2:46 Student life after the bell

Leander, Hoffman paint picture of Red Army
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 & Roan Enright ’13 THE ROUNDUP Every army needs its generals. This fall, the stands at Phoenix Community College stadium swelled with The Red Army, Brophy’s student cheering section. But a select few stood proud at the front, leading the pack through high-energy chants and amplifying the energy through the crowd. Keaton Leander ’13 and Nate Hoffman ’13 are two of the many who paint their bodies at football…
Many freshmen flock to AJ’s for Friday food, social scene
[mp3j track=”http://brophyroundup.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/AJs-Audio-Story.mp3″] By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP With the implementation of the new late start schedule, Friday’s bell rings at 1 p.m. each week. Students flee from their classes, beginning the weekend. While upperclassmen drive off to various food places and hangout spots, a wave of freshmen can be seen walking the path to AJ’s Fine Foods at Central and Camelback. The outdoor sitting area is a center…
Alba-Rivera mentors next generation of robotics competitors
Gabe Alba-Rivera teaches Loyola Academy scholars robotics By Aakash Jain ’14 and Brett Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP Since the beginning of his junior year, Gabe Alba-Rivera ’13 has been teaching a group of Loyola Academy students the finer points of robotics. “The first day of junior year I remember when they gave us a speech at the gym about the new year. Ms. Krause was there and she told us…
Students use Metro Light Rail for transportation to campus
Students recall Light Rail experiences By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP Brophy students live in many areas around Phoenix, some farther away than others. The ways students often carpool with classmates, ride in with parents, walk or take the Phoenix Light Rail. For some, the Light Rail makes up the end and beginning of each day. The Light Rail opened in December of 2008. It cost $1.4 billion to build,…
Math teacher Mason competes in tournaments, strives to be karate master
By Nick May ’13 THE ROUNDUP Children and adults competing in and watching a martial arts tournament Nov. 10 fill a quiet, dully lit conference room at the Hilton Scottsdale hotel. After waiting for her peers to display their skills, Ms. Jessie Mason stepped up to show off her black belt karate abilities. “I’m a first degree black belt,” Ms. Mason said. “Black belt is the highest rank you can…
Students raise funds at Vincent’s Farmers Market
Cookie Project sells cookie ingredients each week By Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13 THE ROUNDUP The singing birds, sunny weather and fresh smells draw large crowds to the small alley way near 40th street and Cambelback that has become Vincent’s Farmers Market each Saturday morning. Members of the Cookie Project sacrifice hours of sleeping in to aid their community and represent the school in a unique way. Wild outfits,…
Bekric spends time outside of school playing ‘Leauge of Legends’
Tanner Nypen ’15 The Roundup Saturday morning Edin Bekric ’15 powers up his computer, selects his favorite music playlist and clicks on the “League of Legends” icon on his desktop. “It’s relaxing, and it’s a good time waster,” Bekric said.  He plays “League of Legends” on his home computer with friends on weekends. Bekric first started playing this game through his friend Austin Berry ’15. “This is a game that…
Semi-professional gaming serves as hobby and a passion
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP For some, video gaming is something that ends as a childhood pastime. This is not the case for Paine Harris ’13, a semi-professional “Dota 2” player. “Dota 2” is an online action real-time strategy game. Players can gain early access to the game through an invitation process. Those seeking to play the game find friends who are in possession of “keys” that allow…
Weinstein works at AZ Airtime trampoline center on weekends
By Christian Guerithault ’14 & P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP On days off from school, many students play sports, do homework or relax. Casey Weinstein ’13 chooses to do something different than most. On Sundays, Weinstein is a safety monitor at AZ Airtime, a trampoline facility located in Scottsdale. “It’s a pretty easy job. It doesn’t require that much energy and isn’t stressful at all,” Weinstein said. “I prefer…