The Issue: It can be easy for talented students to become overshadowed in a large community.
Our Stance: We commend the student body and administration for embracing different talents over the past few months.
When we come to Brophy, we are basically taught from day one to show our school pride and support for the Broncos.
During orientation, freshmen go through “cheer camp” and learn tried and true ways to express enthusiasm for the football and basketball teams.
However, last month a different type of cheering echoed through Brophy—for a much different reason.
Last month’s Fine Arts Showcase had the entire school cheering for the creative souls that make Brophy tick: the actors, musicians and artists who don’t typically have audiences nearly as large as the football team.
Compare two recent events: the semifinal playoff football game against Mountain Pointe and the Fine Arts Extravaganza.
Both had packed audiences. Easily more than 1,000 supporters turned out at both of these events to support the talents that run through the Brophy community.
On Friday night musicians, photographers, writers and painters packed the stands to cheer for the football team.
The next Tuesday night, football players and coaches were among many who packed the Mall to watch student bands perform.
The Roundup applauds Student Council and the greater Brophy community for vocalizing their support for all types of talents.
Brophy isn’t just a community of athletes—it’s a community of students who shine in their own ways.
The steps the community has taken to embrace all talents are commendable and should be continued into the future.
We always call ourselves a community, and as of late we’ve been putting it into action through our support of every student.
Students, continue to get to know what your peers love to do, and continue to support these activities.
Show up to a play or choir or orchestra performance next time it rolls around and appreciate the skill involved.
Check out the drawings and photographs that are often displayed around campus, and give the artist some props next time you see him.
Arts enrich our lives in many ways, and if you’re not willing to support them, then the only one missing out is you.
Most importantly, remember that some of the most talented students in our community don’t always wear jerseys.
Staff editorial written by Julian De Ocampo ’13 and Jackson Santy ’13.
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