Brendan Hinkle

Lee captivates through video production
Photo by Sam Romero ’17 – Jake Lee ’16 poses for a photo for the Roundup, Feb. 27. Lee takes both photos and videos, but focuses largely on his videos. By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP Classes have been moving to a more tech-saturated teaching style for a few years, which includes the production of videos for class projects. During his freshman year, Jake Lee ’16 created a video in…
Birgenheir gives back to education by teaching, uses reverse-style
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Philip Birgenheir now has a full semester under his belt as a Brophy teacher, and so far said he has had an awesome year with all his classes going really well. Mr. Birgenheir attended Central High School in Rapid City, S.D. He received a full scholarship to the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. “I wanted the chance to work at a…
Hashtag activism brings issues to social media feeds
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP This August students couldn’t log in to Facebook without seeing videos of someone dumping ice water on their head. The most recent online activism campaign was the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” According to alsa.org, the challenge involves people dousing themselves in buckets of ice water on video, posting the video to their social media, and then challenging others to do the same in an…
Dias takes the stage as new theater director
By Brendan Hinkle’16 & William Joseph Borders IV’16 THE ROUNDUP After 23 years of directing Brophy-Xavier theater, Mrs. Dorothy Dunnion stepped down, and Ms. Maureen Dias has stepped on stage to take her place. “When I was a kid, my mom threw me in dance lessons at five because I was really awkward and gawky,” Ms. Dias said. “Where I grew up I was in a very small town with…
Golf team looks to new leadership
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP  The golf team has started their 2014 season and head coach Mr. John Shores said he expects the team to do well this year despite the loss of seniors from last season. “We have Michael Feagles ’16, he’s one of the better rated junior players in the country and he will hopefully lead the way for us,” Mr. Shores said. “Chip Getz ’16 is…
Track sprints for state, juniors jump for leadership
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Track is the sport that holds the most athletes, 231 to be exact. With all of those athletes, Mr. Doug Cox, an assistant coach, said the team has been doing well. “Track is going well this year,” Mr. Cox said. “Our athletes are working extremely hard. This is one of the largest teams we’ve ever had, athlete wise, so we got a lot of…
Non-Catholic students comfortable in religious environments, feel welcome in community
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 & Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Brophy is a Catholic, Jesuit private school, which could leave many people believing its student body is all Catholic. While a majority of students being Catholic, there are still large amounts of non-Catholics from a large variety of backgrounds. Every student is required to take mandatory religious classes, and about once a month go to Mass or a prayer…
Baseball relies on returning veteran starters to lead team
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Head coach Mr. Tom Succow said he expects not only the varsity baseball team, but the freshman and JV teams as well, to do well this year. “I hope all three will do good this year. They did good last year,” Mr. Succow said. “I think JV will be really good this year, and I think freshman will hold their own. I think all…
Students watch diverse Sochi Olympic events, slope style a favorite
By Brendan Hinkle’16 THE ROUNDUP The Sochi Olympics have opened and closed, and students watched a variety of events during the two-week span. The Winter Olympics boasted 98 events this year, some new and old. According to nielsen.com, the most watched Winter Olympic event is freestyle skiing, which has been an event since 1992. Skiing itself shows to be popular among students. “I watched men’s slope style skiing the most,…
Audio Story: Students, faculty relive frightening tales
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 & Cory Wyman ’16 THE ROUNDUP Everyone has heard a good ghost story in their life, or some other frightening tale that kept them up at night. Not all scary stories are from campfires though. Many people have had experiences with scary situations you might usually find in Hollywood. The Roundup talked to some people around campus about their scary experiences. Click below to listen to…