Austin Norville

Editors Goodbye: Journalism is essential in story driven society
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP When I started Brophy four years ago I never expected that I would be working on the newspaper. And I was split on the concept of newspapers and news media for their common manipulation of stories so that the reader prefers one side over the other. However, once I started writing for and developing The Roundup, I came to realize that when done right…
Post-high school gap year should be embraced by students, colleges
By Austin Norville THE ROUNDUP For many, the time after graduation marks a transition into college life and the start of new independence. But for some the time is disorienting and a gap year could prove beneficial. In the United States the idea of taking a gap year between high school and college is unpopular and is often looked down upon by classmates and parents. However, in a changing society…
Innovator, grad Ebeling to speak, credits Jesuit ideals as inspiration
Photo courtesy of Mick Ebeling | Mick Ebeling ’88, center, works with a boy who received a new arm printed with a 3D printer. Ebeling will speak at annual Power Breakfast fundraising event April 28 and an all-school assembly By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP Brophy alumnus Mick Ebeling ’88 of “Not Impossible Labs” will speak at the annual Power Breakfast Tuesday, April 28 and to all students during an…
Summit on Human Dignity reveals opinions on criminal justice system
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP The theme of this year’s Summit is restorative justice and students are beginning to give their opinions on the issue and a system many say is in need of reform. “I of course cannot claim to be an expert on the state of the U.S. justice system, but I don’t believe expertise is needed to diagnose a very stark problem. In my opinion, the…
‘Far Cry 4’ showcases vibrant world, stellar gameplay, realistic story
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP “Far Cry 4” – Ubisoft – for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC 9 out of 10 “Far Cry 4” by Ubisoft is the newest addition to the critically acclaimed first person shooter franchise, “Far Cry.” Coming off their huge success with “Far Cry 3,” which revolutionized the first person shooter and open world games, there was a lot of pressure…
Administration bans medical marijuana despite social patterns, doctors’ approval
By Garrison Murphy ’15 & Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP The school administration barred the use of medical marijuana for students this summer amidst a national push to conventionalize the drug’s use. Dean Mr. Pat Higgins said although marijuana is now legally available medicinally, Brophy will continue to prohibit its use, even if a student has a doctor’s prescription. Mr. Higgins said there is a “pro-marijuana trend” occurring in the…
Audio: Teachers use new teaching methods to improve student learning
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP As our country’s focus on education continues to grow, teachers are changing their methods of teaching to improve students and the way they learn. Ms. Jessica Mason (XCP ’04), a math teacher on campus, uses a new style of teaching called a flipped classroom in which she believes is an improvement on the traditional teaching method.
Video: Club Fair promotes student involvement
By Austin Norville ’15 & Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Students convene in the Great Hall Sept. 15-17 for the annual Club Fair, where students come to represent their clubs or seek their niche within the community.
Dunnion takes final bow after 23 years of theater
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP Mrs. Dorothy Dunnion began working with theater on campus in 1991 as an assistant and in 1996 she took over Brophy Theater. This semester’s “Peter Pan” marked her last curtain call as she retires from Brophy Theater. “I love it, it’s fun. I love theater, I love directing,” Mrs. Dunnion said. “When I was hired by Brophy they asked me what co-curricular and so…