Gabe Morrison

Letter to the Editor: Mass dress has little purpose, is unnecessary for prayer
By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP This is a response to Andrew Howard ’17’s column “Mass dress aids students, keeps students equal and focused through worship.” I disagree with Howard’s argument that students should have to wear Mass dress, primarily because it serves little purpose. Howard argues that Mass dress is beneficial for three main reasons, none of which I find compelling. First, he says that Mass dress solves his…
Wu named ‘Man of the Year’
Photo by Alec Vick ’15 — Yuxuan Wu ’15 is the Class of 2015 Man of the Year. Wu is especially known for his academic prowess and mathematic and linguistic capabilities. By Gabe Morrison ’17 and J.P. Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP While most students spent their sixth-grade year focused on middle school academics, athletics and social lives, The Roundup’s 2015 “Man of the Year” recipient Yuxuan Wu ’15 contended with…
Transfer students see spirit beyond sports
By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP Though most students take pride in school spirit, to many, a lack of a lack of compared experience makes it is hard to gage the quality of Brophy’s spirit. Transfer students are unique in they have spent time on two different campuses,. Milo Charbel ’15, who transferred from Notre Dame Preparatory after freshman year, said the fit of Brophy was much better for him.…
Home court appreciated by athletes, validated by records
Photo by Gray Olson ’17 | Students cheer from the front row Oct. 17 during the 2014 football season. Brophy defeated Chaparral 17-9 Oct. 17 in a home game played at Camelback High School. By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP Athletes of various sports recognize that home field advantage significantly and positively impacts their performance during competitions. Though many athletes and their coaches often did not equate playing their on home…
‘Innovation Commons’ to add new dimension to learning
Photo by Reece M. Krantz ’16 — The Information Commons is a hub for studying and research on campus. This summer, it will transform into the Innovation Commons. By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP This summer crews will remodel the Information Commons, converting it into the “Innovation Commons,” a more technology-oriented space intended to encourage student creativity. The Innovation Commons will open at the start of the 2015-2016 school year,…
Students debate effectiveness of mandatory minimums
Mandatory minimums still effective By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP As mandatory minimums become increasingly unpopular due to a worrisome number of cases in which people are over-sentenced, the concept still remains a viable idea, so long as they’re given fairly. Mandatory minimums are laws that require criminals to serve a predetermined, minimum amount of time in jail for their specific crime. Judges do not have the power to lower…
Summit speakers to offer unique perspectives on restorative justice
By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP The Office of Faith and Justice has selected a diverse group of presenters for this year’s Summit on Human dignity who will speak regarding the issues in our current criminal justice system and present their solutions. The title for this year is “Safe and Sound: The Case for Restorative Justice.” The Summit will start on March 2 and end on March 13. One keynote…
Former Brophy teacher to read his poetry on campus
By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP Former Brophy English teacher Mr. F. Douglas Brown will be reading poetry from his new book “Zero to Three” Monday, Jan. 26 at lunch in the Black Box Theater. Poetry recitations will continue at lunch in the Black Box on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with the first stage of Brophy’s school-wide Poetry Out Loud competition. Mr. Brown currently teaches at Loyola High School, a…
New yoga class impacts students physically, spiritually
Photo by Jace Riley ’16 — Greg Vogel ’15 (left), Kyle Sourbeer ’15 (middle), and Joe Pierson ’16 (right) pose during their 7th period yoga class. By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP  A new class is giving students an opportunity to escape the busyness of daily life and meditate. Taught by Mrs. Karen Parise, yoga counts as a PE credit, and the class meets seventh period in Harper Great Hall.…
Wrestling aims to overcome obstacles, develop youth
Captain Woodburn sees potential in younger athletes, wants to build up the program By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP With their new season beginning Nov. 3, the wrestling team aims to have multiple state placers and will develop the team’s younger talent. Head coach Mr. Jose Leyba ’94 said that some key contributors to this year’s team will be captain Keenan Woodburn ’15, Anthony Brady ’16 and Valentine Hernandez ’16…