Tanner Nypen

Scheuring peruses music production
Photo Illustration by Tanner Nypen ’15 – Kyle Scheuring ’15 pieces together audio to create and produce his own songs. By Tanner D. Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP Over the past summer, senior Kyle Scheuring ’15 expanded his music interests, which led him to begin stringing together various pieces of music into one splice and producing his own songs. “First I got into hip hop, then I kind of got into…
Students push for strong Turkey Drive finish
By Tanner D. Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP Each year around the start of November until just before Thanksgiving break, the Office of Faith and Justice organizes the Brophy Turkey Drive. During each sixth period during that time period, students and teachers donate money to benefit various charities and organizations that have some association with Brophy, whether through donations such as this or immersion trip programs. This year Brophy students raised…
Obama devotes too many military resources to new threat in Iraq
By Tanner D. Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP President Barack Obama reinstated air strikes in Iraq Aug. 7, targeting ISIS militant forces who are committing acts of genocide. This came as a shock to me. Obama had pledged to end the war in Iraq. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants have been marauding in Iraq, killing those who do not convert to their extremist Islamic beliefs. Religious communities are being…
El Salvador immersion trip celebrates 10 years of service
By Tanner D. Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP Fifteen students along with several teachers traveled to the village of La Hacienda, El Salvador this past summer and stayed there for about a week. This was part of the El Salvador immersion trip. Mr. Tim Broyles said this past journey marked the 10th anniversary from the start back in 2004. “In November of that year, 2003, he (Brett Huneycutt ’99) called me…
Students debate merits of religion, impact on society
Religion strives to teach morality By Tanner Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP Religion is important to our society because it consists as a basis for morality and serves as a way to work toward the betterment of others. When students look at the histories of many religions, it is true that we see evidence of violence and unrest and pain. However, religion is necessary to help regulate and manage a sense…
Religion classes could offer more diversity, electives
By Tanner Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP Religion classes don’t often have a big place in traditional, secular academic settings. That changes in a religious school and becomes a norm most high school students will not experience. Information wise, the classes are great because I am Christian and I love to learn about the finer details of my faith. However on the other hand, when you look at the grade point…
‘Lego Movie’ works humorous plot into a great family experience
“The Lego Movie”- Starring; Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson and Will Ferrell 9 out of 10 By Tanner Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP My initial expectation for “The Lego Movie” was merely a longer, less interactive version of the Lego brand games. That was not the case at all. The movie revealed a humorous plot centered on saving the world from the evil Lord Business, voiced by Will Ferrell. The…
Grindey shares high expectations for this year’s Summit theme
By Tanner Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP wMrs. Casteneda’s question from last edition: Why do they call “apartments” apartments when they are just connected buildings? I would rather call them modified condos. How long have you been teaching here at Brophy and what have you been teaching?   I have been teaching for seven years. Scripture, Christian Ethics and Senior Synthesis. Do you have a favorite class to teach? Ethics and Synthesis…
Black Student Union aims to build community, safe zone among students
By Tanner Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP Once a week the students of the Black Student Union meet in Mrs. Susan Maynard’s room to gather and socialize. Mrs. Maynard became the moderator after the former moderator, Mr. Stephen Johnson, moved to another school. “It’s a place to gather, to socialize, to talk comfortably about the experience of being a black student at Brophy,” Mrs. Maynard said. “To feel like you are…