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 classContinue reading “Hiss and Dorell Win Freshman SGA Election”

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”

Teacher Writes Second Full-Length Novel

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Ever since he was seven, English teacher Mr. David Spitz has known that he wanted to write. When assigned a small writing assignment in the second grade, he would go above and beyond the requirements and while doing so, he foundContinue reading “Teacher Writes Second Full-Length Novel”

Roudebush & Niemuth Defend the Second Amendment

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and was co-written by Forrest Roudebush and Jack Niemuth ———————————————————————————————————————————–—————– In wake of the recent 353 mass shootings this year, the American public is again debating the best way to curb gun violence. Many are calling for increased gun control, saying restrictionsContinue reading “Roudebush & Niemuth Defend the Second Amendment”

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 aContinue 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. TheContinue 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 weContinue reading “Grad at Grad : Intellectually Competent”

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 percentContinue reading “Freshman Class More Diverse Than in Previous Years”

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 privateContinue reading “Rockhurst Hosts Annual College Fair”

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, JohnContinue reading “Thirteen Students Achieve National Merit Status”