By Alex Stanley ’12
While many Brophy students were catching up on sleep two days after finals finished, nine students and three faculty members made a long trek to West Virginia to help serve the poor and disadvantaged.
I had the pleasure of going on the trip, where we visited towns, both small and big, with the purpose of immersion into the people’s daily lives.
The trip was in cooperation with Wheeling Jesuit, which provided guides, a place to stay and activities to do.
By Chris Baca ’11
Recently the IBM made supercomputer “Watson” defeated multiple human opponents on the game show “Jeopardy.”
Watson is a supercomputer that was made in the hopes of advancing software used for searching information more efficiently.
By Dillan J. Ducar ’13
Brophy has a reputation for scholarly excellence in central Phoenix so it is no surprise that no other high school has an event like the Summit on Human Dignity, where we take time from our studies to express a much higher cause.
Though the Summit is always a highlight, this year’s topic of food was what I believe to be a harder hitting subject than last year’s focus on the economy.
We were shown how diet related disease has been on the rise, as our American meal standards decreased in quality.
Fireworks are one of the most iconic displays of frivolity and celebration and are a necessity at any patriotic festivity for the United States.
Americans blissfully imagine bright blasts of blues and burgundies in the sky as the Star Spangled Banner bellows, “… O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.”
Fireworks are magnificent and displayed at everything from a touchdown at a college football game to the political parties; however, the repercussions that they bring are too deleterious to take the matter lightly.
By Dillan Ducar ’13
Everyone likes a trip to California, but doesn’t it just grind your gears when enjoying the mild climate a native complains about the weather?
More specifically, I was at a relative’s house near the Pacific coastline roughly a month ago and during dinner I heard constant complaints about how hot it was.
I thought to myself “You have got to be kidding.” It could not have been more than 85, a cool fall day for us desert dwellers.
By Joe Skoog ’13
While most crime solving shows on television today show flashback scenes, cliché one-liners and unrealistic characters, ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7” offers a refreshing and realistic depiction of crime solving.
Harkening back to the days of “NYPD Blue” and “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Detroit 1-8-7”shows the lives, work and grim realities of Detroit’s leading homicide unit.
Michael Imperioli plays Detective Louis Fitch, the misunderstood but highly respected lead detective, with a young and inexperienced but still talented partner, Detective Damon Washington. The dynamics of the show increase every episode.