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Friday night lights are back

Friday night lights are back

August 27, 2018

With the academic year getting into full swing, athletics are also beginning to start up. One of these sports is football, and the Rebels are coming off a successful 8-2 season. With an abundance of upperclassmen, the team is full of experience. After a busy summer of conditioning and preparing, the team is ready to take on all challengers lying in the upcoming season. The team is expecting to have some good game...

Starting off the season strong

Starting off the season strong

August 27, 2018

There are a lot of questions being asked about what the girls’ volleyball roster would look like this year after graduating four seniors from last season. Who was going to replace Lauren Fey, Amelia Banister, Hannah Irmer, and Grace Lawrie, all of whom played pivotal roles for the Rebels? Head coach Missy Marsh is asking a lot of this year’s seniors as leaders to the large portion of underclassm...

New “Tomorrow” is here

New “Tomorrow” is here

August 24, 2018

Last year, the Roncalli campus ministry team chose the non-profit organization Hope for Tomorrow to reap the benefits of the Lenten Almsgiving Project. Around $14,000 was raised to support this organization. Hope for Tomorrow is a non-profit organization that offers tutoring for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Hope also offers workshops to help those preparing for their U.S. Citi...

Going for the gold(s)

Going for the gold(s)

May 22, 2018

Getting a gold at ISSMA is no easy task. Earning that award requires practice, talent and focus during the performance before the judge. Some particularly musical students often opt into competing in two separate instruments for the competition, but for senior Luke Dow, even that wasn’t enough. Dow signed up for Group 1 piano, snare drum and marimba performances and earned a gold rating in all three, ma...

Turning passion into career

Turning passion into career

May 17, 2018

Senior Kathryn Witsaman discovered her love for art at an early age. She tried playing sports, taking up an instrument and writing stories, but nothing seemed to fascinate her as much as art and drawing. “I always enjoyed being creative, and art was another way for me to express this creativity,” Witsaman said. “[In grade school], I even got my mom to sign me up for an art class at the comm...

Dancing for six straight hours

Dancing for six straight hours

April 23, 2018

On April 29, 2018, over 50 students will be dancing for six straight hours for those who cannot. This philanthropic event will be put on by South Deanery Dance Marathon (SDDM), which supports Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. This energetic experience which is FTK (for the kids) is a combination of dancing, games, snacks and crafts all rolled into one six hour service opportunit...

Schutte’s spectacular

Schutte’s spectacular

April 4, 2018

Achieving the rank of “Eagle Scout” is not only a major milestone in a Boy Scout’s life, but also serves as a monument to his work ethic and multi-talented abilities, especially when considering that only 4 percent of all Scouts have actually attained the honor. Some of the prerequisites for this award include earning 21 different merit badges (which are received by completing character-buildin...

Dresses showcased for sale

Dresses showcased for sale

April 4, 2018

Prom takes place the weekend after spring break, which means that the rush to buy a dress or tuxedo, find a date or group to go with, decide whether to go to a restaurant or eat at prom, and order a corsage and boutonniere is closely approaching. Out of all these factors that go into prom, the biggest struggle for girls is finding the right dress. There are many different options when it comes to fin...

Building southside community

Building southside community

April 3, 2018

Every year, thousands of Burmese immigrants flee to the United States, escaping from war, persecution and death. They find shelter in a foreign country where they do not know the language, the culture or the people. “I can remember being the only one sitting in class because I didn’t know when the other kids went to lunch,” Hope for Tomorrow founder and Burmese refugee Justin Thang said. “Yo...

Falling in Wonderland

Falling in Wonderland

April 3, 2018

Three hours. That’s how long it took to strike down the set for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” which took three solid weeks to build. This would be the last Roncalli stage 20 seniors would ever step foot on. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was set on top of a raked, or sloped, stage. The set was created and designed by theater director Mr. Phil Anderson, along with a number of p...

Student advocates for education

Student advocates for education

April 3, 2018

Sophomore Paige Moore is a typical teenager. She’s involved in cross country and plenty of clubs, and she has homework on top of all her extracurriculars. Just like any other student, she’s missed school for doctor’s appointments, dentist visits and the occasional sick day; however, several weeks ago, Moore had a different excuse for skipping class: visiting the Indiana Statehouse. “Wh...

“Fortnite” gains popularity

“Fortnite” gains popularity

April 3, 2018

Video games have been a popular activity since they became mainstream in the late 70s. From the arcades of the 80s to the gaming consoles of today, games have been a way for people to settle down and have fun. One game has recently captured gamers since its release, especially at Roncalli. The game is called “Fortnite,” and students have been buzzing about how entertaining and addicting it is. ...

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