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Stressed about applying

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

Filed under opinion

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...

Big adjustments

Big adjustments

May 21, 2018

When the final bell rings to end the last period of our high school careers, there are numerous feelings that will overwhelm us as seniors. Of course this time is well-awaited and many of us have waited for this day since the moment we stepped foot inside Roncalli, but the truth of the matter is that there are many factors about Roncalli that we will miss. After taking a poll earlier this semester ab...

Last minute kick

Last minute kick

April 3, 2018

“Procrastination” is a word we are all familiar with. It’s safe to assume that everyone in this building, whether willing to admit to it or not, has fallen victim to procrastination. And I’ll bet you money on that. So what does the word even mean? “It obviously has a negative connotation,” English teacher Ms. Tristan McGill said. “It makes me think of laziness or prioritizing.”...

Hollywood to HSE

Hollywood to HSE

February 23, 2018

Sexual assault and harassment have been buzzwords in media this past year. From the 84 women accusing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of harassment and assault to the 156 women who testified in court against USA team gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, along with the #MeToo movement, victims of sexual assault and harassment seem to be surfacing everywhere. With all these findings happening so far...

Tips for scheduling

Tips for scheduling

January 16, 2018

Though January 27th is right around the corner, it comes as no surprise that many students are still scrambling to figure out their schedules for the coming school year. Trying to figure out what levels of classes and what electives to take is definitely a stressful and sometimes confusing process. Here are a few tips to ease the struggle. 1. Don’t be afraid to ask your guidance counselor for help. ...

Finals dread arises

Finals dread arises

December 15, 2017

Every year, I approach finals week with a sense of apprehension, trying to adequately prepare myself for the eight exams I will be taking over the course of four days. In addition to the normal stress that accompanies this time of the year, I, along with all Rebels, will face an additional challenge: a completely revised version of the finals week schedule. The biggest changes come in the amount of fi...

Canned food crisis

Canned food crisis

December 15, 2017

On Saturday, Nov. 18, Roncalli hosted its 47th annual Canned Food and Blood Drive. 402 students participated, 104 pints of blood were donated and 27,563 total cans were collected.  These numbers signify the lowest student participation to date. Over the years, participation in this annual event has declined drastically.  The event used to have 95% school participation, but now Rebels are lucky ...

“Cuphead”: diamond in the dirt

“Cuphead”: diamond in the dirt

December 11, 2017

“Cuphead” is a crisp, action-packed, surprisingly difficult 1930s-styled and cartoon-based side scroller that was released in late September of this year exclusively on the Xbox One and Windows platforms. The game had been in development for the past seven years, which seems long,  but when you look at the painstaking process of making the game, you can see where this time went. It is a “rubb...

Justice League

Justice League

November 25, 2017

Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Henry Cavill. The movie is about Bruce Wayne trying to recover from Superman’s recent death in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and finding help from Wonder Women to form the team that we all know as “The Justice League”. As far as positives go, the movie definitely a...

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

November 8, 2017

“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Ruffalo. The movie is about Thor finding himself on a strange planet while having a run in with the Hulk and trying to battle the evil goddess Hela at the same time. As usual I’ll start out with the positives. Chris Hemsworth does a great job at playing Thor, he pretty much was born to play Thor...

The toss-up of college athletics

The toss-up of college athletics

November 7, 2017

During one of my swim practices, I was listening in on a conversation about my teammates who want to swim in college and how they are looking at colleges primarily for their swimming programs. This sparked my attention because as a student who has a passion for sports and who has considered playing sports after high school, I have always battled the question on whether or not playing division sports ...

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