Team managers serve as MVP’s off the field and court
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – John Zacher ’17 heads to the team huddle as a timeout is called. Zacher has managed for the basketball teams since his freshman year. By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Players and coaches tend to get the credit–or blame–for how their team fares, but on many school teams there is another person responsible for the players focus on the game.   “I love basketball…
Controversial comedy brings laughter to suffering
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Humor is something that seems omnipresent in teenage lives. Often we can be intently serious one moment and laughing hysterically the next. As the Internet and social media-sharing platforms have made comedy more accessible, the amount of comedy produced has grown dramatically. Many people have successfully made livings off comedy channels, especially on platforms like YouTube. But as the field of comedic content rapidly…
O’Neill once stranded in Honduran jungle
Photo by AK Alilonu ’16 – Mr. O’Neill teaches math and enjoys mountain biking, sometimes biking three times a week. By AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Pete Burr ’07’s question from last edition’s “Teacher’s Pet”: In the 1995 film “Heavyweights,” who is your favorite character and why? Of course, I don’t remember the 1995 film “Heavyweights,” but I do have to say that my favorite actor is Tom Selleck…
Surrounded by Violence: Brain patterns tied to violence, though not conclusive
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Many studies have been done on aggressors to find patterns in brain behavior and function. Mr. Chris White, PE Department Chair, athletic trainer and anatomy teacher, examined some of these studies for a presentation during last year’s Summit on Human Dignity. “Obviously the brain controls all of our emotions and trains all of our physical activities, so you can tie any violent act to…
OFJ looks to make Summit on violence socially impactful and relevant
By Anthony Totri ’16 THE ROUNDUP The Summit on Human Dignity is something the majority of people appreciate at Brophy, a time when the community can take a break from the rigor of school and gain further knowledge on a relevant issue in society. All of the necessary elements to make this year’s Summit on violence great are in place. If everything goes as planned the 2016 Summit may be…
Misinformation rapidly spreads, poses serious threat in near future
Illustration by AK Alilonu ’16 – Rumors have always spread rapidly from person to person, but now with the added help of the internet, rumors can spread farther and faster than ever before. By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Widespread myths have always been present among us, but with the advent of the Internet, you’d think misinformation would suffer a huge blow. Unfortunately it’s quite the opposite. Rumors can be spread…
Students voice concerns over national security
By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP In the wake of recent terrorist attacks, such as those seen in Paris, the office of Charlie Hebdo and San Bernardino, the U.S. government has set out to take precautionary measures against future attacks. These attacks create fear among people, as the largest threat the U.S. faces is ISIS, an Islamic extremist group. Refugees entering the United States are prompting concern among many people.…
Coldplay album could be last, offers new upbeat vibe
“A Head Full Of Dreams” by Coldplay 9 out of 10 By Henry Nallen ’18 THE ROUNDUP Just a year and a half after the release of their previous album, “Ghost Stories”, Coldplay is back with a more upbeat and colorful vibe for their newest album “A Head Full Of Dreams.” Coldplay has been in the spotlight of the music world for more than a decade and have released a…
Brophy beats Liberty on Hoopcoming night
Brophy 71 Liberty 46 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s Matthew Kempton ’17 tied for the team lead in scoring with Sean Dunn ’17 with 15 points Jan. 22 to help top Liberty 71-46. The win gave Brophy a .500 record at 7-7. Kempton chalked his performance and the victory up to controlling the pace. “I think we really controlled the tempo throughout the game,” he said. “Liberty was…
Cohesiveness, discussions make Free Speech Club unique
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 – The Free Speech Club meets on thursdays to share opinions in an environment that hopes to promote healthy conversation on the topics discussed. By Alex Kirshner ‘18 THE ROUNDUP The Free Speech Club is a new group on campus that allows students to share their opinions while cultivating discussion about important issues facing Brophy and the country. The club was founded by Matt Zacher…