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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...

House forms new homes

by Liam Moore, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

With the teen mental health epidemic so prevalent in today’s society, Roncalli’s administration has decided to begin a more proactive approach to assist its students-- house schedule. Now almost three quarters into the first year of the program, students and teachers alike have begun to develop a good feel of the new schedule and the benefits it may bring in the future. The program was created with three main goals in mind. “Number one is offering students a mental health break, number two is letting students know that they have trusted adults that care about them, and number three is creating relationships ...

THE TRUTH: Silentó fans originally popularized this Spongebob meme after the release of his second biggest hit,

Watch me whip, watch me nae nae at prom(hopefully)

March 22, 2020

It has been almost 5 years since arguably the biggest instructional dance song went viral. After releasing “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” in May of 2015, rapper, singer, songwriter, and religious leader Silentó rose to YouTube stardom, amassing over 1.7 billion views and arguably owning the song of the summer at just 17 years old. Even though the song has outgrown its popularity, its music video...

WAITING FOR ST. NICK: Traditionally, children will leave a pair of shoes by the fireplace for St. Nicholas to fill with gifts and crafts. Being close to the celebration of Christmas, this holiday's gifts are often similar to stocking stuffers, with the addition of St. Nicholas related candy.

The unfortunate overshadowing of St. Nick

December 13, 2019

With Thanksgiving passing by, more holidays are coming up, and the Rebel community is getting excited for Christmas and the New Year. While these are two very important events in the wintertime, there are many other holidays that are being overshadowed, including Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and most importantly, St. Nicholas Day. St. Nicholas Day cel...

SADDENING SNOWFALL: Sophomore Ronan Euzen stares dejectedly at the ground, perhaps pondering the bleak scenario in which he is part of the last generation in Indiana that gets to experience snow. If climate change continues, this scenario could come to fruition.

No more white Christmases, boomers

December 13, 2019

The Christmas season is upon us, and for most people here in Indiana, that means plummeting temperatures, icy roads, an absurd amount of potholes, and of course, snow. However, in the decades to come, this picturesque view of a winter wonderland could dramatically change.  Due to the impending global threat of climate change, the snow of the holiday season and the beloved activities made possibl...

Within two weeks of being released, the latest installment in the Spiderman series landed in the 150 top-grossing movies of all time.

Rebel reviews movies

August 23, 2019

Spider-Man: Far from Home: Having swung into theaters earlier this summer, “Spider-Man: Far from Home” has something that everyone can enjoy. The primary conflict is the typical Spider-man comic book drama of juggling being a hero and living a normal life. Despite having a typical Spider-man comic conflict, the movie isn’t afraid to venture beyond the frames of the comic book. The setting,...

CORRUPTING THE YOUTH: Innocent young boy sucked into (c)rap culture shows his support for a local set of Blood gangsters. The bad influence of mumble (c)rappers has led this boy and many others to desire a life of crime since the early 1980s.

The Rapture of Music: (C)rap Music

August 23, 2019

Rap? More like crap. I can’t stand all of these new-age mumble (c)rappers. It all sounds the same. Why can’t we go back to the age when Pink Floyd made “Dark Side of the Moon” or when Weezer made “The Teal Album” or when Queen made that one groundbreaking album? (I can’t remember the name of it because my music taste is too diverse, despite my young age.) In fact, I think we should kick...

Beginning change

Beginning change

February 15, 2019

In recent years, Roncalli has seen a prominent positive shift in its demographic as more minority students enroll. However, this influx of diversity shed light on one of Roncalli’s largest communal issues: sensitivity and acceptance. It’s easy to say that Roncalli is already a community of welcoming and loving acceptance, but the simple truth is that we still have work to do. Diversity is somethi...

KEEP CALM AND READ ON: Senior Cassie Yohler reads The Hate U Give during her study period. Yohler has read the novel before, but is revisiting the text after recently seeing the movie.

The Review U Give

December 10, 2018

The Hate U Give”, directed by George Tillman Jr., is an adaptation of the young-adult novel written in 2017 by Angie Thomas. The book started as a short story project that Thomas began after news of the police-action shooting in 2009 of Oscar Grant in Oakland, California. She pushed the project aside but continued the work after the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, and Sandra Bl...

Mind your mind

Mind your mind

December 10, 2018

Thousands of teenagers suffer from mental illness in varying degrees. This can be depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, or a multitude of other issues, but the label “mental illness” sometimes seems too severe or embarrassing when describing our own state of mind; and, openly expressing these concerns to others (or even admitting them to yourself) can be quite a challenging feat. Many people stru...

COMMON APP: A way for applicants to apply to college is through a website called Common Application. Students will be able to more easily send applications to more colleges.

Stressed about applying

October 11, 2018

If you are a senior stressed about applying for college, you are not alone. To help with this stress, guidance counselor Mrs. Lisa Beckwith and college counselor Mrs. Kelly Meyer have valuable tips. The first step in applying is choosing where to apply. Beckwith recommends applying to three to five colleges; however, students planning to play sports in college may have more on their list. “[...

Bring your kid to work day, everyday

by Liam Moore, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

Every school day, students leave their parents behind and spend a little over seven hours at Roncalli High School without them. Some students, however, never earn this freedom. Some students’ parents… go with them. For those students, the potential for humiliation is dangerously high. Social disaster could occur at any turn. Every day is a risk, as friends and other students are exposed to their parent for about 50 minutes a day. Baby pictures, embarrassing stories; nothing is off the table. Fear pulses through the veins of these unlucky students every minute of their waking lives. “The most embarrassing t...

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