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Father Daniel Tesvich, SJ, delivers his homily during the May Father/Son Mass on May 7, 2024.

‘Father T’ Concludes Mission at Rockhurst

Sam LaSala, Staff Reporter May 22, 2024

The end of this school year also brings the end of his Rockhurst tenure for Father Daniel Tesvich, SJ. After serving here for eight years, he is being moved to St. Louis University High (SLUH), one of...

The new Rock Stock vending machine is located just outside the counseling office in the Barry Commons.

Forget Something? “Rock Stock” to the Rescue!

Charlie Porto, Staff Reporter May 15, 2024

For years, rumors and promises of a vending machine have spread around Rockhurst. With pledges from SGA and pleas from the students, a vending machine has been in hot demand. This year, through the...

The Jesubots robot, fulcrum.

Jesubots Charge to Best Ever Finish at Worlds

Timmy Ottomanelli, Staff Reporter May 1, 2024

In what team members and coaches felt was their best chance in program history to make a run at Worlds, the Rockhurst robotics team did just that. "It was the best that the Jesubots ever performed,"...

The new SGA officers for the 2024-2025 school year: (L-R) Luke Kuechler, Sam Komenda and Bill Hayes

SGA Executive Elections Set New Officers for Next Year

Charlie Porto, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

As we near the end of the school year, it is natural to start thinking ahead to next school year. One change that comes every year is the change in leadership of the Student Government Association (SGA)....

The Jesubots, team 5809, and their alliance won the Greater Kansas City Regional on April 16, 2024 in Lees Summit. The victory qualified them for Worlds for the third straight year.

Third Time’s a Charm? Robotics Team Optimistic Heading into Worlds

Timmy Ottomanelli, Staff Reporter April 18, 2024

The Rockhurst robotics team is in Texas competing at the FIRST Championship, a competition better known as Worlds that brings high school-level robotics teams from around the planet to Houston. The Jesubots...

The Class of 2024 poses for a group picture on April 24, 2024 decked out in shirts bearing their college destination.

On the Cusp of Good-Bye

Sam LaSala, Staff Reporter April 3, 2024

As the final quarter of the school year unfolds, Rockhurst high school's Class of 2024 finds itself on the cusp of one of life's big transitions: the journey from high school to life beyond. For many seniors,...

Mitch Forbes, Eli Rourke and Timmy Ottomanelli pose with some of the awards they and the entire Prep News staff received at Journalism Day on March 27, 2024.

Prep News Brings Home Several Honors from J Day

Prep News Staff March 28, 2024

That's award-winning Prep News to you, thank you very much! Three members of the Prep News staff traveled to the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. on Wednesday for Journalism Day. Seniors Mitch...

Sophomore Gray King brings the ball up court for the students during the Faculty/Student Basketball Game on Feb. 27, 2024. Gray hit a couple of big shots for the students, helping them beat the faculty for the first time in a long time.

Students Take Staff to School in Mission Week Basketball Game

Mitch Forbes, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

The Rockhurst students accomplished the near-impossible feat of beating the teachers in this year’s annual mission week basketball game. The senior-led squad won 39-34. This feat is rarely achieved,...

Senior class president Colin Komenda talks about the Carmalite Convent in San Andres Itzapa in Guatemala during the Mission Week kickoff assembly on Feb. 23, 2024. The convent is where senior class donations will go to during Mission Week. Many members of the senior class stayed at the convent during their senior service projects in Guatemala, which is why they wanted to support the group.

A Guide to Mission Week

Charlie Porto, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

With the end of the third quarter quickly approaching, some might be excited for spring sports, warmer weather, spring break, and many other fun spring activities. However, here at Rockhurst, all eyes...

The sophomore class and their mothers enjoy a slow dance.

Mother-Son Dinner Dance Makes Memories for All Involved

Charlie Porto, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

Anyone who has ever been to a dance before knows the most stressful part is getting a date. This factor went out the window the first Sunday in February where Rockhurst students had the opportunity to...

Seniors clap along with the music during the Black History Month Mass on Feb. 2, 2024. The mass is traditionally the most spirited of the school year. The choir from St. Monica Catholic Church brings their special renditions of traditional mass songs, which often leads to clapping, hoots and hollering from the student body.

Students Encouraged to Do More Than Just “Talk It” at Black History Month Mass

Sam LaSala, Staff Reporter February 9, 2024

In the most lively and upbeat mass of the year, so far, Rockhurst collaborated with the St. Monica Catholic Church parish and their choir to mark the beginning of Black History Month on Feb. 1. The event...

Four of the first ten days of the semester were impacted by weather this semester.

A Disjointed January Kicks Off Second Semester

Sam LaSala, Staff Reporter January 30, 2024

As the second semester kicked off, Rockhurst High School students were greeted with a wintry, wild series of events. Two snow days in the first week of school, and more to follow, resulted in an unexpected...

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