This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News – all Republican candidates were analyzed by Ciaran Molloy, while all Democratic candidates were synthesized by Eli Pittman ———————————————————————————————————————————–——————————– Illustration by Noah Boucher Hillary Clinton The clear democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton is currently leading Bernie Sanders 58% to 30%, according to polls conducted by CNN. However, this lead has not come … Continue reading Road to the White House
This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and was written by John Godfrey ———————————————————————————————————————————–– Recently, the ACT and SAT have both undergone significant changes. Material and preparation have been respectively updated in continued accordance with the goals of a constantly modernizing national curricula. The ACT has made several changes to the test, but the College Board claims it is … Continue reading ACT and SAT Change
This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– As this piece is being written, we are currently on day 341 of 365 for the year of 2015. This year, we have had 311 mass shootings, according to the Gun Violence Archive—if we define a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are shot. This year … Continue reading Pittman Explains the Need for Gun Control
This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– When I think of Friday the 13th, the first thing that pops into my head is black cats and a man with a hockey mask wielding a chainsaw. However, on Friday, November 13th, the world was exposed to a much worse horror. According to BBC News, 130 people lost their lives … Continue reading Paris Attacks Raise Huge National Questions
This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News and was written by John Godfrey ———————————————————————————————————————————– Correct me if I’m wrong, but two plus two equals four, whether you are at Rockhurst University or Yale—right? Surprisingly enough, a large number of college applicants struggle with coming to this conclusion. With the college selection process seemingly superseding all other aspects of life, … Continue reading Are Colleges Becoming Brand Names?
This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News and was written by the staff as a whole ———————————————————————————————————————————– In today’s society, an A is what every student strives to achieve. But because one single teacher cannot teach every class in a specific subject, grades between classes can become skewed. But over the past several years, through the CDRP (Curriculum Development and … Continue reading Rockhurst Calibrates Course Curriculum
This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News, and is a letter to the editor written by Mr. Max Magee, Director of Ignatian Service Programs ———————————————————————————————————————————– Dear Editor, Thank you to Mr. John Godfrey and Mr. Eli Pittman for their well-written article in the last Prep News examining the culture of Rockhurst High School as elite or elitist. Their article seemed to … Continue reading Service Director Offers Challenge to Students
This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News and was co-written by Ciaran Molloy and Eli Pittman ———————————————————————————————————————————– Andrew Gansner “I think students can be very open about what they think. Now, we have to understand that not everyone will agree with your stance, but opinions will always be respected.” Senior at Rockhurst who is the president of the Patriotism … Continue reading Going Against the Grain
This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News and was written by guest writer Patrick Bessenbacher ———————————————————————————————————————————– “Mary Queen of Victory, pray for us.” The chant echoed through the locker room as the team rose to their feet and strapped on their helmets. The locker room was stuffy and humid, making it apparent how nervous and excited we all were. … Continue reading From Faurot Field…
This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News and was co-written by John Godfrey and Eli Pittman ———————————————————————————————————————————– The Rockhurst soccer team is going through the handshake line. The game is over. Rockhurst has won decisively by a score of 4-1. Students are still heard in the stands.“I believe that we just won. I believe that we just won,” they … Continue reading Rockhurst – Elite or Elitist?