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LIGHTNING MCQUEEN’S BREAKFAST: Sophomore David “Zesty Dave” Warner throws his controller in a fit of rage after being eliminated from a round of “Fall Guys”.

Small fry ‘Fall Guys’ wins large prize for no price

September 2, 2020

Two weeks ago, the video game world experienced a phenomenon entitled “Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout”. This dark-horse of a video game exploded into popularity after its release, charming the world with its fun, bean-shaped humanoids and its hilarious physics mechanics. Referred to by most simply as “Fall Guys”, the game is a hybrid between the battle royale genre and family-friendly party ...

After its initial release in 2005, “Avatar: The Last Airbender” has been one of the most popular cartoons of all time. Now, after its release onto Netflix, it has seen new popularity and a revitalization of interest in the series

The Rise and Rebirth of “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

August 31, 2020

If you haven’t heard of it by now, you might as well be living under a rock.  In the past few months, “Avatar: The Last Airbender” has seen a revitalization in popularity. It has been all over various forms of social media in 2020. But how did this show rise to its original point of popularity? And how has it become popular again in the current year? “Avatar: The Last Airbender” origina...

Seniors Max Peeples and Quentin Gallagher moments after editing the short film on the Indiana University Campus

Ready? Lights, camera, action

March 2, 2020

UPDATE: On March 6th, at 7:30 PM at the Historic Artcraft Theatre, the movie senior Quentin Gallagher starred in is being rereleased for ONE NIGHT ONLY! This could potentially be the only night this movie is in Indiana. Click here to get tickets for “The Miseducation of Bindu.” It is nearly impossible for most people to understand the intricate process it takes to make a movie. Two members from the class of 2020, however, are perfecting those skills. Over the summer, seniors Max Peep...

CORRUPTING THE YOUTH: Innocent young boy sucked into (c)rap culture shows his support for a local set of Blood gangsters. The bad influence of mumble (c)rappers has led this boy and many others to desire a life of crime since the early 1980s.

The Rapture of Music: (C)rap Music

August 23, 2019

Rap? More like crap. I can’t stand all of these new-age mumble (c)rappers. It all sounds the same. Why can’t we go back to the age when Pink Floyd made “Dark Side of the Moon” or when Weezer made “The Teal Album” or when Queen made that one groundbreaking album? (I can’t remember the name of it because my music taste is too diverse, despite my young age.) In fact, I think we should kick...

CRAFTING AWAY: The pure euphoria of “Minecraft”  is experienced by sophomore Dean Shock as he investigates a mine for diamonds in Pocket Edition, the mobile adaptation of “Minecraft”.

Totem of undying

August 22, 2019

Ten years ago, one of the most influential and popular video games ever created was released into the world: "Minecraft". Looking back, many are surprised that a game comprised of destroying and rebuilding earthen blocks was so popular considering some of the popular games offered today. In contrast with the current and most prominent video games (such as “Fortnite”), "Minecraft" is a mellow and laid...

So you think you can dance

So you think you can dance

February 15, 2019

Every year, the cheerleaders have a Valentine’s dance at halftime of one of the boy’s basketball home games. Each cheerleader gets to choose a guy from the senior class to dance with, and they have four practices to learn the dance. This year, coincidentally, the dance fell on senior night. This meant there were even more fans in the stands than usual to enjoy the dance. Junior Emme Matt...

WHO NEEDS LOVE: This satirical cartoon depicts an angry man on Valentine's Day. Surrounded by love and affection, he angrily defends himself from the hearts with his umbrella of anger and apathy.

A single man’s Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2019

February 14th. For some reason, this day is held in such high regard to the saps of the world. Sure, there is something to be said about happiness, but the deliberate spending of large sums of money on material goods for the enjoyment of another human being that you consider to be ‘yours’ is just out right ridiculous. In fact, the idea of saying “be mine” on Valentine’s Day is both hi...

SUPERSTAR FIGHTERS RETURN: Four of the most popular characters in the Smash series face off in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, including Mario from the Super Mario series, Link from the Legend of Zelda series, Pikachu from the Pokémon series, and Kirby from the Kirby series.

Let the Smash Bros. battle begin

February 14, 2019

After the holidays, gamers throughout Roncalli are usually hooked on a new video game that they received as a Christmas gift and played nonstop over break. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which was released on December 7, 2018, is one of the most popular cases of this in recent years. All 63 of the playable characters from previous versions of the crossover fighting game return for Smash Ultimate, the...

MMMM TASTY: Chemistry teacher Ben North drinks the remaining gulps of original Windex spray cleaner. North drinks approximately two gallons of the savory blue raspberry cleaner each week.

Revolution of resolutions

December 19, 2018

With the new year just weeks away, Roncalli students have an important question to answer- What perfectly normal and constructive resolution must I fulfill this year? Many fail to keep up with their resolutions, quitting by the time February rolls around. On the contrary there are many students and teachers who use their Rebel spirit to power through. Here are the most committed resolutionists of 201...

KEEP CALM AND READ ON: Senior Cassie Yohler reads The Hate U Give during her study period. Yohler has read the novel before, but is revisiting the text after recently seeing the movie.

The Review U Give

December 10, 2018

The Hate U Give”, directed by George Tillman Jr., is an adaptation of the young-adult novel written in 2017 by Angie Thomas. The book started as a short story project that Thomas began after news of the police-action shooting in 2009 of Oscar Grant in Oakland, California. She pushed the project aside but continued the work after the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, and Sandra Bl...

NEW APP ALERT: This is the popular mobile app TikTok’s logo. The company Bytedance acquired the previously popular app “Musical.ly” and combined it with their new app TikTok.

TikTok breaks the charts

December 10, 2018

TikTok is a short video sharing app that flew to the top of the charts on the app store. Being the most downloaded app, sitting at around 45 million downloads and with more than 100 million monthly active users around the world, it has garnered a lot of attention. In TikTok’s case, however, not all press is positive press. The app has been in the spotlight for its less than adequate privacy gam...

SCOOTING ALONG: Senior Nicholas Dietz poses with a Lime scooter. These scooters are becoming more and more of a hit in Central Indiana, and people like Dietz are figuring out ways to get involved through

Green scooters take over Indy

December 10, 2018

When you visit downtown Indianapolis, you will find several fun and interactive ways to get around. There is one new fad that is taking over downtown streets, however, and that is scooters. At any particular moment, you will see several Hoosiers on these micro machines, flying through streets and sidewalks. Two popular companies, Lime and Bird, offer fun ways to move around for a low cost. “I s...

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