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Lt. Brady Bird, 15, talks to students about his career as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 9, 2023.

Military Speaker Gives Insight into Uncommon Path for Rockhurst Grads

Jackson Sifers, Staff Reporter November 21, 2023

Wake up. Eat. Fly a multimillion dollar aircraft once or twice. Work on other responsibilities. This is an abbreviated average day in the life of Lt. Brady Bird, member of the Air Force and...

“Different Than Anything I’ve Done Before”: Junior Community Days Gives Students Reminder of Totality of ‘Human Experience’

Ted Truebner, Staff Reporter November 21, 2023

Junior year is an important one in a student's high school career. Classes can intensify. Taking the ACT becomes a priority in order to be able to apply to preferred colleges. At Rockhurst, students also...

Students check out the 2005 Ferrari F430 at the first ever auto show hosted by the Automotive Club on Nov. 3, 2023.

Automotive Club Hosts Car Show, Seeks to Drive Growth

Mitch Forbes, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

Rockhurst’s Automotive Club geared up for an auto show during Activity Period on Nov. 3. The club, founded a few months ago, fueled Hawklets with an opportunity to view, and even rev, the engines of...

Harvest Food Drive Exceeds Goal, Raises Close to 10 Tons

Harvest Food Drive Exceeds Goal, Raises Close to 10 Tons

Sam LaSala, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

With the holiday season approaching, the Rockhurst community stepped up to help those less fortunate. As part of the annual Harvest Food Drive, the students alone brought in more than 18-thousand pounds...

One Quarter Down…

Jackson Sifers, Staff Reporter November 1, 2023

From syllabus first quarter grade reports. Rockhurst students and staff say it felt like it went by quickly. Even though the days might have felt like they whipped by in a flash, the first 25%...

Freshmen Elect Class Officers

Timmy Ottomanelli, Staff Reporter November 1, 2023

The Class of 2027 now has representatives in Rockhurst student government. As second quarter got going, the students chose Tristan Batobalani as president and Tyson Nguyen vice president. Both were pleased...

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PSAT Cancellation: What Happened and Why It was Rescheduled so Quickly

Sam LaSala, Staff Reporter October 23, 2023

Sophomores and juniors won't wait long for the chance to take the PSAT. After a system error abruptly prompted the cancellation of the test scheduled for Wednesday Oct. 11, administrators quickly rescheduled...

Henry Hahn and Jackson Staszak talk with Drone Club moderator Patrick Doyle during the Freshman Club Fair on Sept. 21, 2023.

Club Fair Connects Freshmen with 50+ Groups

Charlie Porto, Staff Reporter October 12, 2023

More than 50 clubs attempted to put their best foot forward for the freshmen in the annual Freshman Club Fair on Sept. 21. The event served as a time for new students to walk through the Loyola Gym...

Principal Father Vincent Giacabazi addresses prospective students and parents at Night at the Rock on Sept. 26, 2023.

Night At The Rock Informs and Entertains Prospective Families

Eli Rourke, Staff Writer October 12, 2023

Drum line. Spirit Chants. Controlled Explosions. Sounds more like a pep rally than an admissions event, but at Night at the Rock, held Tuesday, Sept. 26 for 8th graders and their families, Rockhurst...

Alum of the Year Emphasizes Impact of Time at Rockhurst: “I Learned How to Get Up”

Jackson Sifers, Staff Reporter October 11, 2023

The annual Rockhurst Homecoming Mass, at which the Alumnus of the Year is recognized, was a little different this year: the alum being honored also delivered the homily. Dr. Kevin Cummings, from the class...

All About the Freshman: Retreat Gives Class of 2027 Chance to Bond

Mitch Forbes, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

As Rockhurst’s freshman class is adjusting to life at the Rock, they have started to become comfortable on campus. However, there is one upcoming event that can help increase their comfort level: the...

Sophomore Luke Franke looks down on his conquered foe, junior Joey Bonino, during trash can jousting on Sept. 8, 2023. Franke and the sophomores would go on to win the event by beating the freshmen in the finals during the pep assembly.

From Karaoke to Trash Can Jousting, Pep Assembly Brought the Hits

Jackson Sifers, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

The Hawklet walked into confession in the Sacred Heart Chapel. He couldn't talk, so he passed notes to the priest to confess his sin. But this sin wasn't one he had already committed. It was one he...

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