Team USA Dominates Rio, Tops Medal Count

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Americans had plenty to be happy about at this year’s summer olympics. At the quadrennial competition this month in Rio de Janeiro, Team USA led the medal count by far, totaling 121 honors to China’s 70 and Great Britain’s 67. Russia (56)Continue reading “Team USA Dominates Rio, Tops Medal Count”

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”

Road to the White House

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News – all Republican candidates were analyzed by Ciaran Molloy, while all Democratic candidates were synthesized by Eli Pittman ———————————————————————————————————————————–——————————– Illustration by Noah Boucher   Hillary Clinton The clear democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton is currently leading Bernie Sanders 58% to 30%, according toContinue reading “Road to the White House”

Tracks of the Week: Gregory Porter, Langhorne Slim, Hippo Campus and more

Gregory Porter – “Be Good (Lion’s Song)” This song sounds straight out of 30’s jazz club, to the point where I feel like I can see it if I close my eyes. Each part of the song moves to its own beat. The piano, bass, saxophone, and singer all move to their own complementing beat,Continue reading “Tracks of the Week: Gregory Porter, Langhorne Slim, Hippo Campus and more”

Film Review: American Sniper

Chris Kyle’s journey through adversity was portrayed in a whirlwind of emotions in Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster film American Sniper. The film’s unique mix of cinematography, score, and excellent acting complimented each other in a way that allows the viewer to become fully immersed in the heart-wrenching story. American Sniper provides viewers with an in-depth lookContinue reading “Film Review: American Sniper”

Mac Walsh Trio Takes Battle of the Bands

On Thursday night, the McGee Hall left behind its identity as a place for theatre intermissions and occasional lunches and became home to loud, resonating music. The Battle of the Bands, once an annual tradition, was reinstated as an event to showcase the musical ability of Rockhurst’s most talented bands. The McGee was packed withContinue reading “Mac Walsh Trio Takes Battle of the Bands”

Film review: “Boyhood”

The film “Boyhood” is a one-of-a-kind movie, following the life of a kid named Mason (Ellar Coltrane) as he transitions from a small boy into a young man. One may think they have seen a coming-of-age story similar to this, but “Boyhood” was filmed for a few days every year for over 12 years andContinue reading “Film review: “Boyhood””

Tracks of the Week: Oh Wonder, Isaiah Rashad, BØRNS and more

Oh Wonder – “Shark” Everything about Shark can be described as so soft spoken. It’s as if no part of this song wants to dominate the other. The vocalists not pulling attention away from the piano, which in turn gives way every so often to the rhythm keeping drums. The product is a very laidContinue reading “Tracks of the Week: Oh Wonder, Isaiah Rashad, BØRNS and more”

BOUCHER: Hollywood needs originality

On Black Friday at midnight, following the 2014 thanksgiving season, Disney and Lucasfilms finally released the teaser trailer for the new Star Wars movie that will come out in 2015. The movie will be the seventh in the series. Excited about the film, and disappointed about the wait, I went to IMDB to see ifContinue reading “BOUCHER: Hollywood needs originality”