HALLOWEEN THROWBACK PG.5
SPORTS UPDATE PG.7
Rebel Roncalli High school
3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis, Indiana
October 27, 2010
â€œGo into all the world and preach the good news to all creation....â€? Mark 16:15
Taking on Rachelâ€™s Challenge The first life taken in the Columbine shooting touches the hearts of students
BY ADAIR DORSETT News Editor
BAND NEWS The marching band wins gold at the VWDWHZLGH,660$ competition as students prepare for Sacred Sounds performance.
FEATURES FLASH BACK Grandparents recall their times as high school students as compared to the students of Roncalli today.
hy Rachel Joy Scott? How could such an ambitious, compassionate 17-year-old girl be killed for no reason? The chances of being killed at school are so slim that it almost seems impossible. We never know what can happen, but most people wake up without fearing death, without thinking there is a chance today will be their last. 5DFKHO6FRWWZDVWKHĂ€UVWVWXGHQWNLOOHGDWWKH&ROXPELQH +LJK6FKRROVKRRWLQJLQ&RORUDGRRQ$SULO Seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold plotted one RIWKHZRUVWVFKRROVKRRWLQJVLQ$PHULFDQ KLVWRU\NLOOLQJVWXGHQWVRQHWHDFKHU DQGLQMXULQJPRUHWKDQRWKHUV+DUULV and Klebold were consumed with KDWUHGĂ€QGLQJWKHPVHOYHVRQWKH IULQJHVRIWKHRXWFDVWFOLTXH$IWHU WKH\IHOWWKDWWKH\KDGĂ€QDOO\UHWDOLDWHG like they had hoped, they killed themselves. (YHQWKRXJKWKHLUĂ€UVWYLFWLP5DFKHO Scott, is gone, her message has impacted millions. She worked intensely on one thing in particular: starting a chain reaction of compassion, which she believed to be the greatest form of love humans have to offer. She wrote an essay titled, â€œMy Ethics, 0\&RGHVRI/LIHÂľVXPPLQJXSWKHLPSRUWDQFHRI honesty, trust, and realizing the beauty in everyone. Roncalli brought Rachelâ€™s simple yet elaborate message to students at
an all-school assembly on October 18. Students were challenged to ask themselves how they treat those around them. Do they stop and think before they judge, give people a chance and refuse to shun them? Senior Kristen Thomas was able to emotionally connect to the message Rachel had to offer. Â´:HWDNHHYHU\GD\IRUJUDQWHGDQGŇŠ5DFKHOŇ‹V&KDOOHQJHŇ‹ opened my eyes and heart to strive to be a better person, to reach out to those who are calling out for help, and to love ZLWKDOORIP\KHDUWPLQGDQGVRXOÂľVDLG7KRPDV 7KHSXUSRVHRIÂ´5DFKHOŇ‹V&KDOOHQJHÂľLVWRKHOSVWXGHQWVSD\ compassion forward and treat others with respect, even WKRXJKWKLVLVGLIĂ€FXOWWRGRVRPHWLPHV Sophomore Robbie Prather, who is new to Roncalli this year, was able to feel the effects of â€œRachelâ€™s &KDOOHQJHÂľĂ€UVWKDQG Â´,WKRXJKWŇŠ5DFKHOŇ‹V&KDOOHQJHŇ‹UHDOO\KHOSHGHPSKDVL]HZHOFRPLQJ qualities. Knowing how it feels to be a new student myself, I believe welcoming qualities are crucial for any school to have so they can make new students become acquainted with new surroundings. â€˜Rachelâ€™s &KDOOHQJHŇ‹ZDVYHU\PRYLQJDQGLQĂ XHQWLDOWRPHDQG,EHOLHYHDOORI 5RQFDOOL+LJK6FKRROÂľVDLG3UDWKHU Junior Jordan Donica gained insight from Mondayâ€™s presentation. â€œThe program showed me that one nice comment can start a chain reaction from one person to another; a nice comment can also help RWKHUVYLHZ\RXLQDSRVLWLYHOLJKWÂľVDLG'RQLFD Take a minute to stop and think, to evaluate your actions and realize that there is more to life than what meets the eye.
