On the Road

On the Road: Broncos travel the world
This edition, The Roundup explores the many forms of travel students engage in, including service, immersion, athletics and fun. Perhaps Mark Twain expressed the value of travel best when he wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth…
Music fans make yearly pilgrimages to festivals
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP If you’re still thinking about venturing into the Mecca of music known as Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. this following spring, you might want to check out the price tag first. Festival passes run at $349 and camping passes go for $85. Toss in gas, food and merchandise costs and you’re looking at a price potentially running more than…
Student athletes travel long distances to compete for teams
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP Student athletes have always had busy schedules, but how does that schedule change when you have to factor in traveling long distances to compete for your school? Some athletes say that often times an away game can eat up another hour, two hours or even an entire weekend because of travel. “Most of our meets are in California, one of our upcoming regattas…
Driving across the country offers a once in a lifetime opportunity
Graceland destination creates more than Elvis memories By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP  1,479 miles from this current location stands the king of rock ‘n roll’s house, Graceland. Elvis Presley, the man known to millions of people as “The King,” built his mansion in Memphis, Tenn., and it is now a worldwide site for tourists to see. My journey to Graceland began in Phoenix with my grandparents and mom.…
Editor shares personal Kenyan immersion trip experience
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP  Halfway around the world, with a nearly half day time difference is the Massai Mara, located in rural Kenya, Africa. The Massai Mara is a preserve in the south of Kenya, and it is where a select group of Brophy students travel every summer to assist the Me to We foundation in achieving their goal of providing clean water and education to the…
Students born abroad transition into new country
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP  Many students will experience moving to a new city, part of town, house or school. Not many students will experience moving to a new country. “I was young when I moved here so I don’t remember the journey that much,” said sophomore Fergus Shanks ’15. “It was hard as we did not know anyone and had to adapt to a different lifestyle … I…
Argentinians discuss immersion experience
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP This February, 16 students from Argentina visited Brophy along with one of their teachers as part of the Immaculada Exchange and Immersion Program, which started in 2009. The Argentinians attend Colegio Immaculada, a Jesuit high school in Santa Fe, Argentina that was founded more than 400 years ago. Sante Fe is in northeastern Argentina and has a population of fewer than 400,000. Facundo Bergallo,…
Mason partakes in transcontinental travel, hikes Mt. Fuji
By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP When Ms. Jessica Mason isn’t teaching math, she can be found traveling the world. She has been overseas on many trips throughout her life. From visiting Paris and Scotland as a student, to recently spending two months backpacking alone throughout the unfamiliar territories of Europe, she has seen many foreign places. She also spent a month in Japan, starting and ending her journey in…
Admissions Director Ward recalls backpacking through Europe
By Alec Vick ’15 The Roundup After two years of teaching at another school, Admissions Director Mr. Mike Ward decided it was time to see more of what the world has to offer before continuing on with his daily life. This experience, he decided, would be acquired by backpacking through the vast cultures and numerous landscapes found in Europe. He started on a two and a half month trip, which…
Fisko recalls Russia, participation in Soviet-American play as child
By Michael Ahearne ’14 THE ROUNDUP In 1987 Mr. Paul Fisko, along with 19 other American children and 20 Russian children, traveled across Russia, Europe and American to spread the message to end the Cold War and bring peace. Mr. Fisko’s journey and experiences began during the Cold War in 1987. At that time, he was in 8th Grade, and Ronald Reagan was the president while Mikhail Gorbachev led the…