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

New construction changes landscape of the building

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Rockhurst has seen many changes to its building this year, but most notable have been the newly renovated areas of the building on the third floor, annex and dean’s office. The relocation of the library to Xavier Hall is temporary until the new learning commons is built during the upcoming summer. One of … Continue reading New construction changes landscape of the building

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

New ASC teachers arrive

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News and was co-written by Sam Curran and Kirk Whalen. The Alumni Service Corps Program (ASC) gives graduates from Jesuit universities an opportunity to give back to their respective communities and serve as a faculty member in Jesuit education for one year. The three ASC teachers for the 2016-17 school year are Mr. Nicholas … Continue reading New ASC teachers arrive

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

New classes being offered for 2016-17 school year

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. This past spring, many students may have been overwhelmed by the amount of classes that were available during course selection. This year, a multitude of new classes and electives have been added. The communication arts have added Advanced Competition Speech and Debate, Introduction to Graphic Design and Broadcasting II. The fine arts have added Visual Art … Continue reading New classes being offered for 2016-17 school year

Rockhurst welcomes new faculty and staff

The following piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Every year, Rockhurst High School welcomes new members to its faculty and staff. This year, the staff has gained multiple teachers with experience in many fields. While many of these new teachers are brand new to Rockhurst’s community, several have previously spent time here. Returning after a year in the … Continue reading Rockhurst welcomes new faculty and staff

Winter Sports Preview

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and was co-written by Jack Niemuth and Jack Agnello ———————————————————————————————————————————– Basketball Entering the season with just three players with varsity experience on the roster, the basketball team is looking to grow. Senior Ben Pautler and juniors Carter Selzer and Chris Teahan are the only returning members of the team, which has begun … Continue reading Winter Sports Preview

Hiss and Dorell Win Freshman SGA Election

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– The 2015 Freshman Election took place on Monday, November 23. As the newest members of Rockhurst, the freshmen were finally able to get involved in the Student Government Association. As with the other three classes, the freshman class elects four class representatives and a president and vice president. The class representatives … Continue reading Hiss and Dorell Win Freshman SGA Election