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iPads, smart phones, social media the new normal Photo illustration by Alec Vick ’15

1-to-1 computing offers students pros, cons By Cameron M. Bray ’16



lass time, dozens of screens illuminate the bright room. Some students working, some playing, all eyes glued to the screen, fascinated by it. This is Brophy’s reality. Technology is a prominent tool at Brophy and comes with many benefits. Juniors and seniors each have tablet PCs. Freshman and sophomores each carry iPads. “I would consider it a supplement,” said Thaddaeus Petty ’14, a member of Brophy’s

Technology Club. “It helps us get assignments done quicker and is very useful.” Technology helps to improve communication between students, teachers and parents. Students now have the ability to email, message one another or a teacher at their finger tips, 24 hours a day. “The communication that happens between students and teachers is just so many, many, many times greater than it was before,” said Mr. Jim Bopp, assistant principal for technology and instruction. Before one-to-one computing students would have to ask a teacher for help in person. Now, a student can take a screenshot of a math problem and

Inside » Technology & Students • Mr. Pettit: ‘Possibilities are endless’ for Brophy technology See News, Page 2

• New website-based printers allow easier wireless printing See News, Page 5

• Students conflicted about texting and driving legislation See News, Page 5

Calderon takes role as new AP of ministry

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email it to the teacher and get help in a heartbeat. “Technology is a key tool to allow us to get more done efficiently,” said Eric Hovagim ’16, another member of the Technology Club. Computers or iPads hold textbooks, notebooks and other general tools such as calculators, dictionaries and more. This lightens the physical load students have to bare. “It’s better than having to carry a bunch of books around,” said Andrew Kish ’17. With something so complex and powerful as technology, there is a steep learning curve. Incoming freshmen have to acquaint themselves with programs like Notability, Pages, Google Drive

• 1:1 computing enhance academic experiences See Opinions, Page 6

• Students weigh best classroom tech tools See Opinions, Page 8

• White uses new technology to help athletes recover See Sports, Page 11

• Students favor diverse gaming genres

and more. They have to adjust to some of the complex user interfaces. Tech users say students can be unsure at first how to work productively and can easily get distracted by games and other applications that can lead them to getting an Inappropriate Computer Use JUG. Technology presents other challenges besides those attributed to freshmen. Technology is fickle: Programs glitch, hardware breaks and online connections fail. However, despite its issues, technology still remains an active asset on campus. “I never hear anybody saying, ‘We need to go back to no technology,’” Mr. Bopp said.

• The Roundup polled 126 students last spring about their use of technology

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Mr. Pettit: ‘Possibilities are endless’ for BCP technology Shooting

Sports no longer Brophy-affiliated

By Aakash Jain ’14

THE ROUNDUP With two bachelor’s degrees in interpersonal communication and information technology, Mr. Mark Pettit had a diverse range of jobs before he came to Brophy to work in the technology department. “I was doing a lot of administrative work … I was also involved in customer service and … the resort and tourism industry at one point,” Mr. Pettit said. “You could pretty much name it and I think I was a part of it.” Mr. Pettit said he has always had a knack for technology, which culminated in his joining the faculty in May 2000. “Everybody knew that I knew a little bit about technology so they asked for my help before they even went to the tech department where I was working at,” Mr. Pettit said. “I wasn’t really even looking for a job. My mom worked here … the guy who was here doing technology asked my mom if I was looking for a job and it rolled on from there. Next thing I knew I was working at Brophy.” In his current role, Mr. Pettit said he is responsible for the entire technology life cycle, including purchasing, configuration, maintenance and eventually, recycling. “There’s such a wide variety of things that I do here that it never gets old. There’s always something new going on,” Mr. Pettit said when asked what he enjoys most about job. “There are always big events. Things stay exciting around here.” Mr. Pettit said that there were fewer than 100 computers on campus when he first started. “There was one in every classroom and there were a few in the library. Of course that’s grown and grown,” Mr. Pettit said. “Between Mr. Cook, Mr. Housh and myself we always wanted to eventually get to where every student had a computer. When the convertible tablet PC that the juniors and seniors are still using today came out that made it feasible.” Mr. Pettit added that he is pleased with the recent switch to iPads, emphasizing that there is a lot less breakage among students because of the protective cases that come with the machines. Outside of school, Mr. Pettit said he enjoys spending time with his children and riding his recumbent tricycle. Daniel Anderson ’14, who works with Mr. Pettit in the technology office, said that he enjoys

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Photo by Alec Vick ’15 Mr. Mark Pettit works on a Toshiba laptop in his K13 tech room.

spending time with him. “He’s definitely an interesting guy,” Anderson said. “He’s also really smart and knowledgeable.” “Most people probably haven’t seen it … he rides a three-wheeled bike,” Anderson added when asked to give an interesting fact about Mr. Pettit. “Occasionally you’ll see him going up and down

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Brophy administration decided to remove the shooting team from its list of school-sponsored teams this year. “Essentially we found it difficult because the activity involves kids and guns,” said principal Mr. Bob Ryan. “That statement ‘kids and guns’ is something that raises peoples’ sensitivity, it causes people to have strong reactions one way or the other.” The move comes as administrators shift all club sports teams such as lacrosse and crew under the supervision of the athletic director rather than parent boards. The athletic office will oversee hiring coaches, ordering uniforms, and making budgets. The shooting club was the newest club sport and administration did not feel like they could fully stand behind it. “Moving forward, Brophy sports are either going to operate within the framework within the school or we’re not going to have them,” Mr. Ryan said. Many Brophy shooters were saddened and confused by this decision considering they had such a successful season last year. “It was great while it lasted, but every good thing has to come to an end,” said former shooting club member Dennis Healey ’15. Mr. Ryan said he also wants to remind shooters that they did nothing wrong and that Brophy will continue to praise the successes of shooters. “The kids who were involved in the program were great kids, the parents involved were great people, the club was run well they had a great ethic to them, there was no precipitating incidence that caused this,” Mr. Ryan said.

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Calderon takes role as new AP of ministry Calderon: ‘Where is our Core?’ By Austin Norville ’15

THE ROUNDUP Assistant Principle of Ministry Mr. Christopher Calderon, S.J. took over the AP position in the Office of Faith and Justice this year after Ms. Kim Baldwin’s transition back to the classroom. “It’s really an opportunity to create a space of prayer, a space of community and a space where all of us can recognize God at work,” Mr. Calderon said. According to Mr. Calderon, he will be working with retreats and Masses. “In terms of programs, programs will stay the same more or less; however, how we approach them, how we experience them … so that we can realize that God is not new, but that God has always been there and that we can look at it with new eyes,” Mr. Calderon said. This will be Mr. Calderon’s third year as a part of the Brophy community. “My first year teaching was a blast, I hated grading but what made it worth it were the students,” Mr. Calderon said. “Last year I got to work with retreats and I got to experience a great depth that a lot of people in everyday society probably don’t feel teenagers have.” According to Mrs. Sue Hornbeck, assistant to the assistant principal for ministry, Mr. Calderon hopes to

Photo by Dalton Radcliffe ’13 Mr. Chris Calderon, S.J. speaks during the closing prayer service for the 2013 Summit on Human Dignity March 15 in the Great Hall.

implement service programs in every class, not just freshman breakaway, SSP and JJP; he wants to create a service program for seniors as well. “So the last two years have painted a picture for me of great generosity, great spirit and great community, so as I move

into this year, in this role I walk in doing my best to hold on to humility,” Mr. Calderon said. According to Mr. Calderon this year will be about finding our center. “One of my focuses for the year is the idea of recognizing that the OFJ is

physically at the center of campus … so in a sense the OFJ is the heart of campus,” Mr. Calderon said. “The whole purpose of the OFJ is to help our community encounter God. This year for me as assistant principal is not about me; this year I hope to continue to make

this place about us.” This will be his final year at Brophy as he moves on in his formation as a Jesuit. “It will be so hard to leave Brophy and I have students who jokingly say they’re going to write to my superiors and sign petitions,” Mr. Calderon said. “But, I want to become a priest one day, because I look at it as another opportunity to experience your lives, to be a part of your lives, and see how God is at work.” Along with his work in the OFJ Mr. Calderon also teaches a class for seniors called The Ignatian Work Out. “When Saint Ignatius was still trying to figure out where life was leading him he came up with this retreat he called the Spiritual Exercises and he very much meant it to be an exercise,” Mr. Calderon said. “The class is an opportunity to teach our seniors during a semester what that retreat was about in ways that are practical.” According to Mrs. Hornbeck, Mr. Calderon aims to show God in all programs. “He wants to make sure that in the center of all of our programs, that we remember that God is in the center of all of our programs,” Mrs. Hornbeck said. “He’s so compassionate about everything that he does, he approaches everything with such humility, and that compassion and love that he has for God just overflows and spills into all the programs that we have here I think he challenges all of us to be better people”.