KEEP THAT REBEL SPIRIT UP The halls exploded with enthusiasm during this yearâ€™s spirit week BY KAELIN DUGAN Staff Writer
LOCKING LOCKERS Discover how many students share frustrations when it comes to having their locker locked. PG. 6
INJURED ATHLETES $OWKRXJKLQMXULHV seem prevalent this fall sports season, athletes are determined to stay positive. PG.7
WEATHER High: 72 F Low: 50 F
he student body and staff reached an alltime high in participation during Spirit Week On Monday, Rebels rolled out of bed and came to school in their favorite pajamas. Tuesday inspired Hawaiian dress. On Wednesday students asked what the heck are you wearing? Thursday made time warp as students ZHQWEDFNWRWKHV VVDQGVGUHVV and the week wrapped up with annual red, white and blue day Friday. That evening students and parents gathered at the stadium to watch all the homecoming festivities. Senior Kelsey Harrington was crowned Homecoming Queen. $GGLWLRQDOO\WKH juniors won the float challange, and the seniors were awarded the coveted spirit stick. The week concluded with senior Micky Matis wining Homecoming King at the dance.
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PHOTO BY JULIE ALBERTSON
FLASH BACK: Sophmores show off their 1970â€™s float at the Homecoming game.
PHOTO BY JULIE ALBERTSON
DANCING QUEEN: Homecoming Queen Kelsey Harrington wears a smile as she wins the title.
PHOTO BY JESSIE DEAK
INFAMOUS SQUIRRELS: Seniors Micky Matis and Zach Buckel are ready for bed on â€œCome As You Are Day.â€?
PHOTO BY CAITLIN KENNEDY
FRESHMEN SPIRIT: Cole Walters, Cody DeLong and Courtland Smock show their cheerleading spirit.
PHOTO BY CAITLIN KENNEDY
PUMP THAT SPIRIT UP: The junior class goes wild at the exciting pep session durring spirit week.
SPORTS ON DECK GIRLSâ€™ VOLLEYBALL: @ HOWELL-10/23 @ 11:00 am BOYSâ€™ SOCCER: @ North Central - 10/23 @ 12:00
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: OCTOBER 27, 1961 NASA launches the first Saturn 1 rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
October 27, 2010
Playing to the beat of Billy Joel Marching band and jazz band unite under the Roncalli beat BY ZACH TODD Fine Arts Editor
PHOTO BY JESSICA DEAK
LAYING DOWN THE BEAT: Senior Matthew Blandford conducts the marching band during a halftime performance. Blandford is a conductor along with junior Bryan Rainey.
