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Never “second rate”

While Mt. Carmel has a deservingly awarded band, the orchestra has composed seven concerts throughout the year, performing in two competition festivals, and finishing off with their Pops Concert. They also got “unanimous superior” during The Poway festival of the arts. On top of that they have to perfect five …

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The big decision

The May 1st deadline for college decisions has come and gone, leaving time alone to reflect on the lengthy college application and decision process. MC seniors have their own reasons for landing their choice college, with recurring emphasis on academics, location, cost of attendance, and population. Annette Phan UC Riverside, …

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The new face of MC counseling

Throughout the year, MC accepts and welcomes new students alongside new staff. Although MC counselor Victor Baez has been a member of the red sea for two years now, this was his first year as a full-time school counselor. The previous year he was an intern. “I’ve been with the …

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STEAM workshop mural

While most students spend their second period tapping away at their desks, senior Shannon Steed spends hers sweeping her brush across walls. Many think of STEM subjects as rigid and technical, but engineering teacher Karen Wytmans strove to change that. In need of a mural for her blank workshop walls, …

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Getting hands-on experience with auto-mechanics

Less and less high school courses involve hands-on work, but there are benefits in gaining practical experience with the machines so relied on in today’s society. Junior Isaac Coulapides enjoys MC’s auto mechanics program and recognizes the course’s utilities. “In auto mechanics you use your hands, which is important for …

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Local MC students raise money for LLS

Every year high school students  all over San Diego form groups and try to see who can raise the most money supporting the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society. The competition is ran by the Students of the Year program, which rewards the group of  students who raise the most for the cause with …

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Sundevils at Northrop Grumman

MC seniors continue to look into the future by applying to colleges and looking for opportunities to get a jumpstart in their field of interest. For eight students, this life preparation was furthered with their selection for an internship at Northrop Grumman, a federal defense contracting agency. Seniors Steven Huynh-Tran, …

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Cookies, creativity, and community

At the grocery store, shoppers often steer their carts clear of the donation tables and eager petitioners lurking outside the doors. But when the bright green and deep brown of Girl Scout vests are spotted parked outside the entrance, the grocery list flies out of mind. Girl Scouts may be …

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MC’s Great Kindness Week

From Monday, Jan. 22, to Friday, Jan. 26, MC participated in the Great Kindness Week, a part of the Great Kindness Challenge program. Posters and announcements around MC reminded students to be extra kind throughout the week. On Monday, the focus was “Be kind to your friends.” Friends were encouraged …

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