By Andrew Marini ’13
Mr. Tony Oldani said he believes he has “enormous shoes to fill” as he takes on new role as Brophy’s director of student activities.
Mr. Oldani took over for a period of time last year when Student Council and the Activities Department were in a transition process after the departure of Mr. Jeff Glosser. Now he is at the helm ready to begin an exciting year.
“I believe it is the best job on campus, because your job is essentially figuring out ways for kids to have fun,” Mr. Oldani said.
A few small changes Mr. Oldani will be trying to institute include becoming closer with Xavier, being more transparent and broadening the attention on different activities that usually go unnoticed.
One of his ways of doing so will be with showcase assemblies, the first one taking place on Nov. 1.
The assemblies will be aimed towards exposing student organizations that go typically unnoticed.
The annual club fair will also took a new spin this year.
The fair will took place over three days this year, Sept. 10-12, with each day having a specific category of clubs aimed at making the process less overwhelming for freshman and more informative for everyone.
A club wiki will also be set up so all students can go online to view club meeting times, and just so everyone will know what’s going on with each club and organization.
“Student Council has been great through the transition, and has adjusted really well,” Mr. Oldani said. “Especially the sophomores who really show that spark for wanting to make memories for their classmates over the next three years.”
Students said they are on board with the new additions.
“He had a big role to fill, but has adjusted to the job perfectly,” said Nate Hoffman ’13. “I think with him Student Council is back to reaching new heights as it did when our current seniors were freshman.”
The next big activity on the agenda was the Back to School dance, which Brophy inherited from Xavier took place on Sept. 7 during Friday Night lights.