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CEREAL SADNESS: Sophomore Ronan Euzen is overcome by utter depression as he prepares to eat cereal for the millionth time. Fortunately for him, quarantine presents him with the time to undertake the task of learning how to cook.

Pandemic pastimes

June 3, 2020

As the majority of the United States continues to hunker down in quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic, one issue that many people have begun to face is how to stay occupied. Although at quick glance, this problem can seem drastic, there are actually many ways one can find entertainment during these tough times.  For example, one thing that many people have begun to do to keep themselves occupie...


60,324 meals, $15,000, one Rebel family

April 9, 2020

This year, the theology department selected Cross Catholic Outreach to reap the benefits of our almsgiving project. Cross Catholic is an organization which raises funds to provide food and other supplies to impoverished communities around the world. Over 95% of the money raised by Cross Catholic goes directly to the people they serve through their programs. The Roncalli community is working to raise o...

HEALTHY HABITS: As the world continues to power through the unprecedented time that is currently taking place, this graphic presents some helpful tips to follow to prevent the spread of disease. For more information and updates on the coronavirus, visit

It’s corona time

March 20, 2020

The world is in chaos. With the recent explosion of coronavirus, people have begun to take increasingly drastic measures to protect themselves from the disease. Such measures include the extreme such as gargling bleach or the more mild such as stockpiling gas and food for a makeshift bunker. Although these actions are rather drastic (Especially gargling bleach. DO NOT gargle bleach.), there is still...

Mad Mathematics Mayhem

by Ronan Euzen, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

When most people think of the month of March, numerous events come to mind, such as St. Patty’s Day, The Ides, Pi Day, the birthday of Theodore Seuss Geisel, and of course, March Madness. However, one aspect of March that is commonly overlooked by the average citizen is the annual March Mathness tournament at Roncalli High School. The Roncalli March Mathness tournament was started and is still currently run by the one and only Mr. Andy Niewedde. “I have always watched the March Madness tournament and I thought it might be fun to try that in class at a time in the year where people are just going through the motio...

Roncalli service cord

Roncalli service cord

March 19, 2020

This year has been an interesting year for the Roncalli service program. The program has faced many drastic changes by completely changing how students log their hours. Mobile Serve is a new way to log service hours. The amount of hours has also been changed. Everyone is required to do 18 service hours. The minimum number of service hours to get the service cord is 234. This is 150% of the number of...

CAREER DAY: Roncalli Rebels wear their Fred and Sons shirts on career day. Career day sparked the start of the winter spirit week of 2019.

Winter spirit week commences

January 24, 2020

Students look forward to one of the most exciting weeks of the second semester Winter spirit week is from January 27-31. For some, this could be a bittersweet goodbye or a way to be able to express their creativity. Many students enjoy winter spirit week because they get to wear their goofiest outfits and get to compete with the other classes. There is a lot of thought and effort that goes into...

Father Doug Hunter celebrates the January Mass in the new gymnasium.

First mass celebrated in new gym

January 24, 2020

The Roncalli community broke in the new "Family Room", filling the new gym with praise Friday at the January Liturgy. The new gym now comfortably seats everyone with room for guests. The beautiful, authentic wood altar was built by carpenters Mr. Tim Puntarelli, the former dean of students and the current dean of students Mr. Tim Crissman. Inscribed on the front of the altar are the letters "IHS", a Gr...

Sehr Lecker

by Ronan Euzen, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

This October, Roncalli High School celebrated the wondrous festivities of German week. This celebratory week was in alignment with the fiesta of Oktoberfest in the Deutschland. A German lunch, a series of parties, and a German movie were just some of the delightful activities included throughout the week. Students may have also noticed posters of celebrities who can speak German, such as Paul McCartney and Christoph Waltz. “We had trivia and German posters,” German teacher Frau Hibner said. “A big highlight of the week was a cooking event with all the first year classes.” Along with the cooking classes...

AN UNBElVABLE INTRODUCTION: Kathleen, left, having a conversation with her mother, middle, and Elizabeth Soller, right.

The wish of a lifetime

August 22, 2019

Kathleen Soller, R'18, has just been on the trip of a lifetime. The Make-A-Wish Foundation provides trips for children and young people who have undergone treatment for cancer or other life-threatening diseases, and in 2017, she was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma. “I never saw her complain. Kathleen was always positive and has inspi...

ALMOST DONE: The new gym sits empty, awaiting its final touches. The project's estimated completion date is currently set for November.

Roncalli’s new gem

August 22, 2019

After all of the years, all of the fundraising, all the delays, and all of the nail-biting anticipation, Roncalli’s (possibly) greatest addition yet is about to open for all to adore: the new gym.  The debut of Roncalli’s new space has been pushed back by about a month, mainly due to excess moisture delaying the curing of the cement floor, meaning the wood cannot be installed, but, no matter...

NUMBER ONE, BABY: Roncalli wrestlers celebrate their first place win. Senior Elijah Mahan holds Coach Wade McClurg's baby in celebration.

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...

TEACHING LESSONS: Juniors Grace Plahitko and Andrew Burgan along with sophomore Chelsea Garcia teach the south deanery middle schoolers in their room about the Catholic Church. From start to finish, the youth rally was a success.

Middle school get together

February 15, 2019

The junior high youth rally has been a day set aside for middle schoolers to enjoy themselves. This event gives them an opportunity to see all their friends from school and be able to meet new ones while they are still in grade schools and wondering what high school might look like for them. Middle schoolers can have one whole day to enjoy time with their old and new friends and can be used as a da...

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