English teachers remember Fr. Renna as captivating, kind-hearted By Aakash Jain ’14

THE ROUNDUP Former Brophy teacher the Rev. Anton J. Renna, S.J. died Aug. 9 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif. at the age of 79. Fr. Renna taught at Brophy for 45 years until his retirement in 2009. “(Fr. Renna) left an impression on all who knew him,” President the Rev. Eddie Reese, S.J. wrote in an email to the Brophy community. “He loved to laugh, he loved to be social but mostly he loved his students.” Fr. Renna entered the Society of Jesus in 1952 and pronounced his final vows in Brophy’s chapel in 1977. As an English teacher for multiple decades, Fr. Renna taught several generations of Brophy students, including many current members of the English department. “I often say that he was a great role model in the sense of motivating me to really appreciate literature,” said one of Fr. Renna’s former students Mr. Lane McShane ’82. “He made everything seem interesting. He was flat-out brilliant when it came to all forms of literature.” Mr. McShane added that one of his favorite memories of Fr. Renna involves a post card he received about 15 years ago. “We got a postcard from Europe … addressed to Lane Jr. It said something like, ‘How are things going for you? You’ve got great parents. When you get a chance, when you grow up, you should go to Europe,’” Mr. McShane said. “I finally figured out the signature said ‘Little Anton,’ which was one of Fr. Renna’s nicknames … My son got a post card from Europe from Little Anton advising him to have a good life … That just shows the kind of heart

Photo by Aakash Jain ’14 Fr. Renna, who taught at Brophy for 45 years, died Aug. 9 at age 79. Mr. John Damaso ’97 was in his English class senior year, and to this day, has kept all of Fr. Renna’s written comments from his essays.

(Fr. Renna) had.” Mr. McShane also said he recalls admiring the way Fr. Renna maintained his classroom. “Many people who never had him as a teacher would go in his room and just be impressed by the way he decorated,” Mr. McShane said. “He liked decorating the room with students’ work … He vacuumed his own room … and so he never needed maintenance to clean his room.” Mr. Tom Danforth ’78, who studied English with Fr. Renna during his senior year, said he

particularly remembers his sense of humor and described him as a “legend.” “He was one of those teachers that everybody seemed to know and everybody seemed to talk to,” Mr. Danforth said. “He was just really a great guy … He really made you feel comfortable. He made you laugh all the time.” Mr. Danforth added that it was actually Fr. Renna who convinced him to teach at Brophy. “When I first came back from the Peace Corps,

I came down to visit … I called up Fr. Renna and we went out for dinner … so we were sitting around, and he gave me this envelope and he said ‘don’t read it now,’” Mr. Danforth said. “So as soon as I got to the car, I ripped it open to see what it was, and it was a contract to teach at Brophy … so I consider (Fr. Renna) responsible for getting me to come here to Brophy.” Mr. Danforth started teaching at Brophy the next year, 1985, and has continued to since then. Mr. John Damaso ’97 said he recalls his senior year English class with Fr. Renna as challenging but rewarding. “He was a captivating sort of teacher from the old school,” Mr. Damaso said. “I just recall the expectations being very high and that I wanted to read and discuss at a high level, and I think everyone that I was in the class with felt the same way.” Mr. Damaso also said he particularly appreciated Fr. Renna’s unique feedback for class assignments. “I remember being very excited to get work back that I had submitted to him,” Mr. Damaso said. “A lot of times his comments didn’t resemble typical English teacher comments. Instead they were witty quips or association he was making to other books or references to pop culture … I still have all my old papers with all of his markings on them. I kept all of them. For example, he’d make a lot of Italian references on my papers because of my Italian heritage.” Mr. McShane said that ultimately Fr. Renna should be remembered as a teacher who was able to do more for his students than just teach them English. “You want to teach students that there’s more to life than just the academics. I think he did that,” Mr. McShane said. “Everyone who met him was impressed by his sense of humor—his love of life.”

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ASC offers opportunity to grow, give back to community By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14

THE ROUNDUP The Alumni Service Corps is a program designed to allow recent graduates of Jesuit high schools and universities the opportunity to fulfill a year of service as faculty members at Jesuit middle or high schools. This is the third year of the ASC program at Brophy. The start of the school year brings yet another group of Alumni Service Corps members to campus. In returning as faculty members, the volunteers have adopted a number of responsibilities across campus. Mr. AJ Arvizu ’09 helps Mr. Ryan Hubbell with service coordination as well as other projects within the Office of Faith and Justice. “I help with Junior Justice Project, Loyola Project and Freshman breakaways—things of that nature,” Mr. Arvizu said. Mr. Roger Bond Choquette ’10 teaches a period of Western Civilization, moderates a club, assists the Speech and Debate program and will be helping out with the fall play. “I was open to teaching a lot of other courses, but I was asked to teach Western Civ,” Mr. Bond Choquette said. “I’d rather do something that there’s a need for than be a superfluous teacher of a subject that doesn’t really need help.” Mr. Sam Martin ’09 teaches a period of freshman health and works in the OFJ. Mr. Christopher McKenna ’09 and Mr. James Quinn ’09 both work primarily with students at Loyola Academy. Although they are both active within Loyola Academy, their responsibilities are disparate. While Mr. McKenna supervises the days of the students and is in charge of driving scholars to and from campus, Mr. Quinn works with the students as the athletic director of Loyola Academy. Each member of the group brings their own motivation for returning.

Photo by Alec Vick ’15 Brophy Alumni Service Corps teacher Mr. Christopher McKenna ’09 instructs Andrew Hobley ’15 on his chemisty lab

“I want to give back as much as I can because I feel like I owe this place something,” Mr. Martin said. “I think everyone graduates from this place feeling like they owe this place something—I want to leave at the end of this school year feeling like I’ve given a sufficient amount back to the community that

provided me with so much in high school.” While every member echoed the sentiment of giving back to a school that has provided opportunities to them, some also viewed it as a growing experience. “It’s a chance for me to reconcile my responsibilities as a teacher with who I am so that I

can grow in the process,” Mr. Bond Choquette said. “What inspired me to come back was knowing that I needed to grow up.” Resoundingly, ASC members said that the strangest part of their experience thus far has been calling former teachers by their first names.

New faculty bring diverse experience, talent to community New teachers boast various BCP connections Cory Wyman ’16

THE ROUNDUP There are a number of new teachers this year with a variety of experience and connections to the school. This group includes Mr. Chris Stevens ’85, Ms. Breanne Toshner and Mr. Kevin Burke. Mr. Burke comes to Brophy after having taught at Desert Mountain for 10 years. Ms. Toshner is teaching for the first time this year, and Mr. Stevens comes back to Brophy after having left in 1997. Mr. Stevens teaches math in P122, specifically both regular and honors Algebra 2. However, Mr. Stevens is not new to the Brophy community. Mr. Stevens not only graduated from Brophy, but also worked here from 1989-1997. He then moved to Colorado for a number of years. Mr. Stevens already plans to help out with both the wrestling and baseball teams once their seasons come around. “If you’re going to teach, there is no finer place to teach than here,” Mr. Stevens said when asked why he decided to come back. Ms. Toshner teaches Algebra 2 and Honors PreCalculus in P119, and is new to teaching, but not new to the Brophy community.

Photo by Will Schubert ’15 New teacher Mr. Chris Stevens ’85 adapts to his Piper Hall classroom as well as his new students by teaching mathematics.

Ms. Toshner worked in electrical engineering for the past five years designing the electrical work for hospitals. When starting out as an electrical engineer five years ago, Ms. Toshner worked at a local cafe, and through that, got to know some of the students from Brophy, along with being familiar with some

staff at Brophy as well. She said that influenced her decision to come here. Ms. Toshner said she has enjoyed her teaching experience so far, being able to better the education of others and being a part of this great community. Ms. Toshner said that she interacted with very few people at her old job, but here, is able to be

around others consistently and enjoys the freedom that she gets from teaching her own class. “I think she is starting off well and will continue to improve as her career continues,” said one of Ms. Toshner’s students, David Tonner ’15. Ms. Toshner said she has not officially decided to commit to any particular activity yet, but she is interested in the robotics club and is entertaining the possibility of helping with theater, as she has a background in it. Mr. Burke teaches Chemistry in P214. As he taught Chemistry at Desert Mountain as well, he said he has a few years experience, but welcomes the chance to get to become part of not just the faculty, but the community as well. Mr. Burke said he had an amazing time teaching students over the summer, and has had an amazing time teaching here so far. Mr. Burke decided to come to Brophy as his son had gone here years ago, and had convinced him that it was a great school, one with a good sense of community and faithbased instruction that Desert Mountain just didn’t have. Mr. Burke said he has not become attached to any particular club or activity yet, but is ready to join whatever opens up. Other new teachers this year include: Mr. Perry Petrich, SJ, in the English Department, Ms. Jessica Baker, at Loyola Academy, Mr. Ian Munro, in the World Language Department, Mr. Jose Leyba ’94, in the World Language Department, and Mrs. Sally Bravo at Loyola Academy.

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New parking regulations put into place Will Schubert ’15

THE ROUNDUP The Dean’s office put new parking restrictions into place due to the closing of the West Lot making parking more difficult for Brophy students. The West Lot, the dirt lot across Central Avenue, is being developed and no longer available for student parking. The only new rule this year is that sophomores are no longer allowed to park on campus. “The no sophomores rule is basically that we give preferential treatment to the juniors and seniors. If we allow the sophomores to drive now the juniors and seniors have nobody to fill their carpools,” said Dean Mr. Pat Higgins. In the North Lot, students are only allowed to park in the first two rows closest to Brophy. All students are required to have a carpool to park on campus. Even though this rule was not enforced as closely in the past few years it has been in the rule book and it is being taken seriously this year. Many students are angered and confused by these new rules; it is making it difficult for students with no carpool to park because there is limited offcampus parking. “St. Francis does not need all the parking they have simply because their students do not drive,” said Brophy student and driver Mark Frakes ’15. “It’s a pretty big inconvenience…the North and South parking lots are overcrowded…it used to take me only 10 minutes to get to school, now it takes me 15 or 20,” said Zach Chilar ’15 in a separate interview with The Roundup.

Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 Students and vehicles flood the parking lot in preperation of the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Aug. 23.

Mr. Higgins said he tries to help the students out by offering them some advice as to where the best places to park on campus are. “The best places to park on campus are the North

Auxiliary Lot and the South Lot,” Mr. Higgins said. Parking penalties have also been increased. Students who violate parking rules will receive two

JUG instead of one compared to last year. “We have had very few parking infractions thus far this year which tells me that early on students have understood the message,” Mr. Higgins said.

New website-based printers allow easier wireless printing By Jeffrey J. Kimball Erdely ’14

THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s Technology Department is working in conjunction with PaperCut printing to make all printing procedures on campus a completely website-based process. The new process allows students to print from their tablets or iPads from anywhere on campus to printers in either Keating or the Information Commons. The original way students printed documents was by e-mailing the document to themselves and then

logging onto a computer in the Information Commons, accessing the document through their Gmail account and finally printing it. Students could skip the e-mailing portion by using a USB or other data transferring device to bring a document to an Information Commons computer and then printing the document. The new process begins with a student logging onto print.brophyprep. org with their Blackboard username and password, choosing a printer and uploading the document as a pdf. Students on campus and using school Wi-Fi will have their document immediately printed out to their printer

of choice and awaiting them. PaperCut was implemented over the summer. “We collectively, as a tech department, decided to move forward with implementing it PaperCut,” said Network Administrator Mr. Wess Housh. “Mr. Bopp did initial roll out to the freshmen during their orientation this year.  Mr. Pettit and Mr. Elgines provide ongoing support.” The new printing process differs between iPads and Tablets. iPads have an app that needs to be downloaded for them to use PaperCut at all. Freshmen were walked through the printing process on their training day in

August. Sophomores were sent an e-mail concerning changes and there is information on Blackboard-Technology for juniors and seniors on how to make computers compatible with the new system. One thing about the Brophy printing process has not been changed. According to Associate Librarian Mrs. Leslie Hanson, there is still a limit on how much a student is able to print before running out of printing credit. “Every year (students) have started with a hundred pages in their account and then they need to feed their account after that,” Mrs. Hanson said.

Students conflicted about texting and driving at legislature By Garrison S. Murphy ’15

THE ROUNDUP Many people are concerned that a lack of a “texting and driving” ban in Arizona state legislature is putting them at risk. Multiple bills involving the texting and driving issue have been pushed through to the state senate, but not one has passed. Anti-texting and driving laws are in effect in 47 out of 50 states in the U.S leaving many Arizona residents asking the question, “Why don’t we?” One of the age groups with the largest amount of drivers who text is teenagers. Almost 60 percent of teens admitted to texting while driving in an anonymous survey, according to the Centers for Disease control. “They (teens who text and drive) are not

realizing the hazardous situation they are putting themselves in, and they are endangering other people’s lives,” said Bobby Enright ’15. “It’s such a dangerous thing.” Each year it is estimated that more than 1,600,000 of the accidents that occur in the United States are directly related to texting and driving, according to the National Safety Council. “I see a lot of my friends do it, and it is something that is not good… it’s something that scares me,” said Nick Roide ’14. Even with these grave statistics, many still think that texting and driving is not a serious hazard if done correctly. State Sen. Andy Biggs, who opposed the latest bill SB 1218 as state senate president, did not make himself available for an interview with The Roudup, but stated that “It isn’t necessarily the fact that you are texting and driving that causes

the negligent behavior…anything can cause that,” during the April 2 hearing. Many Brophy students also agree that while texting and driving may hamper their ability to drive, it should not be enforced by law. “People shouldn’t text and drive, but they don’t need to pass a law about it…like at a red light it would be fine,” said C.J Hasset ’15. It is clear that a ban on texting and driving has its oppositions and supporters, but the question as to whether it would be effective leaves some skeptical. “You can always make laws, but they are very difficult to enforce,” said Security Director Mr. John Buchanan. “I’m not certain that a law would change that behavior; the teenager has to internally change that behavior,” he said.

“Students are given an account at the beginning of the year with 100 pages per student.” Another new change within the process is the fact that students may now print however many pages at a time that they need instead of the previous five page allotment. Colin Chung ’14 said he has had nothing but hard times with the Information Commons printers until now. “They were always being used or busy or just not working,” he said. “This new printing system they got going is so convenient…it just sucks that I’m only getting to use it my senior year.”

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Opinions The Roundup | October 2013 Staff Editorial

1:1 computing enhances academic experience

The Issue: Brophy students use 1:1 computing practices on a daily basis. Our Stance: While there are benefits and costs to using computers in the classroom, overall the program is well worth it.


echnology is firmly entrenched at Brophy as a part of daily student life. In 2007, the school leadership decided to equip each student with a tablet of his own. The school started with Toshiba tablets, later switched to Lenovo and for the last two years, has required all students to use iPads. Because of the 1:1 computing program, students literally have at their fingertips access to an unimaginable amount of information and knowledge. Most students and teachers would probably agree that this initiative has largely been a success. However, a major criticism of Brophy’s technology program is that the 1:1 computing can serve as an unnecessary distraction, that students are too tempted to stray from their studies because of their tablets or iPads. Though this concern is understandable, and even partially accurate, the benefits certainly outweigh the costs in this situation. From searching for information on Google to preparing Prezi presentations, having a tablet or iPad undoubtedly

Photo By Alec Vick ’15 The iPad is now in use by half of the student body, all of it by 2016, and replaces Lenovo and Toshiba PCs.

facilitates better opportunities to learn and grow academically for students. Moreover, not only has the 1:1 computing initiative enhanced the classroom experience, but it has also provided students with a strong background in computing and technology that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

Our society today is saturated with technology, so it is valuable for students to acquire strong computing skills, not to mention how to responsibly manage the distractions this sort of technology undoubtedly creates. In addition, students at Brophy come from a diverse range of socio-economics backgrounds. The technology program

serves as a sort of equalizer, in that it ensures that all students are given the same tools necessary to succeed academically. All in all, the 1:1 computing program should be considered a resounding success because of the immense positive impact it has had on students.

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Facebook not dying, just paving social media paths Facebook is the sun of the Internet. Another new social media provider, Instagram, Everything gravitates around it. Constantly it has accelerated since its founding in October 2010. expands. Immense in size. Instagram—popular for its photo-streaming and Dying gradually like it? ready made photo filters—now has 130 million No. users, according to its statistics page, making the Many speculate that Facebook is difference 1 billion users. dying. It is not; it is growing. Most recently, Vine, a social media app Facebook currently holds the for short-video sharing has appeared highest amount of users ever. On and reached 13 million users as of June Aug. 26. 2008, just three years after 3, according to The NewYork Times. its creation, Facebook reached 100 Although Vine has quickly become million users, announced Mark popular, Facebook still topples over Vine Zuckerburg—CEO of Facebook— with 1 billion. through his Facebook blog. In terms of users, Facebook picks By Cameron M. Bray ’16 stronger competitors out of its Facebook holds 1.1 billion users now, according to NPR. teeth every morning. The Roundup One of the 10 most visited Besides, Facebook is expanding. sites, and a popular social media provider, Twitter,—a coalition effort led by Facebook has approximately 554 million users as of May 7, to connect more people to the Internet—is according to eMarketer in a poll. coming like an ominous rain cloud to wash away Facebook currently boasts at least 500 million the competition. users over Twitter. Zuckerburg has made it clear over the last few »

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weeks that’s goals are to assimilate they check Facebook multiple times a day. the remaining, unconnected two-thirds into the Facebook still remains massively popular and Internet. mainstream. Facebook advertisements still Although it is clear this is not appear everywhere—in major a humanitarian movement, it industries such as movies and is a smart move for Facebook “The competition television, but also in private as well as its corporate even doctor’s offices. is not yet popular businesses, interests. The only difference between enough to crush Facebook is essentially Facebook of the present vs. the Facebook.” “widening the net” to connect past is that other social media more people so its sponsors platforms have become available. will have more possible Facebook opened the floodgates, consumers. causing a cavalcade of other sites Still, many speculate that to appear. Facebook is withering as other The competition is not social media platforms grow. yet popular enough to crush So what changed? Facebook. Nothing. Competitors are growing, but they’re simply Facebook is not crippled as many people claim. trying to climb up to Facebook’s mountainous level In a recent poll of students done in May by The of popularity. Roundup 41 percent of respondents said that they Facebook is not shrinking and with check Facebook daily while 30 percent said that on the way, the sun is not ready to set just yet.

