Dear Josh: the Finale

Why do all good things have to come to an end? Well, if you’re at all familiar with the classic Christmas story “A Christmas Story,” you’ll know that, much like sunny-side up eggs, killstreaks, and human life, stuff’s fragile dude. Call it imperfect design. I’m pretty sure Aquinas wrote something about it once… Is HarambeContinue reading “Dear Josh: the Finale”

Bell Not Nearly Loud Enough

After struggling for generations with a bell that just wasn’t loud enough to signal a transition of classes, last week Rockhurst switched to a more powerful, masculine bell. “I think the new bell is definitely more in line with the mission of our school,” Smicole Nith said. “For me, Rockhurst is all about overpowering others,Continue reading “Bell Not Nearly Loud Enough”

Humans of Rockhurst High: Damon Ross

“I want to be a doctor because I broke my leg the beginning of football season and I learned a lot of things about the medical field from the experience. I started taking physiology this year, and it’s really interesting. I started thinking maybe I could do this for a living. My parents have beenContinue reading “Humans of Rockhurst High: Damon Ross”

Dear Josh: Column #3

Rockhurst’s favorite solitary advice column returns once again. Due to the large number of submissions, some questions were set aside for Dear Josh: Vol 4. Enjoy! Q: Why do white trucks pull out in front of red mustangs? A: Reader, I am shocked and appalled by this heinous act. It infuriates me that even inContinue reading “Dear Josh: Column #3”

Humans of Rockhurst: Debut Edition

Read the debut edition of “Humans of Rockhurst High” by Josh O’Dell, Managing Editor of the Prep News. Josh plans on using this column to highlight the uniqueness in our student body, a diversity of opinions, and our students’ struggles. Damien Cortes “I want to be a doctor when I grow up because I feelContinue reading “Humans of Rockhurst: Debut Edition”

Dear Josh: Column #2

Q: Hiya Josh-O! What can I do to be cool like all those other kids? I wear my hat backwards and everything, but they just make fun of me! Thanks for your help, Timmy Turner. A: Don’t you have fairy godparents for stuff like that? Also, welcome to Rockhurst. I had no idea we hadContinue reading “Dear Josh: Column #2”

Dear Josh column: debut edition

Managing Editor of the Prep News Joshua O’Dell is known for having a dry sense of humor, often snarky and sarcastic. In this recurring column, O’Dell will answer questions from students sent in a survey. He will discuss serious things like college, but also light hearted things like Harambe. Enjoy! As a junior looking at colleges, whatContinue reading “Dear Josh column: debut edition”

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”