Hayden Welty

Bengston selected as Man of the Year Finalist
Photo by Victor Beck ’20 | Andre Bengston ’19, finalist for The Roundup‘s Man of the Year award, poses for a photo outside of Romley Hall. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Andre Bengston ’19 has been chosen as one of the three Class of 2019 Man of the Year Finalists.  Mr. Mike Welty ’83, who taught Bengston as a sophomore in Advanced Placement Seminar, said that the best thing about…
Romero Program offers unique, meaningful participation, spiritual enhancement
Photo Courtesy of Hayden Welty ’19 | (left to right) Alex Edwin ’19, Matthew Scheller ’19, Atllas Hopkins ’19 and Hayden Welty ’19, students in the Romero Program, attend their first day at their internship, which takes place at the Foundation for Blind Children. Each student in the senior year component of the program partners with a local non-profit. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Taught by Mr. Will Rutt ’08, Mr.…
PRO: Class rank fails to diminish collaborative spirit, boosts test score importance, high achievers
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP   While some detractors contend that class rank damages a collaborative spirit, the measurement serves as a useful college admissions tool––not to mention that class rank rewards hard-working students and has a limited impact on community.  Class rank at Brophy could act as a useful benchmark with which students and college admissions counselors can judge students’ academic records within the context of a certain…
Sophomore rapper Lil Guac releasing album Oct. 7, hoping to wow listeners
Album art by Charles “Charlie” Fallon ’21 | Diego “Lil Guac” Acevedo Garcia presents his debut album. It drops on Oct. 7. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP   With his interest in rapping beginning last Christmas, Diego Acevedo Garcia ’21 said he is going to release his first album, entitled Diabeto, on Oct. 7 via the music sharing platform called Soundcloud. When Acevedo Garcia started writing lyrics down around…
Brophy balances instillation of Grad at Grad with academic rigor
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP While the “college prep” aspect of the Brophy mission features prominently in the very name of the institution –– Brophy College Preparatory –– the school seeks to instill more than just academic prowess in its students, according to www.brophyprep.org. “Inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the education of every Brophy student is focused on having them graduate as young men who are open to…
Jesuit identity weighs as an important influence
Photo by Josh Spano ’18 | A statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola stands in front of the Brophy Tower on April 16, 2018. Since the inception of Brophy in 1928, many Catholic symbols are seen throughout the campus.  By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Sitting in most classrooms on campus, it is hard to miss the obvious signs of Catholicism––from portraits of Jesus to variegated crucifixes. Although there are about…
OPINIONS: Avarice inevitably begets corruption
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Whilst the benefits of possessing money are easily evident, the resulting greed that comes from the (attempted) satiation of avarice exists as a negative force in the world. Undeniably, money can be a force for good. After looking at the multitude of wonderful charities, groups and organizations that rely on cash to operate, one cannot avoid this underlying truth. Even this very school, an…
OPINIONS: Financial aid, diversification efforts create unique community
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP In the same way that money can be a powerfully uplifting force for some families, a lack of it can also suppress people’s voices from being heard. Historically speaking, even government-sponsored social safety nets have done a lousy job at allowing for merit-based progression through the ranks of the unstable and greasy social ladder. And before these programs, no institutional structures existed except for…
OPINIONS: Progression through school leads to insomnia, depression, stress
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Undeniably, a reasonable person cannot blame Brophy for single-handedly causing increased anxiety. However, if one looks at the results of a recent school survey, clear links exists between progression through the college preparatory institution and stress, sleep, and sadness levels. Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs Mr. Seamus Walsh provided The Roundup with statistics from a school-wide accreditation survey assessed this fall. The results reveal…
‘Logan Lucky’ powered by formidable acting, clever script
Credit to Fingerprint Releasing/Bleecker Street| Channing Tatum and Adam Driver in the film of Logan Lucky ‘Logan Lucky’ – Starring: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and Daniel Craig 9 out of 10 By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Directed by Steven Soderbergh, “Logan Lucky” is a thrilling action-comedy movie that depicts the Logan sibling trio’s attempt of a heist at a NASCAR race in North Carolina. After being fired from his…