Greg Goulder

Trap and skeet club blasts away

By Greg Goulder ’13

In the hot desert sun, Brophy sophomore and trap and skeet club leader Nate Moreno ’13 draws his shotgun to his shoulder, locks onto the clay target and fires once, destroying it in the air.

This is the scene that takes place every other Sunday with a trap and skeet shooting club at Ben Avery Shooting Range.

The club meets from 3 to 5 p.m. every other Sunday afternoon to practice their trap and skeet shooting skills.

Douglas dishes out wisdom on gladiator devices, home remodeling

Mr. Ron Douglas talks about music, joys of teaching

By Greg Goulder ’13

Where are you from?

I was born in Mesa and grew up in Tempe.

What music do you listen to?

I’m pretty broad in my music taste. Lately I’ve been listening to a little rockabilly with Chris Isaac. I’m all over the place.

In high school I was a musician, so I got into classical music and jazz.

What is your favorite website?

I go to the Daily Beast a lot and it’s a good all-around news website, and I’m pretty well known for visiting TED talks.

Robots made with thumping beats and mechanical feats

By Greg Goulder ’13

The sound of saws, electric motors and rotating servos nearly drowned out the thumping techno remixes of popular rock songs.

This medley of sound is common on the second floor of Loyola Hall where the Brophy Robotics Club perfects their mechanical creations.

The club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday after school until 5:30 p.m., with teachers assisting in and supervising the operations.

Hunting animals actually helps to save the precious wildlife

The topic of hunting has long been the subject of heated debates and criticism.

In this day and age, it may seem that hunting is unnecessarily cruel, but hunters are actually helping the environment in more ways than one.

The first and most important way that hunters are helping the environment is through the regulation of animal populations.

Advanced classes causing unnecessary stress for students

By Greg Goulder ’13

Any student at Brophy is familiar with the feeling of stress from class work, but is all of this stress really necessary?

It is known that a small amount of stress is beneficial because it provides motivation to finish assignments.

However, too much stress can cause students to rush through schoolwork and lower the quality of the finished assignments.

Garner laments on backflips and drinking monkey snot

By Greg Goulder ’13

Have you considered a career in the circus?
I’ve never been in the circus.

Are you sure?
I have never been in the circus.

Where did you learn acrobatics?
I was never in the circus.

I sense something hidden there.
I was never in the circus.

Can I ask where you learned your back flips and handstands?
Not from the circus.

Joe Satriani’s latest release exceeds expectations

By Greg Goulder ’13

Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani’s new album has not only met, but raised the bar set by his previous albums.

The guitarist’s 14th studio album, “Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards,” brings back Satriani’s signature sound after two weaker albums: “Super Colossal” in 2006, and “Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock” in 2008.

This album features no vocals, simple drums and basic bass riffs, but extraordinary ’80s metal guitar.

All tracks on this album consist solely of guitar backed by a rhythm section of drums, bass and keyboard.

Chilean miners recued after 69 days stuck underground

By Greg Goulder ’13

Late at night on Aug. 13, all 33 miners trapped in a Chilean mine were rescued without incident.

There is a lot more to this story than a dramatic rescue, though.

The rescue ended “the largest underground entrapment in human history,” according to MSNBC’s online publication.

All miners resurfaced within a 24 hour period after the first was rescued, well ahead of the projected time for completion.