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Inside look: the life and times of Ms. Joe

Inside look: the life and times of Ms. Joe

January 18, 2018

Denise Joseph, affectionately known as “Ms. Joe,” grew up in a much different environment than the average Roncalli teacher. Croissants and “la glace” (ice cream) ruled in favor over a soda, hamburger, and french fries. 1950’s America is often branded as the epitome of simplicity, but the bucolic countryside of Québec - where Ms. Joe was raised - is truly special and distinguished in its own righ...

Broken-hearted Banderillas

Broken-hearted Banderillas

December 15, 2017

It’s late at night, and the police have been called for a noise complaint. This isn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last. Inside, drums are crashing, guitars are strumming and a singer is belting his heart out to a cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together.” To most parents, this would be a nightmare. But Mr. and Mrs. Mahern are used to this--they’ve supported the band since the beginning. ...

Festive Christmas recipes

Festive Christmas recipes

December 15, 2017

With the holidays quickly approaching, many students look for festive treats to satisfy their growling stomachs after hours of Christmas shopping.  Staff Writer Isabel Laut gives some suggestions to recipes that students and staff can try to bake this holiday season for their friends and family. ...

Looking at the bigger picture

Looking at the bigger picture

December 15, 2017

Senior AP Art student Rachel Knierman is one of the few people willing to brave the storm that is the visual arts career path despite the underrepresentation it receives in both the education system and the career world.  To Knierman, art is an expression of the mind, body and soul; it gives her life and drives her emotions. “I love to paint, but I especially love to paint realistically,” Knierman said. “It ...

Visiting the tree farm

Visiting the tree farm

December 15, 2017

As Christmas approaches, families will be preparing their homes for the wonderful holiday. Each family does things differently, whether it’s through their decorations or their celebrations. But most people consider the Christmas tree to be the most important Christmas decoration. At Emmanuel Tree Farm in Trafalgar, Christmas trees are an essential aspect of the holiday season. In addition to trees, s...

Archers hit their target

Archers hit their target

December 15, 2017

Taut strings, squinted eyes and a single target ahead. The level of focus is intense, as the aim has to be just perfect before the arrow is loosed to fly. It pierces its target with a whistle as the archer is already drawing the next bow from the quiver. The archery club was founded just last year. It all started when a group of freshman consisting of Elliana Aleski, TJ LaMarca, Sam Meer, Seth R...

Rebounding on and off the court

Rebounding on and off the court

December 15, 2017

Nov. 23, 2016: a day that, to the majority of you reading this, means nothing. It will bear no significance, nor will you probably remember where you were or what you were doing. For one senior, this day will live in infamy. It took a while, but senior Katelyn McClary can finally look back on that date with some peace of mind and a level of gratitude. Nov. 23, 2016, the day before Thanksgiving,...

Got service hours?

Got service hours?

November 20, 2017

As we enter the final weeks of the first semester, many students scramble to meet the service hour requirement. Procrastination and deadlines catch up, and students lose points due to incomplete hours. But what many students do not know is that they can acquire multiple hours without having to leave the premises. Service learning coordinator Mr. Gerard Striby notes that the Spirit Store and Advancem...

Alum covers the story of Harvey

Alum covers the story of Harvey

August 30, 2017

Tropical storm Harvey has swept along the coastline of Texas and Louisiana, leaving devastation in its wake.  The Category 4 hurricane is expected to be the most expensive natural disaster the United States has ever experienced, and, in parts of Houston, the storm has set a record for amount of rain from a single storm. Alumnus Joe Fanelli lives in Houston and is experiencing the effects of the st...

Chaplain in the chapel

Chaplain in the chapel

August 28, 2017

Roncalli has seen a wide variety of priests over the last four years, ranging from Fr. James Wilmoth to Fr. Tim Wyciskalla, Fr. James Brockmeier, and now to the newest chaplain: Fr. Dave Marcotte. Fr. Dave grew up in Greenfield, IN, where he attended Greenfield-Central High School. “I thought of being a variety of things like a lawyer or police officer [when I was in high school],” Fr. Dave said. ...

Eagle Scouts welcome senior

Eagle Scouts welcome senior

August 24, 2017

While the majority of students spent their summer resting up from school, one senior was hard at work, laboring to receive his esteemed honor. Jason Brown spent most of his summer hours on his Eagle Scout project, clearing a small section of land on the hill near the practice soccer fields at Roncalli. “Mr. [Bill] Niezgodski pointed out to me that the hill was unsafe to travel up and down,” Brown said. “P...

How to have a great open house

How to have a great open house

May 19, 2017

With school coming to a close and graduation nearing, seniors have to begin planning their open houses. These events allow seniors to celebrate their recent graduation with friends and family, so it is very important for seniors to make sure the open house runs as smoothly as possible. There are many students with strong opinions on how to make sure an open house doesn’t disappoint. “Make sur...

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