school classes resume on January 19

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Winter break to be followed by remote learning this year
Angel Samperio, Staff Writer • December 17, 2020

Winter break will be different this year. Instead of having two weeks off and then returning on campus in early January, we will have two weeks off and two weeks with remote...

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Marketing during COVID-19 requires new strategies
Artem Massey, Staff Writer • December 11, 2020

Mount Carmel students come from over one hundred zip codes, creating a a very diverse community. Because the school draws its enrollment from so many places, it relies heavily...

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Improved batteries make electric cars more efficient
Andrew Robustelli, Staff Writer • December 11, 2020

Engineers are nearing the "holy grail" of batteries for electric vehicles. The technology currently being researched could allow five-hundred kilometers of travel for just...

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Junior Devin Jones, pictured after class on December 11, is one f many Robotics TEam members who are "working hard," according to Coach Caribee Collier.
Robotics adjusts to unusual season
Patrick Hatzis, Staff writer • December 11, 2020

The Robotics Team's season has been altered due to strict COVID restrictions and complications with how the robotics tournaments will be conducted this year. The Caravan...

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COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon
Angel Samperio, Staff Writer • December 9, 2020

Pfizer and BioNTech have announced that their COVID-19 vaccine is over 90% effective. This news came in right after Biden won the election, and it comes at a perfect time. ...

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Biden must lead a nation divided
Benjamin Fields, Staff Writer • January 12, 2021

When I started writing this article I had planned for it to be about the Georgia senate runoffs. However, the horrendous events of this past week in Washington D.C. are difficult...

Welcome to 2021
If you thought 2020 was crazy... 2021 will be better
Angel Samperio, Staff Writer • January 8, 2021

The year 2020 was filled with a lot of crazy events. A pandemic, wildfires, murder hornets, civil unrest, elections and much more. It was a year that many of us will not forget....

College benefits students in multiple ways
Patrick Hatzis, Staff Writer • November 19, 2020

Although some people do not see college as very beneficial, in reality college can greatly help your economic lifestyle, future job opportunities, overall health, and your...

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With the exception of cross-country and golf, all fall and winter sports, including football, have been postponed this year.  Recent IHSA rulings maintain an indefinite "pause" for sports in Illinois..
IHSA keeps sports on pause
Noah Mis, Staff • December 18, 2020

Usually, there is an after-school activity or a sporting event happening every day at Mount Carmel. However, right now, there is very little going on, with swimming and other...

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Senior Kenenna Odeluga was one of five seniors to commit to a Division One school for football on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
Student athletes commit to Division One colleges
Blayr Young, Staff Writer • December 17, 2020

On Wednesday, December 16, five senior athletes committed to Division One colleges on signing day. Justin Lynch signed to Temple University, Kenenna Odeluga signed to...

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Connor Gaynor, left, and Thomas Egan, right, on signing day at Mount Carmel, October 11.
Student athletes commit to college
Blayr Young, Staff writer • November 18, 2020

Signing day was held at Mount Carmel on Wednesday, October 11, for senior athletes Connor Gaynor and Thomas Egan. On signing day student athletes sign letters to commit to...

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Colleges rely more heavily on mail and Zoom this year to reach applicants.
COVID-19 complicates college search; but opens doors for some
Benjamin Fields, Staff Writer • December 14, 2020

The 2020 school year has been hard on high school students across the country, and its effects on seniors...

The PlayStation 5 console and Dualsense controller have a new sleek and modern design compared to its predecessors
PlayStation 5 takes gaming to a new level
Freddie Gist, Staff Writer • December 6, 2020

With the PlayStation 5 being released recently on November 12, many have been wondering about its performance...

My journey as an election judge.
Artem Massey, Staff Writer • November 19, 2020

On November 3. I worked as an election judge for the 5th ward, Precinct 20.  It was an early day, as...

Preparing to watch Tenet in comfort
Tenet: the time bending mission to save the world
Freddie Gist, Staff Writer • December 14, 2020

The action sci-fi movie Tenet starring John David Washington was highly anticipated with an original release date in August, but due to COVID, the release was pushed back...

You can stream The Queens Gambit on Netflix.
Netflix Review: The Queen's Gambit
Benjamin Fields, Staff Writer • November 20, 2020

Over the weekend I started watching Netflix's new show called The Queen's Gambit. The show stars Anya Taylor-Joy as a orphaned chess prodigy from Lexington, Kentucky.  Her...

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