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Design rendering of the Obama Presidential Center (courtesy of The Obama Foundation)
Obama Presidential Center to break ground in summer
Angel Samperio, Staff Writer • February 17, 2021

After years of delays, the Obama Presidential Center is about to begin construction. This month, following the completion of a number of federal and state reviews and the...

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In previous years, the Caravan writers have met with The Chicago Maroon editors. This meeting at the University of Chicago was held April 11, 2019.
Maroon editors share insights, passion for journalism
Artem Massey, Staff Writer • February 15, 2021

On January 20, the 21st Century Media class had the opportunity to meet with the staff of The Chicago Maroon, the independent student newspaper of the University of Chicago. ...

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Principal Scott Tabernacki encourages all parents to schedule a Zoom conference with teachers this week.
Parent-teacher conference to be held on zoom
Blayr Young, Staff Writer • January 27, 2021

On Thursday, January 28,  the Trimester 2 parent-teacher conference will be held via Zoom. From 1 to 6 p.m.. All teachers and administrators will be available to answer questions...

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Greatest Athlete of All Time
MC GOAT to be revealed during virtual Night of Champions
Joseph Asta, Staff Writer • January 25, 2021

Mount Carmel’s Night of Champions will be take place on February 13, 2021.  The celebration and fundraiser will be virtual this year, and one of the highlights of the event...

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Many supermarket shelves are empty due to high demand for cleaning supplies during COVID-19. (Photo credit:  Wikimedia commons, under Creative Commons license.)
Keeping students safe: a costly commitment
Patrick Hatzis, Staff Writer • January 13, 2021

Since March of 2020, sales of cleaning supplies have skyrocketed due to the emergence of COVID-19. Some of the cleaning products that have been in the highest demand since...

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President Joseph R. Biden has already begun to address many of the challenges facing the nation.  (Phot credit  Wikimedia Commons via Creative Commons License.)
Biden's plan addresses major challenges
Angel Samperio, Staff Writer • January 27, 2021

Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021. After being inaugurated, he wasted no time in signing multiple executive orders. Biden...

Mount Carmel senior Freddie Gist, like many teens in Chicagoland, lives in fear of the “rampant and random” gun violence that plagues our city.
Gun violence in 2020: a Chicagoland teen's perspective
Freddie Gist, Staff Writer • January 13, 2021

A major problem in 2020, aside from the pandemic, was the ever-increasing gun violence that plagued our neighborhoods and communities. Chicago alone ended the year with...

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...

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Home game at Barda-Dowling stadium in 2019 season.
Football season finally in sight
Joseph Asta, Staff Writer • February 9, 2021

Football returns at Mount Carmel, after IHSA decides to open up high-risk sports in Illinois. Following this news, messages flew out from head coach Jordan Lynch that weightlifting...

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Varsity Football coach Jordan Lynch and athletic director Dan LaCount were all smiles as they celebrated Mount Carmel state championship on December 6, 2019.
IHSA resumes competition with restrictions
Patrick Hatzis, staff writer • February 2, 2021

Ever since the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the schedules for high school sports have been changed countless times. But following a special board meeting on January...

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Tom Brady, shown at his last practice as a member of the Patriots, will appear in his tenth Super Bowl.
Super Bowls LV to match great quarterbacks
Joseph Asta, Staff Writer • January 31, 2021

After last week's semi-final games, the final two contenders in Super Bowl LV are the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both teams are being led by amazing...

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Ben Fields and Blayr Young, MC Caravan staff writers, look over vintage Carmel-lite newspapers from the late 1940
Revisiting the Carmel-Lite after 73 years
Benjamin Fields, Staff Writer • February 9, 2021

Journalism is an important aspect of American culture, and newspapers that have stood the test of time...

Shows like Wanda Vision offer a glimpse into the future of the MCU.  (Photo credit: 
 Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons License).
Three must watch shows for the weekend
Benjamin Fields, Staff Writer • January 22, 2021

During this pandemic, many have turned towards Netflix and Disney-plus for an escape from reality. Shows...

Like every other investment, the challenge with Bitcoins is to buy low and hope t sell high.uy low and hope to sell high. (Photo image via  Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons License)
Bitcoin becoming more popular
Angel Samperio, Staff Writer • January 22, 2021

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that was founded back in 2009. It has made many people rich over the years...

Music artist Future performing at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park Illinois.
Take what you can get
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...

Navy Pier, with its massive ferris wheel,  is one of many local attractions that must await the end of COVID-19 restrictions.  (Photo credit:  E. Kvelland via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license.)
Dreaming of places to go in a post-COVID Chicago
Blayr Young, Staff Writer • February 9, 2021

After falling into the new norm of social distancing and wearing masks for almost a year now, some of us may wonder if we'll ever get back to what the world was like before...

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