Guest Writer: Weekly Fantasy Football Roundup

How’s it going, Rockhurst? I’ll be constructing a weekly fantasy advice column here on the Prep News Online. Week 4 in fantasy was eye-opening to say the least. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones overloaded scoreboards while Gronk and DeAndre Hopkins did the fantasy equivalent of wetting the bed. While I can’t legally guarantee these players will lead you to victory each week, I can guarantee … Continue reading Guest Writer: Weekly Fantasy Football Roundup

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 restrictions on certain firearms will lead to better public safety. Proponents … Continue reading Roudebush & Niemuth Defend the Second Amendment

Pittman Explains the Need for Gun Control

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– As this piece is being written, we are currently on day 341 of 365 for the year of 2015. This year, we have had 311 mass shootings, according to the Gun Violence Archive—if we define a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are shot. This year … Continue reading Pittman Explains the Need for Gun Control

Starbucks Mugged with Christmas Cup Controversy

  This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Recently, the Starbucks Corporation has been brewing up a latte of controversy regarding their minimalist cup design for the holiday season. The cup, which in the past has included “Christmas” like images such as snowflakes, ornaments, holly and snowmen, has been designed this year to be a simple shade of … Continue reading Starbucks Mugged with Christmas Cup Controversy

Oh, Snap : The Illusion of Fame

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Everyone gets their own 10 seconds of fame. You can press and hold to see their life, their story. I am referring to the stupid sensation known as Snapchat Stories. Snap Stories started out as pictures of holidays and vacations. Around Christmastime, I remember seeing my friends going out in the … Continue reading Oh, Snap : The Illusion of Fame

Paris Attacks Raise Huge National Questions

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– When I think of Friday the 13th, the first thing that pops into my head is black cats and a man with a hockey mask wielding a chainsaw. However, on Friday, November 13th, the world was exposed to a much worse horror. According to BBC News, 130 people lost their lives … Continue reading Paris Attacks Raise Huge National Questions

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?

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

Service Director Offers Challenge to Students

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News, and is a letter to the editor written by Mr. Max Magee, Director of Ignatian Service Programs ———————————————————————————————————————————– Dear Editor, Thank you to Mr. John Godfrey and Mr. Eli Pittman for their well-written article in the last Prep News examining the culture of Rockhurst High School as elite or elitist. Their article seemed to … Continue reading Service Director Offers Challenge to Students