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3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis, Indiana

April 21, 2011

Volume 10:7

“Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation....� Mark 16:15


Testing integrity

Appalachia 2011


Employers issue drug tests to future employees

GOOD READS Widen your horizons by devouring this HFOHFWLFOLVWRIĂ€QH reads.


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FEATURES RETREAT The senior retreat experience is one of the most memorable of the high school journey. Several seniors share why others should also go. PG. 5


VWKHREYLRXVVLJQVRIVSULQJĂ€OOWKHDLUVWXGHQWVDUHHDJHUO\ anticipating summer vacation. For most, long days of leisure DUHDWLPHRIWKHSDVWVLQFHPDQ\VWXGHQWVZLOODWWHPSWWRĂ€QG summer employment. A neatly typed resume and application DORQJZLWKDSURIHVVLRQDORXWĂ€WDUHUHDG\WRJREXWRIWHQVWXGHQWV must also be ready for a drug screen. Many employers today are implementing a pre-employment drug screen to lesson the impact of drug abuse in the workplace. Tardiness, absenteeism, decreased productivity, attitude problems, and crime and violence are all consequences that have been associated with drug use. It’s not just employers who are screening for drugs. The consequence of a positive drug test at Roncalli always involve suspension with the possibility of expulsion. Testing positive also results in future random testing of that student. “Our hope is that students that are experimenting with drugs will seek out the SAP (Student Assistance Program),â€? assistant principal Mrs. Shellie Hartford The Student Assistance Program, also known as SAP, serves as a proactive approach to help students struggling in any area of their lives including drug use. This group is comprised of caring DGXOWVZKRDUHZLOOLQJWRZRUNZLWKVWXGHQWVH[SHULHQFLQJGLIĂ€FXOW\ and then assist them to move forward in a positive direction. Nationwide the problem of illegal drug use is not going away. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, almost 50 percent of 12th graders say they’ve used drugs at least once in their lifetime, and 18 percent report using marijuana in the last month. Staying drug-free will increase the likelihood of students landing that summer job. Most importantly, staying drug-free promotes a long healthy life. As one anti-drug slogan states, “Drugs destroy. They don’t employ.â€?


LEND A HELPING HAND: Senior Reis Pike and industrial technology teacher Joe Kappel work in Charleston, West Virginia, to build stairs into the side of a hill. Students volunteered at multiple sites to help those in need. Spending a week building, cleaning and completing repairs, students gained new experiences helping those of Charleston during the spring break Appalachia trip.

A role model for some, yet the cause of headaches for others. One ventures into the effects of this artist.

Preparing softball recruits


Lady Rebel softball players commit to college teams BY JESSIE DEAK

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Staff Writer



eciding on a college can be a tough call, but for senior Trista Cox and sophomore Kendra Lynch, it’s all figured out. Both girls have agreed to play NCAA Division 1 softball. Cox got an offer to play for the University of Louisville softball team and Lynch will play for North Carolina. Lynch is among just two area sophomores to have signed Division 1. “I am very excited. I feel relieved to be done so early. Hopefully this will help me relax and just play for three more seasons,� said Lynch. Excited about the prospect of go-� ing to Louisville, Cox still has ambitions for this year. “I am very excited to get to college and be a part of that team, but I have shorter term goals here at Ron-�

SENIOR BUCKET LIST 40 things you must to do in order to call yourself a Rebel.

FIELDING 101: Senior Trista Cox played shortstop at the Lawrence Central game. She plans to continue this position in college.

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calli first, and I’m excited to get this season rolling,� said Cox. Head Coach David Lauck said that it has been three great seasons of watching her work exceptionally well, and he is supportive of her moving to a higher level. “I was a small part in that process, but [I’m] glad to see that the hard work is paying off,� said Lauck. As a recruit, Cox said that preparing as soon as possible is the best way to be noticed by colleges. “The best advice someone being recruited can get is to start early and to really put yourself out there as much as possible. Be open to many options,� said Cox. Proving her talent to North Carolina, Lynch said that practicing for prospec-� tive coaches is one of the ways to be noticed. “Best thing to do is play in front of the coaches you are interested in. Devel-� oping a relationship with my coaches was very important for me,� said Lynch. Coaching Lynch for her first two seasons in high school, Lauck reveals that her dedication has helped her become the softball player she is today. “Kendra is a quiet leader and her performance is reflective of how she prepares,� said Lauck. Senior Andrea Rodriguez has also committed to play college softball. She will play third base for the Tigers of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: APRIL 21, 1828 Noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary.


