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The Caravan

MC students set off for the lakefront at the start of last year
Walkathon returns
Patrick Hatzis, Staff Writer • March 31, 2021

On Friday, April 30, Mount Carmel will hold its forty-second annual walkathon. While other fundraising campaigns support things like sports, the walkathon helps with tuition,...

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Mr. John Stimler, Director of Mission and Ministry. Is organizing a day of remembrance for the lives lost due to COVID-19.
Day of remembrance to mark sad milestone
Artem Massey, Staff Writer • March 23, 2021

One year ago on March 12, the student body was sent home knowing only that they were supposed to learn remotely for the next two weeks. Little did they know that they would...

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United Center
United Center now a vaccination site
Angel Samperio, Staff Writer • March 19, 2021

Many have been struggling to find vaccine appointments in Chicago. However, with the March 10 opening of a mass vaccination site at the United Center offering 100,000 plus...

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Mr. Brooks Nevrly is obviously pleased with the amount of money raised from the recent fundraiser.
Student council raises money for Black History Month
Blayr Young, Staff Writer • March 6, 2021

Throughout the month of February, the Student Council led fundraisers to support a local Black institution that honors the history of African Americans. On February 19 and...

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New Counseling Office
Out of the dungeon and into a skybox
Angel Samperio, Staff Writer • March 1, 2021

The cave-like feel of the old counseling center, with no windows or sunlight, will now be a memory. With the center now relocated to the McCarthy Wing, students can expect...

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springbreak
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...

Senior Trevor Nordstrom, shown in a pre-game warmup at HF
COVID-19 wasn't the worst...
Andrew Robustelli, Staff Writer • March 16, 2021

COVID-19 is approaching its one year anniversary. As we know, there have been a lot of tough times during this period, but not all times were bad. Some even may say that...

All students, including those in Mr. John Stimler
Students need to wear masks to keep school open
Patrick Hatzis, staff writer • March 6, 2021

Among the many issues that must be addressed by in-person school,  adhering to the mask protocol is one of the most important.  When Mount Carmel was planning in person...

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As the MLB re-opens, fans might finally get a sense of normalcy.  Photo credit: TommyZ via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license.
Ballparks allowed 20% capacity
Benjamin Fields, Staff Writer • March 22, 2021

The City of Chicago announced that the Cubs and the White Sox will be allowed to admit fans for opening day this year, although attendance will be limited to 20% of each stadium's...

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With seasons overlapping, soccer and football will be competing with lacrosse and rugby to access the field at Barda-Dowling Stadium.
Overlapping seasons create challenges, opportunities
Blayr Young, Staff Writer • March 19, 2021

After the IHSA announced the news that sports would be returning during the spring, a feeling of joy filled schools throughout Illinois, but this feeling of joy might have...

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The 2020-21 Mount Carmel basketball team ended its short season on a winning note.
Caravan basketball ends season with win
Noah Mis, Staff Writer • March 17, 2021

With all that has been happening with the school, the basketball season has been under the radar. We are now at the end of basketball season with the Caravan's last game being...

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Grocery stores shelves stay stocked due to the hard work of essential workers. (Photo credit: photographer unknown; Wikimedia Commons via Creative Commons license.)
"Unsung heroes" of COVID-19
Patrick Hatzis, Staff Writer • March 19, 2021

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have had to step in to new roles, work extra hours, and...

On-line gamers continually debate the pros and cons of consoles, like Xbox 1. (Photo credit:  Evan Amos visa Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons License)
Gamers debate: PC or console?
Andrew Robustelli, Staff Writer • March 6, 2021

In the gaming world there is an ongoing debate between which is better, consoles or PCs. There are pros...

Senior Odera Edeh prefers remote learning from home over in-person learning.
Best learning environment depends on the student
Blayr Young, Staff Writer • March 1, 2021

Mount Carmel is one of the few schools in the Chicago area that has had in-person learning all year,...

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...

Music artist Future performing at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park Illinois.
Take what you can get
Andrew Robustelli, Staff Writer • February 11, 2021

Going to concerts is something people look forward to every year. The reason people love concerts is because they get to see their favorite music artist perform live and interact...

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