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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...

The wish of a lifetime

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...

Roncalli’s new gem

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...

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...

Middle school get together

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...

New classes incoming

New classes incoming

December 18, 2018

Class scheduling for the next school year is almost upon us, and with it many new classes are being introduced. It’s important to be informed of the new opportunities being presented to you, so here they are nicely summarized just for you.  Physical Science (ACA) - For incoming Freshman only, this class teaches problem-solving skills while doing labs and field investigations of earth and space science c...

Let the studying begin

Let the studying begin

December 18, 2018

With winter break and Christmas approaching, students are counting down the days until school lets out. However, students have one of their most important weeks to come―finals.   Finals can cause a lot of stress and anxiety on students, which can lead to a long week. “It's important to remember that finals are still a marathon, not a sprint,” English teacher Mr. Phil Milroy said when t...

Merry popsicle sticks and candy grams

Merry popsicle sticks and candy grams

December 13, 2018

Remember those inspirational popsicle sticks that floated around the school during finals week? Ever wonder where they came from? StuCo. Each year, StuCo, led by moderator Mr. Ryan Costello, encourages the school to celebrate Advent with each class student council member taking on a specific event. Along with selling candy grams at lunch, the freshmen write anonymous candy gram messages to ensur...

Roncalli’s signature snap

Roncalli’s signature snap

October 11, 2018

Any student or staff member that has walked the halls of Roncalli in the past couple years more than likely knows what “the snap” is. The Roncalli signature snap has aggravated many, but few know its true origins. The finger snap was brought to Roncalli through the 2015 graduating class of Saint Barnabas. Three years ago, senior Will King, the forerunner of the snap, and the rest of his fres...

New first period tardy system

New first period tardy system

August 28, 2018

Starting off the school day with a tardy is not a way students like to begin their day. However, with the previous tardy rule, not only were students late, but if there was a test or quiz that period, they didn't have the full period to make it up. Administrators made a change to solve the problem. “Inequity in the old policy made it unfair,” dean of students Mr. Tim Puntarelli said,“Two stu...

Milking some money

Milking some money

August 27, 2018

State fair season breeds all kinds of interesting deep-fried delights from food trucks and stands around the fairgrounds. However, all are mere pawns when compared to their big brother counterpart, the “Dairy Bar.” This non-movable, dome-shaped structure sells all kinds of State Fair tier dairy snacks (excluding applesauce) such as ice cream, mozzarella sticks, and grilled cheese. While they soak...

Teaching in a new setting

Teaching in a new setting

August 27, 2018

The Providence House is the first house on the right side of La Salle Street, home of fifth and sixth-period Nutrition and Wellness classes. This is the new setting for the class which was previously taught in room 109. Now, the class has a homier feel as the students learn about food in a place where it will be best applied- at home. Sophomore Chloe Clawson enjoys this set up for the course. ...

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