Team USA Dominates Rio, Tops Medal Count

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Americans had plenty to be happy about at this year’s summer olympics. At the quadrennial competition this month in Rio de Janeiro, Team USA led the medal count by far, totaling 121 honors to China’s 70 and Great Britain’s 67. Russia (56)Continue reading “Team USA Dominates Rio, Tops Medal Count”

New construction changes landscape of the building

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Rockhurst has seen many changes to its building this year, but most notable have been the newly renovated areas of the building on the third floor, annex and dean’s office. The relocation of the library to Xavier Hall is temporary until the newContinue reading “New construction changes landscape of the building”

Hurtado Scholars join freshman class

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Since 2012, the Hurtado Scholars program has prepared middle school students for the academic rigors of a college preparatory education. This program assists students who want to reach higher levels of academic success but experience certain socio-economic circumstances that make this goalContinue reading “Hurtado Scholars join freshman class”

New ASC teachers arrive

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News and was co-written by Sam Curran and Kirk Whalen. The Alumni Service Corps Program (ASC) gives graduates from Jesuit universities an opportunity to give back to their respective communities and serve as a faculty member in Jesuit education for one year. The threeContinue reading “New ASC teachers arrive”

Prep News Movie Reviews

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News and was co-written by Josh O’Dell and Jack Agnello. Suicide Squad  We didn’t realize how nonsensical the plot of this movie was until about ten minutes in, but by then we had already paid full admission for this god-forsaken movie. The only conceivableContinue reading “Prep News Movie Reviews”

New classes being offered for 2016-17 school year

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. This past spring, many students may have been overwhelmed by the amount of classes that were available during course selection. This year, a multitude of new classes and electives have been added. The communication arts have added Advanced Competition Speech and Debate, Introduction toContinue reading “New classes being offered for 2016-17 school year”

Rockhurst welcomes new faculty and staff

The following piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Every year, Rockhurst High School welcomes new members to its faculty and staff. This year, the staff has gained multiple teachers with experience in many fields. While many of these new teachers are brand new to Rockhurst’s community, several haveContinue reading “Rockhurst welcomes new faculty and staff”