april 21, 2011

Promises worth keeping Students share their beliefs on living a chaste lifestyle





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tudents in the junior and senior class volunteer their time, en“I continue to work in this ministry because of the teens and ergy and dedication to be peer mentors in the Promise to Keep \RXQJDGXOWV,FRQWLQXHWRPHHWHDFK\HDU6RPHRIWKHÀUVWSHHU Program, an abstinence-based peer mentoring program for the mentors in the program are about 32 or 33 years old. Seeing so Archdiocese of Indianapolis. many of them grow into awesome men and women of faith is an Roncalli students travel to south side deanery schools and pres- encouragement to me,” said Hendricks. ent information to sixth, seventh and eighth graders. The mentors Every year there is a luncheon for the seniors that are part of a speak to children on peer pressure, media, the consequences of Promise to Keep. This year the luncheon was held at the Assembly premarital sex, the inter-connectedness of drugs, alcohol and sexu- Hall in the Catholic Center. Karen and Jeff Saturday spoke about al activity, healthy dating and the importance of parenthood. their Christian beliefs and how they lived them. Each student has their own reason for joining. A Promise to Keep is for juniors and seniors only, but freshmen “I decided to join because when I was in middle school, I looked DQGVRSKRPRUHVPD\VWLOOUHÁHFWRQWKHYDOXHVLIWKH\DUHSODQQLQJ up to high school students, and I know it is a good way to help to be future mentors. middle schoolers,” said senior Sam Schabel. Junior Tyler Crouch gave a recommendation to future Promise Senior Elizabeth Coons joined because she hopes students will to Keep mentors: “You get a good feeling knowing that you could live out the promise in their own lives. “I have made the choice to have potentially changed a young person’s life.” follow the message of Promise to Keep in my own life and I believe Coons mentioned the importance of visiting grade schools. “It middle schoolers need positive mentors,” said Coons. is a great way to get out into the community and be with future high Others join because they want to be an example to younger chil- schoolers,” said Coons. dren and supply them with the right information. Senior Nick Jansen joined because it means a lot to him that kids are aware of what can happen if you have pre-marital sex. “I’m in Promise to Keep because I really like working with grade school kids and all of their drama. I wanted to show them that it’s cool to save sex for marriage,” said junior Juliana Schott. Roncalli is not the only high school that participates in this program. Six other high schools in Indianapolis participate in the program including Cathedral, Cardinal Ritter, Bishop Chatard, Brebeuf, Scecina and students from Greencastle high school. Around 470 high school students are peer mentors and 50 elementary schools participate in the program. PHOTO BY MICHELLE SCHULTZ Mrs. Margaret Hendricks has been in charge of the SATURDAYS: Some seniors attended a Promise to Keep luncheon at the Catholic Center, where they joined up with program for the Archdiocese many other schools that also participate in the program. Karen and Jeff Saturday spoke for the second time in two years. of Indianapolis for the past 15 years.

Publications receive state recognition Roncalli’s newspaper and yearbook are eligible for Hoosier Stars BY ALIX RICHARDSON Co- Editor in-Chief The Reveille, Roncalli’s yearbook received an excellent overall rating with special disRebel tinction in theme and concept as well as photography. All pages except underclass- ARCHBISHOP Quick BLESSES REVIEW men mugs are now in color. NEW CHAPEL Buechlein celebrates Staff members must have Mass with students and staff last week completed Journalism, or be A a current junior enrolled in a level III or IV English class. Students receive their books in the fall of the following year. Both publications submitted were submitted to the Indiana Area schools change schedules High School Press Associa- Move to balanced calendar possible near future tion and were critiqued before A a panel of judges. The staff members are striving to apply the recommendations to their @ publications in an effort to produce the best publication pos- ACCOLADES: The December issue of the Rebel Review and the yearbook, “True sible. Colors” are being acknowledged for being a finalist for the Hoosier Star Award.

Fr. Wilmoth received the Southside Catholic Business Professionals catholic educator of the year award.





he Roncalli Communications department was honored to receive recognition for its two publications. The Rebel Review newspaper received a “superior” overall rating with special distinction in content, coverage and editing. The publication is eligible to receive a Hoosier Star, a distinct honor given to the top newspapers in the state. Students write and edit stories as well as design pages for the publication. The newspaper is available to students and staff members eight times throughout the year. Students must take the course entitled Journalism as a prerequisite, or be a junior enrolled in a level III or IV English class.

Senior Matthew Blandford has earned the title of a 2011 Indiana Academic All Star by the Indianapolis Star.



Junior Rachael Redmond is another perfect Rebel. She scored a perfect 36 on the reading portion of the ACT.

