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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...

Roncalli’s new gem

Roncalli’s new gem

August 22, 2019

After all of the years, all of the fundraising, all the delays, and all of the nail-biting anticipation, Roncalli’s (possibly) greatest addition yet is about to open for all to adore: the new gym.  The debut of Roncalli’s new space has been pushed back by about a month, mainly due to excess moisture delaying the curing of the cement floor, meaning the wood cannot be installed, but, no matter...

Rebels take Hawaii

Rebels take Hawaii

August 22, 2019

For most people, a trip to Hawaii maybe just a vacation. For students interested in marine biology, a trip to Hawaii could be a chance to discover more about a future career.  This past summer, Seven students took a 15-day trip, undertaking two weeks of school in Hawaii. Led by Ms. Carrol, the students would participate in hands-on activities either on the beach or at the school, learning more in-dept...

Starting the season right

Starting the season right

April 24, 2019

The Lady Rebels softball program kicked off its season with a strong start. Each team won its first game and continue strong from its high start. The seasons look very promising as they go towards their goals to become Circle City Conference, Marion County, and Sectional championships and win 20 games. Instead of having a freshman, junior varsity, and varsity teams, the softball program is currently d...

Roncalli Wrestling shatters multiple records winning Semi-State

Roncalli Wrestling shatters multiple records winning Semi-State

February 15, 2019

Five wrestlers “punched their ticket” to the IHSAA Wrestling State Championship, which is this weekend at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse downtown. “We are excited for these five individuals to represent Roncalli at the IHSAA State Finals,” said Head Wrestling Coach Wade McClurg. “Our guys have set themselves up well to make a run at their individual goals this weekend, and those individual p...

So you think you can dance

So you think you can dance

February 15, 2019

Every year, the cheerleaders have a Valentine’s dance at halftime of one of the boy’s basketball home games. Each cheerleader gets to choose a guy from the senior class to dance with, and they have four practices to learn the dance. This year, coincidentally, the dance fell on senior night. This meant there were even more fans in the stands than usual to enjoy the dance. Junior Emme Matt...

Let the Smash Bros. battle begin

Let the Smash Bros. battle begin

February 14, 2019

After the holidays, gamers throughout Roncalli are usually hooked on a new video game that they received as a Christmas gift and played nonstop over break. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which was released on December 7, 2018, is one of the most popular cases of this in recent years. All 63 of the playable characters from previous versions of the crossover fighting game return for Smash Ultimate, the...

Teachers’ Claim to Fame

Teachers’ Claim to Fame

February 14, 2019

Chris Strykowski “I got to deny Jesse Jackson access to the Lakers locker room during the 2000 NBA Finals. My job was to control access to the tunnel where the Lakers entered and exited the floor. NBA Security told me before the crowd came into the Fieldhouse that he was going to be at the game, but did not have proper credentials so he was not allowed into the locker room.” Kathy Peach ...

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