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Dressed to impress

Dressed to impress

October 7, 2018

Standing on the fence of the student section during the homecoming game, senior Sarah Gantner led her peers in cheers, decked out in red, white and blue. Senior Dominic Conover was socializing amongst the crowd, getting multiple compliments on his tailored blue suit, paired with an eccentric red tie. Gantner walked into the homecoming game wearing every piece of red, white, and blue clothing she ...

Steps toward PSAT prep

Steps toward PSAT prep

October 7, 2018

Everyone knows that the PSAT is a standardized test that almost all students are required to take. However, not all students know the importance of this test and the benefits it can have when you perform well. Senior Amanda Blankenberger knows the importance of the test all too well. Blankenberger is a National Merit Commended Student, which means she placed in the top 3% in the whole nation. ...

Teaching in a new setting

Teaching in a new setting

August 27, 2018

The Providence House is the first house on the right side of La Salle Street, home of fifth and sixth-period Nutrition and Wellness classes. This is the new setting for the class which was previously taught in room 109. Now, the class has a homier feel as the students learn about food in a place where it will be best applied- at home. Sophomore Chloe Clawson enjoys this set up for the course. ...

New “Tomorrow” is here

New “Tomorrow” is here

August 24, 2018

Last year, the Roncalli campus ministry team chose the non-profit organization Hope for Tomorrow to reap the benefits of the Lenten Almsgiving Project. Around $14,000 was raised to support this organization. Hope for Tomorrow is a non-profit organization that offers tutoring for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Hope also offers workshops to help those preparing for their U.S. Citi...

Succession planning at Roncalli

Succession planning at Roncalli

August 23, 2018

Mr. Kevin Banich recently took the position as Roncalli’s vice principal of student activities after former vice principal for student activities, Mrs. Shellie Hartford, moved to Florida. Banich says he took the position because he enjoys it and believes the position is one of the best jobs in the building. “It is a honor to be the voice and advocate for the students,” Banich said. Principal Mr. ...

Locking the door

Locking the door

August 21, 2018

Since the start of the academic year, students arriving at school have only been let in through four doors due to security concerns. These doors are the main entrance, the auditorium entrance, the bubble entrance, and the athletic hallway. Each door has an administrator positioned at it to welcome students. “It has nothing to do with a lack of trust,” director of campus ministry Mr. Jeff Traylor said. ...

Athletes demonstrate grit

Athletes demonstrate grit

May 17, 2018

For the average high school senior, juggling athletics, schoolwork, extracurriculars, possibly jobs, along with college applications is exhausting. Adding a life threatening illness on top of all these struggles is something a typical high schooler cannot begin to fathom. However, for two seniors, this became a reality. Senior Shane Moylan battled and defeated a rare form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma...

Dancing for six straight hours

Dancing for six straight hours

April 23, 2018

On April 29, 2018, over 50 students will be dancing for six straight hours for those who cannot. This philanthropic event will be put on by South Deanery Dance Marathon (SDDM), which supports Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. This energetic experience which is FTK (for the kids) is a combination of dancing, games, snacks and crafts all rolled into one six hour service opportunit...

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.”...

Student advocates for education

Student advocates for education

April 3, 2018

Sophomore Paige Moore is a typical teenager. She’s involved in cross country and plenty of clubs, and she has homework on top of all her extracurriculars. Just like any other student, she’s missed school for doctor’s appointments, dentist visits and the occasional sick day; however, several weeks ago, Moore had a different excuse for skipping class: visiting the Indiana Statehouse. “Wh...

School safety walkout

School safety walkout

April 3, 2018

A small group of students huddled at the side of the school, shivering in the below freezing March air as senior Connor Mahern stood on a bench and delivered a speech. “We as young people won’t stand for our legislatures not representing their constituents’ right to peace of mind,” Mahern said in his speech. Mahern’s address voiced what some Americans, both young and old, are calling for...

Keeping cool as tests approach

Keeping cool as tests approach

April 3, 2018

Every spring, juniors prepare to take tests that they are told will determine their future. Stress runs rampant, numbers are crunched, practice tests are taken and all final preparations are made as students schedule tests at various testing centers. Yet a lot of the stress of taking the SAT and ACT can be avoided the earlier test preparation is started. “I’ve taken the ACT three times since se...

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