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Parking rules create demand for more space The requirement of carpooling to rules, but according to Dean Mr. Pat school just became more Higgins these parking important. restrictions may not be so This year the administration new. is tightening their parking “The rules haven’t regulations, and it might be necessarily changed,” Mr. necessary. Higgins said regarding The “West Lot,” the dirt parking. “These are the parking lot across Central typical rules of the school Avenue, is being … going back By Garrison S. Murphy ’15 developed and no historically.” longer available for Last year was the The Roundup student parking. first time students Many students are aggravated about had the West Lot as an option. The the administration creating new parking school policy has been that students are

required to have a carpool in order to park on campus. Although nothing has changed structurally, students are still upset. “It’s a pretty big inconvenience … the North and South parking lots are overcrowded … it used to take me only 10 minutes to get to school, now it takes me 15 or 20,” said Zach Chilar ’15. While inconvenient for some students, parking space and safety are a much more relevant issue. Students who participate in carpools should always have priority over single drivers. The state created the H.O.V lane

to incentivize drivers transporting multiple people. This is no different than the administration creating parking for carpooling drivers; we have limited space and a lot of student drivers. The administration incentivizing carpools even further may be a good idea for the future. During the first week of the school year nearly 30 students received tickets for parking violations on and off campus. The administration requested the Phoenix Police Department downsize the tickets to warnings for parking in

nearby neighborhoods, according to Mr. Higgins. The next big issue that the administration should consider is implementing more on-campus parking for student drivers. After the loss of the West Lot many are forced to rely on the surrounding neighborhood for parking. One student said that parking spaces are needed more than policy changes. “Nothing (needs changing); realistically it has to be done … we need more parking … most high schools have parking lots the size of Disneyland, but we don’t,” said Jared Grady ’15.

Shooting Sports club should remain affiliated with Brophy Brophy is home to many great sports teams, According to Principal Mr. Bob Ryan, this is including a variety of club sports. because it is the newest club sport, the school’s The lacrosse club team has been the state capacity is limited and the school finds it difficult champion five times, the hockey club to stand behind because the activity team won state in 2012 and the crew involves guns, which is a sensitive issue. club team won the 2012 Arizona state “We aren’t willing to engage that championship. conversation,” Mr. Ryan said. “We One club sport, though, has been probably could do it well, but frankly left out of this list this year: the that is just not something that we want Brophy Shooting Sports club team. to exert a lot of energy towards right Last year, the Brophy Shooting now.” Sports club team won the Although controversy may arise, High Overall National Brophy should continue to keep By Michael Ahearne ’14 Championship in the High affiliation with the Shooting Sports The Roundup School Division of the SCTP club team and should help it to in Sparta, Ill. thrive even more than it already has. This year, Brophy administration has taken action Let the team be a role model for safe and to be more involved in clubs, but in the process, responsible firearm use. removed its affiliation with the Shooting Sports The club team is currently the National Champions club team. proving their strength and ability, and Brophy could

help strengthen them more by keeping an affiliation sensitivities of those worried about kids with guns. The club already ran well and had a good set of with them. students. This would make Also, with the rise of sure that the club won’t get college tuition bills, students “Let the team be a are being offered scholarships role model for safe and into trouble. The selection process for things such as shooting responsible firearm shouldn’t be limited, yet and archery, and Brophy use.” those who join the club keeping its shooting club should be in good standing team can help those students both academic wise and with to get scholarships to colleges for doing what they like to do the Dean’s office. and are good at doing. Also, a strict set of rules for To help the school capacity, both on and off field shooting allowing parents back into as well as a strict no-tolerance the program to help run it policy for misuse could be implemented to help could be one possible solution and help by advising ensure that if something does come up, it would be them. dealt with quickly and accordingly and made sure There are a few ways to help avoid controversy, not to happen again. avoid trouble in general and help ease the

Phoenix rallies as alleged wiretapping controversy unfolds NSA program violates 4th Amendment

into great detail as to how exactly certain sectors of the U.S government obtain much of its data. It was also revealed that many of Anonymity has always been a common these alleged methods for acquiring practice on the Internet. data carried out by Or so we think. agencies such as the Whether you are a National Security “conspiracy theorist” or not, Agency were classified lately many allegations have as unconstitutional surfaced that may challenge wiretapping. the trust you hold in the This occurred mainly government. with cell phones, land After coming out to lines and computers the public with By Garrison S. Murphy ’15 of U.S citizens. information regarding Unfortunately the The Roundup the alleged warrantless alleged spying wasn’t wiretapping of U.S limited to just U.S. citizens either. citizens, Edward Snowden became a Information contained in many of the household name. recent leaks has outraged people not He became a fugitive, and was labeled only in the U.S., but across the world. a traitor by many for leaking classified Protests were held in places as far information regarding intelligence away as Germany and Hong Kong, and agencies. as close to home as Phoenix. The vast majority of the classified Arizona’s own rally was July 4 this documents that Snowden leaked went year.

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Many activists gathered at Tempe local Restore the Fourth event organizer Beach Park in order to protest the and activist. “They’re wiretapping and government’s alleged violation of gathering surveillance information on our Fourth Amendment as a part of most of our phone calls …we’re being the “Restore investigated as the Fourth” though we were “Whether you are a movement. criminals.” ‘conspiracy theorist’ or not, Similar in nature Ironically, the lately many allegations to the “Occupy” entire movement movement of early was organized have surfaced that may 2012, “Restore online through challenge the trust you the Fourth” social media sites hold in the government.” is a national on the internet organization McElyea added that orchestrates that popular rallies in major social media cities across the site Reddit was country. where Restore Their aim: to show the government the Fourth took its first steps away from that what they are allegedly doing is infancy. wrong, and a lot of U.S. citizens are not “As far as I know, it was completely OK with it. started on Reddit, a group of people “We feel that (the Fourth Amendment) were talking about the movement (on has been violated by the U.S government Reddit) and created a chat room on mostly because of its overreach of the IRC … It’s now a national organization NSA program,” said Jason McElyea, a complete with 501(C)(4) status,”

McElyea said. Although constitutionally wrong, this may be a bit of insight as to why organizations like the NSA might want to keep an eye on the Internet. Not in spite of groups like Restore the Fourth, but because of the power that the Internet can possess when used in a certain way. As a school with such an extensive technology program, many students here at Brophy feel as though their rights are being violated as well. “I feel very uncomfortable (about the alleged wiretapping). I like having my privacy–being able to do what I want … without some Big Brother watching me,” said Gus Laurin ’15. “We trust these people with our lives, with everything, and they’re kind of screwing us over.” No matter the motives for the alleged wiretapping, I believe that it is a direct infringement of the Fourth Amendment. The most apparent thing in light of the recent scandal may be that many Americans agree with me.

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Students weigh best classroom tech tools iPad proves to be imperfect tool

iPad packs powerful punch

Although Apple is dominating the tablet battery life will deplete. market, there are still some unanswered Using iPads daily at school will eventually problems with the iPad. cause them to barely last a day. The iPad has a few bugs that are In the first semester of my very apparent, and they can ruin freshman year, I would start the day your iPad experience. with full battery, and I would end the The iPad may work well for day on roughly 75 percent battery. certain situations and is very Now I end each day on around 50 portable, but it isn’t the ideal percent. Compared to the Tablet working machine. PC this is good, but eventually this One problem is that will make surviving the day without wifi you are stuck. without charging extremely By Jace Riley ’16 If you are in class and can’t hard. The Roundup connect to the Internet, The iPad will not let you you may miss out on “The iPad has a few bugs that use Flash files and some notes or assignments. websites are not mobile are very apparent, and they It happened to me can ruin your iPad experience. friendly. in a class and only me; Websites with interactive The iPad may work well for everyone else’s Internet features may not be able certain situations and is very was fine. to run because iPads can portable, but it isn’t the ideal not run Flash, also some I missed out on getting some early notes and websites don’t like being on working machine.” having my textbook any mobile device. right away. These website will run The iPad could even slowly or are not very prohibit you from taking responsive to taps, which a test. will make using certain The Tablets have this problem too, but the websites much more difficult. Tablets have more ways to work around this. Overall the iPad has a few problems that Connection issues aren’t unique to the iPads, haven’t been fixed yet. but it is still not a perfect system. The best action would be two years with one Something that continues to get worse iPad, then you get a new iPad. throughout the years is battery life. This will stop the worst problem of battery If you consistently you use your iPad, the degradation.

The ability to have a powerful in the sense of functions, but makes up media device is becoming for it in terms of shear productivity. a common technology and The amount of apps that the iPad has is consumer feat. stunning when you think about it, with Previously, the market had everything from games to books to note been dominated by laptops and apps, all contained within its operating cellular devices. system. The iPad has been around since The internal specifications are nothing April 3, 2010 and since then to write home about, but they are more has led the way for tablet than capable for what the device is By Reece M. Krantz ’16 innovation. commonly used for. The Roundup It has been adopted The A6X chip inside the by millions of people iPad pumps out 1.4GHz with “(The iPad) has led the an integrated 300MHz video as their personal work way for tablet innovation. driver. space and proves to Not only is it more be a more convenient This means that the iPad– and a more viable relative to its size–is powerful practical as a learning compensation for enough to run most any mobile device, it leads the way personal desktops. game at full resolution. for more impressive Last year, Brophy Speaking of displays, the iPad classroom activities and started the transition includes the beautiful Retina arrangements.” from its Tablet PC onescreen with a resolution of to-one program to 2048x1536 at a stunning 264 iPads. Pixels-Per-Inch. The iPad is just under Overall the iPad definitely 1.5 pounds, showing a has its faults in terms of its clear domination over techniques and its closed source the other forms of tablet media. nature, but I feel the pros outweigh the cons, The simple design also means that it is easy to especially when it comes to work. store in your bag or in your arms. Not only is it more practical as a learning device, One of the most important aspects of the iPads it leads the way for more impressive classroom superiority is its ability to be easy to learn and activities and arrangements, immersing the master. student in a technological wave. Its operating system may be not be as complex


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“Romley, because I like the

old feel.” -P.J. Binsfield ’15

“Eller, because I’m into art and I like all the guitars.” – Adam Kobs ’16

“Eller because of the clean bathrooms.” – Adam Surico ’16

“Eller, Eller’s the best


– Nick Carballo ’14

By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 & Alec Vick ’15


What’s your favorite building on campus and why?

