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Revolution of resolutions

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...

Tully’s triumph

Tully’s triumph

December 19, 2018

Having walked around the halls of RHS for 57 years, almost everyone knows of the infamous Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Mr. Bob Tully. Tully started as a teacher in 1962 at Bishop Chartrand High School and was involved through various positions such as basketball coach, religion teacher, track coach and football coach. Tully made himself at home both figuratively and literally as he lived...

Merry popsicle sticks and candy grams

Merry popsicle sticks and candy grams

December 13, 2018

Remember those inspirational popsicle sticks that floated around the school during finals week? Ever wonder where they came from? StuCo. Each year, StuCo, led by moderator Mr. Ryan Costello, encourages the school to celebrate Advent with each class student council member taking on a specific event. Along with selling candy grams at lunch, the freshmen write anonymous candy gram messages to ensur...

Giving the gift of life

Giving the gift of life

December 10, 2018

One pint. Three patients. The opportunity to save a life. Roncalli, with the assistance of the Indiana Blood Center, hosted its annual blood drive on Wednesday, October 30th. 44 students and staff gave donations, totaling 117 transfusions that will take place. For some students, their nerves about needles skyrocketed before entering the blood center bus, but no amount of anxiety prohibited th...

Season begins for Rebel wrestlers

Season begins for Rebel wrestlers

December 10, 2018

The Roncalli Wrestling team has had an outstanding last few years. Four state placers are returning this year: senior Elijah Mahan, and juniors Alec Viduya, Brayden Lowery, and Tyce Freije. The team is expecting to be very competitive this year. But what happens behind those infamous doors in the wrestling building? Spike ball. Before the wrestlers get to the intense mental and physical work, they ...

TikTok breaks the charts

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...

Green scooters take over Indy

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...

Sugar plum sights

Sugar plum sights

December 10, 2018

Sugar plums, fairies, and ballet en pointe. These are common aspects people immediately think of when describing The Nutcracker. However, two Roncalli students, junior Allison Povinelli and senior Elijah Mahan, are involved in The Dance Refinery’s (TDR) version of The Nutcracker, a Christmas ballet. Their twist on the performance will include multiple genres of dance besides traditional ballet, includ...

“Shoeless” Perkins places 10th

“Shoeless” Perkins places 10th

December 10, 2018

Stumbling back to the minibus barefoot, senior Nick Perkins was pleased with his performance in the state meet. Expecting to place 13th, Perkins finished up at 10th.  As a state meet tradition, Perkins, along with his other competitors, tied his lucky spikes together one last time after three long seasons, and threw them into the “famous shoe tree” at Laverne Gibson course. However, the throw ...

Lustig’s funny business (teaching)

Lustig’s funny business (teaching)

December 10, 2018

With a teacher shortage developing in Indiana, some former teachers have volunteered to come out of retirement to help, including temporary Roncalli math teacher Mr. Joe Lustig, who taught at Alexandria High School for 33 years, along with brief times at Guerin Catholic, Ball State, and Ivy Tech. Married for 46 years, Lustig has nine children, 21 grandchildren, and coaches a tennis team in his spare time. He use...

Bringing home the hardware

Bringing home the hardware

November 8, 2018

The Rebels had two main goals this season- produce a presence in the Circle City Conference and win a sectional title, and they did just that. The Rebels defeated Perry Meridian 1-0 in the sectional final with a goal scored by senior William Bawi. “We waited four years and to finally beat Perry was great,” senior captain Daniel Woodruff said. After sectionals, the team continued to deliv...

Thrillseekers club

Thrillseekers club

October 11, 2018

Introduced last year, mountain biking club has become a sleeper hit, growing a  somewhat of an underground club of bikers. Mountain biking in general is a very high risk activity where injury and bruises are nearly unavoidable, making members of the club bold thrillseekers. “I like doing tricks on my bike and the inherent danger that comes with it,” senior Calder Robinson said. Robinson...

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