Nkame: A Retrospective of Belkis Ayón

For my Black History Month article, I wanted to go somewhere I hadn’t gone before and immerse myself in something foreign. The Nkame exhibit at the Kemper Contemporary Art Museum did exactly that. Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999) is the first in the United States to feature the work of Belkis Ayón- a Cuban visual artist who explored the mythical Afro-Cuban … Continue reading Nkame: A Retrospective of Belkis Ayón

The Children’s Place

Located at 2 E 59th St in Brookside, The Children’s Place is an organization that helps develop children aged 6 weeks to 6 years that have undergone immense abuse and neglect. Rockhurst has had a strong presence at The Children’s Place every year for Senior Service. In 1976, the public awareness and conversation of child abuse was just beginning.  Because of this impetus, The Children’s … Continue reading The Children’s Place

Fall Music Update

King Krule- The OOZ The third album from the London-based singer-songwriter is his moodiest and darkest yet, switching up his relaxed guitar playing from his 2013 work, “6 Feet Beneath the Moon,” for punk rock, tender jazz, and RnB-like poetry. If it sounds a little broad and unfocused, it is. This 19-track album tends to feature something akin to “musical sketches” rather than focused songs. … Continue reading Fall Music Update

Students stay active during the summer with TIE trips

Rockhurst doesn’t close its doors during summer. The school is still active with service trips, summer school, training sessions, etc. This year’s TIE trips and Alaska trip were two standouts, as they pushed students beyond their comfort zones and challenged them. This year’s Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors participated in TIE KC, TIE Tennessee, and TIE Tijuana respectively. All groups performed manual labor and learned about … Continue reading Students stay active during the summer with TIE trips

Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN” Review

Many know Kendrick Lamar as a fantastic concept artist, able to weave narratives with fantastic beats to create meaningful and fun albums. DAMN, Lamar’s 4th album, is a breath of fresh air that continues to break ground in storytelling. 2015’s To Pimp a Butterfly was heavily layered with jazzy instrumentals and complex storytelling. If TPAB was a grand, political and spoken-word/rap odyssey, DAMN is a … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN” Review

Which type of water bottle are you?

Whether in the form of Camelbaks, Blender Bottles or gallon jugs, the Rockhurst community uses many water bottles. However, there is an underlying satirical stigma attached to each one and the people that drink out of them. The following questions may help you decide which water bottle is right for you. Are you an athlete? A. Football, basketball, and track baby. Of course I am. Kind … Continue reading Which type of water bottle are you?

Sullivan: Clown epidemic should be taken seriously

One trend with the internet and social media is that people online have a tendency to take things too far. This rings true for the latest social media trend: clown sightings. Despite horror movies, these makeup wearing jokesters are rarely dangerous. However, these clowns may have a more sinister goal. The frenzy began in Greenville, South Carolina, where kids reported to their parents that a … Continue reading Sullivan: Clown epidemic should be taken seriously