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Smash Spectacular

Smash Spectacular

May 22, 2018

On Monday May the 14th, following the final bell, around 30 students amassed in the auditorium and the green room of the Fine Arts wing to compete for both bragging rights and a large plastic trophy. Their sport: Super Smash Bros. Smash is a fast-paced 2D fighting game developed by Hal Laboratory and Nintendo. The roster of playable characters include iconic Nintendo mascots such as Mario, Pikachu,...

Japanese students visit Roncalli

Japanese students visit Roncalli

April 25, 2018

On Wednesday March 28, Roncalli hosted 44 students from Shonan High School in Japan. The students visited through the US chapter of Global Partners Institute (GPI US), a program aimed at empowering youth through teaching “leadership skills, cross-cultural understanding, critical thinking, and comprehensive English communication” according to its website. “I want to work with foreigners in the fut...

Vaping fad creates concern

Vaping fad creates concern

April 5, 2018

The Roncalli administration started a campaign against the JUUL when it realized its popularity among students was growing.  In fact, its appearance in the halls (and bathrooms) of Roncalli has led to numerous student disciplinary actions. But to analyze this in the most effective and fairest light, first it must be explained what a JUUL is and why it has started such a controversy. A JUUL is a sle...

School safety walkout

School safety walkout

April 3, 2018

A small group of students huddled at the side of the school, shivering in the below freezing March air as senior Connor Mahern stood on a bench and delivered a speech. “We as young people won’t stand for our legislatures not representing their constituents’ right to peace of mind,” Mahern said in his speech. Mahern’s address voiced what some Americans, both young and old, are calling for...

Keeping cool as tests approach

Keeping cool as tests approach

April 3, 2018

Every spring, juniors prepare to take tests that they are told will determine their future. Stress runs rampant, numbers are crunched, practice tests are taken and all final preparations are made as students schedule tests at various testing centers. Yet a lot of the stress of taking the SAT and ACT can be avoided the earlier test preparation is started. “I’ve taken the ACT three times since se...

Mental health initiative

Mental health initiative

April 3, 2018

The Inspiring Change program has made people laugh, breathe deeper, meditate and be happier within in the school environment. e program took place during a six week period from English department co-chair Mrs. Kim Striby and Roncalli social worker Ms. Kelley Fisher put a lot of thought into the program “ e SAP group always wants to address mental health in school, [so] wanted to co...

Ladies, get excited for Sadie’s

Ladies, get excited for Sadie’s

February 23, 2018

As school dances approach, immense pressure is put on males to plan elaborate proposals. Because of gender roles, having a girl ask a guy to a school dance is rare. Sadie Hawkins, a girls-ask-guys dance, is meant to empower women and break the social norms that are present in today’s society.In 1934, comic artist Al Capp introduced the character Sadie Hawkins in his strip Li’l Abner. Sadie, a woma...

Lobby life

Lobby life

February 2, 2018

Every day after school, students have to fight through the masses gathered in the lobby waiting for a ride home. Consisting mostly of underclassmen who are unable to drive, many will be trapped at Roncalli for hours after the final bell. Athletes often find themselves in the lobby while waiting for a practice that starts later in the evening. Sophomore Elliana Aleski has to wait after school for ...

Competitive, stress-free sports

Competitive, stress-free sports

January 23, 2018

Rivalries sweep the hallways, friends turn against friends, trash talking for days, and the root of all of this is CYO basketball. Many Roncalli students take part in this extracurricular activity that has grown to be immensely popular over the years. Rebels are part of teams from different parishes around the archdiocese and compete for glory. This league gives players something to do outside of school with...

Rebel Resolutions

Rebel Resolutions

January 18, 2018

Each new year brings a time of new beginnings or resolutions for people. Some of which are kept, others forgotten through the year. A person’s resolution can tell a lot about them and their expectations for the year to come. Resolutions started 4,000 years ago with the Babylonians, who were also the first documented to celebrate the new year. Their resolutions consisted of making promises and payin...

Dreading the drive on icy roads

Dreading the drive on icy roads

January 16, 2018

As Christmas break came to a halt, unfortunately, the cold weather did not leave with the festivities. The very first day of school following Christmas break resulted in many student cars sliding out of their parking spots. The cars were parked right outside the football stadium and on a slant. Since the roads were icy that day, the cars were not able to stay in their spots and slid down the parking...

Doors open wide

Doors open wide

November 15, 2017

Each year, Roncalli opens its doors to give a glimpse into student life for middle schoolers interested in the school. Excitement can be felt throughout the lobby and halls as current students eagerly wait to present the school and drum up enthusiasm for future Rebels. The Advancement Office puts forth a lot of effort behind the scenes to make Open House a possibility. Planning usually starts a...

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