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Giving the gift of life

Giving the gift of life

December 10, 2018

One pint. Three patients. The opportunity to save a life. Roncalli, with the assistance of the Indiana Blood Center, hosted its annual blood drive on Wednesday, October 30th. 44 students and staff gave donations, totaling 117 transfusions that will take place. For some students, their nerves about needles skyrocketed before entering the blood center bus, but no amount of anxiety prohibited th...

Season begins for Rebel wrestlers

Season begins for Rebel wrestlers

December 10, 2018

The Roncalli Wrestling team has had an outstanding last few years. Four state placers are returning this year: senior Elijah Mahan, and juniors Alec Viduya, Brayden Lowery, and Tyce Freije. The team is expecting to be very competitive this year. But what happens behind those infamous doors in the wrestling building? Spike ball. Before the wrestlers get to the intense mental and physical work, they ...

Sugar plum sights

Sugar plum sights

December 10, 2018

Sugar plums, fairies, and ballet en pointe. These are common aspects people immediately think of when describing The Nutcracker. However, two Roncalli students, junior Allison Povinelli and senior Elijah Mahan, are involved in The Dance Refinery’s (TDR) version of The Nutcracker, a Christmas ballet. Their twist on the performance will include multiple genres of dance besides traditional ballet, includ...

“Shoeless” Perkins places 10th

“Shoeless” Perkins places 10th

December 10, 2018

Stumbling back to the minibus barefoot, senior Nick Perkins was pleased with his performance in the state meet. Expecting to place 13th, Perkins finished up at 10th.  As a state meet tradition, Perkins, along with his other competitors, tied his lucky spikes together one last time after three long seasons, and threw them into the “famous shoe tree” at Laverne Gibson course. However, the throw ...

Bringing home the hardware

Bringing home the hardware

November 8, 2018

The Rebels had two main goals this season- produce a presence in the Circle City Conference and win a sectional title, and they did just that. The Rebels defeated Perry Meridian 1-0 in the sectional final with a goal scored by senior William Bawi. “We waited four years and to finally beat Perry was great,” senior captain Daniel Woodruff said. After sectionals, the team continued to deliv...

Thrillseekers club

Thrillseekers club

October 11, 2018

Introduced last year, mountain biking club has become a sleeper hit, growing a  somewhat of an underground club of bikers. Mountain biking in general is a very high risk activity where injury and bruises are nearly unavoidable, making members of the club bold thrillseekers. “I like doing tricks on my bike and the inherent danger that comes with it,” senior Calder Robinson said. Robinson...

First for everything

First for everything

October 11, 2018

Teachers and staff have had many jobs, but their first is one full of memories that are unforgettable. Assistant Principal for Student Life Mr. Kevin Banich began working at age 17 for Indy Connection Valet.  Working events for the Pacers, Colts, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, and the Indy 500, Banich recalls having good memories with this job.   “I remember driving the pace car for th...

Continuing the Mulinaro Legacy

Continuing the Mulinaro Legacy

October 11, 2018

One of the most distinctive features mentioned at Roncalli is the family atmosphere. However, for a few particular people, this “family” atmosphere is quite literal. Substitute teacher Joe Mulinaro, history teacher Maddie Mulinaro, and junior Emily Mulinaro all are members of this community. Joe has been a substitute teacher since the beginning of the 2014-2015 year, as well as being currentl...

Fantasy football means competing for bragging rights

Fantasy football means competing for bragging rights

October 11, 2018

With the NFL starting its season up in September, fans are getting excited. This also means something elseーfantasy football. Fantasy football can be confusing to those that do not typically follow football. But for those that do, it is an intense, competitive way to compete against friends. There are hundreds of thousands of leagues, and there are even some here at Roncalli. “I put some eff...

Bridging the GAPP

Bridging the GAPP

October 11, 2018

Students from Rudolf-Hildebrand School in Leipzig, Germany arrived at Roncalli on Monday, September 24th to join us for Spirit Week. Through the German American Partnership Program (GAPP), 11 students visited the United States to discover what the schools and places here are like. These students were paired with our very own Roncalli students who are currently taking a German class. “It h...

Girls volleyball ready for postseason run

Girls volleyball ready for postseason run

October 11, 2018

The Lady Rebels volleyball team has continually delivered win after win over the course of the regular season. Having finished the regular season at a record of 25-4 with both a county and conference championship to show for it, the focus is now on sectionals. Coach Missy Marsh has established a step by step mentality with the girls regarding postseason play. “The focus right now is definitely ...

Boys’ cross country team thrives under Coach Buckley

Boys’ cross country team thrives under Coach Buckley

October 9, 2018

The boys’ cross country team looks to continue to find success in October after a successful 2018 season. Senior Nick Perkins also hopes to advance to the state meet for the second year in a row. Going into the sectional meet, Perkins was complimentary of his opponents, while staying confident in his pace and ability. “I think the competition this year will yield some quick dudes from New Pal,...

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