Change at the start of any school year is to be expected.
However, this year it seems there are a larger number of new faces, organizations and expectations than previous years.
These range from new teachers and policies to a new middle school—Loyola Academy.
In this edition, The Roundup explores these additions and how they continue to shape our identity.
The incoming class of 2014 will continue Brophy’s tradition of diversity.
Approximately 340 current eighth graders will make up the newest Brophy freshman class next year, coming from more than 142 different schools, according to Director of Admissions Mr. Mike Ward.
Compared to past incoming classes, the class of 2014 is around the same size as the past five or six classes.
Diversity is also abundant; of the incoming class, about 30 percent is non-white. The accepted non-white group consists primarily of Hispanics, but also African-Americans and Asian-Americans.
Many have played and loved “Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal,” keeping the good parts of “Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow” while also adding new and original content.
“Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver,” the remakes of “Gold, Silver and Crystal,” do not disappoint.
I played HeartGold, mainly because Ho-oh, the mascot of both “Pokémon Gold” and “HeartGold,” is pretty darn cool.
“They’re weird,” said Will Firth ’11, a Brophy track runner who recently bought a new pair of shoes that have become the newest trend among runners.
Firth unzipped his embroidered Brophy Track and Field bag, dug under his Asics running shoes and gym shorts and pulled out a pair of the newest trend in running shoes.
A great education, an exceptional athletic program, many extra-curricular activities; all of these and more are contributing factors to why students come to Brophy.
But what is it that attracts teachers?
Brophy added six new faculty members this year: Ms. Lauren Karp, Ms. Maria Dominguez-Sullivan, Mr. John Taylor, Mr. Bosco Ho, SJ, Mr. Michael Knickrehm, SJ, and Mr. Eddie Cullen.