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We R all in this together

by Reese Wiley, Staff Writer

September 4, 2020

Welcoming back students into the halls of Roncalli hasn’t been easy. The students have been facing challenges that no other high schoolers have ever had to face before, while staff have been overcoming the obstacle of teaching through a mask. We really are all in this together as we face this pandemic for yet another school year. One group of students heavily impacted by the recent pandemic are the current seniors. August 1st was the first day for college applications. This day, dreadful enough as it is, brought its own new set of challenges for 2020. The ACT and SAT have been cancelled and rescheduled left and right since Ma...

MMM... COMFY: Many students were skeptical about hybrid learning at first, but have quickly become comfortable and satisfied with the situation. Students are definitely not in an ideal situation, but they can accept the positives as they come.

Seeing positives amidst the negatives

August 31, 2020

Since the beginning of this unusual school year, many students and teachers have been frustrated with the hybrid learning format. Although most Roncalli family members recognize the need for this format, almost all still long for the good old days, when students ran rampant through the hallways, authority gathered in bunches in the teachers’ lounge, and everyone could see each others’ faces. Un...

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...

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