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Full-time learning

October 26, 2020

As the first quarter has come to an end, many are starting to come back to school full time.  While these students return, they all had different reasons for coming back to school full-time.      “I wasn’t getting much work done,” senior Ryan Green said. “Plus, I was moving houses and needed to be out of the house." Green said there are also some pros and cons to being full time. “...

This is a look at Hasty's OWL Camera, a 360-degree camera that he uses to show synchronous learners what's going on in class. The other two cameras on the owl track people that are talking or moving the classroom.

Hybrid Teaching

September 2, 2020

When the global pandemic of COVID-19 forced schools to go to E-Learning towards the end of last year, there were questions forming about how the next school year would begin. With many options on the table, there was one option that Roncalli High School chose to start the year with. The Synchronous Learning model (or Hybrid Learning,) is a schedule that has half of the students in person in the class...

CELEBRATING THE FAITH: Father Robeson preparing to say mass at graduation for the class of 2020. Graduation was held on July 21st at the Roncalli stadium.

Roncalli welcomes interim president Father Bob Robeson

September 2, 2020

Following the retirement of Dr. Joe Hollowell, Roncalli recently welcomed Robert Robeson as the interim president for the 2020-2021 academic year. Robeson, better known as “Father Bob,” lives an extremely faith oriented life, as he also serves as the pastor of Holy Name Catholic Church, the dean of the Indianapolis South Deanery, and an administrator at Good Shepherd Parish.  Receiving his Bach...

Freshman walk to their first period class. They receive help from seniors on where to go and will be greeted at their classroom by more students.

Freshman Orientation

September 1, 2020

Every year seniors and incoming freshmen get excited for one day right before school starts -- freshmen orientation. Normally it is a full-day event filled with a pep rally, freshmen going to their classes, and a mass. However, this year contained many differences from previous years. For example the freshmen and senior classes were split into three groups so there were fewer people in the buildin...

WORKSPACE WONDERS: Junior Ronan Euzen works diligently as he sits at a desk set up in his room. Similar to Ronan, many students have created different e-learning working environments in order to optimize their productivity.

Highs and Lows of Hybrid Learning

August 31, 2020

As Roncalli opened up its doors to welcome back its students on the first day of school, something was awry: only half of the student population appeared. Although this scene seems to have come straight out of a Marvel movie, it was actually the result of switching to a new system of hybrid learning. With hybrid learning, the students are divided into two groups determined by their last name tha...

Sophomore Amelia Warner (second from the left) will be performing in two of the three plays scheduled this fall. Dates are November 11th through the 14th at 7 p.m. with one 2 p.m. show on the 14th.

Our show must go on

August 31, 2020

The curtain closes, concluding the opening night performance of “You Can’t Take It With You” in the Roncalli auditorium. When the tech crew comes together for a meeting, they receive some difficult news: the remaining shows are cancelled. Last March, the Spring plays were called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Junior Taylor Meyers, a 3-year member of the tech crew, explains her frustrat...

MENACE TO SOCIETY: Roncalli student and Newspaper co-editor in chief Josh Wormann researches cheating strategies on WikiHow. Josh Wormann does not actually violate the academic integrity policy, as this photo is staged.

Cheating the cheating system

August 31, 2020

Last spring, the school was quickly plunged into full electronic learning, caught off guard by the change and unsure of what would actually happen in the world.  It’s not a stretch at all to say that, due to the circumstances, e-learning did not go well. One such failing was an increased level of violations of the academic integrity policy; it was very easy for students to work perhaps a little ...


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...

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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...

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