The Issue: Every year the leaders in Student Council change and create a different experience for Brophy students.
Our Stance: Having such an active and involved leadership group this year forms a fun and inviting atmosphere at Brophy, perhaps more so than prior years.
Think back a year.
Maybe even two or three.
The Student Councils were good. They got the job done, and continued the many traditions and fun activities at Brophy.
But none were as involved as this year’s. None followed through with the sheer amount of fun, big and small activities, and none worked this hard to satisfy the student community.
Reminisce to the lion hunt during the week the Brophy football team played Mountain Pointe.
Paper lions were hidden throughout campus, and the finders were given a small dose of cash and a raffle ticket with potential winnings of $150.
Now, this can essentially be seen as a bribe to get some students to attend football games away from the comfort of Phoenix College, but at the end of the day it took some thought and effort.
That is key to what makes this Student Council so effective: they are not afraid of putting their thoughts into action, and doing a little work.
Perhaps other Student Councils may have tossed out an idea like this, but they did not follow through.
As well, the weekly videos are another excellent addition this year.
They are fairly humorous, and do a great job of keeping all students within the loop.
Similar to the lion hunt, they require precious time and sweat.
The sheer regularity of the videos is impressive. The only series in the past that would be comparable was “Mike Tree: Campus Linebacker,” but still they did not come out every week.
However, the fun experience is not something just to watch on Youtube.
During the week of homecoming students were able to participate in the Dunk Tank that Student Council put on campus for the lunch hour.
Students were able to take turns trying to dunk their teachers into a pool of water. The participation of both the students and the teachers is unsurpassed.
All of these things may seem trivial, but it truly is the little things that count.
Homecoming will always be Homecoming and Prom will always be Prom, but the mark made in addition to and in between those events is what matters.
The most impressive feat is that Student Council has, at least to the public, not even so much as lost a step in the absence of Assistant Principal of Student Activities Mr. Jeff Glosser, a sign of the leadership he helped build.
Hats off to you, men of StuCo, keep up the good work!
Staff Editorial by Rohan Keith Andresen ’12 and Alex Stanley ’12
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