Jack Macias

Disciplinary board aims to help students, reviews their actions
By Jack Macias ’14  THE ROUNDUP When a student gets in trouble that requires more than a Saturday JUG or even suspension, the student is brought before the disciplinary board. The disciplinary board consists of the Dean Mr. Pat Higgins, Principal Mr. Bob Ryan and several teachers. According to the student handbook, “The purpose of the board is to review the student’s character and behavior as fully as possible and…
Pope Francis selection shocks Brophy Jesuits
By Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP Pope Francis was elected March 13, 2013 to the surprise of the Jesuit order. Pope Francis was known as the Rev. Jorge Bergoglio, S.J., a Jesuit from Argentina. The election is a surprise because Jesuits, when initiated to their order, take a vow to not seek higher power within the church. Although this would disqualify any Jesuit from taking a position of power, according to World Language…
Wrestling season comes to a close with 7 competitors in state tournament
Mr. Frank’s fruitful wrestling career at Brophy culminates with state tournament By Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP Unknown to the wrestling team at the time of the state tournament Feb. 7-8, this would be Mr. Brad Frank’s last season as a wrestling coach. Although the Brophy wrestling season did not go as they wanted to at the state tournament level, the season was overall a success Mr. Frank said. The…
Grimes teaches athletes about life, basketball
By Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP Since 2006, Brophy assistant coach Trons Grimes has aided in coaching the Broncos basketball team along with head coach Mr. Tony Fuller. Although Mr. Grimes is a relatively recent addition to the Bronco basketball program, his coaching started almost four decades ago in 1975 coaching a junior-high girls basketball team while he was still a high school player. Grimes had several scholarship offers from…
Django impresses critics, Academy Awards
By Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP “Django Unchained”- Starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson 8.5 out 10 Directed by Quentin Tarantino, who is notorious for creating controversial and cult-classic movies such as “Pulp Fiction”, “Django Unchained” (pronounced Jango) keeps viewers shocked and laughing. The Spaghetti-Western is an “R” rated action film, and as usual when directed by Tarantino, has its share of violence and does…
Students defined by more than just academic achievements, GPA
Involvement outside of class key to 4-year experience  Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP A student’s life at any high school can be extremely stressful and full of surprises, both good and bad. At Brophy, there is an emphasis to be an active member of the community, both in sports and extracurricular activities or both. With the plethora of clubs and the high standards for students, there are many chances for…
Apple primary choice of workout meal for Holland
Teachers Pet: Dr. Joseph Holland By Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Hubbell’s question from November 2012’s “Teacher’s Pet”: What is an essential piece of clothing every man should have? An essentially piece of clothing very man should have are boots. What was an aspiration of yours when you were a kid?  I wanted to be a priest. Where did you attend college? I did my undergrad at TCU, and…
Homecoming goes ‘Back to the Future’
By Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP The movie “Back to the Future” was a success when it hit box offices in 1985 and since then it pop-culture has been a symbol of time traveling. On Saturday, Oct. 20th   from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. “Back to the Future” will be the theme for Brophy’s 2012 Homecoming Dance. Last year’s homecoming dance was Carnival themed and was a hit, with more than…
Students see past smear tactics in political advertisements, rhetoric
Political candidates’ smear campaigns prove ineffective among Brophy students  By Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP This upcoming election a portion of the seniors will be able to cast their votes on which presidential candidate they feel best represents this country. Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Democratic nominee President Barack Obama have launched a number of negative ad campaigns against each other in hopes to sway voters. Although the ads are…
Students seek out summer employment as vacation draws near
By Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP This summer, Brophy students will partake in a multitude of activities including summer school, sports, vacations and immersion trips with family or Brophy. A topic for discussion lately has been summer jobs. The Brophy student body as a whole is usually regarded as a very active group of students, based on the multitude of clubs, the sports students partake in and the rigorous academics.…