Innovation Commons to encourage technology, progress
Photo by Bryce Owen — Students experiment with circuits in the new Innovation Commons, Sept. 25. By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP Hector Valdouvous ’19 creates a cylinder on a computer program, and drags it into another shape. He is working on an object a freshman can use, a reusable candle. This summer the Information Commons transformed into the Innovation Commons, the goal of which is to create a…
Broncos suffer 1st loss of the season at Pinnacle
Photo by Carter Van Winkle ’16 | Jimmy Hawkins ’16 returns a fumble for a touchdown Sept. 18 against Pinnacle. Pinnacle defeated Brophy 32-31 in a back and forth match up. Pinnacle 32 Brophy 31 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP In a heartbreaking finish after a back and forth game, the Spencer Rattler-led Pinnacle Pioneers upset the Brophy Broncos 32-31 Sept. 18, who fall to 4-1. Brophy’s offense rolled…
Teachers, students react to Trump
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the debate stage at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Donald Trump, a Republican real estate developer and television personality, has made many controversial comments regarding immigration, women and birthright citizenship in the early stages of his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump’s comments have not only created…
McGovern excited to assume role as BLAM’s arts editor
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Patrick McGovern ’16 becomes BLAM’s new arts editor. By Cameron Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. John Damaso ’97 announced the new editing staff for the Brophy Literary and Arts  Magazine, better known as BLAM, Aug. 27. Mr. Damaso chose Patrick McGovern ’16, who has been on staff since his sophomore year, to be BLAM’s new arts editor. McGovern, previously the assistant arts editor, is…
‘Flipped classroom’ continues to evolve, grow on campus
Photo illustration by Cameron Bray ’16  — Teachers adopted the flipped classroom model several years ago. It allows students to ask teachers for additional homework help while they cover the course material on their own time By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP The flipped classroom has been around for a while, and throughout that time both teachers and students have developed their own methods and opinions on dealing with this educational…
Saali, Orem, Catan join Brophy faculty
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Mr. Orem teaches his class how to put together their art assignments, Monday Aug. 31. Mr. Orem, a new teaxher this year, teaches Paschal Mystery, Sacraments, and Church History. Saali teaches Spanish with veteran experience By Jose Cardenas ’16 THE ROUNDUP New teacher Mr. Jim Saali came to Brophy after teaching 22 years at a Jesuit high school in St. Louis.  He currently teaches…
Blake returns to Spain, competes before Olympic Trials
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 – Jack Blake ’17 pulls ahead in 200m Freestyle at the home meet on Thursday, Sept. 10. Blake looks to do well this season, as he prepares to try out for Spanish Olympic team. By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy swimmer Jack Blake ’17 competed in Spanish nationals this summer, winning first place in the 50mm freestyle, and placing in the 100mm against other…
New coaches join Brophy athletic program
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Coach Thurmond Moore calls in two players to prepare them for the next drill. Coach Moore joins football staff as new defensive coordinator. Moore joins varsity football staff as defensive coordinator By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Thurmond Moore graduated from Del Campo High School and said he aspired to succeed in whatever he did. Mr. Moore participated in many sports in…
‘Compton’ showcases Dre’s resurrection
‘Compton’ by Dr. Dre 9 out of 10 By Anthony Totri ’16 THE ROUNDUP Dr. Dre’s long anticipated album “Compton” has been the talk of the music industry since its release on Apple Music. The album is well executed and demonstrates Dre keeping up with modern music after a 16 year hiatus. The name “Compton” stems from Dre’s childhood when he lived in Compton, Calif. It’s also where his career…
Adams looks to rebound from knee injury
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Walker Adams ’16 chases down the ball carrier at practice Wednesday, Sept. 2. Adams looks to make a big impact this season after injuring his ACL last year. By Anthony Totri ’16 THE ROUNDUP Walker Adams ’16, starting middle linebacker for the varsity football team, said he has enjoyed playing football for as long as he can remember. “I’ve been playing contact football since…