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Hall commits to Stanford football By Christian Guerithault ’14



ustin Hall ’14 has verbally committed to Stanford where he will play football next year. Hall plays left tackle and some nose guard for the Brophy football team. The recruiting process was all but quiet for Hall. “About four weeks into the (last) season it was just beyond hectic,” Hall said of his junior year. “I was getting phone calls, three, four, five, six a day from schools all over the place.” With all the colleges attempting to recruit Hall, he decided to go with Stanford. “I have always wanted to go to Stanford,” Hall said. “As soon as that happened I just accepted it and shut it all down.” Hall said that Brophy is a big reason why he plays football. “I don’t know if I would be playing football if I was not here,” Hall said. “I always wanted to play hockey and baseball but Coach Heideman talked me into it.” Football was the right choice for Hall. “There’s a reason why he’s one of our five team captains,” said head football coach Mr. Scooter Molander. “He leads by example, he brings great effort and for a big guy he’s got great feet, and that’s why he’s been offered by colleges all over the nation.” Hall does not just have a positive reputation on the field. “He’s got a great personality, he’s positive, fun, loving, great to be around and intelligent,” Mr. Molander said. “He’s what we want in a Brophy football player, the ability to be very tough on the field and the ability to be very loving and empathetic off the field.” The transition from high school football to college football can be a big one; however, Hall knows what it takes to cope with the transition. “It’ll take some time, I know the speed of the game has picked up tenfold,” Hall said. “If you think about it you have the best from your high school team all put onto one college team every week.” Mr. Molander also said he thinks Hall can make the transition. “The sky’s the limit, it’s up to him and what he wants,” Mr. Molander said. “He certainly has the frame and the intelligence.”

By Austin Norville ’15


Photo by Ben Liu ’15 Austin Hall ’14 lines up against the Hamilton Huskies on Friday, Aug. 8.

Seniors look out for freshman in Golf’s new season By Riley Morrison ’16

THE ROUNDUP Brophy Golf kicked off the season Aug. 30 at the Brophy Invitational. “Brophy Golf has strong teams,” said team captain Sam Triplett ’14. “Because lots of players come out, as opposed to other teams who can’t even field enough players for a team.”


this month

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For the last seven years, the team has been coached by Mr. Jon Shores. He said he enjoys the game and seems excited for the upcoming season. “I love being able to work with the kids outside the classroom. I love golf itself,” Mr. Shores said. “I’ve learned a lot about myself, I’ve learned a lot about my players and I’ve learned a lot about life, simply by coaching.”

The team’s chemistry has been good thus far with its mainly senior and freshman team. “The seniors know the routine,” Mr. Shores said. “They’re just good guys who look out for their teammates... and especially look out for, and be good examples for, the younger guys.” The Brophy Invitational, taking place at the Broncos’ home course Grayhawk,

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was the players first competition of the year. “We have a chance to win,” Mr. Shores said before the event. “It’s obviously our tournament, one of our home courses. Its a tough course. But, I think if we play well, it will come down to us, Desert Vista and maybe Hamilton.” See GOLF page 11

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Photo by Kyle Scheuring ’15 Quarterback Brian Woodward ’14 runs the ball Sept. 6 against Hamilton.

Athletic Director Mr. John Chambers will retire at the end of this year and newly appointed Assistant Athletic Director Mr. Bill Woods will transition in to the role of athletic director. “He has been involved with all the planning for games and game setups especially with football, basketball and soccer,” Mr. Chambers said. “He has been taking charge and getting involved in the club activities, and he will work with the Varsity shop, and he will be going to meetings with me.” Mr. Chambers said he would like to see Mr. Woods work towards getting a second gym, to make sure the new pool is installed and begin integrating the club sports into the athletic program. “Another athletic director had been hired but decided not to come, so Mr. Ryan decided during the summer time and chose Mr. Woods,” Mr. Chambers said. Mr. Woods’s job this year is taking the club sports and increasing their presence on campus. “This year most of my job will be those club sports,” Mr. Woods said. “I think that my philosophy is that it needs to be a good experience for the players, and that would be the theme that I would hope to add into any programs that it would affect.” In the past club sports such as lacrosse and crew were affiliated with the school but not run through the athletic department. That will change this year. According to Mr. Woods he isn’t planning on coming in and making a lot of changes otherwise. “The programs at Brophy are some of the best in the state,” Mr. Woods said. “I think when kids or others hear about how much fun they are having playing a sport, I think that’s how you attract more people.” Mr. Chambers will retire at the end of this year, and looking back over his time on campus said he appreciates the school. “What I’ve learned the most is that Brophy is a really unique place to work, it’s been a unique privilege to be around student athletes and the students in the classroom,” Mr. Chambers said.  

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Football kicks off season with tough schedule, opens with 1-2 record Special teams, defense lead to Brophy upset over Desert Mountain Brophy 13 Desert Mountain 6

By Chase Bayless ’15


Brophy’s special teams unit blocked three kicks Friday, Aug. 30 in route to a season opener upset over Desert Mountain. All 13 of Brophy’s points came from the special teams unit as Phillip Mourikes ’14 connected on two field goals and Walker Adams ’16 recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown. Isaiah Oliver ’15 also contributed by blocking two Desert Mountain field goal attempts in the first half. With 2:14 remaining in the game and the score now 13-0 Desert Mountain’s offense was threating to score. Quarterback/safety Brian Woodward ’14 picked off a pass in the end zone and returned it to the 50 yard line. Desert Mountain finally got on the board after a 1-yard touchdown run, but it was too late as there were only 9.9 seconds left in the game.

Top-ranked Hamilton defeats Brophy football with long drives Hamilton 26 Brophy 9

By George Liddy ’14

Photo by Ben Liu ’15


“I thought we played pretty well, Hamilton is a great team…we just made a few key mistakes and couldn’t get the win” said Brophy wide receiver and cornerback Oliver. Led by two 20-yard completions from Woodward to sophomore running back  Ryan Velez ’15, the Broncos were able to score their first offensive touchdown of the year on a 16-yard pass from  Woodward to Streator Bates

Ryan Velez ’16 runs the ball Aug. 30 against Desert Mountain. Brophy defeated Desert Mountain 13-6 in their season opener.

’15. Hamilton would again miss the extra point making the score 26-9. This would be the final score of the game. “This game will make us better,” said head coach Mr. Scooter Molander of his team’s performance.

Football loses against Centennial despite

forcing 5 turnovers Centennial 17 Brophy 13

By Chase Bayless ’15


Even with Brophy’s defense holding the opposition to 17 points and forcing five turnovers, the offense was unable to muster up enough points Thursday, Sept.

14 as the Broncos fell to Centennial. The defense recovered four forced fumbles and had an interception from safety Leonard Gutierrez ’14. “They ran the ball effectively and our defense did a good job getting some turnovers,” said head coach Mr. Molander. “We just couldn’t do anything on offense.” Brophy’s first score came midway through the second quarter

when Oliver  turned a 5-yard comeback route into a 51-yard touchdown. The pass came from quarterback Cade Knox ’16, starting in place of  Woodward who was out with a hand injury.  Oliver broke free from the defender’s tackle and outran the secondary to the end zone. They went for the 2-point conversion, but failed.

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After reaching championship milestone, swim team strives to continue historic streak By Brendan C. Hinkle ’16

THE ROUNDUP Last year the Brophy swim team set a record of 25 state championships in a row. This year they aren’t holding back. The swim team is one of the most successful sports at Brophy when it comes to state titles and championships. “The Brophy swim team has always been a powerhouse, not only in the state, but being nationally recognized frequently,” said swimmer Brad Dorsey ’14. Not only has the Brophy team won state championships, but they have set swimming time records for other swimmers to beat. “We are looking at several state records to break,” said swimming head coach Mr. Pat O’Neill. “The most exciting and funnest one should be the 4x50

relay. I have a lineup of six kids that I think could be a part of the record breaking relay.” Not only does the swim team bring home championships and records at Brophy, but they said they form bonds with the other swimmers and establish friendships. One key to this bonding is the Manresa retreat the team goes to on Labor Day weekend. “The swimmers love the trip to Manresa,” Mr. O’Neill said. “We go up there and talk about what Brophy swimming means, we talk about a young man making his own decisions, we talk about the grad at grad characteristics, and we really get to know each other on a more personal level. It is one of the highlights of the season for most of the kids.” Dorsey said he hopes to break the 50 meter freestyle record this year. The team captains are Ryan McCoy ’14, and Coby Palivathuhal ’14.

Photo courtesy of Brophy Swim The swim team celebrates after clinching their 25th straight state championship. The swim team’s first meet of the season took place on Sept. 3.

