Radcliffe documents life through his lens
By Roan Enright ’13 THE ROUNDUP When almost any Brophy related event occurs, Dalton Radcliffe ’13 can be found quietly documenting the event with his camera. Radcliffe, who is in the AP Studio Art Photography class, started taking pictures in the eighth grade after his brother’s interest in photography. “I think I got into photography when I saw my brother go take a couple of star trails and seeing the…
On the Road: Broncos travel the world
This edition, The Roundup explores the many forms of travel students engage in, including service, immersion, athletics and fun. Perhaps Mark Twain expressed the value of travel best when he wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth…
2 stages, 9 bands play Battle of the Bands
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP Once the music started, there was scarcely a moment of silence during the annual Battle of the Bands concert, which took place in the Octagon on Valentine’s Day. The Feb. 14 concert, which was canceled and replaced last year by an online performance video contest, marked the welcome return of the annual competition in the live setting. Its return featured a few key…
No seniors should miss Kairos opportunity
The Issue: Some students don’t seriously consider Kairos until it’s too late. Our Stance: Juniors and seniors should be proactive so they don’t miss the opportunity.   The first memorable high school moment most Brophy students have is the freshman retreat. It is the first time a student is able to bond with his peers, creating a threshold for the theme of brotherhood. Brotherhood is the main reason why students…
Reithmann wishes universal respect for all
Teacher’s Pet: Mr. Tom Reithmann By Michael Ahearne ’14 THE ROUNDUP Ms. Karp’s Question from February’s “Teacher’s Pet”: If you could snap your fingers and change one thing about the world what would it be? I guess if we could have universal respect for people. That would take care all the unhappiness we have, competition between nations, competitions between religions and gender inequalities and economic inequalities. That would be the…
Editor shares personal Kenyan immersion trip experience
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP  Halfway around the world, with a nearly half day time difference is the Massai Mara, located in rural Kenya, Africa. The Massai Mara is a preserve in the south of Kenya, and it is where a select group of Brophy students travel every summer to assist the Me to We foundation in achieving their goal of providing clean water and education to the…
Driving across the country offers a once in a lifetime opportunity
Graceland destination creates more than Elvis memories By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP  1,479 miles from this current location stands the king of rock ‘n roll’s house, Graceland. Elvis Presley, the man known to millions of people as “The King,” built his mansion in Memphis, Tenn., and it is now a worldwide site for tourists to see. My journey to Graceland began in Phoenix with my grandparents and mom.…
Student athletes travel long distances to compete for teams
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP Student athletes have always had busy schedules, but how does that schedule change when you have to factor in traveling long distances to compete for your school? Some athletes say that often times an away game can eat up another hour, two hours or even an entire weekend because of travel. “Most of our meets are in California, one of our upcoming regattas…
Music fans make yearly pilgrimages to festivals
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP If you’re still thinking about venturing into the Mecca of music known as Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. this following spring, you might want to check out the price tag first. Festival passes run at $349 and camping passes go for $85. Toss in gas, food and merchandise costs and you’re looking at a price potentially running more than…
Argentinians discuss immersion experience
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP This February, 16 students from Argentina visited Brophy along with one of their teachers as part of the Immaculada Exchange and Immersion Program, which started in 2009. The Argentinians attend Colegio Immaculada, a Jesuit high school in Santa Fe, Argentina that was founded more than 400 years ago. Sante Fe is in northeastern Argentina and has a population of fewer than 400,000. Facundo Bergallo,…