Unfocused ‘Invictus’ saved through performances

Director Clint Eastwood (“Gran Torino,” “Million Dollar Baby”) loves his Oscars.

Director Clint Eastwood, left, Morgan Freeman, center, and Matt Damon work on the set of “Invictus,” from Warner Bros. Pictures. (MCT)
Director Clint Eastwood, left, Morgan Freeman, center, and Matt Damon work on the set of “Invictus,” from Warner Bros. Pictures. (MCT)

He loves them so much that he has continued to direct into the late years of his life.

His latest work, “Invictus,” has all the ingredients of an Oscar-caliber movie; Famous actors, a true story and a winter release.

Clooney scores a breath of fresh ‘Air’

Could a person survive if they cut themselves off from society? And would they come out the better for it?

These are questions asked in Jason Reitman’s new film “Up in the Air,” the man who directed the quirky breakout comedy “Juno.” And while the film might not reach the audience that “Juno” had, there is still plenty to like.

Wrestling starts season with top placers

As the weather begins to cool, the wrestling room is heating up.

The Broncos’ wrestling team started this season placing first, second and fifth at the Deer Valley tournament in December.

They also took first place in the Jerry Benson Invitational during the Dec. 12-13 weekend.

Students bring in the stuffing for Turkey Drive

Gobble Gobble!

It’s that time of year again. The air is chilly and teachers are handing out projects and tests like candy to prepare for the end of the semester. As students prepare to go on break, the Brophy community is also remembering the less fortunate, in the form of the Turkey Drive.

Kicking off Nov. 2 at the All Saints Day Mass, students saw Danny Wilson ’10 and Mr. Tim Broyles take the stage.

Caffeinated Competition

Anyone who takes a few short steps off of Brophy’s campus is well within sight of three different coffee shops: Dutch Bros. Coffee, Lux Coffee Bar and Lola Coffee.

With the addition of the Copper Star Coffee on 7th Avenue, north of Indian School Road, there is a nearby abundance of caffeinated products for even the most die hard Bronco coffee lover.

Community reaches out to grad in need

Michael Rubenstein was like any other senior at Brophy College Prep in 2008, looking forward to graduation and enjoying his last year of high school.

He played on the state championship football team, enjoyed spending time with his friends and dreamed of going to Notre Dame—until his world crashed down around him.

Gallagher respected as caring, loving volunteer

Most students know Ms. Christine Gallagher as one of Brophy’s two fulltime substitutes.

But there is much more to Ms. Gallagher than that. She graduated from Georgetown University, likes to read books, especially the “Harry Potter” series, prepare for her Understanding Catholic Christianity class and help the Office of Faith and Justice with tasks such as Loyola Project, immersion trips and revamping their Web site.

ELF drive seeks more support from Brophy community

The recession has struck everyone and every community with a force that was largely unexpected.

Now there are more and more families out there living off of food stamps and shelters.

Once a year, during the month where giving can override receiving, the Office of Faith and Justice puts on the ELF Drive so that at least a few families will be able to have that sense of receiving.

Motorola Droid gives iPhone a run for its money

Verizon Wireless released the extremely hyped Motorola Droid on Friday, Nov. 6, proudly fueled by Google’s Android 2.0 operating system.
But what is all the hype about?

As reported by Verizon Wireless, the company recently absorbed the Alltel network into its circle, making the network 80 million users strong.
This qualifies existing Verizon and Alltel users both for the Droid.

According to cnet.com, the Droid acts as a strong competitor to the almighty Apple iPhone, featuring a full touch screen navigation, high resolution 854 x 440 pixel display, 16GB included and more than 10,000 apps. It is approximately the same dimensions as the iPhone, only with a bit more weight.