Teenage Alcohol Abuse: The Dangers of a Toxic Drug

Teenage alcohol consumption is a growing problem in America. More and more teens are being attracted to drinking alcohol at younger ages. In fact, the National Institute of Health found that in a 2013 National Survey on Drug Usage and Health (NSDUH), approximately 5.4 million people between the ages of 12-20 reported partaking in alcohol consumption within a month-long period. While this figure may seem … Continue reading Teenage Alcohol Abuse: The Dangers of a Toxic Drug

Dear Paul: Column #1

Joshua O’Dell’s exemplary column returns once again. However, I recently took over the column (temporarily) while Joshua is busy saving the world. Enjoy! Q: How do I win an argument? A: Call your opponent any of the following things: Racist, Bigot, Sexist, Homophobic, or Elitist. That should do the trick. Q: If I wear Vineyard Vines and Patagonia am I cool? A: If you really needed … Continue reading Dear Paul: Column #1

Last Minute Final Exam Study Tips

PRE-TEST PLAN Organize your notes, tests, etc. as soon as possible Review notes, tests, quizzes and papers Ask for help from teachers and classmates. Time Management – Plan, plan plan. Make a schedule on how much time to spend studying. Prioritize which tests you need to study for. Take breaks: 50-10 rule: Study 50 minutes, rest for 10 minutes (or your own schedule) Form small … Continue reading Last Minute Final Exam Study Tips

Students share stories of college visits

During the latter parts of one’s time at Rockhurst High School, the amount of responsibility undertaken increases drastically. With growing concerns about grades and college, it can be difficult to keep track of these obligations. However, many students at Rockhurst are taking advantage of college visits in order to learn about information seldom found in a college brochure. “A mission statement, a median graduate salary, … Continue reading Students share stories of college visits

ODU: State of the Prep News

With the new school year in full swing, we have all witnessed major changes and new developments within the school and the entire Rockhurst community. One of these new changes involves the Prep News and the Quarterly. Aside from new staff members, a new adviser and a new journalism lab, there are many changes coming to how we produce and share the news with our … Continue reading ODU: State of the Prep News

Hurtado Scholars join freshman class

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Since 2012, the Hurtado Scholars program has prepared middle school students for the academic rigors of a college preparatory education. This program assists students who want to reach higher levels of academic success but experience certain socio-economic circumstances that make this goal harder to attain. Scholars are instructed on everything from study … Continue reading Hurtado Scholars join freshman class