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Survey Finds 3 Policies Stand Out as Least Popular

Charlie Porto, Staff Writer November 28, 2023

Like all schools, Rockhurst runs on a system of policies and rules. These policies keep students and teachers in line and give Rockhurst structure and order. Almost all of these policies are understood...

Rockhurst Director of Campus Security David Loar in his office. This is Loars first year at the Rock after a 27-year career with the Kansas City Police Dept.

Loar Brings Almost 3 Decades of Law Enforcement Experience to Rockhurst

Ted Truebner, Staff Reporter November 9, 2023

From patrolling the streets of Kansas City to walking the hallways of Rockhurst. David Loar, the school's new Director of Campus Security, brings almost three decades of law enforcement experience to the...

Head coach Billy Thomas gives instructions during the freshman portion of the first day of basketball tryouts on Oct. 30, 2023. After finishing second at districts last season, expectations are high in this year, Thomas third year. This year will be the culmination of [the first two years], because the players have fought injuries and they have bought into our culture. We’re looking forward to this year being the best year yet.

Thomas’ Basketball Journey Brings Him to ‘Culmination’ Year at Rockhurst

Eli Rourke, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

Year 3 of the Billy Thomas era is underway at Rockhurst. Tryouts began Oct. 30, about a month before the team's first game. Thomas' journey to this point is one of opportunity, humility and determination. He...

Junior Truman Lawhead (blue sweatshirt) and senior Anthony LaSala man the Future Doclets of America table at the Freshman Club Fair on Sept. 21, 2023.

Clubs Hoping for Bounce-back in Participation

Sam LaSala, Staff Writer November 4, 2023

Clubs are a large part of student life at Rockhurst. This year, group leaders are hoping for a resurgence in participation. Clubs at Rockhurst provide opportunities for students that they can’t necessarily...

Prep News Sit-Down: Adam Kopulos

May 22, 2023

Adam Kopulos is the SGA president for the 2023-2024 school year. During this interview with Prep News TV's Drew Mozena and James Porter he talked about the experience of running his first pep rally, his...

Rockhurst Athletic trainer Paul McGannon watches as the lacrosse team takes on SLUH on April 30, 2023. McGannon has been a constant at most Rockhurst athletics events since coming aboard in 2010.

McGannon’s Work, Experience Appreciated by Hawklet Athletes, ‘He’s just that guy’

Mitch Forbes, Staff Reporter May 1, 2023

Since 2010, a healing hand has roamed the halls of Rockhurst High and the Hawklets Center. Paul McGannon, the school’s athletic trainer, is a Rockhurst icon that has helped thousands of student athletes...

Senior Service Project Trip a Learning Experience for All Involved

Julian Garcia, Staff Reporter February 22, 2023

It's been several weeks since seniors returned from their annual senior service projects, but the lessons learned remain. Sixty students chose to make the trip to San Andrés Itzapa, Guatemala where they...

After winning the Guatemala Cup, the black shirt team celebrates their hard earned victory with Coach Marvin Grilliot and Team Captain Grant Anielak.

Senior Guatemala Trip Proves Unforgettable

Lukas Pitman, Editor February 20, 2023

Last month, 30 Rockhurst seniors and seven adult chaperones made the trek to Guatemala as part of Senior Service, giving back to the community of San Andrés Itzapa, on the first of two trips to the community....

2018 Graduates of the Hurtado Scholars program, most of whom will graduate from Rockhurst in May 2023.

Program Continues to Provide Opportunities, Bring Diversity to Rockhurst Community

Julian Garcia, Staff Reporter December 1, 2022

The Hurtado Scholars program has helped to diversify the Rockhurst student body while it's been at the school. Hurtado graduates achieve good grades and have many aspirations for the future but sometimes...

Rockhurst college counselors Fola Okediji, Darren Meeker and Kyle Johnson

College Counselors Provide Help During Stressful Process

Carter Mihalovich, Staff Reporter November 28, 2022

Students are often overwhelmed with decisions and work when it comes to deciding which colleges to apply to. Knowing what to major in or knowing how to build your resume is a common issue for those beginning...

Assistant Dean William Billy Linscott is back at Rockhurst for the third time, his second in his current position. [Rockhurst is] just a big part of my life. It’s just great to be back,” he said.

Back for Round 3

Reilly Bell-Boman, Staff Reporter November 17, 2022

The start of the 2022-23 school year brought about many changes to the school and faculty. One such change is the new Assistant Dean of Students, William Linscott. While Linscott is new to the students,...

Juan Soto poses with his citizenship papers after being sworn in as an American citizen on Sept. 13, 2022. Juans path to citizenship began more than 30 years ago when he first moved to this country.

An Accomplishment 30+ Years in the Making

Julian Garcia, Staff Reporter November 8, 2022

Juan Soto, a member of our Rockhurst staff, attained his U.S. citizenship on Sept. 13 after living here as a resident for more than 30 years. This important achievement is not only a huge milestone for...

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