Mason Smith

Kauffman provides ‘motherly’ presence in classroom

By Mason Smith ’11

Moms are typically people who show unconditional love to their child even though they might do something to upset her, she still loves them.

Mrs. Deborah Kauffman is described by many students as having a “motherly” presence in the classroom.

Alumni athletes going strong in college, pros

Bronco alumni playing for ASU, USC, Stanford, Ivy League schools and Pittsburgh Pirates

By Ian C. Beck ’12 & Mason Smith ’11

The Brophy athletic program is more than the championship banners that fill the walls of Robson Gymnasium.

Over the years, Brophy has been producing high-caliber professional and collegiate athletes.

Brophy graduates include three NFL players, one NBA player, one professional soccer player, two Olympic swimmers and a professional golfer, according to the Brophy alumni office.

Athletes rely on proper nutrition for heightened energy levels

When an athlete goes through an hour workout or a game that could last hours, their bodies lose necessary nutrients.

Eating the right foods before and after a workout can provide an athlete with more energy.

However, for different sports, or athletes, there are different steps that each should take to get the highest performance.

During a workout, an athlete’s tissue will break down a little bit, so in order to help gain the tissue back they must have a higher intake of protein.

Woods realizes mistakes, public needs to back off

By Mason Smith ’11

Everyone remembers the day after Thanksgiving in 2009 as the day the “Tiger scandal” appeared on television.

He had hit a fire hydrant with the front bumper of his car, and from then on it just kept getting worse for then the world’s No. 1 golfer.

It came out that he had been cheating on his wife with not just one, but multiple mistresses.

Woods, who has won 82 professional golf tournaments (14 of those being majors) and had held the world No. 1 ranking for 623 weeks fell from that spot in early November when Lee Westwood of England took over.

Turkey Drive encourages students to take action on behalf of poor

By Mason Smith ’11

Hunger and poverty are severe problems in America, and in a down economy, the problem is only getting worse.

According to, in 2009, 43.6 million people (14.3 percent of the total population) in America were living in poverty, and in 2008, 49.1 million Americans lived in household where a food supply was insecure.

This is where Brophy stops in and lends a hand each November with the Turkey Drive.

Kairos, Magis retreats offer more than what students expect

By Mason Smith ’11

When people think of the word retreat they often think about going to a quiet place and reflecting on life and trying to find an inner peace.

But how can they do that if they are constantly bogged down with school work and extracurricular activities?

That is where Brophy’s Office of Faith and Justice step in.