Presidential Search Continues

On April 26, 2015 Fr. Terrence Baum, SJ announced to the Rockhurst community that his time as President of Rockhurst High School will be coming to a close after the following school year. Soon after, a search committee headed by Mr. Allen Roberson, class of 1984, was assembled to find the school’s 17th President. The application window for the position ended on Saturday, September 16th. … Continue reading Presidential Search Continues

Seniors Found Entrepreneurs Club

The 2016-2017 school year has been host to many new changes throughout the Rockhurst High School community. On top of the new schedule and learning commons, the Entrepreneurs’ Club launched. The club was co-founded by seniors Ori Taylor, Miles Perry, Danny Powers and Eli Snyder. The club plans on teaching students how to pitch a business plan and prepare the group for the business world … Continue reading Seniors Found Entrepreneurs Club

Winter Sports Preview

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and was co-written by Jack Niemuth and Jack Agnello ———————————————————————————————————————————– Basketball Entering the season with just three players with varsity experience on the roster, the basketball team is looking to grow. Senior Ben Pautler and juniors Carter Selzer and Chris Teahan are the only returning members of the team, which has begun … Continue reading Winter Sports Preview

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 class representatives and a president and vice president. The class representatives … Continue reading Hiss and Dorell Win Freshman SGA Election

Rockhurst Hosts Annual Fair Trade Fair

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– As a Jesuit school, Rockhurst holds the ideal of commitment to justice. One way in which the school seeks to promote this ideal is through the Fair Trade Fair. This year, on December 9 and 10, Rockhurst held its 10th annual Fair Trade Fair. Every year, the fair gives students an … Continue reading Rockhurst Hosts Annual Fair Trade Fair

Dazed and Confused

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and is two part piece on LSD and Xanax, co-written by Sam Keefe and Noah Boucher ———————————————————————————————————————————–—— LSD According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, 4.5 million users aged 18 to 25 claimed they have used LSD at least once in their life. We sat down with an anonymous student who claims … Continue reading Dazed and Confused

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 to polls conducted by CNN. However, this lead has not come … Continue reading Road to the White House

ACT and SAT Change

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and was written by John Godfrey ———————————————————————————————————————————–– Recently, the ACT and SAT have both undergone significant changes. Material and preparation have been respectively updated in continued accordance with the goals of a constantly modernizing national curricula. The ACT has made several changes to the test, but the College Board claims it is … Continue reading ACT and SAT Change

Pope Francis Calls Year of Mercy

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– During a penitential service on March 12, 2015, Pope Francis announced that from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016, the Catholic Church would embrace an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. In biblical history, Jubilee years were used to free prisoners and slaves, cancel debts and offer a general feeling of … Continue reading Pope Francis Calls Year of Mercy

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 found his love for writing. “I have been writing almost my … Continue reading Teacher Writes Second Full-Length Novel