technology

OPINIONS: Technology hampers sleep, damages productivity
By Spencer Inglett ’19 THE ROUNDUP Sleep is one of the most important habits of humans, providing us with energy to endure our days and recharges us after a long one. However, our generation’s continued indulgence of numerous mediums of technology has impeded our ability to get excellent sleep. Because of this, detrimental technology should not be in bedrooms in order for people to be their best selves. While there…
Smartwatches provide convenience, garner mixed reviews on campus
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Smartwatches and wearable technology are growing in popularity and offer convenient messaging and notification capabilities to users. By Spencer Inglett ’19 THE ROUNDUP Smartwatches are becoming one of the most exponentially growing tech industries, with the market expected to reach $32.9 billion by 2020, according to BusinessInsider. The concept of smartwatches is fairly simple: to limit the amount of times you check your phone…
iPhone 7, no headphone jack, no worries
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen ’17  By Ibu Oluyi ’17 THE ROUNDUP No headphone jack. This was the news that caused an uproar worldwide when Apple announced the iPhone 7 Now having the phone for over three weeks, I’ve almost completely forgot about how controversial Apple’s decision was. The phone comes with a pair of headphones that connect with the lightning port. The concern many potential buyers had was that…
Photo Essay: Technology at Brophy
A Brophy student checks his phone to keep himself current with the world during lunch. By Michael Rowland ’16 SPECIAL TO THE ROUNDUP We are all surrounded with technology. It is the main driving force for everything we do as a school community. However, it doesn’t often occur to us how much of our lives are controlled by the powerful machines that sit at our disposal every day. Whether it…
Innovator, grad Ebeling to speak, credits Jesuit ideals as inspiration
Photo courtesy of Mick Ebeling | Mick Ebeling ’88, center, works with a boy who received a new arm printed with a 3D printer. Ebeling will speak at annual Power Breakfast fundraising event April 28 and an all-school assembly By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP Brophy alumnus Mick Ebeling ’88 of “Not Impossible Labs” will speak at the annual Power Breakfast Tuesday, April 28 and to all students during an…
‘The Order: 1886’ boasts epic world, generic gameplay
“The Order: 1866″—Sony Computer Entertainment—for PlayStation 4 6 out of 10 By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP “The Order: 1886” is perhaps the most disappointing game I’ve played so far this year. Not knowing much about it except for the E3 trailer I watched last year, I entered the game with some amount of enthusiasm. “Werewolves and some sort of order; I could get into this,” I said. My…
Freshmen ‘iPad Rollout’ runs smoothly in new format
Event streamlined, debuts YouTube series By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Great Hall saw an influx of students Monday, Aug. 4 as technology staff distributed new iPads to incoming freshmen. Both freshmen and faculty said the event was successful. “It’s very organized, it is in one location, very fast … I really like it,” said incoming freshmen Reed Meyer ’18 who was in line to receive an iPad. “I…
Technology, late bedtimes contribute to daytime drowsiness
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Less technology and earlier bedtimes can have a greater impact on teens’ wellbeing than one would expect. The connection between teen sleep and technology use has been extensively reported by various science publications and media outlets. For example, the Journal of Pediatric Psychology published an article last year that claimed that an excess of technology—televisions, phones, computers and video games—can cause anxiety and sleep…
Tech Saturates Student Life
iPads, smart phones, social media the new normal In this Package » Technology & Students • 1-to-1 computing offers students pros, cons • Mr. Pettit: ‘Possibilities are endless’ for Brophy technology • New website-based printers allow easier wireless printing • Students conflicted about texting and driving legislation • 1:1 computing enhance academic experiences • Students weigh best classroom tech tools • White uses new technology to help athletes recover • Students…
Students weigh best classroom tech tools
iPad proves to be imperfect tool By Jace Riley ’16 The Roundup Although Apple is dominating the tablet market, there are still some unanswered problems with the iPad. The iPad has a few bugs that are very apparent, and they can ruin your iPad experience. The iPad may work well for certain situations and is very portable, but it isn’t the ideal working machine. One problem is that without wifi…