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Finals are coming…

Finals are coming…

December 16, 2019

It was a crisp December morning. All was calm at Roncalli High School, all was bright. Students realized that with the end of the semester comes a trial so challenging, even saying its name makes people terrified. Finals.  They’re coming and faster than you expect. One day it’s December 1st, then all of a sudden, it’s December 16th, two days until finals begin. Don’t panic, for there a...

Astronomical aeronautics

by Ronan Euzen, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

With an increasing frequency of activities and a rapidly ascending number of members, aeronautics club is growing from a small fledgling bird into a majestic, graceful eagle of a club. Sophomore David Love and senior Noah Schafer started the club last year. “I went to Mr. Banich to start a drone club, but it came out as aeronautics club to fit a wider range of interests,” Love said. One of the most notable trips that the aeronautics club conducted was to the control tower at the Indianapolis International Airport. “In the control tower we went in the room where they communicate with the pilots,” sophomore ...

For the blue, white, and red

For the blue, white, and red

December 13, 2019

War is defined as a state of armed conflict between different nations or states. Many of us will never experience war. The closest we’ll ever be to war is the Chick-fil-A challenge against Franklin Central. Two Roncalli teachers, however, have been in the armed forces to protect our beloved country. Those brave Rebels are our physics teacher, Mr. Ben Grimes, and theatre director...

No more white Christmases, boomers

No more white Christmases, boomers

December 13, 2019

The Christmas season is upon us, and for most people here in Indiana, that means plummeting temperatures, icy roads, an absurd amount of potholes, and of course, snow. However, in the decades to come, this picturesque view of a winter wonderland could dramatically change.  Due to the impending global threat of climate change, the snow of the holiday season and the beloved activities made possibl...

Blast from the past: Roncalli Media Edition

December 13, 2019

With the holiday season in full swing, one of the biggest questions a high schooler gets asked at awkward family gatherings is, “so, what do you plan to do once you graduate?” Whether it is your aunt you only see twice a year,  your mom getting on you for not planning ahead, or your cousin just trying to make small talk, the stress of the future can be overwhelming. The one thing that does seem to always help though, is seeing students that came before you doing what they love. They seem so happy (according to their instagram feeds), and you just can’t help but be a little jealous of their college life. Well her...

Chatting with the speech team

by Jean-Luc Euzen, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Although the spotlight tends to be shined upon the athletic teams of Roncalli, there is a whole other world of competition that exists and thrives within the school’s walls: the speech team. The team is coached passionately by teachers Mr. Phil Milroy and Mrs. Tristan Litz. Milroy and Litz, who competed on a speech team herself throughout college, enjoy coaching the team because of the way they get to see students grow and find their voice. “It is incredibly meaningful and fulfilling work,” Litz said.  This upcoming season, the team has big goals in mind, hoping to put more competitors in the state...

Students de-stress out West

Students de-stress out West

August 22, 2019

Huffing and puffing, senior Harrison Sisk climbed down the Bright Angel Trail contemplating every moment of the last 17 years of his life. Out of all of these moments, the biggest one on his mind was the fact that another camper had accidently took his food supply for the week. Everything he planned on eating was now a six hour drive away. He was hot, tired, and most definitely hungry - but he still...

Rebels take Hawaii

Rebels take Hawaii

August 22, 2019

For most people, a trip to Hawaii maybe just a vacation. For students interested in marine biology, a trip to Hawaii could be a chance to discover more about a future career.  This past summer, Seven students took a 15-day trip, undertaking two weeks of school in Hawaii. Led by Ms. Carrol, the students would participate in hands-on activities either on the beach or at the school, learning more in-dept...

Starting the season right

Starting the season right

April 24, 2019

The Lady Rebels softball program kicked off its season with a strong start. Each team won its first game and continue strong from its high start. The seasons look very promising as they go towards their goals to become Circle City Conference, Marion County, and Sectional championships and win 20 games. Instead of having a freshman, junior varsity, and varsity teams, the softball program is currently d...

Roncalli Wrestling shatters multiple records winning Semi-State

Roncalli Wrestling shatters multiple records winning Semi-State

February 15, 2019

Five wrestlers “punched their ticket” to the IHSAA Wrestling State Championship, which is this weekend at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse downtown. “We are excited for these five individuals to represent Roncalli at the IHSAA State Finals,” said Head Wrestling Coach Wade McClurg. “Our guys have set themselves up well to make a run at their individual goals this weekend, and those individual p...

A single man’s Valentine’s Day

A single man’s Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2019

February 14th. For some reason, this day is held in such high regard to the saps of the world. Sure, there is something to be said about happiness, but the deliberate spending of large sums of money on material goods for the enjoyment of another human being that you consider to be ‘yours’ is just out right ridiculous. In fact, the idea of saying “be mine” on Valentine’s Day is both hi...

Let the Smash Bros. battle begin

Let the Smash Bros. battle begin

February 14, 2019

After the holidays, gamers throughout Roncalli are usually hooked on a new video game that they received as a Christmas gift and played nonstop over break. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which was released on December 7, 2018, is one of the most popular cases of this in recent years. All 63 of the playable characters from previous versions of the crossover fighting game return for Smash Ultimate, the...

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