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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 ...

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...

“Cuphead”: diamond in the dirt

“Cuphead”: diamond in the dirt

November 20, 2017

“Cuphead” is a crisp, action-packed, surprisingly difficult 1930s-styled and cartoon-based sidescroller 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...

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 ...

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

November 2, 2017

“Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” is directed by Tyler Perry and stars Tyler Perry, Tito Ortiz and Diamond White. The story (if you wanna call it a story) is about Madea’s daughter wanting to go out and party on Halloween with these frat guys from a college that is near their house and her dad and Madea do not want her to go. I guess I’ll go ahead and start out with the little amount of good thing...

Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky

September 26, 2017

“Logan Lucky” is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Seth MacFarlane. The movie depicts two brothers attempting to pull off a heist in North Carolina during a NASCAR race. The movie does a great job at making a solid heist movie and does not go for the usual cliches like a lot of movies are doing now. One thing the movie does really well is crea...

Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral

August 30, 2017

I was looking through Netflix one day and instead of watching “Narcos” like I was going to, I spotted this movie called “Chasing Coral”. “Chasing Coral” is a documentary directed by Jeff Orlowski and stars famous marine biologists Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts, Neal Cantin, and Phil Dustan. The movie describes how the Great Barrier Reef in Australia has been slowly bleaching since 1986 and ho...

Life of a high school student

Life of a high school student

April 7, 2017

As a high-school student, life can often be busy with extracurricular activities. Schoolwork, jobs, sports, fine-arts and clubs are just a few of the things that fill the time of many teenagers. Although having several activities going on at one time can be stressful, students find that participating in things they enjoy is fun. Senior Maddie Ganka has filled her time with choir, friends and h...

Sgt. Pepper’s: 50 years later

Sgt. Pepper’s: 50 years later

April 3, 2017

Arguably the most iconic music group ever, The Beatles were on top of the world throughout the early to mid 1960’s. They were teenage heart throbs the minute they appeared on Ed Sullivan in 1964. Yet only three years later, they embraced the drug culture, grew mustaches, and significantly matured past their once teenage audience. “We’re more popular than Jesus now,” quipped Lennon in 196...

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