Students will drink soda despite vending change

It’s more than 100 degrees outside as I wait in the seemingly endless Brophy lunch line, for a soda.

I can’t help but think that this took less time and money the previous year.

This year regular soda was removed from the campus vending machines in favor of more healthy options.

Brophy eco-students globetrot their way to Germany

Five Brophy students scramble off a departing German tram and walk past the sign for the Jesuit retreat center Henrich Pesch Haus.

These students are not Brophy’s European Jesuit counterparts, but in fact Brophy students about to join an international conference on climate change.

Peru immersion trip provides students with experience of a lifetime

On June 1 this last summer seven anxious Brophy students met at Sky Harbor Airport and said farewell to their families and their country as they prepared to embark on the trip of a lifetime.

This trip was a 25-day Brophy sponsored immersion trip to Peru, where the main objective was to help build two houses for families.

To accompany the seven Brophy students were teachers Mr. JP Jarczyk ’99, Deacon Joe Stickney and Mr. Lloyd Daggett.

More to recent Honduran politics than first meets the eye

Central America was thrown into chaos this summer when the Honduran head of state Manuel Zelaya Rosales was forced out of power by his own armed forces.

Controversy in the nation stemmed from the former president’s plan to overhaul the Honduran constitution. In early 2009 Zelaya announced plans for “La Cuarta Urna,” a vote to gauge the nation’s opinion on redoing the governing document and allowing for Mr. Zelaya’s eternal reelection.

Brophy golf loses 2 seniors but still swinging up to par

The Brophy golf team has teed up for the season.

The cuts are made, the gear distributed and the matches have begun. The tryouts consisted of two nine-hole rounds at Encanto, a round of cuts, a round of nine at the Grayhawk Talon course and then another 18 holes.

The Varsity team lost two seniors last year, one of whom was in the top five in the state. With the loss also came the gain of four freshman on varsity, and six freshman in the entire golf program.

‘Grapes of Wrath’ ripens this fall

Spending two and a half hours a day after school for the next two months with Ms. Dorothy Dunnion memorizing pages and pages of dialogue might sound like some sort of punishment that not even Mr. Bopp could come up with

But for the cast of “The Grapes of Wrath,” this is just rehearsal.

Mingus Mountain offers nearby camping retreat

The smell of the cool mountain air began to waft into the car, reminding me of why I had left the city a little more than an hour ago.

My friend, acting as navigator for the day, and I were well on our way to our final destination of Mingus Mountain northeast of Prescott.

Just a short drive out of the greater Phoenix area, you find yourself surrounded by pine trees and pleasant breezes that are a result of a nearly 7,000 foot elevation change in just an hour and a half.

‘District 9’ provides explosive action and people

On Aug. 14, American audiences bared witness to the premiere of “District 9,” an epic sci-fi production directed and co-written by Neil Blomkamp and co-produced by Peter Jackson.

While Peter Jackson may sound familiar to fans of the “Lord of the Rings” movies and “King Kong,” the name Blomkamp may be somewhat unfamiliar to those who are alien to independent filming – or to the “Halo” video game series, for which Blomkamp was lined up to work on a film adaptation.

Xavier Gator

What is your Name and Year?
Dana Lundblad and I am a Junior.

What do you do in your free time?
I like to hang out with my friends.