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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...

First for everything

First for everything

October 11, 2018

Teachers and staff have had many jobs, but their first is one full of memories that are unforgettable. Assistant Principal for Student Life Mr. Kevin Banich began working at age 17 for Indy Connection Valet.  Working events for the Pacers, Colts, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, and the Indy 500, Banich recalls having good memories with this job.   “I remember driving the pace car for th...

Halloween holiday horrors

Halloween holiday horrors

October 11, 2018

Adrenaline is pumping, knees are shaking, hands are sweating, and heart is beating. The room is pitch black, and the audience waits in anticipation for a scare to commence. All of the sudden, a hidden actor jumps out and screams at his audience. Adults and children alike shriek in amusement at the holiday horror. Why do so many people subject themselves to the terror of a haunted house, and where d...

Continuing the Mulinaro Legacy

Continuing the Mulinaro Legacy

October 11, 2018

One of the most distinctive features mentioned at Roncalli is the family atmosphere. However, for a few particular people, this “family” atmosphere is quite literal. Substitute teacher Joe Mulinaro, history teacher Maddie Mulinaro, and junior Emily Mulinaro all are members of this community. Joe has been a substitute teacher since the beginning of the 2014-2015 year, as well as being currentl...

Bridging the GAPP

Bridging the GAPP

October 11, 2018

Students from Rudolf-Hildebrand School in Leipzig, Germany arrived at Roncalli on Monday, September 24th to join us for Spirit Week. Through the German American Partnership Program (GAPP), 11 students visited the United States to discover what the schools and places here are like. These students were paired with our very own Roncalli students who are currently taking a German class. “It h...

Stressed about applying

Stressed about applying

October 11, 2018

If you are a senior stressed about applying for college, you are not alone. To help with this stress, guidance counselor Mrs. Lisa Beckwith and college counselor Mrs. Kelly Meyer have valuable tips. The first step in applying is choosing where to apply. Beckwith recommends applying to three to five colleges; however, students planning to play sports in college may have more on their list. “[...

Roncalli through a changing world

Roncalli through a changing world

October 8, 2018

Generations apart, senior Maggie Schoening and alum Chuck Kern (R ‘71) grew up in polar opposite generations. Despite the age gap, both have one thing in common: graduating from Roncalli High School nearly fifty years apart. The cultures that Schoening and Kern were subjected to have a direct impact on their individual high school experiences. It’s 1969: Woodstock takes place during the summ...

Dressed to impress

Dressed to impress

October 7, 2018

Standing on the fence of the student section during the homecoming game, senior Sarah Gantner led her peers in cheers, decked out in red, white and blue. Senior Dominic Conover was socializing amongst the crowd, getting multiple compliments on his tailored blue suit, paired with an eccentric red tie. Gantner walked into the homecoming game wearing every piece of red, white, and blue clothing she ...

Steps toward PSAT prep

Steps toward PSAT prep

October 7, 2018

Everyone knows that the PSAT is a standardized test that almost all students are required to take. However, not all students know the importance of this test and the benefits it can have when you perform well. Senior Amanda Blankenberger knows the importance of the test all too well. Blankenberger is a National Merit Commended Student, which means she placed in the top 3% in the whole nation. ...

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...

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