RHS Makes Upgrades Over Summer

This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Over the summer, Rockhurst spent roughly $2.2 million improving different areas around the school. Included in these additions were the robotics program, active learning classrooms, updated science offices, turf field and stadium upgrades. These programs, instituted over the summer, were funded by Rockhurst’s Plant Fund. The Plant Fund consists of a … Continue reading RHS Makes Upgrades Over Summer

Q&A: HSPT tutor, John Godfrey

Junior John Godfrey talks about his experiences tutoring prospective high school students to prepare them for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) which takes place in early January. How did you first get involved with the HSPT tutoring program? I was looking for NHS leadership projects and found an HSPT prep course for eighth graders that I thought I would enjoy teaching. When does the … Continue reading Q&A: HSPT tutor, John Godfrey

Q&A: Jack Franke discusses the Prep News trip to DC

From Nov. 6 to Nov. 9, members of the Prep News staff traveled to Washington D.C. for a national journalism convention. I sat down with Jack Franke to discuss how the trip went, and more importantly, to learn what he got out of the experience. Why did you as well as other members of the newspaper travel to Washington D.C. last week? A portion of … Continue reading Q&A: Jack Franke discusses the Prep News trip to DC

Q&A: AJ Taylor

TOUCHDOWN! AJ Taylorrrrrr! This phrase often reverberates throughout Vincent P. Dasta Memorial Stadium. AJ has had a great junior season and has drawn interest from some big name colleges. AJ recently was offered a full-ride scholarship to play football at K-State. Below is an interview with AJ about his experiences with college recruitment and this year so far. What is the recruiting process like? The … Continue reading Q&A: AJ Taylor

Q&A: Mr. Hicks on his unique teaching style

Students who have had Mr. Matthew Hicks as a teacher know his teaching style isn’t necessarily the most orthodox. Mr. Hicks often tells stories from his life in class, and his jokes are always popular among both his freshmen and seniors. Although “I digress…” has practically become his catch phrase, Mr. Hicks understands that his stories and jokes do have a purpose in the classroom. … Continue reading Q&A: Mr. Hicks on his unique teaching style

The Homecoming Guide

Once Rockhurst students have found their homecoming date, the planning for the dance begins. Where are we going to eat? Where do we buy corsages? How are we going to get there? The answer to these questions are all answered below. Here are some of the best places Rockhurst students should go for dining, corsages, and transportation. Restaurants Kyoto Sushi and Steak Phone: (913-239-8868) Address: … Continue reading The Homecoming Guide

Q&A: Binh Ngo takes the long trip back home

For most students at Rockhurst, summer is a time for travel. But few students travel for the same reason as sophomore Binh Ngo. This past summer, Ngo returned to visit his hometown in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Binh answered the following questions detailing his trip. Why did you go back to Vietnam last summer? I went back to Vietnam to visit many of my relatives and friends … Continue reading Q&A: Binh Ngo takes the long trip back home