azz band and marching bandâ€™s hard work is almost over, but they are still practicing the nights away. After winning gold, the marching band is still working hard for the future performances. If any students are looking like zombies, it is not because they are staying up late studying, it is because they PD\EHEXUQLQJWKHPLGQLJKWRLOSUDFWLFLQJGLIĂ€FXOWVRQJV There are two main bands causing this musical upsurge, the marching band and the jazz band. Everyone knows the marching band, which is the band at some sporting HYHQWV7KH\SOD\VRQJVLQWKHVWDQGVDQGPDUFKRQWRWKHĂ€HOGDWKDOIWLPHLQD VSHFLĂ€FRUGHU%XWWKLVLVQRWLPSURYLVDWLRQ7KHPDUFKLQJEDQGLVRXWSUDFWLFLQJ HYHU\GD\PRVWLQĂ€UVWSHULRGEDQGFODVVIRUVXFKRFFDVLRQV,IRQHZHUHWRFDUH WRZLSHWKHVOHHSRXWRIWKHLUH\HVDQGWXUQWRZDUGVWKHIRRWEDOOĂ€HOGWKH\ZRXOG see the band members gathering inside the stadium to practice their routines. It is not just football games and pep sessions for the marching band. They participated in an Indiana State School Music Association, ISSMA, and the Festival Marching Band Competition on October 9th, a state wide competition for all marching bands to compete to see who is the best of the best. Soon after, they played in the Sacred Sounds concert. It was composed of all band members of the marching and jazz bands as well as the many choirs that DUHSDUWRIWKHĂ€QHDUWVSURJUDP As marching band fades, jazz band will take its place. Bebop and blues are the key to every song. Many can equate jazz with big names like Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and more recently Michael BublĂŠ. This yearâ€™s jazz band, has few new members. â€œOf all the members, itâ€™s kind of disappointing that we have hardly any new people,â€? said senior Joey Davis-D]]EDQGZDVRQFHWKHPRVWFRPSHWLWLYHDXGLWLRQLQWKHĂ€QHDUWVQRZ there are hardly any new members attempting to try out. Senior Christian Powers explains why jazz band is not as popular as it RQFH ZDV Â´6WXGHQWV QRZDGD\V DUH IRFXVHG RQ MXVW Ă€QLVKLQJ HDFK GD\ DQG hurrying home as soon as classes end,â€? Powers said. â€œNew clubs are growing in popularity distracting attention that would originally be directed towards jazz band.â€? Although the jazz band is short on new members, experienced members Ă€OOWKHLQWHUVWLFH The experienced jazz band is now ready for the new year since the auditions are over, practice can begin. â€œIâ€™m really excited,â€? said Davis. â€œIts going to be a lot of fun!â€? One can spot a jazz member in the middle of a crowd. If not, look for a VZDQNIHGRUDDEOHHGLQJSXUSOHEXWWRQGRZQDQGWKHDOOLPSRUWDQWPHWDOFKDLQ the uniform of a jazz musician. If someone is curious enough to look around in the Auditorium lobby, there is a rather large poster, Fat Head if you will, of a musician and his saxophone. His name is Christian Powers, a senior jazz musician. Both bands, marching and jazz, are ready for the upcoming events that will put their time and talent to the test.
PHOTO BY JESSICA DEAK
THE TUBAMAN: Junior Ben Pfahl is the only tuba player on the marching band. He and fellow band members march to the beats of Billy Joel during halftime.
Lady Rebels come home in third Roncalli girlsâ€™ golf never left headlines this season
BY KAELIN DUGAN Sports Writer
REBELS ON PAR: (L to R) Back Row: Coach Bryan Hendricks; Second Row: Mrs. Toner, Catherine Gaughan, Jamie Caylor, Coleen Gaughan, assistant coach John Davis; First Row: Abbey Gleixner, Julie Traina, and Anna Gleixner. The girlsâ€™ varsity golf team took third at state this season.
fter an impressive season as Indianaâ€™s top-ranked team, the girls golf team came in third in the state championship. The Lady Rebels walked away with 19 wins, as well as sectional and regional WLWOHV EHIRUH Ă€QLVKLQJ KLJKHU than any other team in school history. â€œThe ranking doesnâ€™t mean anything. Itâ€™s nice to be number one, but the only thing that really matters is making it to state. Anyone can take the title,â€? said junior Catherine Gaughan. The expectations for next year are high. However, senior Jamie Caylor will be graduating this year. Caylor made the All-State Team for the second season in a row and intends to play for the
University of Kansas next year. â€œPlaying high school golf as a Rebel really changed me as a player and individual, so it will be sad leaving school knowing I will never play for Roncalli again. But then again, it has prepared me for the future ahead of me and I am very excited to graduate,â€? Caylor said. Caylor and her teammates worked hard all season to accomplish team and individual goals. Although they did not take home the state title, the results were a huge accomplishment. â€œI still look at us as champions even though we did not earn the title at the end of the season,â€? Caylor said.
