Sleep is being valued less, school extracurriculars more important
In a survey completed by Chris Agnone ’18 and Chris Stanek ’19, a majority of students report getting less than 8 hours of sleep per night. By Chris Agnone ’18  and Chris Stanek ’19 THE ROUNDUP The rigors of school and extracurriculars often interfere with a student’s sleep cycle which can be very detrimental to their physical and mental performance short and long term. Nationwide Children’s, adolescents need to get…
OPINIONS: Football took more than it gave
Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons user Dschwen. By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP I played football from my freshman year to my junior year and suffered back pain, neck pain, a fractured wrist and two concussions. I received treatment for the first three injuries over five visits to my doctor. As for the concussions, I was treated by two doctors, three times a week, for two months. When I first…
Microtransactions becoming a key aspect in all games
By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP One common thread in the world of gaming is the increase of microtransactions. Microtransactions are in game purchases with real life currency in order to get a cosmetic item or other virtual good in the game. According to the publication PC Gamer microtransactions will generate about $22 billion, while base games without microtransactions will only generate about $8 billion. When someone buys a new…
Holinger discovers drawing talent, inspired by immersion experiences
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Jackson Hollinger ’18 works on a drawing of his during lunch on Dec 13th, 2017 By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Jackson Holinger ’18 started drawing in Ms. Deb Cronin’s 2D Art Drawing class as a freshman, and has since advanced to AP Studio Art, drawing inspiration from the people he met on Brophy’s Guatemala immersion trip in the process. “He is a wonderful…
Pop, rap genres experience wealth of juggernaut albums
Photo Courtesy of Rolling Stone | From the effort of Childish Gambino the genre of neo-soul made a big comeback in 2017. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP 2017 was a year for music, especially in the genres of rap and pop so what were some of the highlights of music in 2017? Kendrick Lamar released “DAMN” this year. Two songs that were particularly popular from the album were “HUMBLE.”…
Sleep plays a role in a player’s preferred practice time
By Peter Warner ’19 THE ROUNDUP Morning and afternoon practice times disrupt different athletes’ individually depending on their preferred sleeping schedule and their other extracurricular activities. Kaidan Linse ’20 was on the JVB soccer team his freshman year and has been playing club soccer his whole life. He believes afternoon practices are better for him. “(They) don’t mess with me and my schedule,” said Linse. “It allows me to go…
Energy drink availability increases likelihood of usage, dependence
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Noah Self ’18 drinks an energy drink before class on Monday, January 22nd. Students have become more dependent on caffeinated drinks to stay awake at school. By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Athletic trainer Mr. Chris White said that energy drinks and caffeinated beverages may cause students to have an increasing dependency with ever-decreasing returns. “Caffeine is a substance, a drug, that people develop…
Nico Pacioni wins acting award
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores ’19 | Nico Pacioni ’18 poses in the opening scene of Brophy’s the Bronco Room taken on Friday Jan. 19, 2018 in the Black Box. By Peter Warner ’20 THE ROUNDUP Nico Pacioni ’18 won the award Most Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play from National Youth Arts for his performance as Dr. George Lewis in Once in a Lifetime during the 2016-17 school year. Pacioni…
Baseball team cherishes new coach, new mindset
Photo by Edwin Perez ’18| The varsity team does a team drill during January 22nd on Opus Field. By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP The baseball team this year is under new leadership and has a refreshed mindset, focus and work ethic going into the season. Coach Mr. Josh Garcia ’07 assumed his role of head coach during the summer and the team has been working together all offseason to…
Sleep is being valued less, school extracurriculars more important
By Chris Agnone ’18  and Chris Stanek ’19 THE ROUNDUP The rigors of school and extracurriculars often interfere with a student’s sleep cycle which can be very detrimental to their physical and mental performance short and long term. Nationwide Children’s, adolescents need to get nine and half hours of sleep a night. The average teenager gets between seven and seven and a quarter hours of sleep a night. The article…