Ian C. Beck

Occupy Wall Street still has ways to go

Staff Editorial

The Issue: Occupy Wall Street protesters are advocating against corporate greed and the increasing divide between the rich and poor.
Our Stance: The protesters are justified in their demonstrations; however, they fail to realize the entire scope of the problem, and are somewhat hypocritical in what they choose to fight against.

Hyper-competitive Turkey Drive needs a face

By Ian Christopher Beck ’12

The annual Brophy Turkey Drive is an effective and heartening way that the Brophy student body gives back every November.

The money goes to a good cause: It helps needy families and it improves the lives of those who have little. But it could use a bit of a change.

Broncos’ perfect season ends in loss to Basha

By Ian Christopher Beck ’12
A 390-yard outing from quarterback Tyler Bruggman ’13 and 171 receiving yards from Devon Allen ’13 could not stop a dwindling clock as the Bronco’s perfect season ended in a final-second loss to the Basha Bears 32-29, Friday night, Nov. 10.

Bruggman ready to take the reins in second year as starting quarterback

By Ian C. Beck ’12

Tyler Bruggman ’13 began his tenure as the Brophy starting quarterback by throwing for 317 yards in a season opening win last season against Deer Valley, the third-most single game passing yards in team history.

As a sophomore.

Bruggman led his freshman team to a perfect 9-0 record in 2009 and helped the Bronco offense rack up 48 points in the first two games of the 2010 season.

Three and Out: Top four storylines from Brophy vs. Sandra Day O’Connor

By Ian C. Beck ’12

First Down: Running back trio works to perfection

Brophy’s three running backs shared carries against Sandra Day O’Connor Sept. 16, and each scored in the Bronco’s 50-0 victory.

Coming in to Brophy’s 50-0 victory, sophomore running back D’Amani Grayer ’13 led the team with 287 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Three and Out: Top four storylines from Brophy vs. Mountain Ridge

By Ian C. Beck ’12

First Down: Defense shuts down opposing offense

On Friday Aug. 26, opening their 2011 season against Mountain Ridge, the Broncos locked down the Mountain Lions from the first drive to the very last in a 32-0 shutout.

Mountain Ridge mustered up only one trip to the red zone, one that originated when a punt bounced off a Brophy blocker and was recovered by the Mountain Lions on the 18 yard line. They would drive to the one yard line but a costly five yard penalty on fourth down and goal forced them to settle for a 29-yard field goal attempt that sailed wide.

The longest play from scrimmage the Mountain Lions had was a 14-yard pass in the third quarter.

Broncos spread the wealth in season opening victory

In an interview with The Roundup previewing the 2011 football season, head coach Mr. Scooter Molander pointed to consistency on offense and great defensive as the keys to success.

Both of those themes were on display in the Broncos’ 32-0 victory over Mountain Ridge in their first game of the season Aug. 26 at Phoenix College.

Broncos approach new season with young core

By Ian C. Beck ’12, Erik T. Masingill ’12, Tyler J. Scott ’12 & Michael Moroney ’13

The 2010 season for the Brophy football team saw changes to their starting quarterback and running back position among others, a rash of season-ending injuries to key players and the adoption of a spread offense.

In 2011, the Broncos will attempt to grow in their second year in the new offensive scheme while welcoming back numerous starters who bring experience to a young group.

Higgins committed to caring in first year as dean

By Ian C. Beck ’12
Brophy Dean Mr. Patrick Higgins sits behind the black desk in his first floor Brophy Hall office, calmly reflecting on his answer to the question “What one piece of advice do you have for the students?”
He takes a moment to think, then smiles wide before leaning forward to deliver his response.
He said that there are so many things to say, then settles on four simple words that carry a lot of weight: “Be a loving person.”

A Man and His Movies: ‘Priest’ offers potential, falls short

By Ian C. Beck ’12

Vampires have been a hot topic in Hollywood over the last few years, but not this kind of vampires.

“Priest,” directed by Scott Stewart, pits a group of warrior priests against a horde of slimy, Golem-esque vampires.

These priests had been used as a human killing machine in a war with the vampires that left both races near extinction.