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) and Germany (42) rounded out the top five, but it … 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 conceivable reason for a sequel would be so that Harley Quinn … Continue 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 to polls conducted by CNN. However, this lead has not come … Continue 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, rather than playing off each other. Porter is also a … 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 look at Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s adventures in his personal life, … Continue 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 with people and boasted an excited atmosphere as the first band … Continue reading Mac Walsh Trio Takes Battle of the Bands

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 laid back song perfect to relax to.   Isaiah Rashad – … Continue 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 if there was anything interesting that I could see in theatres … Continue reading BOUCHER: Hollywood needs originality