Roncalli High school

3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis, Indiana

DECEMBER 17, 2010

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” Luke 2:14

Jimmy Baker



Theatre productions class performs Willy Wonka for South Deanery grade school students.

ALIX RICHARDSON Co-editor-in-chief

rchbishop Daniel Buechlein visited Roncalli’s Father Jim Wilmoth Chapel of the Sacred Heart last week. The leader of the Indianapolis Archdiocese celebrated Mass with students and staff in the school’s new chapel. Roncalli’s Chaplain, Father Jim Wilmoth, and Nativity’s pastor, Father Patrick Doyle concelebrated, while Saint Jude’s pastor Father Steve Banet was a member of the congregation. Archbishop Buechlein gave the homily at last Tuesday’s celebration, hitting on three key points that reflect the significant nature of the chapel: Jesus’ presence, its call to holiness, and the chapel’s a true symbolism of Roncalli. After Buechlein’s words to the congregation, Wilmoth blessed the stained glass windows, crucifix, and Holy water font with incense. President Joe Hollowell and principal Chuck Weisenbach then prepared the altar for the Consecration and blessing of it by the Archbishop. Students and faculty watched as the vision of having a chapel where students would gather had become a reality. A Corporal, candles, and Sacramentary served as the finishing touches to the fully-furnished chapel. After Communion, the iconic “Sanctuary” was sung by students and staff members. The celebration truly represented an accomplishment for the entire Roncalli community.

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A DEDICATION: Freshman Danielle Babb assists Archbishop Daniel Buechlein during the Chapel dedication.

Indiana weather has always been unpredictable, but this year seems to have surprised even experienced Hoosiers.


s some prominent schools in the area such as IPS turn to a balanced calendar, schools on a traditional schedule may begin taking a look at the benefits of changing. Next year IPS classes will run Aug. 8 through June 12 with two-week breaks in October, December and March, allowing eight weeks off for summer. The number of days required of students, 180 days, would not change. While Roncalli currently has no plans to change schedules, principal Chuck Weisenbach does think the concept is growing in popularity. “I do not believe RHS could make this change unless we had all or just about all of our feeder schools making the change as well. Otherwise, the impact on our families to have some schools on a traditional schedule and some on a balanced calendar schedule would not be good,” Weisenbach said. Weisenbach does expect balanced scheduling to stick around compared with other educational trends. “While block scheduling proved to be more of a fad as just about all schools using it have returned to the traditional eight period day, I do see the balanced calendar as a more stable concept and not so much a fad,” Weisenbach said. Warren Township Schools switched to a balanced schedule this year. Several other schools in the metro area are thinking about doing so too.

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Students say one positive aspect that comes from having year-round school is that spring break and fall break are much longer than usual. “A lot of moderate length breaks sounds better than one big summer break,” said junior Joe Perr. Another positive aspect of a balanced calendar is that it will prevent students from losing as much knowledge over the summer. “I think we will be more focused and ready to work,” said junior Erika Bridges. In addition, during the breaks, students who have fallen behind or need extra help can receive that additional lift to get them on their feet again. Social studies teacher Mr. Pat Crosley thinks that the good aspects of a balanced schedule outweigh the bad. “I would like to have two weeks off every quarter, that would be sweet,” said Crosley. The number one negative, students think, of a year round schedule is the shortened summer. With the traditional calendar students have a 60-day summer. With the balanced calendar it could be reduced by 30 days. Senior Brittny Williams is not in favor of the balanced schedule, but she does see why people would like it, “People do not want to be in a constant state of mind that they have to work, the break in the summer gives students peace of mind,” Williams said.

SPORTS ON DECK BOYS’ & GIRLS SWIMMING Co. Meet @Nat. - 12/17-12/18 GIRLS’ & BOYS BASKETBALL vs Brebeuf - 12/17 @ 6:00 p.m.

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Find answers to the classic question -- Is there a Santa Clause?

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: DECEMBER 17, 1992 "Christmas Carol" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 22 performances

Senior Seth Harmon received a perfect score on the National Treasury’s financial literacy and comprehension test PHOTOS BY LIFETOUCH





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April 21, 2011

Read all about it

Check out these new books for some spring reading opportunities


Staff Writers

The Gist:


Danger becomes nearly tangible in this fantastic and exciting read

What starts out as perfect ends in secrecy and danger

Defend the innocent, defend the guilty, what could be worse?

Nora never had love in mind, but after she is seated next to a mysterious and annoying boy in biology, she is thinking differently. She hears his voice when she is in trouble, he shows up when she is threatened and picks her up when she is stranded. Is he her own guardian angel?

