Nick May

‘Olympus has Fallen’ exceeds expectation
By Nick May ’13 THE ROUNDUP 
“Olympus has Fallen” 7.5 out of 10 Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman “Olympus has Fallen” is so far this years best shoot em’ up movie. Granted, there is not much competition. Gerard Butler plays the main character, Mike Banning, who is an ex secret service agent. “Olympus has Fallen” is a story of Banning seeking redemption for past mistakes. He redeems…
Gun control surges to forefront of student discussion
Nuanced approach needed to mitigate gun violence  By Joe Skoog ’13 THE ROUNDUP Should we be comfortable around guns? No. As the debate rages on regarding regulations and laws prohibiting or allowing firearm ownership, we see that many misconceptions have been filtered into the discussion. In an article from the Wall Street Journal, a pro-gun activist wrote about the recent picture of President Barack Obama holding a gun. He wrote:…
Students journey across nation and world for immersion experience
By Nick May ’13 & Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13 THE ROUNDUP Every year, scores of students travel across the world on immersion trips sponsored by Brophy. However, every year some students find other immersion trips with their respective church groups or other foundations. Many hear stories from the Brophy immersion trips but people rarely hear the stories of students who go on immersion trips outside of the school.…
Union power and lack of competition hurting schools more than funding
By Nick May ’13 THE ROUNDUP The opportunity gap in America is a problem that has increased in size over the past 50 years. One of the most widely talked about opportunity gaps is that of education. Students in struggling schools do not have the same amount of opportunities as a school that is productive and well run. Many attribute America’s struggling education system to a direct lack of funds…
Brophy soccer takes 2nd in Florida MAST tournament
By Nick May ’13 THE ROUNDUP Brophy soccer earned a spot in the final match of a Florida tournament by defeating the No. 1 team in the nation 2-0 in the semifinal. However, they were unable to get past the tournament hosts, Montverde, in the final Jan. 12 and lost 3-1. Riggs Lennon ’13 opened the scoring in the final match against Montverde by heading a cross in from 10…
Math teacher Mason competes in tournaments, strives to be karate master
By Nick May ’13 THE ROUNDUP Children and adults competing in and watching a martial arts tournament Nov. 10 fill a quiet, dully lit conference room at the Hilton Scottsdale hotel. After waiting for her peers to display their skills, Ms. Jessie Mason stepped up to show off her black belt karate abilities. “I’m a first degree black belt,” Ms. Mason said. “Black belt is the highest rank you can…
Five second half goals power Brophy to rout of Chaparral
Brophy 6 Chaparral 0 By Nick May ’13 THE ROUNDUP Riggs Lennon ’13 scored a hat trick and had an assist in Brophy’s 6-0 win over the Chaparral Firebirds. “It was great to score for the team and I think the team played well to give me chances to score,” Lennon said. Chaparral’s best chance of the game came after a long throw in led to a close range header…
Broncos score early goal, hang on to beat Tolleson
Brophy 1 Tolleson 0 By Nick May ’13 THE ROUNDUP Riggs Lennon ’13 scored in the fifth minute against Tolleson, which would be the only point of the match and seal a 1-0 Brophy win. The goal came after Justice Kelly ’13 headed a corner by Ryan Grotjohn ’13 to the feet of Lennon. “It’s always great to score for the team. It always feels good,” Lennon said. After 15…
Campus leader Bennett guides student body
By Nick May ’13 THE ROUNDUP It’s 6:15 A.M. While most students are still in bed dreading the buzz of alarm clocks, Jeff Bennett ’13 is already starting his lengthy drive from his home in Anthem to begin his busy day. He starts each day as a Student Council member, which he has been a part of for three years. “Student Council is awesome,” Bennett said. “It’s really sweet because…
Administration’s invasion of student privacy a necessary evil

By Nick May ’13
THE ROUNDUP

It never seems to fail, once or twice a year you hear that so-and-so got called into the Dean’s Office because he posted something he shouldn’t have on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

When this happens, the conversation that usually follows is “should the dean be allowed to search your social networking profiles or your property like your back pack and car?”