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Students form early morning traditions for activities, catching up

Photo by Cory Wyman '16 - Xavier Fernandez '17 studies math early before school around 7:30 A.M

 By Austin Norville ’15
THE ROUNDUP

Students enter campus early for myriad reasons, including club and class commitments.

Brock Christy ’15 gets to school at 7 a.m. and sits in Piper outside of his first period classroom.

He arrives early because of “parking on the street, because I don’t have a carpool so I get here at 7,” Christy said.

Christy said he does homework when he gets here.

“I save the easier homework for the morning,” Christy said

Anthony Gutierrez ’15 said he gets to school at 6:45 a.m., having to wake up around 5:30 for yearbook.

“Besides complete the yearbook? Well we finish pages according to the chronological order of events that happen throughout the year and/or enjoy the morning the best possible way: jokes,” Gutierrez said.

Gutierrez arrives at school by alternating between the bus and light rail.

“After the bus driver waited for me to make the bus stop, he began to preach the Gospel while driving,” he said of his best memories of early morning travels. “When I transferred to the light rail, I met a Central freshman and we talked about music and classwork until our stop arrived.”

Zach McCarthy ’17 said he usually gets to Brophy about 7:15 a.m.

“Just to do work or go see teachers,” McCarthy said of why he gets to campus early.

Along with working on homework and yearbook, students also enter campus early for band practice.

“Jazz Band starts at 7 a.m. and students are expected to arrive sometime before 7,” said Matt Borlongan ’15. “We practice in the band room in third floor Eller.”

Borlongan plays trumpet in the band.

“It goes until 7:45 but it’s really whenever it ends,” Borlongan said. “Usually if there is a little time left we’ll just clean up the stands, talk with fellow band members or just get to class early.”