&DVVLDKDVĂ€QDOO\EHFRPHPDWFKHG to her life long partner. Not only is she matched with her best friend Xander, she is also given the anomaly named Ky, someone that she has socialized with in the past. After being told that she must forget Ky, Cassia begins to fall in love with him. The question is, though, how long can their secret relationship last?

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400 pages, High School Student Reading Level

A new book simulating a Utopia that in turn creates a Dystopia. Love becomes a specimen and humans the host.

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The book addresses the rising interest in angels and their trips to earth.

Suspense around every turn of the page, Michael Connelly keeps the reader guessing until the last page and leaves one guessing for even more. Michael Haller is never safe as one probOHPLVĂ&#x20AC;[HGDQGDPXFK worse problem takes it place.

Michael Haller is a defense attorney that takes on many cases in defense of burglars, drug dealers and possession. On top of that, Mickey takes on a murder, a franchise case where he can stand to earn a lot of money, guilty or innocent. His search for innocence brings him face-to-face with an evil he has never faced before.

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Prom 2011: A Sweet Escape


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his yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prom was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweet Escapeâ&#x20AC;? from the dreariness of normal, everyday school life. Girls and guys alike showed off their dance moves in their ravishing dresses and tuxedos at the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum of Indianapolis. Juniors David Mappes and Katie Lynch were named king and queen and shared a dance for all to see. Every student in attendance brought home special memories that will last forever, whether they had a date or if they just went with a group of friends. The evening will be a night to remember for the members of the junior and senior classes.

MAKING AN ENTRANCE:Junior Josh Armentrout arrived at the Children's Museum with his date.

DOODLE FUN:Senior Jodi Gillum enjoyed sketching a fashion picture in the Barbie Exhibit.

SNACK ATTACK:Seniors Emma Schutte and Noah Borer treated themselves to the candy buffet.

CAROUSEL WISHES: Sophomore Brooke Lentz and Junior Kevin Roell made a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweet Escapeâ&#x20AC;? into the evening on the carousel.

STRIKE A POSE: Juniors Colleen Gaughan, Catherine Gaughan, and Katie Lynch struck fierce poses with their sunglasses, which were given out as party favors.

KING AND QUEEN: Juniors Katie Lynch and David Mappes were crowned Prom Queen and King. They danced to "Two is Better Than One", sung by Seniors Kristen Thomas and Cody Smith. PHOTO COURTESY OF PRESTIGE PORTRAITS

TAKE A SPIN: Juniors Mitch Kovalsky and Maryann Kirkhoff rode the carousel, which is located in the Carousel Wishes and Dreams exhibit.

A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Students made their way up the winding staircase into the upper levels of the museum, where the Barbie and Carousel exhibits were located.

A SWEET ESCAPE: Juniors Kylie Fitzsimmons and Damon Albertson danced and smiled with their friends as they enjoyed the night's music.


Promuccino idea wins prom competition

Senior Harrison Pogue took home free tickets for creative prom-asking BY PAULINE DEARING

Feature Writer


sing the Starbucks drive-thru window and the original idea of a promuccino, senior Harrison Pogue asked senior Rachel JanitzWREHKLVSURPGDWHDQGZRQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWHYHU prom competition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rachel is obsessed with Starbucks, so I knew I wanted to ask her there,â&#x20AC;? said Pogue. 6HWWLQJXSWKHVLWXDWLRQSURYHGWREHTXLWHDGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWWDVN3RJXHKDGWRWUDYHOWRPXOWLSOH 6WDUEXFNVDQGĂ&#x20AC;QGRQHWKDWZRXOGJLYHKLPSHUPLVVLRQWRZRUNWKHGULYHWKUXZLQGRZ â&#x20AC;&#x153;My mom ended up knowing someone who worked at the Starbucks on [State Road] 135, and they agreed to let me do it,â&#x20AC;? said Pogue. $IWHUORFDWLQJWKH6WDUEXFNV3RJXHKDGWRĂ&#x20AC;QGDZD\WRJHW-DQLW]WKHUH+HQRWLFHGWKHUH was a dress alteration place close by, so he asked junior Grace Weisenbach to encourage -DQLW]WRWDNHKHUWKHUH 2QWKHZD\-DQLW]ZDQWHGWRVWRSDWDGLIIHUHQW6WDUEXFNVEXW:HLVHQEDFKKDGWRFRQYLQFH KHUWRFRQWLQXHRQWRZDUGVWKH6WDUEXFNVZKHUH3RJXHZDV7KHWZRJLUOVĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\DUULYHGDWWKH Starbucks and pulled up to the drive-thru.





