Kaleb Lucero

Political internships give skills for engaging citizens, insights into campaigns
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Students interning for Arizona campaigns and political officials participate in interaction with the public and learn lessons relevant to politics and government. One student, Connor Owen ’17, said in an email that he was involved with “field operations” for the Democratic Party. “I have been making phone calls, going door to door, [helping with] voter registration and helping out in the field offices,” he…
Students grapple with long drive to school, cite stresses on schedule
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP It’s well known fact that students come to Brophy from all over the Valley, but what are some of the adverse effects of these long commutes on student health and success? What pressure does it put on sleep, extracurricular participation, family and schedule flexibility? One of the biggest issues that Cameron Grams ’17, Conn Den-Boer ’17 and James Ruberto ’17 all say they face…
Sedentary students’ physical, emotional health at risk
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Students who fall below the standard recommended 60 minutes of exercise six days a week are more prone to bodily and mental health problems, according to studies and experts. According to the World Health Organization, people ages 5-17 “should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.” If students do not get their 60 minutes of exercise on their own…
Senior athletes learn lessons in teamwork, health from sports participation
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Graduating athletes cite trust, camaraderie, health and nutrition as important lessons from participation in sports. “I have learned how important team chemistry is,” said Jacob Talamante ’16, an outfielder for the baseball team. “No matter how much talent a team has, it will always need to have chemistry.” He said that the team chemistry helped him become a better teammate, and Alex Paul ’16,…
Track team continues tradition with new talent from freshmen
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 – Braden Elis ’19 pole vaults at Brophy Sports Complex after school, Monday, April 11. Many freshman have steppe up this year to fill the gap in varsity that was left by last year’s seniors. By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP This season, the track team has won the March 2 home meet and the March 5 Rattler Booster Invite. They placed third at the…
Misinformation rapidly spreads, poses serious threat in near future
Illustration by AK Alilonu ’16 – Rumors have always spread rapidly from person to person, but now with the added help of the internet, rumors can spread farther and faster than ever before. By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Widespread myths have always been present among us, but with the advent of the Internet, you’d think misinformation would suffer a huge blow. Unfortunately it’s quite the opposite. Rumors can be spread…
What teacher personality best runs the show?
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP What makes the best teacher? More specifically, what type of person will make the best teacher? The answer will vary from person to person, as some students will prefer a neat, organized and straightforward instructor, while others will want someone who is friendly, caring and a bit more flexible. I believe there is not simply a black and white answer to this question. Instead…
Teachers: learning languages connects students to people, cultures
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Mr. Andy Schmidbauer ’88 reviews conjugating verbs with his Spanish class on Tuesday Sept. 1. According to teachers, learning a language connects students to different cultures. By Kaleb Lucero ‘18 THE ROUNDUP Learning a language is helpful in many ways, but teachers say one of the lesser known benefits is its ability to connect someone to a foreign culture and people. “Learning a second…