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“Sweet” season

“Sweet” season

September 12, 2016

Every year the Rebel marching band comes up with a theme for the new season, and they then choose a set list of songs to play that match the chosen theme. This season, the band has chosen to make all of their songs themed around the word "sweet". The marching band has a sweet line up this year with songs such as, “Sweet Caroline”, “Lady Marmalade”, “Groove-a-licious”, and “Sweet Home Alabama”. T...

Frosh r friends

Frosh r friends

August 24, 2016

As the new school year begins, a new batch of freshmen arrives at Roncalli.  Although school has been in session for only a few weeks, the Class of 2020 has already made memories, both good and bad. Twelve students were asked about their first few weeks as a freshmen, and the reactions varied significantly. ...

Blessed with new priest

Blessed with new priest

August 23, 2016

As a new school year unfolds, students may notice an unfamiliar face roaming the halls. Over summer break, six men were ordained into the priesthood at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis. Soon after Father James Brockmeier, one of the six newly ordained, was assigned to be the new Chaplain Coordinator at Roncalli. Brockmeier will spend this school year coordinating ministries for...

Summer sightseeing

Summer sightseeing

August 22, 2016

As some spent summer watching T.V. or going to practices, other students were traveling the world and attending unique camps and trips. Throughout summer break, sophomore Valerie Workman traveled to various cities around Europe such as London, Zurich, Verona, Rome, Vatican City, and Venice. Workman went on the trip with her Girl Scout troop. The group has been organizing and planning th...

Dorm room essentials

Dorm room essentials

May 20, 2016

Having a graduation open house this year? Besides putting grad money towards college necessities like tuition, room and board, a laptop, or even college textbooks, there are other college essentials that incoming freshmen may want or need to survive college. This list of essentials is very affordable and will make college go by much smoother. These buys are great right after getting graduation money ...

Navigating the end of school

Navigating the end of school

May 18, 2016

As the school year winds down, everyone tends to look towards summer. The beaches, the camping trips, the relaxing break from school, everything runs smoother in summer. But that doesn’t give us a reason to give up on the last five weeks of school. It is still important to everyone. For the seniors, slacking off and doing poorly in a class may result in the loss of a scholarship or admittanc...

Students traveling abroad

Students traveling abroad

May 13, 2016

Kicking off spring break, many Rebels went on group trips to different countries. These trips included Germany, France, and England. The trips involved sightseeing, eating foreign foods, and meeting new people. During the trip to Germany, students and their chaperones visited Berlin, München, Salzburg, and Wien. On the trip to France, students visited Paris,Versailles, Tours, Saint Malo, Caen, and...

New ways to give back this Lenten season

New ways to give back this Lenten season

February 19, 2016

Usually, what comes with Lent is sugar-deprived, caffeine-less teens grumbling about whatever they gave up for Lent. However, this year, Lent also brings a new opportunity - the chance to donate money to support the John XXIII foundation. At the Ash Wednesday Mass, teachers and students alike watched a video of what the foundation is really about. Sister Cathy Anne Lepore narrated, explaining what ...

Dressing for success

Dressing for success

February 12, 2016

Coming back from school after winter break is hard for anyone. Waking up before dawn, countless after-school activities, staying up late with seemingly endless homework, enduring below freezing weather - it’s enough to make anyone wish for another break. However, students always find the energy to get excited for winter spirit week. Students may recall one energetic senior who made local news fo...

Students assist teachers for a day

Students assist teachers for a day

February 11, 2016

At the end of January, seniors once again got the chance to fill the shoes of the teachers they idolize for Roncalli’s annual senior assist day. From janitors to being the principal for a day, seniors got the chance to try out being the head of the class for a day. “I got the opportunity to explore one of my potential career paths, which afforded me priceless insight,” said Shayla Cabalan. ...

Keys to success for Valentine’s Day

Keys to success for Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2016

Forget the cliché chocolate and roses, here’s some major keys that will not only spice up your Valentine’s Day, but make it successful and unique. The first is use hip wrapping. Even if there’s nothing terribly exciting inside, things look better when they’re wrapped in cool paper. The handmade factor is a bonus of course, but it’s also a pleasant departure from the drugstore’s explosi...

Skating on thin ice

Skating on thin ice

February 11, 2016

Normally, four year olds are playing with Legos or Barbie dolls. Yet, for senior Stephanie Rice, her childhood was filled with figure skates and ice rinks. Once falling in love with figure skating, Rice decided to take lessons and begin to compete. Rice explains figure skating as a an “unique [opportunity] in that it is a truly an individual sport.” To compete in figure skating a skater...

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