Reece Krantz

Asthma affects student health, athletics
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service – Weekly Science Matters graphic: Asthma and allergies often occur at the same time. By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP Student athletes face many challenges in today’s world of competitive, 365-day-a-year sports schedules. Now more than ever are risks that can be associated with active participation. One of these risks is asthma. Asthma is a common term to describe the inflammation or constriction…
Students debate homework loads
Homework plays crucial role in effective learning By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Homework remains one of the most dreaded aspects of school, but most people realize to some degree that it has a role to play in learning. According to a study by Duke University, homework significantly helps students learn the material they are studying, especially students in high school. “With only rare exception, the relationship between the amount…
Innovation Commons to encourage technology, progress
Photo by Bryce Owen — Students experiment with circuits in the new Innovation Commons, Sept. 25. By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP Hector Valdouvous ’19 creates a cylinder on a computer program, and drags it into another shape. He is working on an object a freshman can use, a reusable candle. This summer the Information Commons transformed into the Innovation Commons, the goal of which is to create a…
Morgan on ‘FIFA’ cover positive for youth sports, women’s sports
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP This year’s edition of the popular sports game “FIFA”released its cover athlete as they do every year, except this time they added Alex Morgan from the U.S Women’s National Team. Morgan will appear along side Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi on the American retail version. Other notable women’s soccer players will be changed to match the country of sale. Christine Sinclair for Canada and…
School spirit positive in a supportive community
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP Generating school spirit is a wholesome art, and one that Brophy is rather famous for. The spirit of a school, good or bad, is not a fortuitous one. Whatever its character is, it can be traced back to a common cause or call. It is neither spasmodic nor ephemeral; it comes as growth and persists relentlessly. Too much school spirit can lead to…
‘NHL 15’ boasts enhanced graphics, lacks core mechanics
“NHL 15”—Electronic Arts—PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 6 out of 10 By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP “NHL 15” is the most recent iteration in Electronic Arts’ perennial sports congregation, often used as the benchmark for other sports games and other related events. Alas, this time is different. The NHL series has lost much of that depth in its transition to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox…
Online activism’s role unclear in modern society
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP In recent social movements, online networks have become mass communication tools and vehicles for mobilization. Online services have created a superficial and often arbitrary mental state between man and the world’s plaguing problems by scaling them to clicks or “likes.” Websites such as Facebook and Twitter are being widely used by activists and citizens to relay information that is not always accessible through…
It Came From The Internet
Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP candybox2.net Oh God, Why? What horrible genius came up with this simple yet addicting Role Playing Game in the vain of “Cookie Clicker.”  “Candy Box” is a persistent game that starts off simple and intriguing, but evolves to be a fully fledged American Standard Code for Information Interchange, better known as ASCII, based RPG with in-depth mechanics of currency. Your currency is actually candy…
“Battlefield 4” cultivates its dominance over FPS genre
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP  7 out of 10 “Battlefield 4” is the next installment in the highly iterative series of modern First Person Shooters that focus on large, combined arms warfare with dynamic maps and destruction. The Battlefield franchise has always been about the mix of infantry and vehicular combat, striking a delicate niche within the industry that no one else has managed to compete. The fourth…
Senior Klein travels abroad to construct homes for Haitian orphans
Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Brophy students are called upon to do justice for others and to put themselves behind others, especially the poor. Any student can take this call and enforce it with his own personal justifications. Ethan Klein ’14 is a prime example of this. He recently spent a week in the island nation of Haiti, helping orphans move from their previous home to a brand new…