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Challenge accepted

Challenge accepted

August 29, 2016

As the football team took the field for a prominent rivalry game against the Franklin Central Flashes, many Rebels gathered to support the team. Though the game is a fan favorite, many favor the week leading up to the game over the event itself. Each fall, the two schools compete at a local fast food restaurant in the Chick-fil-A Challenge. The challenge is a weeklong event that both Roncalli an...

United States dominates games

United States dominates games

August 26, 2016

Rio de Janeiro is a Brazilian city that tourists constantly flock to for its beaches and culture. However, the world was in attendance this August in Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Although setting up for the games was an issue, for example, water leakage in facilities and sewage falling from the ceilings during the morning, Rio ended up coming through to support these games for an eventful ope...

Popular websites blocked as year begins

Popular websites blocked as year begins

August 24, 2016

As the Roncalli community embarks upon another year, some unfamiliar sights are evident. The most relevant of these changes is the students use of personal Chromebooks classrooms. Although exciting at first, some disappointment has quickly spread around the student body. Popular websites among students such as YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest,  Facebook and Instagram are blocked. Additionally, during...

New media center rules make their mark

New media center rules make their mark

August 24, 2016

There were many big changes that came to Roncalli this new school year, such as students going one-to-one with Chromebooks, getting multiple new classes and teachers, and one of the biggest, turning the Media Center into a classroom during the hours of 7:30-3. Ever since the Media Center has been open, it has always been available to the students any time of day they need it. However, because ...

Change in conference

Change in conference

August 17, 2016

As fall sports begin to emerge, Roncalli athletics will begin to see a major change. Starting in the fall of 2016, the Rebels will join a conference for the first time. The Circle City Conference is a brand new conference that consists of four schools: Bishop Chatard, Brebeuf Jesuit, Guerin Catholic, and Roncalli. In his first year as Roncalli athletic director, David Lauck said that talk of join...

Student club looking to grow

Student club looking to grow

May 12, 2016

A lost legacy of Roncalli High School, the student pro-life club continues do great things for the community despite their limited numbers.  The club’s main purpose is to promote the right to life for all people and to pray for others to choose life. “I’ve joined [the club] because I want mothers to know there are other options [besides abortion],” said junior Jeremy Schmidt, who has been ap...

Preview to Prom 2016

Preview to Prom 2016

April 22, 2016

For the second time ever, Roncalli will host this year's Prom on Saturday, April 23 at Crane Bay in downtown Indianapolis. Crane Bay is a relatively new facility located on the westside of downtown at 551 W Merrill Street just west of Lucas Oil Stadium. “I’m excited to go to Prom this year,” said senior Gabe Marx. “I think it will be great and a lot of fun.” It was first created to...

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to visit Indiana

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to visit Indiana

April 19, 2016

Believe it or not, Indiana is going to matter for once. Well, for the presidential campaign roller coaster ride. The delegate gap between Trump and Cruz is 185 with Trump in the lead. As the delegate race is soon coming to an end, every delegate matters--especially for Cruz. 57 republican delegates are at stake and Indiana is one of the few states left with a large sum of delegates to possibly...

Getting paid to attend college

Getting paid to attend college

January 15, 2016

Verbally committing, studying for ACTs and SATs, and trying their best at everything, are what seniors will encounter when attempting to receive an academic or athletic scholarship to college. The assumption is that a student can either be offered an academic or athletic scholarship or neither of them. Senior Sam Phillips is an exception, with both an academic and athletic scholarship to Ohio Domin...

Grandparents galore

Grandparents galore

November 3, 2015

On October 9th, Roncalli welcomed hundreds of grandparents into the halls to celebrate the annual Grandparents Day and to show what a day in the life of a Rebel looks like. However, unlike past years, the day ended at 12, much earlier than the normal schedule. Lunch was not served to grandparents or students, and the freshmen participated in a mass separate from the rest of the school in the audit...

Changes in testing

Changes in testing

November 3, 2015

Last Wednesday, sophomores and juniors took the PSAT to prepare them for the subsequent SAT later down the road.  This year in particular brought about many changes to the SAT, thus affecting the PSAT as well.   New revisions included a revamped essay (not found in PSAT), more charts and graphs, an absence of obscure vocabulary, and a procedure where wrong answers were no longer penalized. Stud...

Silence is golden

Silence is golden

October 6, 2015

A new policy for Roncalli students’ Channel 1 began last week, enforcing silence.  Along with this rule, the TVs that once broadcast the news were also shut off. The idea is to create a more relaxing and less distracting environment for the students. This new rule has brought about positive changes for people in Channel 1.  On the flipside, some students feel like this policy has impacted th...

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