Kaleb Lucero

OPINIONS: Disruptive protest vital to raising awareness, but requires follow up.
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Attention is a resource, and persuading someone to believe in something requires their attention. The recent protest movements in America have been wildly successful at garnering the attention of the nation, but, as protests and public disturbances are usually, they have also been controversial. Specifically, the disruptive or violent aspects of these protests have been what I have heard the most about. The complaints,…
Energy drink availability increases likelihood of usage, dependence
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Noah Self ’18 drinks an energy drink before class on Monday, January 22nd. Students have become more dependent on caffeinated drinks to stay awake at school. By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Athletic trainer Mr. Chris White said that energy drinks and caffeinated beverages may cause students to have an increasing dependency with ever-decreasing returns. “Caffeine is a substance, a drug, that people develop…
OPINION: Modern storytelling media creates fragile understanding of diversity
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Storytelling and the communication of perspective have undoubtedly led individuals to understand groups different from themselves. It is not just that storytelling is useful for this, it’s that storytelling is the exact foundation from which any empathy comes from. But falsities can be communicated within narratives, both deliberately and out of ignorance, and therefore is able to create misunderstanding. For example, the diplomat’s job…
Diversity: Students grow in faith, understanding regardless of individual religion
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Although students may be religiously diverse, they often come to gather around an understanding of the Abrahamic god as the god of mercy, said Mr. Paul Fisko, who teaches Encountering Jesus in the Sacraments. Brophy offers a wide variety of religious, theological and spiritual classes to its students, some of which students are required to take. However, how do these classes ultimately affect our…
New President Renke hopes to push frontiers, retain identity
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | President Ms. Adria Renke speaks with Mr. Paul Fisko outside the Robson gymnasium March 6. Ms. Renke was named the first female President in Brophy’s history. By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s Board of Trustees announced Jan. 30 that they named Ms. Adria Renke as the 11th president of the school. This comes after former president, the Rev. Edward Reese, S.J. stepped down…
New President Renke hopes to push frontiers, retain identity
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | President Ms. Adria Renke speaks with Mr. Paul Fisko outside the Robson gymnasium March 6. Ms. Renke was named the first female President in Brophy’s history. By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s Board of Trustees announced Jan. 30 that they named Ms. Adria Renke as the 11th president of the school. This comes after former president, the Rev. Edward Reese, S.J. stepped down…
Arrival proves to be captivating film, leaves audience with questions
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | The Arrival brings a new approach to an alien encounter. ‘Arrival’ — starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker 8.5 out of 10 By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP “Arrival” is first and foremost a thoughtful and contemplative film, using its immersive and human atmosphere to create a quiet, inward facing suspense that grips the audience. The movie is about humanity’s response…
Water scarcity threatens future, sustainability
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen ’17 | The impact of water scarcity will change the way that we live in the desert. By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP While our state has the potential to go down in the history for its achievements in engineering and human adaptation of and to the environment, it might also become one of the biggest blunders in colonization history. This is due to the…
‘Stranger Things’ atmosphere, acting supports exemplary storytelling
‘Stranger Things’ –– starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown 9.5 out of 10 By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP When Netflix released “Stranger Things” July 15, no one quite expected it to explode like it did in the following months. On the outside, especially from the trailer, it looks like a regular mystery series, where some kid goes missing and it’s up to the old small town…
‘The Dutch’ envisioned as a modern athletics center
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Progress continues on “The Dutch”, Brophy’s new gym. Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP The Harry T. Olivier, SJ Athletic Complex will bring new opportunities for teams and students alike, expanding both intramural programs and team practice sessions with the addition of space and equipment. According to Brophy President Ms. Adria Renke, the $10-11 million construction of the 46,000 square foot facility began in October…