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Faces of Brophy: Alec Ferreira
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 Alec Ferreira ’17 “There are Native Americans living in terrible conditions and facing a lot of adversity and I want to break those barriers by getting an education.”
Photo Essay: Spring Fling
Sophomore Max Fees ’17 organizes the Spring Fling whiteboard during the first hour Leadership class. By Brendan Burg ’17 SPECIAL TO THE ROUNDUP When the senior members of Brophy Student Council were asked the tough question, “What is going to be the footprint you leave behind on this campus?” on the annual Student Council retreat, the Spring Fling was born. After months of imagining and planning what this event would look like, it…
Photo Essay: Student Activities
Students practice their juggling skills on the lawn as part of Brophy’s new Juggling Club. By Bryce Owen ’17 SPECIAL TO THE ROUNDUP As soon as the bell rings, eager students rush through the halls and out the doors. Whether they are headed to a meeting for a club or just to hang out with friends, students participate in a wide variety of activities outside of the classroom. Brophy has…
Sikh students search for identity, fight prejudice
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Chandan Saini ’14 and Maanik Chotalla ’16 have many things in common. They are both basketball fans, both come from traditional Indian families and they are both practicing Sikhs. One thing Saini and Chotalla don’t have in common is the experience of getting a haircut. Last November Saini cut his hair and shaved his beard for the first time, which are both customary articles…
Keating on writing: ‘It’s kind of a roller coaster’
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Now writing “two to three pages a day,” Alex Keating ’14 said he began creative writing when he took Honors English II with Mr. John Damaso ’97. “It wasn’t really until Damaso’s class sophomore year that I gave writing a serious thought,” Keating said. “I’d always read a lot, but never really considered it until that class.” More specifically, Keating said it was…
Baseball enters home stretch of regular season with 12-5 record
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP After 17 games, the baseball team has a 12-5 record as of April 1, and is making preparations for a playoff run. The team is eyeing a top-eight playoff berth to gain a bye in the first round. “If we win a majority of our next nine games, we should get a bye,” said varsity player Nolan Weinstein ’14. Head coach Mr. Tom Succow…
Olson enjoys Space Mountain, not golf attempts
Teacher’s Pet: Mr. Paul Olson By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Choquette’s question from last month: “Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses or one horse size duck?”  I would fight the one horse size duck. I would be able to outrun it or fit into a place where a horse size duck could not fit. What got you into music?  Because I am incredibly good looking…
Chambers to retire after 45-year career
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 & Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Nearly a half century ago Mr. John Chambers first stepped foot on Brophy’s campus. He will retire this May after 45 years. Over his career, he has served in a number of different roles. “I came here as a teacher and coach. I’ve coached football, basketball, coached one year of baseball and one year of track but most of…
Agliano models faith in class, on field
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Mr. Chris Agliano knows faith is not something all students blindly accept. He tries to model an openness to faith for all his students every day. He went to an all male, Jesuit high school in Tampa, Fla. He also went to Boston College, a Jesuit university, where he studied theology and minored in Jewish studies. He received his graduate degree in religion and…
Pope Francis’ beliefs, lifestyle serve as welcome relief for Catholics
By William Joseph Borders IV THE ROUNDUP  Pope Francis is different, very different. He lives the most simple life that one of the most powerful and influential people in the world could. “He’s a simple man, he carries his own bags, pays his own bills and tells his old friends to hop in the Pope Mobile,” said Spanish teacher Mr. Richard Cordova. Mr. Cordova said there are three Spanish words…