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White uses new technology to help athletes recover from injuries By Michael Ahearne ’14

THE ROUNDUP While athletes recover from injuries, many will use the new and advanced technology available to them through Athletic Trainer Mr. Chris White and his staff. “We basically have the same sort of equipment that physical therapists have, that high level pro sports use, that colleges use,” Mr. White said. “It’s all here.” Mr. White said he is very proud of his program and the technology it has. “Our highlights of our program are therapeutic modalities,” Mr. White said. “We use the most recent, current, best therapeutic modalities.” Therapeutic modalities are used in a variety of ways to help with muscle conditions, tissue healing and other treatment goals. Mr. White has two of these machines, but also just received a brand new machine that not only has ultrasound and electrical stimulation currents, but also laser treatment. Another highlight of the Sports Medicine facility is the Bod Pod. “It uses a process called air displacement plethysmography,” Mr. White said. “We test every single freshman as part of health class plus anybody at Brophy can get tested.” After testing, Mr. White said he can fairly accurately assess body fat and lean body mass in anyone. Students then evaluate their diet and find out where their calories and nutrients come from. After that, they set a goal and set up custom diet plans. Mr. White and his staff also use concussion baseline testing and “Impact” software to help with concussion recovery. “We do neurocognitive testing on all of our higher risk athletics to see how their

Photo by Ben Liu ’15 Mr. Chris White, middle right, helps Dakota Ducar ’15 off the field Sept. 12 against Centennial. Mr. White and the staff of student athletic trainers use many forms of technology to help prevent and treat injuries.

brain is normally working so that if they are concussed we have a test that we can compare against to see if their brain has truly recovered,” Mr. White said. “Impact” allow students to log in and go through a serious of neurological tests that analyze brain function. This is made accessible to Mr. White so he can then retest them after a

From GOLF page 9

“The Broncos placed fourth in the 10 team Invitational.” Mr. Shores said. “The team played well on the front nine both days, but struggled coming in on the tough back nine.” The most recent tournament, Hamilton Antigua National Invitational, took place Sept. 6 and 7 and with Brophy giving a much better showing. “The Broncos are the 2013 Antigua National

concussion to help make sure their brain has recovered. Mr. White also uses things such as simple as apps and Google to help him in the office. “All our medical records are done through Google forms that I created,” Mr. White said. This helps allow Mr. White to be

Invitational team champions,” Mr. Shores wrote in an email. “The team beat last year’s state runner up Desert Vista by two and last year’s state champion Mountain View by six.” Key players included “Senior Sam Triplett ’14 who... tied as the individual medalist of the 220 player field, but lost first place on a scorecard playoff. Also Andrew MacMillan ’14 placed fourth in the 220 player field... This was a really big win for the team as we continue to look forward to

able to watch and communicate with his other staff members even when they are working on someone out on the field. Students who help Mr. White also get to use some of this technological equipment. “I’ve been in Sports Med, this is my fourth semester, and for the technology,

the state tournament,” Mr. Shores added. Two years ago, Brophy won the state championship. Last year they placed third. “If we play well at the state tournament we can definitely win,” Triplett said. “Last year we were the best team in the state, but we played poorly in the state tournament.” When asked what players the student body should be looking out for this season, Mr. Shores said: “Sam Triplett has been playing really well for us

when someone’s injured, he has different machines that do different things,” said Jeremy Jesberger ’15. “I help him administer the treatment sometimes, so if he’s in the middle of doing something or too busy and I’m in there, he’ll set up the treatment ... and he’ll tell me what to do.”

as a senior. Sophomore Michael Feagles ’16 is probably one of the better players in the state as a sophomore, so I expect some good things from him this year.” The season will come to a close on Nov. 2 when the state tournament takes place. “I think all of our players have improved individually,” Triplett said. “I think we get along well together as a team so I think our team should be better.”

Tennis serves up new freshman squad for the first time in school’s history “My expectations are the same for every team I coach in the sense I expect them to go out and give their best everyday that they are with me.”

—Mr. Bill Woods

Veteran varsity coach Woods takes on new team By Henry Erlandson ’16

THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s first ever freshman tennis team has its players and coaches excited for a new tradition of Bronco sports. This year will be the start of Brophy’s freshman tennis team after having only a JV and varsity team for the past few

decades. Coach Mr. Bill Woods, who coaches a variety of sports including tennis and basketball, and has also now taken over the position as assistant athletic director, initiated this plan. Mr. Woods will take over as the school’s athletic director when Mr. John Chambers retires at the end of this year. He began coaching tennis 20 years ago after former tennis coach, the Rev. Michael Klein, retired, leaving the spot open for volunteers.

Mr. Woods left his position as a baseball coach and took the open spot as tennis coach. He is now entering his 21st year as a tennis coach and ready as ever to prepare the young players for a future in tennis. “My expectations are the same for every team I coach in the sense I expect them to go out and give their best everyday that they are with me,” he said. The freshman team practices four days a week for two hours, and some even put in extra work to improve, practicing

six days a week. “Well, with varsity, the players are the ones to get teammates pumped, and the role of motivation lies in the tennis players, so this is what I hope will translate to the freshmen,” Mr. Woods said when asked about his team’s motivation. Brophy Tennis will spend most of their matches competing against the Chandler school district, and will even travel to Perry High School in Gilbert. The team’s home court is Phoenix Tennis Center at 21st Avenue and Maryland.

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New Mountain Biking club awaits the club fair to begin their season Members will partake in races all across the valley against participating schools Tanner Nypen ’15

THE ROUNDUP Late last year, the idea for a mountain biking club emerged from the minds of students and teachers. However, this is not just another club that will be advertised at the club fair, this is a full on mountain biking team that Brophy has formed under the NICA, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. “We are planning on four scheduled races in the fall… one is in Tucson, one is in Goodyear, one is on McDowell Mountain and the last one is in Prescott,” said Mr. Pete Burr ’07. “There was upwards of 20 high schools signed up.” The races are six to 10 miles loops. Riders will race individually but teams will be scored overall for the shortest total time. Varsity, junior varsity and freshmen will all run the course multiple times depending on what level riders are at. For example varsity may run the course three or four times. One student who is currently involved in the early stages of the club is Thad Petty ’14. “It is a real official thing, you can call it a sport, but because it is so young and new in the state of Arizona itself, it’s more or less considered a club, which is why we are showing the club at the club fair,” Petty said. After more members join at club fair, the team plans on beginning practices.

Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 Students sign up for the new Mountain Bike Club team Sept. 10 at the Student Activities Expo in the Great Hall.

“Practices are going to have to depend on who joins the club…, We want to be flexible because Brophy students can be busy people,” Mr. Burr

said. “We would love to try two to three times a week… We are definitely going to do big Saturday morning rides.”

Anyone interested in the club or should contact Mr. Burr at

Cross Country team places fifth to start season, looks to improve “While this is not where we want to be, this is a good starting point for the season.”

—Mr. Matt Williams ’07

Team embarks on retreat to Manresa in hopes of turning season around By Cory Wyman ’16

THE ROUNDUP The 2013-2014 cross country season officially began for Brophy with their first event of the year at the Sole Sports Invitational, Sept. 2. The team has 68 runners on their roster and roughly 35 returning runners.

Out of Left Field

This no-cut sport includes runners of all abilities and ages this year. “While this is not where we want to be, this is a good starting point for the season.” said Mr. Matt Williams ’07 after the team placed fifth at the Sole Sports Invitational. The team has been having voluntary practices since the middle of July. The coaches and runners meet early in the morning to avoid the afternoon heat. There are six cross country meets on Brophy’s schedule this year in addition to sectionals and the state finals. Brophy’s team is lead by head coach

Mr. Mike Keahon ’73, plus five assistant coaches, including Mr. Ted Skowron, Mr. Andy Schmidbauer ’88, Mr. Alex Mason ’05, Mr. Steve Smith ’96, and Mr. Williams. There was a lot of young talent shown at the Sole Sports Invitational. Gabe Morrison ’17 and Jarred Davidson ’17 both turned in strong performances at the JV race. Although he was 39th over all, Luis Torres ’16 turned in the best Brophy performance of the day at 17:08. Duke Burr ’14, Connor Andreen ’15, Luke Malliard ’15, Stephen

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Favorite Athlete?

Favorite Sports Team?

Dream Job?


“Johnny Football”

Boston Red Sox

Writer for ESPN

Cephalonia, Greece

Luis Suarez

Liverpool F.C.

To play soccer for Liverpool F.C.

Calvin Higgins ’15 Swim

Alurquerque, N.M.

Mickey Mantell

Miami Dolphins

Writer for Saturday Night Live

Walker Adams ’16 Football

Boca Grande, Fla.

Luke Kuechly

Besides Brophy, the Georgia Bulldogs

Broadcaster for ESPN

Favorite Vacation Spot? Luis Torres ’16 Cross Country

Phil Mourikes ’14 Football

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Casillas ’15, Andrew Webb ’15, and Jake Ghelfi ’14 rounded out the top seven. The team’s next meet will be in Prescott Sept. 14, following which the team will go to Manresa for a retreat. Then, on Sept. 21, the varsity team will travel to San Diego, Calif. for an invitational. Meanwhile, the JV team will be running locally. “I think the team will be top three in state,” Webb said, “But I am hoping for first place...I am optimistic.”

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Photo by Evin Schmidt ’15 Students’ favorite video games span a variety of genres.

