Cavnar-Lewandowski wins poetry contest and will go to state

Walking into the Black Box Theater for the first annual Poetry Out Loud contest, a poetry enthusiast might expect to see just a handful of students.

This was not the case in January when, there were 30-40 Brophy students crowded into the Black Box Theater.

Brophy’s first ever Poetry Out Loud poem recitation contest took place on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21.

NBC pulls the plug on Conan O’Brien

The last episode of the “Tonight Show” with Conan O’Brien aired Jan 22 on NBC.

Due to Jay Leno not doing well on his own primetime show, NBC tried to move O’Brien back into a later time slot instead of the regular 10:35 time slot.

However, instead of moving the “Tonight Show” to 12:05 A.M., O’Brien instead resigned.

National Honors Society inducts new members

It is nighttime on campus as students in Mass dress pour out of the chapel.

On this night, Feb. 2, the students were not at an evening Mass, they were inducted into the National Honors Society, an honor in the Brophy community.

There are 87 inductees this year, bringing the club total to around 200.

Bronco wrestlers place high at state tournament

Senior wrestler Tadeo Ruelas ’10 earned an individual state champion title at 130 pounds Feb. 18, becoming the first Brophy wrestler to ever place at state three times in his career.

Ruelas placed fifth as a sophomore, fifth as a junior and most recently placed first. He is also just the second state champion in the history of Brophy wrestling.

Nine Broncos qualified for state, according to Head coach Mr. Brad Frank, and five of them won individual medals.

Despite rain Hoopcoming attracts students from across the Valley

After a Brophy varsity basketball win over the Desert Vista Thunder, Brophy’s annual Hoopcoming was the place to be on a Friday night.

Despite light rain during the evening, students from throughout the Valley poured in to the David Graham Plaza and Harper Great Hall on Jan. 22 at around 9 p.m. to have a good time.

According to an e-mail sent out the day before Hoopcoming by Assistant Principle for Student Activities Mr. Jeff Glosser, more than 1,500 people were expected to attend the event, and more than 1,200 people had already confirmed their attendance on Facebook, one day before the event.

Broncos charge to the playoffs with win over Chandler

Needing a win to seal their playoff birth, the Broncos followed senior John LaVanway ’10 to a 65-56 victory Thursday, Feb. 11 over the Chandler Wolves.

LaVanway had 11 points and nine rebounds along with a steal. Sai Tummala ’11 had six rebounds and 11 points of his own and Chris Pierre ’11 had a team-leading 13 points in addition to three rebounds and three steals.

Coming off back-to-back losses against Hamilton and Desert Vista, the Broncos responded in a big way and did not trail the entire game.

Thunder romps Broncos in biggest defeat of year

The Desert Vista Thunder had hot hands the entire game Feb. 9 and downed the Broncos 59-33.

This was the Broncos biggest margin of defeat all season.

The game began on a positive note with Brophy quickly going up 1-0. But from then on it was all Thunder on their home court.

Hamilton ‘Pounds’ Broncos to end winning streak

It was a White Out at Brophy Feb. 5 but the black-clad Hamilton Huskies crashed the party and ended the Broncos’ five-game winning streak with a 57-48 victory.

“It’s being the hunter (rather than) the hunted. We were hunted tonight and we didn’t step up,” head coach Mr. Tony Fuller said.

School-wide meetings spur look at teen drug use

Almost half of America’s teenagers have had some encounter with drug-related substances upon reaching senior year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The NIDA found 47.4 percent of seniors say they have used some type of illicit drug in their lifetime.

Out of this number 42.6 percent is marijuana.

Styrofoam be gone, Great Hall to go green

In the near future the student body will find something different on campus; something small, but nonetheless important.

Brophy and Michaels plan to completely eliminate the use of Styrofoam cups in exchange for new, recyclable cups in an effort to become more sustainable; a change that should occur by the inception of this year’s Summit, Feb. 22.