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Clear signs of school pride

April 21, 2011


Locker signs change the boring hallways into a miniature art museum BY MAX BROWNING Feature Editor


nlike most schools in the area, Roncalli not only allows, but encourages students to â&#x20AC;&#x153;sun VSODVKÂľWKHKDOOZD\VZLWKLQGLYLGXDOL]HGORFNHUVLJQVH[SUHVVLQJFRORUFKHHUDQGVFKRRO pride. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Locker signs show the love of the community and the spirit of the school and the closeness it has,â&#x20AC;? said senior Abbey Klaiber. :KLOHFHUWDLQJURXSVFUHDWHVLJQVIRUHDFKSDUWLFLSDWLQJPHPEHUVRPHSHRSOHPDNHWLPHLQ WKHLUFKDRWLFVFKHGXOHWRFUHDWHLQGLYLGXDOL]HGZRUNVRIDUWIRUDIULHQGŇ&#x2039;VORFNHU&RORUHGSDSHU markers and imagination are common tools for designing the most creative signs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I put inside jokes, quotes and write things on the sign that relate to what I like about the person,â&#x20AC;? said freshman Ali Rollins. Not technically falling under the category of a locker sign, the cheerleaders also create large posters placed throughout the hallways to further boost school morale. The signs help to keep students updated as to what sports teams are competing, as well as simply spread generic school pride messages.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;They give the school spirit, information and support every side of the school, not just the sports,â&#x20AC;? said Rollins. The vulnerability of these fragile masterpieces scare some students away from displaying their signs for others to see. One common strategy for preserving the signs is to conceal them RQWKHLQVLGHRIWKHORFNHUVRWKDWRWKHUVGRQRWWHDURUYDQGDOL]HWKHP â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel that vandalism is rude and should not be done. People put effort into making signs, and I like my locker to be decorated with my friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work and sports accomplishments,â&#x20AC;? said junior Ben McSwain. 6LPSOHORFNHUVLJQVDUHKHOGVHQWLPHQWDOO\E\VRPHVWXGHQWV:KHQWKHLUVLJQVJHWGLVWXUEHGRUWRUQGRZQVRPHVWUXJJOHWRĂ&#x20AC;QGWKHLUORFNHU7KHVDPHFRQIXVLRQFDQEHEURXJKW about when the surrounding lockers become covered by new art. ´,ZDVDEOHWRSRLQWRXWP\ORFNHUULJKWDZD\EHFDXVH,LGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;HGLWE\WKHVLJQVDQGZKHQ they were torn down, I had to actually know which number was mine,â&#x20AC;? said McSwain.

Can you match these signs with their owner?



Jimmy Baker


Brianne Chatham


Mark Johnson

Peri Barnhill

1. Peri Barnhill, 2. Mark Johnson, 3. Jimmy Baker, 4. Brianne Chatham

Top 10 reasons to go on retreat

Seniors give underclassmen encouragement to partake in long-standing tradition BY KELLY KERN Feature Editor


enior Retreat is a once in a lifetime experience that every Rebel should be able to take part in, but many are not sure if retreat is the right thing for them. Juniors who are debating whether or QRWWRJRRQVHQLRUUHWUHDWWKLVRQHVIRU\RX7KHJHQHURXVPHPEHUVRIWKHFODVVRIDUHJLYLQJVRPHRIWKHLUUHDVRQVWRJRRQWKHDPD]LQJRQFHLQDOLIHWLPHH[SHULHQFHWKDWLVVHQLRU retreat. In the coming weeks, Mr. Striby will be coming to religion classes with information about prices and dates.

1 2 3 4 5

 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being able to relax and talk about life.â&#x20AC;?


 â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ice cream! Oh, and you meet awesome people too!â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;You will feel more love than youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever felt before...EVER!â&#x20AC;?


â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives you a different perspective on some things and allows you to grow in your faith.â&#x20AC;?

-Doug King, retreat 5

-Eric Baron, retreat 2

â&#x20AC;&#x153;You are in on the secrets!â&#x20AC;? -Alexis Waugh, retreat 3

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change you as a person, but it makes you look at things differently.â&#x20AC;? -Haley Worden, retreat 4

â&#x20AC;&#x153;You meet so many new people that relate to you and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awesome getting to know classmates that you have never talked to before.â&#x20AC;? -Megan Allard, retreat 1

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-Taylor Shackleford, retreat 2

-Kelsey Harrington, retreat 3

 â&#x20AC;&#x153;The faith youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find it again.â&#x20AC;? -Sarah Gurnik, retreat 5

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Retreat is honestly the best thing Roncalli offers.â&#x20AC;? -Micky Matis, retreat 4

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Retreat gives you the time to forget about everything going on in the world and think about what you can do to improve your life and yourself.â&#x20AC;? -Nick Strange, retreat 5


