Nick Pecora

Theatre remotely producing ‘Lear 1984’ miniseries
Screenshot from virtual rehearsal on YouTube | Stay-at-home directives have forced the creators of “Lear 1984” to collaborate remotely on producing the miniseries By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP Although there is no way for any members of the Brophy community to safely attend a play due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Brophy’s theater program will still be remotely performing “Lear 1984.” Directed by Ms. Carolyn Wright, the production is…
H2O Club seeks to raise awareness of global water issues
Photo by Nick Pecora’21 | Members of the H2O and F. A. M. E. Clubs serve “Broncoffee” before school on January 29, 2020. A portion of the proceeds will be put towards earthquake relief for Puerto Rico. By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP Soon, experts on water-related issues from around the state will converge on Brophy’s campus for the annual Summit on Human Dignity, which hopes to provide a yearly…
Baseball team hopes to build off successes, shortcomings of last season
By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP Photo by Nick Pecora ’21 | Head baseball coach Mr. Josh Garcia ’07 instructs the team during afternoon practice on Jan. 14, 2020 The Brophy Broncos baseball team has been preparing all year for their upcoming season, which will begin with their first preseason game on Feb. 26. The team’s preparation for this season includes lifting weights before school twice a week and on-field…
Pitch and Catch: Resley embraces challenges, rigor of rowing
By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP What is your name and year at Brophy? I’m George Resley, Class of 2020. I’m a senior. What sport(s) do you participate in at Brophy? Right now, for the past two years, I’ve been rowing. Previously, I did pole vaulting my sophomore year, tennis my freshman year, but crew is definitely the sport for me. I can really apply myself athletically there and my…
The End of the Skywalker Saga
Photo courtesy of Star Wars Celebration | The “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker” cast at Star Wars Celebration. Photo by Star Wars Celebration By Griffin Winter ’21 and Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP On Dec. 20, 2019, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will release to audiences around the globe. “The Rise of Skywalker” will be wrapping up the sequel trilogy which started in 2015 with the release of “The…
Benefits of flipped classrooms outweigh potential drawbacks
Photo by Nick Pecora ’21 | A student works through practice problems while Mr. Doug Cox gives a supplemental lecture in his Pre-Calculus class on Nov. 7, 2019. These problems would be completed as homework in a traditional classroom setting. By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP A recent study has shown that the “flipped classroom” method is not only popular among students but allows them to learn more successfully as…
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces 2020 run for Sheriff
Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons | Then-Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a rally for President Donald Trump in Phoenix on June 18, 2016. By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced that he is running for a seventh term as sheriff of Maricopa County. Arpaio served six consecutive four-year terms as sheriff before being defeated by Democratic candidate…
Zander discusses roles at Brophy, background in Catholic education
Photo by Nick Pecora ’21 | Mr. Jerry Zander presents a lesson to his seventh period Honors Pre-Calculus class By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP Question from Sr. Schmidbauer from last edition: Describe your first job that you actually received a paycheck for. That’s a good question. I worked at a grocery store, stocking shelves. It was easy! What are your jobs at Brophy? Other than teaching math, I’m also…