Brett A. Mejia

Admissions office searches for diverse qualities in applicants
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 & Roan Enright ’13  THE ROUNDUP With Director of Brophy Admissions Mr. Mike Ward’s 14th year of working in the Admissions office coming to a close, he recently wrapped up the decision process by sifting through 600 freshman applications and selecting the top 360 to 380 applicants for the class of 2017. But it’s not just up to Mr. Ward to make the final decision…
Jimi Hendrix becomes reincarnated for one more performance
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP 9/10 “People, Hell, and Angels,” Jimi Hendrix’s newest album debuted March 5. That’s right a new album. The late guitar legend left all of us one final gift with the release of his of the collection. Hendrix died too young in 1970 and only made a presence in the music world for a short time, but it is what his music was able…
John McClane can’t save ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ from humdrum plot
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP “A Good Day to Die Hard”—Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney 5 out of 10 John McClane’s latest adventure is full of dull and boring moments, along with an abundant amount of car crashes. Bruce Willis returns as the ever-loving father figure and New York City police officer John McClane in director John Moore’s film, “A Good Day to Die Hard.” The premise of…
Summit on Opportunity Gap exasperates the need for change
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP With Brophy’s annual Summit on Human Dignity wrapped up, the topic of the Opportunity Gap has sparked much conversation around campus. Beginning with the Summit’s opening Mass and first school-wide presentation lead by special guest the Rev. Jim Gartland, S.J., he left us with the questions such as what we are supposed to do when we see homeless people on the street and…
Driving across the country offers a once in a lifetime opportunity
Graceland destination creates more than Elvis memories By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP  1,479 miles from this current location stands the king of rock ‘n roll’s house, Graceland. Elvis Presley, the man known to millions of people as “The King,” built his mansion in Memphis, Tenn., and it is now a worldwide site for tourists to see. My journey to Graceland began in Phoenix with my grandparents and mom.…
Sparks fly after recent SB 1070 controversial regulations
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP As SB 1070, Arizona’s 2010 tough stand on immigration, continues to be scrutinized, it may be the police department that finds itself in trouble. SB 1070 is useless and unnecessary. Others say the bill will help control the flow of illegal immigrants into this country. Whatever the case may be, all that matters is the current issue at hand with the bill. Police…
‘Expendables 2’ shows it stars and stripes
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP 8 out of 10 What happens when you put Rambo, the Terminator, John McClane and the Transporter into one movie? The answer: an explosive action packed lead filled movie called “The Expendables 2”. Directed by Simon West, “The Expendables” shows how a group of action stars can mesh together and create a super-soldier team. Did I also mention that the legendary Chuck Norris…
Cooper named Man of the Year
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 & Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP Each year, among the group of graduating seniors from the Brophy student body there are always those who have left their mark on the community. The Roundup’s Man of the Year award is given to one senior who has indeed proven that he embodies the key qualities of a man for others and has left his own mark on…
Man of the Year runner-up Bravo lives out Grad at Grad
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP Being a leader at Brophy is just one aspect to what it means to become a Man for Others. Flavio Bravo ’12, a 2012 runner-up for The Roundup’s Man of the Year Award, has gone above and beyond when it comes to helping the community, Brophy and his fellow Broncos. When Bravo attended St. Francis Xavier for grades four through eight, he said…
‘Wrath of the Titans’ strikes fear upon underworld
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP “Wrath of the Titans”—Starring Sam Worthington & Liam Neeson 5 out of 10 Out in theaters March 30, “Wrath of the Titans” has grossed over $71.3 million in just three weeks. Perseus, son of Zeus, must go to the underworld and back to save his father and defeat his brother, Ares, in order to save the human race. After “Clash of the Titans”…