October 27, 2010
Going old school
Roncalli changed names, rules and traditions over the years By Max Browning Feature Writer
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RONCALLI TODAY: Students in Mr. Eddie Kellerâ€™s economics class participate in a mock debate.
WARREN SCHALK Random Rebel
JIMMY HENKE Warrenâ€™s Friend
MS. PEACH Band Instructor
1. What is your favorite kind of music?
2. What is your favorite Roncalli lunch?
Country Fried Steak
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Near the Ocean
5. What is your favorite food? 6. Where do you want to live when you are older?
October 27, 2010
4 Features Whereâ€™s the Spook?
Where are the best Haunted Houses nearby? Find out here by Caitlin Kennedy Staff Writer
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Asylum â€œThis haunted experience seemed like a reality! It was such an adrenaline rush!â€? -Zach Burns
Indy Scream Park â€œIt had a 3-D haunted attraction. that;s what set it apart from all the others. THe pitch black attraction was the scariestâ€? -Nathan Gann
Necropolis â€œIt was pretty expensive, but there were three attractin. They were all indoors and one had scary clowns that made me jump!â€? -Christina Miller
Hanna Haunted Acres â€œThe corn maze and Phantazamagoria was pretty scary!â€? -Lucy McClernon
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Guess who these Rebels are! Answers are on the bottom of the page
Rebel Throwback RevIew I
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Pope John Roncalli
Is it worth it?
Tuition may be costly, but success is guaranteed
Pope John Roncalli personified Christ through his many traits. He used this monthâ€™s trait of â€œhumblenessâ€? to send powerful messages to all. He teaches us to live humbly by realizing our purpose in life.
â€œThe feelings of my smallness and nothingness always kept me good company.â€?
rincipal Mr. Chuck Weisenbach posed a simple question to the student body at the opening school assembly. Is LWZRUWKLW",VD5RQFDOOLHGXFDWLRQZRUWKWKHVDFULĂ€FH"7KH same question was then brought up to students, staff members and parents at the school Liturgy. 0DQ\IDPLOLHVPDNHVXEVWDQWLDOVDFULĂ€FHVLQRUGHUWRPDNH certain their child receives a Roncalli education. With tuition being approximately $7,000 a year, parents and students alike must think it is â€œworth itâ€?. (YHU\PRQWKWKH)DPLO\5RRPLVĂ€OOHGZLWKDQWLFLSDWLRQWR start a celebration not many other schools can have -- Liturgy. During this time, the community comes together for the purpose of worship and thanksgiving for all God has bestowed upon us. While some may simply like attending Mass for the purpose of getting out of class, many truly do engage in celebration of Godâ€™s love. If there is one thing a prospective student should attend before making their decision as to whether or not they are going to enroll, they should sit in on a pep session. These rallies radiate the spirit and enthusiasm RHS students have to offer. A true testament to the success of a school is the studentsâ€™ willingness to unite for the purpose of fostering school spirit. With the main purpose of school being the academic aspect and the school motto being, â€œThe Life Prep Schoolâ€?, students Ă€QGWKHPVHOYHVEHLQJFKDOOHQJHGGDLO\WRDGHTXDWHO\SUHSDUH
themselves to face the next level of education. Teachers go above and beyond their call of duty to insure students get the best quality of education. Some teachers at Roncalli even give their home phone number to students on their syllabus in case they can be of help after the school hours are over. This act in and of itself shows the dedication faculty and staff members show toward the betterment of the school as a whole. Since incoming freshman have the option of attending a multitude of school, Roncalli must give every effort to make the school be the place many families feel is right for them. In an effort to do this, numerous events such as shadow days, RSHQKRXVHV4XHVWIRU([FHOOHQFHDQGVSRUWVDQGĂ€QHDUW camps are put on throughout the school year by students and faculty members. Many current students can remember when they came for their grade school shadow day or participated in Quest for Excellence. Because of this, students are generous in responses to the administrationâ€™s calls for students to get involved in such activities. Not every school would have such an abundance of responses when it comes to promoting their own school to potential students. Again, this is a true testament to the value of a Roncalli education. Even though the cost of a Catholic education may be high, parents and students alike both feel Roncalli is the best place to learn to be a Catholic contributing member of society. Not only does the education received prepare students for the next academic level, but most importantly for life.
