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IN STEP: New teacher Ms. Melanie Eakman instructs her Dance Performance class. Eakman also choreographs the musical and show choir routines.

Expansion to course catalog

September 19, 2016

Students scheduling their classes for this year might have been thrown off by the addition of some new classes and course levels. In an effort to diversify the course catalog, five classes have been updated or added to the school curriculum. Topics in History, taught by Mr. Kevin Banich, Mrs. Erin Bohn, and Mr. Pat Crosley, discusses Civil Rights and the Vietnam War in the first semester and the Holocaust sec...

INSPIRING FORGIVENESS: Eva Kor shares her story of survival through the Holocaust.  Kor reminded both students and staff to be grateful for what they have.

Roncalli hears moving speech

September 1, 2016

The Family Room was silent on Wednesday morning as Holocaust survivor Eva Kor spoke to the students and staff about her experience in the Auschwitz concentration camp, where she and her twin sister, Miriam, were thoroughly studied with approximately 1500 other sets of twins. Kor described the confusing sequence of events from her arrival in a cramped cattle car to her liberation in January 1945....

CELEBRATE THE VICTORY: Rebel fans celebrate the Chick-fil-A Challenge victory. The winner was announced at Lucas Oil Stadium during halftime of the football game against Franklin Central.

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...

Going for gold: This years Summer Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro. The United States earned a gold medal in multiple sports.

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...

Access denied: Many websites have been blocked for student use this school year. Many students are confused as to why they cannot access websites such as YouTube.

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 makeover: The Media Center used to be scattered with multiple tables for students to do schoolwork. Now, it is filled with rows of desks ready for classes.

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 ...

The new Circle City Confrence's logo features the Indianapolis skyline. The conference consists of four schools: Chatard, Brebeuf, Guerin Catholic, and Roncalli.

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...

REPPING THEIR CLUB: Seniors Micah Attai and Courtney Smith pray outside of Planned Parenthood. The club has seen a recent decline in membership compared to years prior.

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...

Crane Bay will host this year's Prom for the Rebels. Prom will take place from 7-11:45 on April 23.

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...

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz talk with one another during a debate.  These debates were important for potential voters to know which positions each candidate takes.

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...

Signing to play: Senior Sam Phillips (upper left) signed his letter of intent to Ohio Dominican University last November with teammate Robbie Strader (upper right). Four more Rebel baseball players committed to play at University of Indianapolis, Purdue University, and the University of Missouri.

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...

Pep rally for God: Hundreds of grandparents gather together in the Family Room to celebrate mass. After mass, the grandparents joined the students in a “Pep Rally for God”.

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...

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