By Joe Skoog ’13
Brophy is synonymous with “Bros.”
The concept of “Bro” at Brophy has taken many different shapes, but has still held true to its original principles.
These fun-loving and “chill” students make up a large portion of Brophy.
“Bro” can be defined as a laid back and mellow individual, usually sporting mid-calf socks and shoes made by either “Sperry” or “Vans.”
The evolution of “Bro” culture has stemmed from the plethora of sports and activities at Brophy.
The many different sports have given rise to sub-genres of “Bro,” such as the “LAX Bro,” which refers to the culture of lacrosse players.
While it originated from sports, it has become a state of mind that many have.
It can be characterized by a very nonchalant and equally jolly view of the world. Additionally, there is an increased focus on friends and social activities.
However, some associate bros with guys who make demeaning comments and look down on others.
But, for the most part, this stereotype does not ring true. The negative stereotype of “Bros” as being judgmental or narrow-minded is largely based in the generalizations posited by many websites.
In reality, “Bros” contribute a great deal to the Brophy community and are very accepting. They are involved in sports, charities, clubs and almost every other kind of Brophy related event.
Because of this, “Bros” have a profound influence upon the fabric of the school.
This is not to say that everyone is a “Bro” at Brophy however. Many students do not identify as being “Bro” or act “Bro” in any way.
Still, without “Bros,” or at least a peaceful, active, accepting spirits, Brophy would be a very different place.
In the fast-paced and stressful environment of Brophy, it is refreshing to see a group of people who still manage to stay relaxed and laid back.