Stopping the locking
Delving deeper into the issues and excuses behind locking lockers
alking down the hallway, one can easily surveyed admitted locking someone elseâ€™s locker open almost any locker in the school. A at least once in their high school career. Ironically visitor to Roncalli may wonder why this is the enough, these same students answered that their case; however, students and alumni know the locker has been locked before too, which frustrated reason well. them. They then continued the cycle of locking Lockers remain set on the last digit of the lockers in a retribution-like manner. combination, causing the locker to never actuClearly, no one enjoys having their locker locked ally lock. Students prefer to leave their lockers E\VRPHRQHHOVH6WXGHQWVFRQĂ€UPWKDWWKH\Ă€QG unlocked because it is easier to get their books, LWIUXVWUDWLQJDQGGHĂ€QLWHO\DFRPSOLFDWLRQLQWKHLU and they do not have to risk being late to class. daily school routine. Despite this, the shortcut has an obvious downThere is no fail-proof solution to stop unkind side that has long been an issue: individuals people from locking lockers; there are only suggeslocking these pre-set lockers out of malice. tions. These suggestions depend on the students As many students will attest, discovering themselves. No one else can make the change but Opinion Editor their locker has been locked by someone else them. is a huge dilemma. Not only do they have to wrack their brain One solution makes a demand of all Roncalli students. to recall the combination, but they also have to do it quickly The change can start here. Everyone needs to call out those so they wonâ€™t be late to class. If the student cannot rememlocking lockers. It is the studentsâ€™ duty to stick up for each EHUKLVRUKHUFRPELQDWLRQWKHQWKH\KDYHWRJRWRWKHRIĂ€FH other. Donâ€™t let people get away with locking othersâ€™ lockers. to politely ask for it. Finding oneâ€™s locker locked is simply a The other solution begins with the â€˜locker lockersâ€™ thembad experience that most students do go through. selves. Locking lockers is juvenile and immature, not to menIn fact, by senior year, 97 percent of seniors have had tion there really is no point. Think about it. Many students their locker locked by someone else according to a Rebel say it is â€œfun,â€? they enjoy â€œbeing intimidating,â€? or they do it Review survey of 100 Roncalli freshman and seniors. because they can â€œget back at someone.â€? There are a variety of opinions as to why people lock lockLocking someoneâ€™s locker is fun because... there is a joy ers such as â€œannoying someone,â€? â€œmessing with peopleâ€? or in hassling someone? Locking someoneâ€™s locker is intimidatâ€œnot liking the person.â€? LQJEHFDXVHWKH\GHĂ€QLWHO\NQRZH[DFWO\ZKRLWZDV" 2QWKHĂ LSVLGHRIWKLVLVVXHSHUFHQWRIVWXGHQWV
Locking lockers is cowardly; itâ€™s indirectly hassling another without ever owning up to oneâ€™s actions. An annoying act committed by a handful of students, there honestly is no good reason to engage in this deed. Roncalli can make a change now. Remember the Golden 5XOHĂ€UVWOHDUQHGLQNLQGHUJDUWHQÂ´WUHDWRWKHUVDV\RXZRXOG like to be treated.â€?
BY GABI KOENIG
ILLUSTRATION BY TAYLOR CALHOUN
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October 27, 2010
Rebel faces of fall
As the fall sports season comes to a close, athletes recall many trials and triumphs By Collin Oâ€™Connor and James Cook Sports Editors
PHOTO BY GRACE ALFERY
DOWN THE STRETCH: Â Senior Seth Harmon,Nick Ader and Daniel Buergler run to the finish at Warren Central.
