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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. ...

Unusual sports scholarship

Unusual sports scholarship

March 31, 2018

Senior Tyler Hicks became a student assistant for the boys’ basketball team during his junior year. Despite what seemed to be a late start to the program, Hicks formed experience from managing freshman football, operating his own Butler twitter account with over 1700 followers, and doing some work on different Butler basketball websites. “My sophomore year, Coach [Michael] Wantz asked me if I was i...

A change in spirit

A change in spirit

February 26, 2018

For years, Roncalli has been a southside staple for school spirit. And, by and large, it still is. At times it can seem like the school is losing momentum in spirit, but the truth is that it is simply evolving. That said, one cannot deny that participation is down in nearly all school events. The speech team, for instance, came into the 2017-18 school year with three state placements under its bel...

Rebel Rhapsody brings taste of Italy to stage

Rebel Rhapsody brings taste of Italy to stage

February 26, 2018

Senior and male dance captain Alex Woods stands backstage dressed in his grey suit as people around him rush to get in position. Then, choir director Mr. Joey Newton gives the cue and the Rebel Rhapsody show choir enters the spotlight. The bright red dresses and song selection, including “Mamma Mia” by ABBA and “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel, hint at the theme for this yea...

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