Students favor diverse gaming genres By Tanner Nypen ’15



o matter what interests students may have in common, there is diversity among the video games they play in their free time. Video games can go from sports to warfare to farming simulators. One current style of game however has found a growing following on campus. Trent Meekin ’15 is one example of a student who plays RTS games, or real time strategy games. Real time strategy games are bird’s eye view games, such as “StarCraft” and “Company of Heroes.” In these games users create bases and armies and fight opposing forces on maps created by the game. Most RTS games have some form of resource pool or economy for building armies and bases. “My favorite game is currently ‘Rome II: Total

War,’ because it is a grand strategy game, where there is a turn-based stage, where you manage cities, raise your armies and move around the map,” Meekin said. “Then if any conflict arises you go to a real time strategy format, where you can actually control your men.” “Rome II:Total War” is an authentic representation of the Roman Empire that players can control. “The Roman hastati fight like Roman hastati did, the Carthaginian navy will fight like the Carthaginian navy would, etc.,” Meekin said. Students who play video games after school branch across the four classes as well. John Moran ’14 is a senior who also plays RTS games. Moran plays the game “Crusader Kings II,” another RTS game that puts users in place of a king of a nation and leaves them to control political affairs, war time affairs, betrayal and peace time affairs. “You assume the character, or the persona of the person in the game that you chose to be,” Moran

said. “You can manage your empire, you can have vassals, you can take over land and territory through marriage, there is a lot of political intrigue in it.” The game takes place in the middle ages and includes many aspects that could affect nations at the time. The game includes civil wars, wars for succession, betrayal by allies and setting up alliances. Mark Meshcheryakov ’16 spends his time playing the popular game “Minecraft,” a first person sandbox game. Minecraft is an open sandbox survival game that allows for endless creativity through building towns, cities, houses and anything else that can be thought of to be created. “The game is a day/night cycle…, during the day you collect your resources to create what you want, build your house, tools, food,” Meshcherykov said. “The reasoning behind my interest for ‘Minecraft’ is not a lot of games emphasize sandbox and the creating of whatever your imagination can think of.”

On the other end of the spectrum are first person shooter games. Omar Moreno ’15 plays “Team Fortress 2,” a first person shooter game for the computer. “The game itself is pretty basic, you have a team composed of nine different types of characters going against another team of other characters,” Moreno said. “The most popular mode I can think of is capture the flag, where you pick one of those nine character and try to capture the other teams flag.” “Team Fortress 2” is a free-to-play game for computer that allows players to have complete freedom in the customization of their characters. “The game gives you a sense of freedom, because you can make your character look however you want, whatever weapons you want, there are different classes for different types of players,” Moreno said. “Even though it’s a shooter, it’s still pretty unique, like there is nothing quite like it out there.”

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Donlan makes Jesus, Yoda connection Teacher’s Pet: Dr. Tom Donlan By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14

THE ROUNDUP Mr. Smith’s question from May’s “Teacher’s Pet”: Would you rather live in a world without your favorite food or live in a world where you have to eat your favorite food three meals a day, every day for your entire life? P.S.: What is your favorite food? Wow, that’s tough. I think I just have to lean towards my more disciplined side, which is less fun. So my favorite food is ice cream, and it would kill me if I ate it non-stop. Why would you say your favorite food is ice cream? Ice cream is just like frozen liquid magic. It’s like instant gratification, so sweet and tasty. What college did you attend? I went to Notre Dame for undergraduate, then I did a masters atYale, then a Ph.D. at the UofA down in Tucson. What draws you to religion specifically? I think it’s multi-faceted. When I was little I just had a natural inclination to think spiritually or to experience things spiritually, so I prayed almost naturally. I’m sure my parents encouraged it or modeled it for me but I found myself praying and talking to God, both with people and also when I was alone. So it was sort of at all times. It was both a social thing and I liked the solitude and peace. I had a keen sense for God’s presence when I was alone, especially in nature. The experience of the divine in all of reality was just a part of me since I was little. Intellectually, I wanted to study it and talk about it. Why did you become a teacher? I didn’t expect to do it. I thought I might become a counselor or a therapist, actually, but for a variety of reasons I ended up doing some substitute teaching at my old high school, and I really enjoyed it. I love being in front of young people. I love sharing with them the things I had learned, and I enjoyed the process of getting their minds in motion and brainstorming and being creative. It was like a perfect fit, so I ended up teaching at a Catholic high school soon after I did a little subbing, and I knew it was a vocation right away. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned as a teacher? Ooh, that’s tough. One valuable lesson among others is that education is a relational process. I’ve had to learn that as much as I like talking and as much as I like to be the fountain of wisdom and knowledge, ultimately that doesn’t serve the goal of education or serve the growth of students. One of

Photo by Bryan Smith ’14 Dr. Tom Donlan teaches Sept. 11 during his period 3 History of the Catholic Church class.

the greatest lessons is to give the students the floor, to a point. Obviously the teacher’s in charge and the teacher gives a framework.That, in a nutshell, is one of the most valuable lessons. The students need to be participating and I need to let that happen. What’s the craziest thing that’s happened during your time at Brophy? That’s hard. I think one of the craziest things I’ve witnessed is the “May the Fourth be With You” gatherings. I had never heard of that or seen that. It cracks me up, I love it. It’s mayhem and disorder, but with a good spirit behind it. No one wants to get hurt and no one’s trying hurt anybody, and yet, it’s a bit of chaos that’s fun for everybody involved. Would you say you’re a Star Wars fan? I love the movie, but I’m not a huge fan. I don’t know all the names of the characters and all the things like that. I do love the first movie in particular. I love the figure of Yoda. For me, there

are Jesus-like qualities toYoda.There are some basic spiritual teachings that Yoda shares with Luke that, for me, are priceless. That relationship between Luke and Yoda is a beautiful thing. So, I’m a big fan, but not a mega fan. I don’t have action figures at home or anything. Do you consider Jesus a Jedi? Yes. I think Jesus does have Jedi-like qualities, and Jedis have Jesus-like qualities, which I think George Lucas—the creator—is tapping into spiritual traditions when he created that. I think there are parallels between Jedis and Jesus. You could have a whole class on that, I think. What makes you laugh? As students who have had me know, I like the absurd. I’ll be ridiculous and say I like the juxtaposition of the incongruous. I love setting things up and moving in a logical way, not just for the sake of a joke. I like talking about serious

things and making sense of things, but along the way, there’s no question that I enjoy diversions that explore or at least visit the absurd. If for no other reason, it makes us laugh. For me it’s pure joy. Could you explain the significance of the rock badger? I think it’s from the Hebrew Bible, I think Leviticus.We’re going to have to go back and ask the priestly authors of Leviticus about the rock badger. I mean, there’s no question there’s something funny about the rock badger—just the two words coming together: rock and badger. Then the fact that you can or cannot eat them is just a mystery. Lastly, could you compose a question for next month’s “Teacher’s Pet?” Sure, so the question for the next teacher will be: If they had to choose between being a plastic chicken soft taco or being an upside down rhinoceros, what would they choose and why?

19 year-old mesmerizes with melancholy debut of new album King Krule – 6 Feet Under the Moon 9.5 out of 10 By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14

THE ROUNDUP “6 Feet Under the Moon” is nearly perfect. Archy Marshall, British 19-year-old King Krule, has been releasing music over the Internet since he was 16. In 2010, under the name Zoo Kid, he started to record music while attending the London School for Performing Arts & Technology—a high school with notable alumni including Amy

Winehouse, Adele and Kate Nash. Marshall has proven his worth by creating some of the most sonically interesting and soulful sounds in recent years. His appearance as a tall, lanky, redhaired young man often surprises first-time listeners, in contrast to his music—a carefully concocted, mature blend of soul, hip-hop, rockabilly, spoken word and afro-beat. To say that Marshall is prolific is an understatement that does no justice to the musician. Although King Krule is his primary project, Marshall also releases music under the names Edgar, the Beatmaker, DJ JD Sports and Lank Slacks. His musical preferences are eclectic, and it’s

nearly impossible to classify any of his projects as a certain genre. King Krule’s music takes lesson from a number of disparate influences such as rockabilly acts like Gene Vincent, hiphop collectives like Slum Village and the Beastie Boys, afro-beat musician Fela Kuti and the Penguin Café Orchestra musical group. His impressive musicianship and youth have caught the attention of the music scene. Marshall’s debut album, “6 Feet Under the Moon,” finds him in his best croonerform. It immediately draws the listener in with its opening track, “Easy Easy,” a danceable tune with a guitar riff that Gene Vincent would envy.

The rest of the album flows along just as well, offering an excellent soundtrack to the disillusionment of youth. “I like being young because it gives you more to work against,” Marshall said in an interview on Interviewmagazine. com. Statements like this lead to the prevalence of youth in the album’s overall theme. Since most of the songs have been recorded throughout Marshall’s life, “6 Feet Beneath the Moon” is essentially a young man’s life illustrated musically. Marshall even intentionally released the album on his 19th birthday. “6 Feet Under the Moon” comes across as an important album, if only for the way it chooses to depict youth.

My lone gripe with the album is that a handful of the tracks were previously released when Marshall still went by the name Zoo Kid. Re-recorded, “A Lizard State,” the album’s eighth track, sees vast improvement with the addition of a blaring saxophone. However, other tracks like “Baby Blue” lose out to their original versions. When he was asked about his reasons behind changing his name from Zoo Kid in an interview with The Guardian, Marshall said that he’s “ready to go from being a kid to being a king.” If “6 Feet Under the Moon” is any indication of what the future holds for 19-year-old Marshall, then all hail the king.

