Joey Bottini

Rituals, routines maximize athletes performance on game-day
Photo courtesy of the Brophy Soccer Team | The soccer team circles together in prayer before the state final on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. By Joey Bottini  THE ROUNDUP In the sports world today, it has become well-known that the games start long before the opening tip-off, face-off, or kick-off for many of the athletes. Gameday rituals are extremely popular amongst many of the sports programs. Many of the team…
Technology’s distracting abilities beget procrastination, laziness
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | A student’s IPad acts as a distraction during a session of notes. By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP   A study published in 2009 by Professor Joseph Ferrari of DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Ferrari estimated that 15 to 20 percent of people are chronic procrastinators. “We now have data on 4,000 people, and it doesn’t seem to matter what age you are, or…
Reddit thread turns Kolbe’s musical passion into career
Photo by Saul Rascon Salazar ’19 | Jack Kolbe ’19 (right) practices his guitar while sitting alongside artist Jelani Aryeh (left) during a sound check before a performance at a SoFar Sounds event in San Diego, CA. By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP   At the beginning of his sophomore year, Jack Kolbe ’19 began producing music as a way to productively fill a load of free time that had opened up after…
Students, staff members support Senator John McCain’s legacy
CNS Photo Ross D. Franklin, Pool via Reuters | Jesuit Father Edward Reese, President of St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, blesses the casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., during an Aug. 29 memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. McCain died of brain cancer Aug. 25 at age 81.    By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP   On Aug. 30. 2018, Brophy and Xavier students left…
Owen’s leadership, work ethic, contributes to role on varsity basketball team
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores’19| Basketball player Alec Owen’19 lines up to take a shot in the Dutch on Friday Dec. 15, 2017. Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP Two years after being cut from the Brophy Freshman Basketball Team, Alec Owen ’19 played his first varsity game as a junior Dec. 1 against Skyline High School. Owen said this was a moment he has dreamed about ever since he was about…
Volleyball Team wins Las Vegas Tournament, 2nd title in 4 years
Photo Courtesy of Brophy Volleyball| The varsity volleyball team went to the 2018 Easter Vegas Invitational and won the tournament. By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP The varsity volleyball team placed 1st in the 2018 Las Vegas Easter Invitational on March 27th. In the Championship Game, Brophy defeated Centennial High School (Las Vegas,NV) by a score of 2-0. Historically, the Broncos have been successful in this tournament. They have reached…
Innovative Tech students design final class project with free reign
By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy Students enrolled in the classes in the Innovation Commons (I.C.) have been working on creating a final project that would incorporate several different techniques they have learned over the semester. Mr. Zachary Widbin said his students have been learning OnShape, a CAD Design software, along with learning how to use the laser cutter and the 3D Printer. “The final project is totally up…
Food delivery apps grow popular amongst students
Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP In 2012 data collected from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey found that the the average young American spends $173 per week on food, about $8.23 per meal). This budget could threaten the sight of a student’s brown bag lunch or the wait in the line at the cafeteria.   The variety of food offerings by food delivery apps such as Postmates,…
Sleep needs are disregarded, despite vital importance
Illustration by Reid Shniderman ’20 Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP 25% of adults sleep or rest insufficiently 15 out of every 30 days according to The Disease Control and Prevention Center reports last year. Studying optimal sleep in humans is a key to understanding health, wellness and performance. In a TED Talk called, “Why Do We Sleep?” Russell Foster, Head of the Circadian Center for Sleep in Scotland, discussed the correlation…
Rise of club sports gives athletes new path to recruitment
By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP With the continuous rise of club sports, high school athletes with dreams of playing at the college level weigh their chances of being recruited by considering where college coaches are finding their players. “Colleges will look at you in comparison with everybody else and they are going to have their own different ways of seeing you,”said Athletic Director Bill Woods. Club sports seasons are often…