April 21, 2011

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Our Opinion

PDA: Please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t act





words from

Pope John Roncalli

Public displays of affection - you see it everyday, right?


o picture this: itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7:27 and that couple right next to your locker has to get that last good morning kiss in, making it nearly impossible to get your books and make it to your class on time. Then before third period, you see another couple pointlessly holding hands, or better yet simply linking pinky Ă&#x20AC;QJHUVGXULQJWKHLUWZRPLQXWHZDONGRZQWKHKDOOZD\EHIRUH they split. Fifth and sixth period come along - now that other couple has to get their kiss in before lunch, thinking itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acceptable because there are only half as many people who can see them. One last time, before eighth (now this is the famous one), you see that lock of the eyes, that pin against the locker, that famous laugh, and that stroke of the hair, all leading up to... the peck on the cheek. Again, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ask: you do, in fact, see it every day, right? We know. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do something about it. Students donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see it, staff doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see it; therefore, please have the decency to take it outside of school...and even outside of the parking lot. The line is being crossed more and more, starting with the constant touching. The kissing tops everything off, creating irritation and annoyance to all of those around.

That poses the question of â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is acceptable then?â&#x20AC;? First start off by this - simply talking causes no harm, writing notes causes no harm, and a hug causes no harm. Anything more than that is game for crossing the line. What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting at is this: students need to convey to their peers that this behavior is not acceptable. There is a time and a place for everything; now isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the time, and school isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the place. Some teachers feel the same way regarding the situation. They think that school is a place to learn, not a place to show DIIHFWLRQWRWKHLUVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWRWKHU<HVVFKRROLVDSODFHWR grow socially in who we are as a person, but physical contact with another person is crossing the line. Students need to take action and show their peers such behavior is unacceptable. Teachers and administrators can cast light on the issue, but students are the only ones that can bring an end to it. Simply telling a locker buddy you feel uncomfortable with the way they show affection towards their VLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWRWKHUZLOOKHOSLPPHQVHO\ Everyone knows that underclassmen follow the examples of the upperclassmen. If older students lead by example, then younger ones will follow suit. Sometimes students think showing affection is a right of passage, when in reality this is far from the truth.

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."

Enough of Beiber Fever

Justin Bieber obsession floods the nation of Roncalli BY CAITLIN KENNEDY Editorial Writer


aby, baby, baby, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m an eenie, meenie, miney, mo, lover. I wanna be one less lonely girl who never says never. Now, let me tell you one time, I love you. Everyone knows these famous, catchy lines from the lyrics of the song, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eenie Meenieâ&#x20AC;? by Justin Drew Bieber. But, am I the only one sick of hearing Justin Bieber on the radio every time I get in the car and turn it on? I hope not. We have the Bieber lovers and the Bieber haters, but everyone knows the name of this teen pop sensation. Tweens and teens are his biggest fans. Sophomore Caity Ruhana and freshman Lucy McClernon are two Bieber fans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty obsessed. I have seen his movie three times, own all four of his CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, his book and posters of him are all over my room,â&#x20AC;? said Ruhana. One cannot deny that he is talented. Anyone would die for a voice like his. The catch is, his voice is changing. He once stated on Nightline that his voice is getting lower and deeper, and he will have to work with what he has. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His voice is like an angel,â&#x20AC;? said McClernon. But on the other hand, junior Joe Nagy isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as big of a fan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has a girl voice, and that is unnatural for a boy his age.â&#x20AC;? %LHEHUŇ&#x2039;VWUDGHPDUNLVWKDWORQJĂ RZ\ brown hair. There is now an actual name for the haircut, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Justin Bieber.â&#x20AC;? But,

now, he cut his long locks and has a more mature look. Nagy thinks girls love him so much because of his hair, which in some cases may be true. ´7KHZD\KHXVHGWRĂ LSLW>KDLU@7KDW was hot,â&#x20AC;? said Ruhana. How will a guy get a girlfriend anymore if a girl is looking for that Justin Bieber look? Impossible. So, here is some advice for the guys; grow your hair out, learn to play the guitar, speak French, keep a high GPA and learn to do the moonwalk. If you already can do all this, you have it made. Lucky you. Those are some great traits to inherit, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it is all of it. I would love a guy who could do all of the above but the perfect guy is not Justin Bieber. The 17-year-old Canadian has played hundreds of shows, been on multiple talk shows and award shows and has millions of hits on YouTube videos. He has to be one of the richest teen idols of the year. I honestly do not think he will ever get old. But, in all honesty, I wish the craze would end but in reality I know that it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. $QGKHUHLVDĂ&#x20AC;QDOSLHFHRIDGYLFHWRWKH girls: he will never know who you are even if you tweet him or write on his facebook wall, sorry.