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Jay-Z album disappoints with subpar lyrics Jay-Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail 4 out of 10 By Riley Morrison ’16

THE ROUNDUP Despite its relentless advertising campaign and great featured artists, rapper Jay-Z’s 12th studio album “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” released July 8, is largely disappointing. “Jay often sounds like he’s trying to convince himself that he should still be excited about making music,” wrote Simon Vozick-Levinson of Rolling Stone. “What’s disappointing is, he doesn’t always seem to be winning that argument.” The album starts off strong with Justin Timberlake’s swinging, minute long hooks and Jay-Z’s usual rhymes about fame and wealth on the song “Holy Grail.” After its first catchy single, the album goes downhill with “Picasso Baby,” “Tom Ford” and a certain expletive laden song featuring Rick Ross. This last track is one of the most inferior songs on the album and if one expects the worst from Rick Ross, he doesn’t disappoint. Ross’s dull repeating chorus has little impact on the listener and Jay’s single, half-hearted verse doesn’t hold a candle to the brilliant and clever lines on his earlier albums. A few tracks that stand out in the rest of the album include “Oceans,” featuring R&B singer Frank Ocean, “BBC,” featuring a host of other artists including Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce and old school rapper Naz, and “Jay-Z Blue,” in which he seriously discusses

fatherhood—both his absent father and his hesitations about becoming one. “Father never taught me how to be a father, treat a mother, I don’t wanna have to just repeat another leave another,” he raps. “Baby with no daddy want no mama drama, I just wanna take her back to a time when everything was calmer.” “Magna Carta Holy Grail” was released early for Samsung users in a promotional offer. Four days later, when the physical album came out, it immediately debuted No. 1 on Billboard 200 selling 528,000 copies in the first week. “25 years and 12 albums in, Jay is totally a legacy artist,” wrote Kyle Anderson of Entertainment Weekly. “My big problem with legacy artists is that they are given too much leeway in the media when they trot out new projects.” Though a few songs and lyrics shine through with Jay-Z’s classic talent, most of “Magna Carta” is disheartening and will be looked back on with distaste by fans for years to come.

By Brendan C. Hinkle ’16


Chris Ware color caricature of rapper Jay Z/ MCT Campus

The Butler’- starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey 8 out of 10 By Chase L. Manson ’16


Photo from MCT Campus Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker star in “The Butler”

change. One of my favorite scenes was in the disco era as Whitaker and Winfrey dance the night away. “The Butler” also addressed the harsh realties on the Civil Rights Movement by focusing on Gaines’ son, played by David Oyelowo, who becomes a Freedom Rider. It was great inner turmoil for the protagonist and provides a sense of historical accuracy. As well as the Civil Rights Movement, the 60s and 70s were home to the

infamous Vietnam War. “The Butler” addresses this and Gaines’ other son, played by Elijah Kelley, who voluntarily goes off to war and does not return. “The Butler” is far from being flawless and something that holds this movie back is Robin Williams’ portrayal of Dwight D. Eisenhower. While Winfrey became her character, Williams was too much Robin Williams and not enough Dwight D. Eisenhower. The presidents were all somewhat of

‘Madden 25’ scores as football game of the year 8.5 out of 10

‘The Butler’ a satisfying but complicated movie

During the 1960s, The United States underwent a series of large and significant changes. “The Butler” attempts to show just that through the eyes of an African American White House butler. Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” is filled with a great cast of Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Mariah Carey and Robin Williams. In a summer where superhero and family films dominated the big screens it was nice to see “The Butler” offer an alternative option but still grant the same thrills. Whitaker’s performance as Cecil Gaines, a White House butler for more than 30 years, was outstanding but not the best performance. Whitaker’s performance seemed overshadowed by Winfrey, who stole the show. Winfrey’s character, Gaines’ wife, was relatable and enjoyable, something very difficult to do in Hollywood these days. Winfrey’s acting was top-notch and she should be a contender for an Oscar award. As Gaines’ career spans decades the set design does as well. It was fun to see the characters in a new decade, which meant a costume

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miscast as they didn’t act like the actual people, with the exception of James Marsden’s portrayal of John F. Kennedy and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. “The Butler” is enjoyable but in some areas underperformed. Anyone who loves history or is a movie connoisseur would enjoy this film but the average movie goer could find it confusing. Still the audience will take something away, either moral or historical.

Fall means that the Arizona air cools down, fall sports begin and with it comes the annual release of “Madden.” The yearly release of the popular football game brings sports fans and video gamers entertainment. The games are usually named from the year that the game was made, but this new game is called “Madden 25” in support of the 25th anniversary. “Madden 25” brings a whole new gaming experience to players. In previous Madden games, a gamer could make his own player and use that player in games. In the new “Madden 25,” player making has been updated and you can choose everything from how well the player performs, to his facial features and muscle structure. The “Madden 25” graphics run off of an Infinity 2 Engine, making every tackle look as realistic as possible. There is no more crazy splaying legs after a tackle, or linebackers tripping over each other after play. Madden has definitely stepped up their game in the realism of “Madden 25.” Graphics aren’t the only thing that makes “Madden 25” a good game. The play calling is even simpler and more navigable than previous Madden games. If a gamer had never played football before and didn’t know what any of the plays meant, he could still find the right play using “ask Madden.” Ask Madden is a feature in most Madden games where the game suggests a play. However in “Madden 25,” the ask Madden feature gives more options for plays. “Madden 25” even has an updated Franchise mode, where gamers can make their own players, and be drafted and signed to NFL teams and play as the position of their desire. The better the created player does, the better he will become and he will be drafted to better NFL teams. “Madden 25” definitely comes with new features and better performance than previous Madden games. However, the game has its flaws. Some gamers report it to freeze constantly, especially during online matches. EA Sports has begun to fix the problem, but at the moment it is a concern for some. Another downfall of the game, some say, is that they expected a lot when Madden put an anniversary year on the box. Most people expected the game to be much better than it is, and to have more features than it does. Overall, Madden did a good job with the new release. The game has better graphics and features than any other Madden game so far. The navigable gameplay makes calling plays easy.

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Colby Klemish ’15 By Jeffrey J. Kimball Erdely ’14

THE ROUNDUP So could I get your name and year? Colby and I’m a Junior. Do you have a last name? Klemish. Thank you. So do you have a date for Homecoming? Ummm, only me, myself and I. Do you want a date for Homecoming? Why? That’s not important. Do you have a sister? I do. Does she have a date for Homecoming? She does not want one. Do you play any sports? No.

By Reece M. Krantz ’16


Did you play any sports in middle school? Uhhhh yeah. Tennis. Tennis. You played tennis. What’s wrong with tennis? What do you do in your free time? I said what’s wrong with tennis. Have you thought of any cool themes for Homecoming? Ummmmm… Am I allowed to take that as a no? Sure. You can take it however you want. So who’s your favorite teacher? Well, I like all of my teachers at Brophy so probably my Latin teacher Mrs. Haycock. Are you free for Prom? Ummm I’ll have to check my calendar. Did I mention I’m a senior? This interview is over.

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Words from the Wise ... “ You are the sassiest priest I have ever met.”

fire Tim Tebow.”

-Jacob Anderson ’15 to KBI’s Fr. Peter Neeley


“It’s unorthodox.”

-Aakash Jain ’14 about mushroom and pineapple pizza

“The last person to call me ‘sassy’ was my mother.” -Fr. Neeley

“I am the tortilla apprentice!” -Mr. Pete Burr ’07

“The new ‘Madden NFL 25’ lets you control a player’s career over several seasons. I got it just so I could repeatedly

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The adorableness of cats can never be underestimated. Their curious nature is hypnotizing to any kind soul and makes the strong weak in the knees, especially when viewed in a video format. This site is pure cuteness, a lovable cat makes dough endlessly as you watch uncontrollably. The site includes a helpful timer so you can be amazed at the sheer amount of time you spend looking at the baking cat.

Checkers is for certain a difficult and masterful game of skill and preconception, constantly looking for opponents weak spots and mistakes. If that is too complicated for you, try this site. The site allows all of the complications of checkers into an automatic experience where the computer challenges you to move first, and think later. It is interesting to see how the computer plays itself, its all completely random with the computers constantly adapting to each others moves, making an interesting show.

Have you ever wanted to swim with salmon? Feel the numbing of the cool Alaskan waters as salmon leap up stream and swim together? While the site does not include this it does include an interesting experience to explore. The depth of the interaction is shallow, but allows the subtle accent of being able to drag around the salmon to get the ever important dramatic angles. However this is perfect for those who wish to watch as herd of salmon float mysteriously in a florescent-colorchanging environment.

The need for translators is a constant problem. So many Spanish essays have perished because of horrible translation software. Now there is a translator that purposely translates words poorly. Simply insert a phrase or sentence then choose your translation engine then translate as many times as you want. The end product will be completely different from what you started with. For example, insert “You must not commit adultery” and end up with “Thoust needs potato” 35 translations later. Ok, maybe not useful, but entertaining.

Above: “Chicago Beaches” Photography by Bryan Smith ’14 Right: Watercolor by Peter McNeil ’14

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