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Winter spirit week commences

Winter spirit week commences

January 24, 2020

Students look forward to one of the most exciting weeks of the second semester Winter spirit week is from January 27-31. For some, this could be a bittersweet goodbye or a way to be able to express their creativity. Many students enjoy winter spirit week because they get to wear their goofiest outfits and get to compete with the other classes. There is a lot of thought and effort that goes into...

First mass celebrated in new gym

First mass celebrated in new gym

January 24, 2020

The Roncalli community broke in the new "Family Room", filling the new gym with praise Friday at the January Liturgy. The new gym now comfortably seats everyone with room for guests. The beautiful, authentic wood altar was built by carpenters Mr. Tim Puntarelli, the former dean of students and the current dean of students Mr. Tim Crissman. Inscribed on the front of the altar are the letters "IHS", a Gr...

Space for Designing Creatively

Space for Designing Creatively

December 13, 2019

ESPN. Tribune. DesignLab. These are just a few of the companies that web design instructor Mr. Joey Kirk has worked with in the past. And now instead of focusing solely on working for large companies, Kirk has, for the past two and a half years, began teaching web design during Roncalli second period. “I really enjoy what I do, and I like to share that with as many people as possible,” Kirk said....

Astronomical aeronautics

by Ronan Euzen, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

With an increasing frequency of activities and a rapidly ascending number of members, aeronautics club is growing from a small fledgling bird into a majestic, graceful eagle of a club. Sophomore David Love and senior Noah Schafer started the club last year. “I went to Mr. Banich to start a drone club, but it came out as aeronautics club to fit a wider range of interests,” Love said. One of the most notable trips that the aeronautics club conducted was to the control tower at the Indianapolis International Airport. “In the control tower we went in the room where they communicate with the pilots,” sophomore ...

The unfortunate overshadowing of St. Nick

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...

No more white Christmases, boomers

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...

Blast from the past: Roncalli Media Edition

December 13, 2019

With the holiday season in full swing, one of the biggest questions a high schooler gets asked at awkward family gatherings is, “so, what do you plan to do once you graduate?” Whether it is your aunt you only see twice a year,  your mom getting on you for not planning ahead, or your cousin just trying to make small talk, the stress of the future can be overwhelming. The one thing that does seem to always help though, is seeing students that came before you doing what they love. They seem so happy (according to their instagram feeds), and you just can’t help but be a little jealous of their college life. Well her...

Chatting with the speech team

by Jean-Luc Euzen, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Although the spotlight tends to be shined upon the athletic teams of Roncalli, there is a whole other world of competition that exists and thrives within the school’s walls: the speech team. The team is coached passionately by teachers Mr. Phil Milroy and Mrs. Tristan Litz. Milroy and Litz, who competed on a speech team herself throughout college, enjoy coaching the team because of the way they get to see students grow and find their voice. “It is incredibly meaningful and fulfilling work,” Litz said.  This upcoming season, the team has big goals in mind, hoping to put more competitors in the state...

Rebel reviews movies

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,...

Students de-stress out West

Students de-stress out West

August 22, 2019

Huffing and puffing, senior Harrison Sisk climbed down the Bright Angel Trail contemplating every moment of the last 17 years of his life. Out of all of these moments, the biggest one on his mind was the fact that another camper had accidently took his food supply for the week. Everything he planned on eating was now a six hour drive away. He was hot, tired, and most definitely hungry - but he still...

The wish of a lifetime

The wish of a lifetime

August 22, 2019

Kathleen Soller, R'18, has just been on the trip of a lifetime. The Make-A-Wish Foundation provides trips for children and young people who have undergone treatment for cancer or other life-threatening diseases, and in 2017, she was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma. “I never saw her complain. Kathleen was always positive and has inspi...

Totem of undying

Totem of undying

August 22, 2019

Ten years ago, one of the most influential and popular video games ever created was released into the world: "Minecraft". Looking back, many are surprised that a game comprised of destroying and rebuilding earthen blocks was so popular considering some of the popular games offered today. In contrast with the current and most prominent video games (such as “Fortnite”), "Minecraft" is a mellow and laid...

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