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April 21, 2011

Spring Spotlight Spring athletes begin their seasons on a high note BY COLLIN Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;CONNOR AND JIMMY COOK

Sports Editors


eading off the list of spring sports is the baseball team, which enters the 2011 season with hopes of claiming a sectional title, after losing to Brebeuf in the championship game last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope to make at least to sectionals, if not go farther, and have a high team batting average. I think we have a shot to make it to the state championship this year,â&#x20AC;? said senior Alex Ritchie. PHOTO BY MICHELLE SCHULTZ The Rebels have registered PATIENTLY WAITING: Junior Nick Wright wins against Warren Central, awaits for the pitch. Bishop Chatard, Southport, and Franklin Central. Their next contest is this Saturday at the Franklin Central Invite. On the softball side of the diamonds, the Lady Rebels return 12 starters from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regional championship team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of our goals for this season is to take it one game at a time. Although we have many smaller goals, our ultimate goal is to take state,â&#x20AC;? said senior Melanie Keyler. Currently, the team boasts marquee victories over South Putnam, South Vermillion, Cardinal Ritter, and New Palestine. Up next the Lady Rebels will host the Whiteland Warriors on Monday night. In the tennis spectrum, the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; team looks to build from last season, having all but one varsity member returning from the 2010 team. The Lady Rebels will look for leadership and motivation from their four returning juniors and seniors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we come together as a team and push each other to our full potential, we should be able to accomplish our goal of winning regionals,â&#x20AC;? said junior Macey Speer. The Lady Rebels defeated Greenwood on the road last Wednesday, and faced Beech Grove and Scecina earlier this week. The team will hit the courts again on Monday at home against Ben Davis. The boys volleyball team began at the Cathedral tournament where they won three out of four games, including wins over Lawrence North, Columbia City and Trinity. From there, they defeated Chatard, Southport and others en route to a 10-1 start. Now, as they begin to gain recognition, LOCKED AND LOADED: they made ESPN Riseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fab 50 rankings Sophomore Kendra Lynch coming in at 33rd in the country. Carmel is tracks the ball and gets the only other team in the state of Indiana ready to swing. on the list at 29th.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was surprised to see how well ZH DUH GRLQJ EHFDXVH ZKHQ , Ă&#x20AC;UVW started three years ago boys volleyball was not as competitive and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to see how we have grown, not only as a sport but as a team. Our coaches are very proud, and they are determined to make us even better,â&#x20AC;? said senior Reis Pike. April though, will be the month where the schedule gets tough as the teams rolls into the post-season. They will face Center Grove, Carmel, Cathedral and Franklin who are all ranked in the top 10 in the state. As for the track team, they started off by advancing their girls 4x400 meter relay team, consisting of seniors PHOTO BY MICHELLE SCHULTZ Hannah Hartnett, Keagin Green and Hannah Hasty and sophomore SERVE IT UP: Senior Danny Elise Jahnke, to the Indoor State Battiato serves the ball against Lawrence North. Championship. Senior Julian Zunarelli and junior Will Schott also made headlines by going to the Indoor National Championships in New York for high jump. Now, they are tied for third in the state and 23rd in the country with jumps of 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The school record is 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;9â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. As a whole, the boys team won an indoor meet against Decatur and Whiteland and both the boys and girls came in second in the Archdiocesan Meet, only falling behind Chatard. Now, they are focusing on doing well in the big upcoming meets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The goal is to perform much better at the All Catholic Meet, County, and Sectionals,â&#x20AC;? said senior Jacob McElroy.      /DVW VHDVRQ ERWK WHDPV Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHG WKLUG LQ WKH$OO&DWKROLF0HHWEXWWKHER\VĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGMXVW HLJKWKLQFRXQW\ZLWKWKHJLUOVĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQJDWWK Also having early success with a third place Ă&#x20AC;QLVK LQ WKH &RORPEXV 1RUWK ,QYLWH WKH JROI team returns IHSAA State Finalist, senior Andrew Fogg and seniors Jackson Stevens, Micky Matis, Sam Orman and Brad Logsdon after losing three seniors from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team. 7KH\IROORZHGXSWKHWKLUGSODFHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKZLWK a win over Cathedral before losing to Brebeuf, Perry and Lawrence North. PHOTO BY JULIE ALBERTSON This year the golf team will be looking to win FINISH STRONG: the sectional championship and then advance Sophomore Alex to the state championship for the fourth straight Alfery competes in the season. Fogg also will be looking to repeat as 4x800 race. the individual sectional champion.

