Students share stories of college visits

During the latter parts of one’s time at Rockhurst High School, the amount of responsibility undertaken increases drastically. With growing concerns about grades and college, it can be difficult to keep track of these obligations. However, many students at Rockhurst are taking advantage of college visits in order to learn about information seldom found in a college brochure. “A mission statement, a median graduate salary, … Continue reading Students share stories of college visits

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

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?

The Inevitable College Questions

This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– College. It’s a big deal. A really big deal. So much so that our school has a department who work on nothing other than getting you into the right college. This service is incredibly useful and beneficial to students who have little knowledge of the ins-and-outs of the college search. That … Continue reading The Inevitable College Questions

CPO’s last-minute application tips

As Jan. 1 approaches and Rockhurst seniors scramble to write essays and finish applications, the Rockhurst’s College Placement Office is simultaneously writing recommendation letters, sending transcripts, meeting with students and much more. If you have not yet located the College Placement Office, it is nestled next to the Pastoral Office, where you could also stop to pray that you’re applications are finished by the first … Continue reading CPO’s last-minute application tips