$IWHUEHLQJUDQNHGDPRQJWKHWRSWHDPV LQFODVV$UDQNLQJVDWWKHEHJLQQLQJRIWKH season, the Lady Rebels have proven they can live up to the expectations that were put in front of them. 'HVSLWHWKHGHSDUWXUHRIĂ€YHVHQLRUVWKH SOD\HUVVWHSSHGXSRQDOOF\OLQGHUVŇŠŇŠ,WKLQN RXUVHQLRUVKDYHWDNHQWKHUHVSRQVLELOLW\RI leading the team very well, and the young members have stepped up and helped out WUHPHQGRXVO\ÂľVDLGVHQLRUHannah Hartnett. Losing only four contests this season,(two of which were to rival Brebeuf) the Rebels are FXUUHQWO\UDQNHGQGLQWKH6WDWH&RDFKHV 3ROO7KH\WDNHDUHFRUGLQWRVWDWH tournament play.
Boysâ€™ Cross Country The Boys Cross Country team is rounding out a successful season. The WHDPŇ‹VWULXPSKVFRQWLQXHGDVWKH\DGYDQFHG their way to regionals at Rushville. Led by sophomore Daniel Buergler, they UHOLHGRQDVWURQJYDUVLW\SDFNWKURXJKRXW WKHVHDVRQ%HKLQGKLPVL[UXQQHUVPDNH XSWKHWHDPŇ‹VFRUHVHQLRUSeth Harmon, juniors Nick Ader, Ben Susemichel, Blake Jahnke, and Kevin Schoettle, and sophomore Alex Alfery. 7KLVVHDVRQDOVRKDGDQXPEHURIEUHDN out runners. Freshmen Walter Dearing and Joey RayERWKEURNHPLQXWHVDQGZHUH on the sectional varsity roster.
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UNDERDOGS VICTORIOUS: The boysâ€™ soccer team took home the regional championship. The team made its third semi-state apperance in four years last weekend.
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KEEPING THE PACE: Â Senior Keagin Green competes at Sectionals.
Girlsâ€™ Cross Country Returning six of the seven runners from ODVW\HDUŇ‹VYDUVLW\WHDPWKHJLUOVŇ‹FURVV country team turned in a solid performance throughout its season. Led by sophomore Abby Pongracz, the IURQWSDFNFDUULHGWKLVWHDPWRWKHVXFFHVV they enjoyed. They consist of seniors Keagin Green and Sara Foresman, and juniors Kaitie Schultheis and Cassie Schultheis. They failed to reach their fourth-straight semi-state appearance, but still managed a successful season.
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Rising above injury
Athletes remain optimistic despite season-ending injuries By Pauline Dearing Sports Writer
xperiencing a traumatic injury is never easy, but when athletes are able to overcome those injuries and remain positive, true sportsmanship and integrity come to light. Having had seven concussions in the past three years, senior Shelby Nolot is no stranger to injuries. She was a goalie for most of her high school soccer career, but after having numerous concussions, her coach decided it was best for her to play another position. +RZHYHUZKLOHSOD\LQJDĂ€HOGSRVLWLRQ1RORWWRRNDQHObow to the temple, leading to yet another concussion and an unfortunate ending to her soccer life. With so many FRQFXVVLRQVGRFWRUVWROG1RORWWKDWVKHVKRXOGQRWSOD\ VRFFHUDQ\ORQJHUEHFDXVHRIWKHULVNRIDQRWKHUFRQFXVsion that could cause permanent damage. 'HVSLWHEHLQJRQWKHVLGHOLQHV1RORWPDLQWDLQVDSRVLtive attitude. â€œI stay positive because my team gives everything PHOTO BY KRISTEN WEST WKH\KDYHDQGZRUNVKDUGDOOWKHWLPHÂľ1RORWVDLG6KH had high expectations for her teammates and is proud of all DOWN BUT NOT OUT: Â Senior Shelby Nolot (left) continues to encourage her teammates from the sidelines.
