Overactivism Causes Harm on College Campuses

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————–  – Illustration by Noah Boucher   The name “Yale” has been in the news frequently lately, but not for the usual reasons. The university is not garnering attention for advancements in medicine or technology, and it is not making headlines for being a top-tier school. Instead, it is drawing the public eye for … Continue reading Overactivism Causes Harm on College Campuses

Beloved recordBar Closes Shop

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– The host of many music events, the recordBar in Westport, will be closing. The bar, which has been the venue for some famous bands such as The National and St. Vincent, is closing due to the expiration of the lease. The landlord of the building “has decided he doesn’t want a … Continue reading Beloved recordBar Closes Shop

Grad at Grad : Intellectually Competent

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and was co-written by Hans Hodes and Charlie Caprio ———————————————————————————————————————————– As students of a Jesuit secondary school, we are called to work to the best of our abilities on all academic endeavors and challenges we face. This does not stop when we graduate from Rockhurst; rather it is just the beginning. Being … Continue reading Grad at Grad : Intellectually Competent

Are Colleges Becoming Brand Names?

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News and was written by John Godfrey ———————————————————————————————————————————– Correct me if I’m wrong, but two plus two equals four, whether you are at Rockhurst University or Yale—right? Surprisingly enough, a large number of college applicants struggle with coming to this conclusion. With the college selection process seemingly superseding all other aspects of life, … Continue reading Are Colleges Becoming Brand Names?

Freshman Class More Diverse Than in Previous Years

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– With twenty five percent of freshmen self identifying as racially diverse, the Class of 2019 is the most wide ranging cultural group in Rockhurst High School history. This is up five percent from last year’s freshman class and approximately eight percent higher than the school as a whole during the 2014-2015 … Continue reading Freshman Class More Diverse Than in Previous Years

Homecoming is Right Around the Corner

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– This year, homecoming should be a blast from the past because the time machine theme will be taking the setting of the school back decades. The Homecoming dance is being held in the gymnasium of Rockhurst High School on Saturday, October 10. The dance, as always, will be offered to the … Continue reading Homecoming is Right Around the Corner

Rockhurst Hosts Annual College Fair

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Filling the Loyola Center with something other than volleyball nets and pick up games, the college fair allowed students to meet with representatives from colleges all over the nation. There were over 130 colleges ranging from local to nationwide, and private to public. When students walked into the Barry Commons, they … Continue reading Rockhurst Hosts Annual College Fair

Rockhurst Calibrates Course Curriculum

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News and was written by the staff as a whole ———————————————————————————————————————————– In today’s society, an A is what every student strives to achieve. But because one single teacher cannot teach every class in a specific subject, grades between classes can become skewed. But over the past several years, through the CDRP (Curriculum Development and … Continue reading Rockhurst Calibrates Course Curriculum

Thirteen Students Achieve National Merit Status

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————–   Fr. Baum and Mr. Harkness pose with the 13 National Merit Semifinalists. (Front Row: Mr. Greg Harkness, Blaise Rebman Jack Franke, Quang Nguyen, Calaway Scholes, Philip Woolley, Max Stevens, Fr. Terrence Baum, S.J.; Back Row: Ivor Vinsant, Thomas Vopat, Daniel Henry, John Leisman, Grant Hiss, Samuel Wilkerson, Colin Slaymaker) ———————————————————————————————————————————– Year after … Continue reading Thirteen Students Achieve National Merit Status

Quarterly Magazine Nominated for NSPA Award

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Last year, Prep News introduced the Quarterly magazine. After its first year of production and publication, the Quarterly was nominated for this year’s National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Newsmagazine Pacemaker Award. The Pacemaker is a prestigious, annual competition in which hundreds of publications are judged to identify finalists and winners. The Quarterly … Continue reading Quarterly Magazine Nominated for NSPA Award