Tyler Conrad

Students face difficulties incorporating health into busy schedules
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Students who are heavily involved with academic and extra-curricular activities say they have a hard time maintaining balancing healthy habits while also retaining a commitment to grades. Clubs and commitments like speech and debate, theatre and robotics, have rigorous, commitment-required schedules. Tucker Brown ’17, who has competed on the Speech and Debate team since his freshman year, is one example of a committed student…
‘House of Cards’ provides exciting return to show’s best assets
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service – Stuck inside? Watch something on Netflix, including their new original series “House of Cards.” “House of Cards” starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Mahershala Ali, Boris McGiver, and Neve Campbell By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Netflix’s original series “House of Cards” opens its fourth season with a deranged man having a mental breakdown in prison. This man is Lucas Goodwin (played…
‘The Addams Family’ strives to be uniquely humorous, relatable
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 | Sam McGhee ’16, left, and the “The Addams Family” cast rehearse their lines in February in the Blackbox Theater. “The Addams Family” is this spring’s musical, projected to debut March 17, 18 and 19. By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s Spring Musical “The Addams Family” is a whimsical and goofy yet ultimately relatable re-imagining of classic characters who can sing and dance this time…
Team managers serve as MVP’s off the field and court
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – John Zacher ’17 heads to the team huddle as a timeout is called. Zacher has managed for the basketball teams since his freshman year. By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Players and coaches tend to get the credit–or blame–for how their team fares, but on many school teams there is another person responsible for the players focus on the game.   “I love basketball…
Surrounded by Violence: Brain patterns tied to violence, though not conclusive
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Many studies have been done on aggressors to find patterns in brain behavior and function. Mr. Chris White, PE Department Chair, athletic trainer and anatomy teacher, examined some of these studies for a presentation during last year’s Summit on Human Dignity. “Obviously the brain controls all of our emotions and trains all of our physical activities, so you can tie any violent act to…
Review: Top movies of 2015 show variety
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service – ”Inside Out.” By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Another year has come and gone, leaving behind its own music, television, championships and of course movies. 2015 was undoubtedly a memorable year in cinema across the board, with the return of blockbuster franchises such as “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Jurassic World”, but also providing quality smaller scale treats…
Student jobs prove great experience despite setbacks
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Job experiences for students can provide a good way to get acclimated to real-world business, despite being time-consuming commitments. Students with jobs are taking the initiative to make their own money in the world, even if it means sacrificing some of their time. Ben Shein ’17 says his job at North restaurant on 44th Street and Camelback has taught him about the restaurant industry…
Classtime best spent amongst variety of learning styles
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP High-school students live a life of routine, sleep, school, extra-curriculars, homework, repeat. Often times during the school week, and even on a smaller scale during the school day, it all seems to blend together. The hard part about high school classes is that some of them plain and simply don’t pique the interests of students. This is life; not every math-whiz is going to…
Swim team continues hard work, optimistic for upcoming season
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 – Max Wear ’17 practices after school Aug. 26. The swim team looks forward to a succesful season. Swim team adds another strong freshman class, seeks 28th straight state championship By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy swim team has a bit of pressure on their backs—about 27 successful years of championships in the making. Still, despite what seem to many as incredibly high…
Blake returns to Spain, competes before Olympic Trials
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 – Jack Blake ’17 pulls ahead in 200m Freestyle at the home meet on Thursday, Sept. 10. Blake looks to do well this season, as he prepares to try out for Spanish Olympic team. By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy swimmer Jack Blake ’17 competed in Spanish nationals this summer, winning first place in the 50mm freestyle, and placing in the 100mm against other…