Rockhurst Hosts Annual Fair Trade Fair

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– As a Jesuit school, Rockhurst holds the ideal of commitment to justice. One way in which the school seeks to promote this ideal is through the Fair Trade Fair. This year, on December 9 and 10, Rockhurst held its 10th annual Fair Trade Fair. Every year, the fair gives students an … Continue reading Rockhurst Hosts Annual Fair Trade Fair

Quarterly Magazine Nominated for NSPA Award

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Last year, Prep News introduced the Quarterly magazine. After its first year of production and publication, the Quarterly was nominated for this year’s National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Newsmagazine Pacemaker Award. The Pacemaker is a prestigious, annual competition in which hundreds of publications are judged to identify finalists and winners. The Quarterly … Continue reading Quarterly Magazine Nominated for NSPA Award

Outdoors Club Traverses the Alps

This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Last year, the Rockhurst Outdoors Club anticipated its first international trip since traveling to Ecuador in 2013. This trip, set for mid-summer, was a planned trek up to base camp on Mount Everest. However, due to the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, club moderator Mr. Luke McLellan had … Continue reading Outdoors Club Traverses the Alps

Cold weather sparks parking conversation

As members of the Rockhurst community are well aware, the 2014-2015 school year has marked the implementation of several new rules in relation to student life. One of these new rules includes assigned parking spots for those students who drive themselves to school; a rule which caused a bit of controversy at the beginning of the year amongst juniors who felt cheated by their poor … Continue reading Cold weather sparks parking conversation

New debate teacher fills big shoes

Mr. Phillip Helt has some big shoes to fill his first year teaching at Rockhurst. When Mr. Donald Ramsey announced his retirement, the school had to find someone to replace the speech and debate coach of the last four decades, who earned Rockhurst an excellent track record and national recognition. Rockhurst decided that his replacement would be Mr. Helt, a former Hawklet and student of … Continue reading New debate teacher fills big shoes

Hawklets fall short of state title

After a memorable run by Rockhurst, which included wins over powerhouse teams such as Bentonville and Blue Springs, the Hawklets fell just short of winning the Missouri Class 6A State Title on Saturday. They lost to undefeated Christian Brothers College high school (CBC) by seven points, despite taking a lead late in the third quarter. Things looked bad for the Hawklets in the first quarter, … Continue reading Hawklets fall short of state title

Varsity Football: Francis Howell Preview

This Friday, the Rockhurst football team faces the opponent, Francis Howell High School, that could be a dark horse state champion contender. Despite having a dynasty that lacks the prestige the Hawklets have earned, the Howell Vikings are ranked only two places lower than Rockhurst in the state of Missouri, and sit on a well-earned national ranking of 105. The Vikings have gone undefeated this … Continue reading Varsity Football: Francis Howell Preview

Varsity Football: Kickapoo preview

The Rockhurst Hawklets will host the Kickapoo Chiefs this Friday, following last weeks dominant victory over Lees Summit North in their first playoff game of the season. Kickapoo is also coming off a big win against Joplin, after the first week of the Missouri high school football postseason. Although Rockhurst has been rolling since their only loss in the second week of the regular season, … Continue reading Varsity Football: Kickapoo preview

Varsity Football: Jefferson City Preview

After travelling to Jefferson City to face-off against Helias last Thursday, Rockhurst will be hosting Jefferson City High School in this Friday’s matchup. This will be the last regular season game for both teams, which each have high expectations entering the playoffs. Rockhurst aims to end a successful regular season with their seventh win in a row, while the Jays look to prove they are … Continue reading Varsity Football: Jefferson City Preview

Varsity Football: Helias recap

With the playoffs looming over the heads of both Rockhurst and Helias, each team braced for a close matchup heading into Thursday. However, Rockhurst went into Jefferson City for the away matchup and simply dominated from start to finish. The final score was 40-10, with Helias scoring all 10 of it’s points during garbage time in the fourth quarter. Rockhurst senior quarterback TJ Green had … Continue reading Varsity Football: Helias recap