WKHLUKDUGZRUNWKURXJKRXWWKHVHDVRQ'HDOLQJZLWKKHULQMXULHVKDV QRWEHHQDQHDV\WDVNWRHQGXUHEXW1RORWNHHSVKHUKHDGXSDQG FRQWLQXHVWRĂ€QGPRWLYDWLRQ Â´,ZDQWWRJRLQWRQXUVLQJDQGZRUNZLWKNLGVZKRFDQŇ‹WSOD\ VSRUWVÂľVDLG1RORW Another athlete who has experienced a tough injury is senior Stevie Humes. The cross country runner has a stress fracture of the IHPXUDQGLVXQDEOHWRUXQIRUWKHUHPDLQGHURIWKHVHDVRQ1HYHUtheless, Humes, a team captain, continues to stay involved. Â´,WU\WRFULWLTXHWKHUXQQHUVDQGORRNPRUHFORVHO\DWWKHPÂľVDLG +XPHV/LNH1RORW+XPHVUHPDLQVKRSHIXODQGKHLVVWLOOORRNLQJ IRUZDUGWRKLVXSFRPLQJWUDFNVHDVRQ Â´,KRSHP\FURVVFRXQWU\WHDPNHHSVSURJUHVVLQJDQG,DOVRKRSH WRFRPHEDFNWRWUDFNDQGEHDWRSVFRUHUIRUWKHWHDPÂľ+XPHVVDLG %RWK1RORWDQG+XPHVVWULYHWRVWD\LQYROYHGZLWKWKHLUVSRUW despite their injuries. They are determined athletes who put their team before themselves. Often times, injuries cause frustration for DQDWKOHWHDQGWKH\IHHOOLNHJLYLQJXS1RORWDQG+XPHVGLVSOD\WUXH FKDUDFWHUDQGVKRZWKDWLWŇ‹VSRVVLEOHWRNHHSRQJRLQJ
8 Features Learn together, october 27, 2010
Together students contribute to a much-needed cause while participating in the 2010 Walk-a-thon
BY SHELBY ENNIS NEWS STAFF WRITER
he student body and staff took part in this yearâ€™s 28th annual Walk-a-thon, which is the only student fundraiser. Students were asked to raise at least $65 per person or $110 per family. The money collected went towards IDPLOLHVWKDWDUHLQQHHGRIĂ€QDQFLDODLGDVVLVWDQFH&RPpanies and businesses also help contribute to the donation funds. This yearâ€™s Walk-a-thon theme, â€œ Learn Together, Pray Together, Walk Together,â€? was created by sophomore Kylie Schreiber, and the t-shirt design by seniors Mary McMahon and Maggie Corcoran. 7KH DGYDQFHPHQW RIĂ€FH VSHDUKHDGHG WKH HYHQW choosing the theme winner for the year, the t-shirt design, and planning the events that took place after the walk, and the route taken. The walk began at the back of the school and then crossed over Thompson Road. Students then walk WKURXJK D QHLJKERUKRRG E\ &DUVRQ DQG .H\VWRQH DQG WKHQ EDFN WR WKH 5RQFDOOL IRRWEDOO Ă€HOG $IWHU WKH ZDON students participated in various activities planned on the IRRWEDOOĂ€HOG While most students walked, some athletic teams ran the two and a half mile walk. Members of several Rebel athletic teams as well as faculty members ran the course instead of walking. 0UV7HUHVH &DUVRQ 5+6 YLFH SUHVLGHQW IRU LQVWLWXtional advancement describes Walk-a-thon, in general, as a good time. â€œIt is a really fun day. We get to be outside, and itâ€™s for DJRRGFDXVH,WŇ‹VMXVWP\IDYRULWHGD\DEVROXWHO\Âľ&DUVRQ said. Students also enjoyed the day off from a full day of school. Junior Kayla Hanleyâ€™s favorite part of Walk-a-thon is, â€œ... being able to walk and [just] hang out with friends.â€?
