Aakash Jain

Editors pass torch, look back at highlights
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Co editor in chief I am so grateful to have been a part of The Roundup for the last three years. I have especially valued the amazing friendships and strong sense of community that have developed over those years. Moreover, working as a student journalist has undoubtedly improved my writing skills and ability to conduct interviews and edit articles. However, what I have valued most…
Baseball enters home stretch of regular season with 12-5 record
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP After 17 games, the baseball team has a 12-5 record as of April 1, and is making preparations for a playoff run. The team is eyeing a top-eight playoff berth to gain a bye in the first round. “If we win a majority of our next nine games, we should get a bye,” said varsity player Nolan Weinstein ’14. Head coach Mr. Tom Succow…
Chambers to retire after 45-year career
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 & Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Nearly a half century ago Mr. John Chambers first stepped foot on Brophy’s campus. He will retire this May after 45 years. Over his career, he has served in a number of different roles. “I came here as a teacher and coach. I’ve coached football, basketball, coached one year of baseball and one year of track but most of…
Technology, late bedtimes contribute to daytime drowsiness
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Less technology and earlier bedtimes can have a greater impact on teens’ wellbeing than one would expect. The connection between teen sleep and technology use has been extensively reported by various science publications and media outlets. For example, the Journal of Pediatric Psychology published an article last year that claimed that an excess of technology—televisions, phones, computers and video games—can cause anxiety and sleep…
Rapa: Music composition ‘like reading a book’
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Senior Phillip Rapa ’14 has directed and written music for several Student Theater musicals such as “A Very Potter Musical” and “Pokemusical,” and hopes to study music composition in college. Rapa has played the piano since he was five years old and has also added the synthesizer, guitar and percussion to his repertoire over the years. A self-described “chord progression go-to guy,” Rapa said…
Hands-on learning strengthens science education, classroom enthusiasm
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Nearly 25 percent of American parents say their children’s schools do not emphasize science enough, according to a December 2013 NPR article. Last year’s Program for International Student Assessment study indicated that the United States ranks 28th globally in science education. These statistics are troubling, especially considering that U.S. students will eventually compete for jobs in an increasingly high-tech global economy. According to the…
Journalists, newspapers allow open discourse on racial issues
The Issue: Racism continues to be a hot-button issue in America. Our Stance: Media can facilitate dialogue and candid conversation on this often inflammatory issue and shed further light on the problems we face today. A potentially controversial topic in any setting, race is typically considered a “red flag” issue in journalism. This does not mean journalists should shy away from the subject, but they do need to approach it…
Roundup podcast: Fourth edition preview
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Roundup staff met after school Jan. 30 to finish the fourth edition of The Roundup, which will feature a package on race. We discuss what students can expect from the edition when it released the second week of February. [mp3t track=”http://brophyroundup.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Roundup-Issue-4-Preview.mp3″ play=”Start me” stop=”Pause it” volslider=”y”]    
Fr. Olivier shares love of cinnamon gum
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP For around the last 20 years, the Rev. Fr. Harry Olivier, S.J. has served as the football team’s chaplain. In this role, Fr. Olivier leads Masses and team prayers in the chapel before and after games. “When I first came, I was not the chaplain of the football team. I just used to go to the games,” Fr. Olivier said. “After the chaplain was…
Mr. Pettit: ‘Possibilities are endless’ for BCP technology
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP With two bachelor’s degrees in interpersonal communication and information technology, Mr. Mark Pettit had a diverse range of jobs before he came to Brophy to work in the technology department. “I was doing a lot of administrative work … I was also involved in customer service and … the resort and tourism industry at one point,” Mr. Pettit said. “You could pretty much name…