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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...

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...

Nooks and crannies

Nooks and crannies

April 12, 2017

Throughout the campus there are many different locations that are very exclusive or off limits from the average student. These spots are either typically not visited by students or used by maintenance. For this story I followed Mr. Jamie Dees around the school to discovere neat little spots that some or most students have yet to see. The locations varied from the tops of buildings to hidden closets. A...

Fellow English teachers get hitched

Fellow English teachers get hitched

April 11, 2017

For anyone out there living under a rock, as of March 25th, English teachers Mr. Frank Litz and Ms. Tristan McGill are happily engaged. On a magical pilgrimage to Italy, science teacher Mr. Tim Crissman, Mr. and Mrs. Strykowski, principal Mr. Chuck Weisenbach, and Litz and McGill, traveled overseas on a spiritual pilgrimage. The group visited locations important to Angelo Roncalli’s life, such as Bergamo and va...

Preparing for prom

Preparing for prom

February 21, 2017

Looking for the perfect tux or dress can be a very stressful process. Luckily, there are many stores you can go to for options. Two prominent locations you can find great outfits at are Sophia’s Bridal Tux & Prom, and Louie’s Tux Shop. These businesses have been welcoming Roncalli students for year, and have provided many Rebels with spiffy outfits for the big night. There are a few ...

Random Rebel: Students around the school

Random Rebel: Students around the school

February 17, 2017

Random Rebel of the Week: Chad Ransburg Full name: Chad Maguire Ransburg Birthday: October 30, 1998 Grade school: Doe Creek Middle School Hobbies/Extracurriculars: Crochet, knitting, bird watching Favorite Movie: Sharknado 2 Favorite TV Show: Little People, Big World Favorite Artist/Band: Kidz Bop Favorite Song: "Friday" -Rebecca Black Best Friend: My mom Pets: Do Raccoons...

Ending on a high note

Ending on a high note

February 6, 2017

Senior Ashley Harter broke a 7-year-old record set by 2011 alum Autumn Murphy in the 500 freestyle at sectionals to round out the girls' swim season. Harter started swimming for coach Ed Merkling when she was ten, and now she swims under his coaching on both high school and club teams. During Harter’s freshman year, she swam a variety of events, but by the end of this season she was set on...

Winter car troubles

Winter car troubles

January 13, 2017

Driving in the winter is one of the scariest things for new teen drivers. Luckily, there are many small things that we can do to keep ourselves and our cars safe. A major thing teens do wrong when driving in the winter is handling ice. Many times, when you slide on ice you may try to turn out of the slide, not into it. However, if you turn into the slide then you will stop moving, but if you turn ...

The things that “matter”

The things that “matter”

January 10, 2017

Roncalli Media sent out a Google Form before Winter Break asking students their opinions on various topics. Students answered with varying degrees of seriousness, and we've compiled their outlandish responses here: ...

Funky hair in the halls

Funky hair in the halls

November 9, 2016

Standing out among 1,200 other students at Roncalli may seem quite difficult. Despite this, many students throughout the school have their hairstyles in unique ways. Four of these students with different styles share their own opinions and clarify the process and purpose behind their hair. ...

Talk about the walk

Talk about the walk

October 31, 2016

Every year when the weather gets chilly, Roncalli’s Walk-athon rolls in. Most students do as the title suggests and walk the approximated five kilometers of the course. However some choose (or are forced) to take on the walk running. The Rebel basketball team is the main group of students required to run walkathon. “It felt amazing,” said basketball player Christian Stewart when asked about h...

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