PHOTO BY CAITLYN RUHANA
PRAY TOGETHER: Juniors begin their three mile walk which travels across Thompson and winds around the surrounding neighborhood .
PHOTO BY JESSICA DEAK PHOTO BY CAITLYN RUHANA
LEARN TOGETHER: Seniors Kaitlyn Hon and Reis Pike enjoyed a stroll down LaSalle.
WALK TOGETHER: The Freshmen class takes part in their first Walk-a-thon.
Kickball tourney draws a crowd after Walk-a-thon Kickball is coming back to be apart of the high school experience BY ANDREA RODRIGEZ AND MICHELLE SCHULTZ STAFF WRITERS
QHRIWKH&<2VSRUWVPDQ\VWXGHQWVPLVV WKHPRVWDIWHUJUDGHVFKRROLVNLFNEDOO$Othough kickball is primarily a female sport, it is often times played in gym classes as a break from the usual sports. Last week students gathered in the east parking lot to play against their classmates. Teams were co-ed and had between 8-12 members. Each team had an even number of girls and boys so that there was no â€œstackingâ€? of the teams. Thanks to the student council who is responsible for holding the tournament, students were able to play a favorite sport from their childhood. Many students have questioned why kickball is only a tournament and why it is not a club. â€œIt may be a club after we have the kickEDOOWRXUQH\RQ2FWREHUVWLIZHĂ€QGWKHUH LV HQRXJK LQWHUHVW 7KH PDLQ LVVXH LV Ă€QGing someone who can oversee the kickball club. Who would make the schedule for games? Who would referee the games? Where would the club play games,â€? said Mrs. 6KHOOLH+DUWIRUGYLFHSULQFLSDOIRUVWXGHQWDFtivities. These are a few of the main reasons why kickball has not yet been approved as a club. 7KH&DWKROLF<RXWK2UJDQL]DWLRQ&<2KDV SXW WRJHWKHU NLFNEDOO WHDPV LQ WKH &DWKROLF grade school in the area. Parents and children continue to become involved in the sport, devoting time and money to keep it in the proJUDP&RQWUDU\WRSRSXODUEHOLHINLFNEDOOXVHG WREHDKLJKVFKRRO&<2VSRUW&<2JLUOVDWKletic director Bernie Price said.
Â´,QWKHSDVWWKHUHZDVD&<2KLJKVFKRRO league, however, as the years went on, kids became more involved in their school activities and the last season that we offered this sport for high school there were only four teams that participated,â€? Price said. Â´7KHUHLVQRVWDWHZLGHRUJDQL]DWLRQWKDW H[LVWV WR RUJDQL]H DQG LPSOHPHQW D NLFNEDOO league, which must exist and be in operation for Roncalli to ever consider offering it as a FOXE VSRUWÂľ VDLG $WKOHWLF 'LUHFWRU 0U 'DYH Toner. Many students hope that kickball can be revived in the high school experience. â€œI love kickball. It doesnâ€™t require a lot of skill, so anybody can play,â€? said junior Louise Hibner$ fun and exciting sport, kickball is again becoming part of high school students lives.
RHS Kick Ball Tourney Grand Champions Mallory Lenahan Bailey Stenger 6KDQQRQ+HLQ]HOPDQ &DW*DXJKDQ &ROHHQ*DXJKDQ Paige Pretti Nick Wright Brad Fey &ROOLQ/\QFK 7\OHU&URXFK &KDVH6WHLQEUXQQHU
GRAND CHAMPS: Eight juniors and three seniors made up the grand champion team at this yearâ€™s inaugural Roncalli kick ball tourney.
PHOTO BY JULIE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY JULIE ALBERTSON
PLAYING THE OUTFIELD: Juniors Riley Miller and Nick Young competed on the toilet bowl champion team.
KICK IT TO ME: Freshman David Dickey kicks the ball to the field. Dickey was a member of the freshmen team that lost in the final round.