Club sports rise in popularity Lacrosse and rugby continue to become recognized BY PAULINE DEARING

Staff Writer



HUSTLE PLAY: Â Junior Chris Barrer goes after the ball against Westfield. The Rebels lost the game 60-5.

ith softball, baseball, tennis, track, volleyball and golf underway, two other spring sports sometimes get overlooked. Lacrosse and rugby are also sports played in the spring. However, they are actually not sports, but club teams. They are not sanctioned by the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) which means that students who do not attend Roncalli can become members of the teams. Rugby is typically known as an extremely physical sport with lots of tackling. There are 15 players per team with a front eight and a back seven. The ball can only be passed backwards, and to score a player must touch the ball to the ground of the end zone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rugby is a lot different than any other sport. Everyone has to know what they are doing and do the right things because one small mistake can mess everything up,â&#x20AC;? said junior Joe Penno. Penno believes that a lot of people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know about rugby because it was originally a European and African sport and America is often engrossed in its own sports. Nevertheless, he has high goals for his rugby team.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope our team can win sectionals and regionals and make it to state,â&#x20AC;? said Penno. Another club sport that can go unnoticed is lacrosse. A lacrosse team contains ten players and uses sticks with nets to pass the ball. There is hitting allowed, but a player may not hit another player in the head. To score, a player must throw the ball into the net and get past the goalie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The speed of lacrosse makes it interesting. You can go from offense to defense, score a goal, and get an assist in a split second. There is rarely time to rest,â&#x20AC;? said sophomore Keeler Jackson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lacrosse is entertaining to watch because it is the fastest sport on two feet,â&#x20AC;? adds sophomore Jason Elam. With 26 members on the team, lacrosse is starting to gain popularity. However, it still remains one of the more neglected sports. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lacrosse was started by Native Americans. No one wants to play a savage game,â&#x20AC;? said Jackson. Although neither lacrosse or rugby are very widely known sports, they continue to grow and gain new players.


Bracket Champ Sophomore Fred Dowell wins the 2011 Rebel Review Bracket Challenge BY COLLIN Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;CONNOR AND JIMMY COOK

Sports Editors

CHAMPION: Â Sophomore Fred Dowell poses with his winning bracket.


or the 2011 Rebel Review Bracket Challenge, sophomore Fred Dowell correctly picked Connecticut and registered a winning score of 239 points, despite only having one FRUUHFW Ă&#x20AC;QDO IRXU WHDP DQG OHDYLQJ %XWOHU RXWLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWURXQG Selecting Connecticut set Dowell nine points ahead of freshman Julius Hain, who had Butler winning the entire tournament. Finishing in third was freshman Abbey Skrzypczak ZKR Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHG ZLWK  SRLQWV by also selecting the Huskies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Connecticut won the Big East tournament, so I thought they would be hot going into the tournament,â&#x20AC;? said Dowell. However, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner needed some luck to come out on top of the challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I thought a game could be a possible upset, Mr. Niewedde used the app on KLVSKRQHWRĂ LSDFRLQHLWKHUZD\ÂľKHVDLG -XOLXV+DLQWKHVHFRQGSODFHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHUKDG the lead going into the championship, after correctly picking upsets like Moorehead State, Gonzaga and Richmond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do any research, just went with my gut feeling,â&#x20AC;? said Hain. Hain was also one of the few people to pick Butler to make it all the way to the Final Four and championship game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have Butler going all the way every year and that has worked out for me twice now. With that said, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a huge Butler fan,â&#x20AC;? said Hain. Of the 170 brackets submitted, only two other students sent Butler to the National Championship game, while 83 percent of the brackets had the Bulldogs losing to Pittsburgh in the second round.

BY THE NUMBERS 83%- Had Butler losing in the second round or earlier.

10- Brackets with Butler in the Final Four.

8- Brackets with Connecticut as National Champion.

0- Perfect Brackets after Day 1.

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BUCKET LIST 40 things to do before you graduate BY ADAIR DORSETT, GABI KOENIG, and KENZIE NICKELL Staff Editors

A bucket list is usuallly a list of things an individual wants to accomplish before their death; however, this bucket list created by Roncalli seniors is a little different. It contains 40 tasks that the seQLRUVIHHOVKRXOGEHDFFRPSOLVKHGEHIRUHJUDGXDWLQJIURP5RQFDOOL7KHVHWDVNVKDYHEHHQFDWHJRUL]HGDVHDV\PHGLXPDQGGLIÃ&#x20AC;FXOWIRU5HEHOVWRFRPSOHWH*RRGOXFNFKHFNLQJWKHPRII


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