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New team takes to the field

New team takes to the field

April 3, 2018

The girls' lacrosse team is new to the Roncalli athletic fields this year, led by head coach Bill Niezgodski. He has been involved with the Roncalli boys lacrosse team for five years as his son was a member of the team. “I was one of the founding members of the Junior Rebel Lacrosse organization, the feeder system to Roncalli Lacrosse,” Niezgodski said. “I have [also] been coaching a 5th-8th bo...

Mental health initiative

Mental health initiative

April 3, 2018

The Inspiring Change program has made people laugh, breathe deeper, meditate and be happier within in the school environment. e program took place during a six week period from English department co-chair Mrs. Kim Striby and Roncalli social worker Ms. Kelley Fisher put a lot of thought into the program “ e SAP group always wants to address mental health in school, [so] wanted to co...

A change in spirit

A change in spirit

February 26, 2018

For years, Roncalli has been a southside staple for school spirit. And, by and large, it still is. At times it can seem like the school is losing momentum in spirit, but the truth is that it is simply evolving. That said, one cannot deny that participation is down in nearly all school events. The speech team, for instance, came into the 2017-18 school year with three state placements under its bel...

Rebel Rhapsody brings taste of Italy to stage

Rebel Rhapsody brings taste of Italy to stage

February 26, 2018

Senior and male dance captain Alex Woods stands backstage dressed in his grey suit as people around him rush to get in position. Then, choir director Mr. Joey Newton gives the cue and the Rebel Rhapsody show choir enters the spotlight. The bright red dresses and song selection, including “Mamma Mia” by ABBA and “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel, hint at the theme for this yea...

Reuter’s Return to Mardi Gras

Reuter’s Return to Mardi Gras

February 23, 2018

  After her first 18 years of life being in the party-filled streets of New Orleans, religion teacher and pro-life club leader Ms. Caroline Reuter came to Indiana to fulfill her college days at the University of Notre Dame. She has returned since then, but, surprisingly, has never visited during Mardi Gras. However, this year will mark her return after seven years with no true Mardi Gras c...

Ladies, get excited for Sadie’s

Ladies, get excited for Sadie’s

February 23, 2018

As school dances approach, immense pressure is put on males to plan elaborate proposals. Because of gender roles, having a girl ask a guy to a school dance is rare. Sadie Hawkins, a girls-ask-guys dance, is meant to empower women and break the social norms that are present in today’s society.In 1934, comic artist Al Capp introduced the character Sadie Hawkins in his strip Li’l Abner. Sadie, a woma...

Working as a team

Working as a team

February 22, 2018

Having a team heavy with seniors, the Rebel gymnasts have no trouble finding leadership. The strong leadership by the seniors has proved to pay off, earning the Lady Rebels two first places already against Martinsville, Morristown and Shelbyville and second place at their last three meets against Columbus East, Noblesville, Scecina and New Palestine. “I try to show leadership by giving some o...

Additions to coaching staff

Additions to coaching staff

February 21, 2018

The boys’ swim team saw a lot of changes coming into this season. After head coach Ed Merkling left at the end of last year, the team got a whole new spread of coaches. Roncalli alum Curtis Cox filled the position of head coach after coaching the Decatur Central team for two years. Fellow alums Allison Ray and Rachel Redmond came back to Roncalli as assistant and JV coaches. The only returning co...

Hansen State Runner Up

Hansen State Runner Up

February 20, 2018

Last year, only two Rebel Wrestlers walked into Bankers Life Fieldhouse to wrestle. This year, four did, each placing among the top wrestlers in the state. History was made as all four wrestlers qualified for the state competition, ready to begin their fight to the top of the podium. “When you expect greatness, it leads you to work hard, and when you work hard, you can expect greatness,” sen...

Sophomore wrestler remains undefeated

Sophomore wrestler remains undefeated

January 29, 2018

Last year, Brayden Lowery raised eyebrows at Perry Meridian starting varsity as a freshman for the wrestling team. He placed third in the state in the 106 weight class. This year, he’s at Roncalli. “I decided to switch [to Roncalli] so I could be in a more faith-based environment where I could excel academically,” Lowery said. Lowery has been wrestling off and on since he was three ...

Looking at life through the lens

Looking at life through the lens

January 24, 2018

Many famous YouTubers have their names plastered all over social media, from Shane Dawson to Liza Koshy, and these rising stars are influencing aspiring filmmakers to create videos. Inspired by the videos of Mikey Murphy and Julien Solomita, sophomore Angie Snow decided to go after her passion for film and start a channel of her own. Though she began releasing videos in 2016, Snow’s love for the ...

Competitive, stress-free sports

Competitive, stress-free sports

January 23, 2018

Rivalries sweep the hallways, friends turn against friends, trash talking for days, and the root of all of this is CYO basketball. Many Roncalli students take part in this extracurricular activity that has grown to be immensely popular over the years. Rebels are part of teams from different parishes around the archdiocese and compete for glory. This league gives players something to do outside of school with...

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