Kansas City Sports

This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Kansas City reestablished itself in the sports world in 2013 when Sporting Kansas City won the MLS Cup Finals. Before this, Sporting’s most recent championship was in 2000 as the KC Wizards; the Kansas City Royals most recent in 1985; and the Kansas City Chiefs in 1969. Since the 2013 championship, … Continue reading Kansas City Sports

An Art that Cannot Be Forgotten

This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– History can pertain to anything that happened a few minutes ago to fossils dated one million years ago. And what I think makes history so fascinating is that it has so many elements that can grip anyone into studying past events. But the best part about history is that it is … Continue reading An Art that Cannot Be Forgotten

HODES: History, the overlooked subject

History can pertain to anything that happened a few minutes ago to fossils dated one million years ago. And what I think makes history so fascinating is that it has so many elements that can grip anyone into studying past events. But the best part about history is that it is true. History has everything. It has violence, betrayal, love, mystery, sacrifice, among other things. … Continue reading HODES: History, the overlooked subject

HODES: Christ, Consumerism and Christmas

Christmas is a time for families to exchange gifts, have conversation over drinks and to be with one another. Christmas is a celebration of life. Although Christmas does mean something different to each individual, as a Catholic, I think Christmas is losing its significance. When the Christmas season begins, usually around Black Friday, people scramble to find gifts for friends and loved ones, but will … Continue reading HODES: Christ, Consumerism and Christmas

New student-led band finds its footing

Every band dreams of selling out Madison Square Garden and performing in front of thousands of fans  who are singing along to every word of their number one hit. But before any of that can happen, the band has to struggle through formation and finding their own style. This first step is exactly what the band Santomo is doing. Santomo is a rock-and-roll based band … Continue reading New student-led band finds its footing

HODES: Working in high school benefits student development

As students progress through their four years of high school, emotional maturity is a central part of student development. Throughout high school, students gain a larger sense of responsibility and independence. It’s important for students to place themselves in situations in which they can experience this development. A part-time job is a great opportunity for that. Personally, I think it is annoying to have to … Continue reading HODES: Working in high school benefits student development

HODES: It’s World Series time in KC

Who doesn’t love an underdog? The Royals’ postseason success, along with the way they have handled it, has brought much attention to the Kansas City area. The attitude of the team and the manner in which they play the game has made them “America’s Team” (for the rest of October). They’re also the perfect team to represent Kansas City on a national stage. Think of … Continue reading HODES: It’s World Series time in KC

Sophomore goalie steps up on varsity

After winning the state championship last year, Rockhurst has begun a new soccer season in search for another title. But with the new year came the loss of many key players, including starting goalie Doc Reed. In need of a new starting goalie, Rockhurst found sophomore Nick Moyer. As a sophomore team goalie last year, Moyer had a lot of ground to make up to … Continue reading Sophomore goalie steps up on varsity