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 playersContinue 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 restrictionsContinue 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 incidentContinue 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, hasContinue 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. AroundContinue 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 worseContinue 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 aContinue 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 theContinue 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 overContinue 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 RockhurstContinue reading “Service Director Offers Challenge to Students”