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Senior Blake excels on tennis court, tries out hockey
Photo by by Jackson Moran ’21 | Profile photo of Owen Blake ’19  By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Owen Blake ’19 has been a dual sport student athlete on campus ever since his Freshman year. Blake currently plays tennis and hockey on campus, but has tried many different sports over the years. Blake has played tennis for six years, a prior commitment that he hoped to continue when…
Reddit thread turns Kolbe’s musical passion into career
Photo by Saul Rascon Salazar ’19 | Jack Kolbe ’19 (right) practices his guitar while sitting alongside artist Jelani Aryeh (left) during a sound check before a performance at a SoFar Sounds event in San Diego, CA. By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP   At the beginning of his sophomore year, Jack Kolbe ’19 began producing music as a way to productively fill a load of free time that had opened up after…
Outgoing senior Reese Galvin talks about his college plans
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores ’19 | Reese Galvin ’18 talks to friends during break. Wednesday Sept. 13 2017 By Reid Shniderman ’20 THE ROUNDUP For many seniors, this school year is a time of joy, sadness and anticipation. For senior students such as Reese Galvin ’18, ambitions are set as they look for colleges and universities to apply to. Galvin is, at the very least, an interesting student. He participated…
Reiter ranked 1 in the nation as a long snapper, committed to CSU
Photo by Edwin Perez ’18 | Ross Reiter ’18 comes off the field after a defensive stop. By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP One of the top football recruits in the nation for long snapping, Ross Reiter ’18, has just committed to Colorado State University in the class of 2022. Reiter’s football career started in 7th grade, and he immediately began as a long snapper. “I was very motivated to…
Buchanan maintains ‘friendly and professional’ relationship with students, keeps campus secure
Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP At the tone of a bell, a flood of people speed through the hallways and courtyards. With every man for himself, all the students have one thing on their mind: lunch. As they approach the food line, they are brought to a screeching halt and organized into three lines. What immovable force is able to stop these hungry high schoolers? It’s none other than Campus…
Junior de la Rocha brings direction, dedication to wrestling team
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Gabe De La Rocha ’18 runs sprints during practice Nov. 7. De La Rocha is a captain for the wrestling team, and he is a source fo motivation for the rest of the team. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Gabe de la Rocha ’18 received the most votes for captain of the 2016-17 wrestling team. The intriguing part about it—he did it as…
Venberg brings 23 years experience into classroom
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Mrs. Venberg speaks with students at lunch discussing global affairs. By Chris Stanek ’19 THE ROUNDUP It is a different dynamic for Mrs. Kristin Venberg being the only female U.S. History teacher at Brophy, although she said it does not affect her. “It really does not feel any different being a female teacher.” Mrs. Venberg said. “I do not really think about it that much because my gender…
Inspired by street artists, Cardona explores urban themes
Photo by Isaac Myers ’18 – Alberto Cardona ’16 works on his latest piece in the Studio Art Room, Jan. 15. Cardona has submitted several pieces to BLAM and has won several awards for his art. By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP With four brothers as artists, it is no surprise Alberto Cardona ’16 is so immersed in art. Having completed Drawing his freshman year and Advanced Drawing his…
McGovern excited to assume role as BLAM’s arts editor
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Patrick McGovern ’16 becomes BLAM’s new arts editor. By Cameron Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. John Damaso ’97 announced the new editing staff for the Brophy Literary and Arts  Magazine, better known as BLAM, Aug. 27. Mr. Damaso chose Patrick McGovern ’16, who has been on staff since his sophomore year, to be BLAM’s new arts editor. McGovern, previously the assistant arts editor, is…
Martinez uses college experience to aid students
By Michael Scheinert ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Gil Martinez ended his first year at Brophy in May and said he is loving every minute of it. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, he enrolled at the University of Notre Dame when he was 17, making him the first person in his family to go to college. Upon completion of his years as a student, he went on to work in…