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New football coach arrives, key player leaves program
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Denzel Burke carrying the ball in a game against the Liberty Lions on Aug. 17, 2018. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Jason Jewell will be the new head football coach after the departure of Mr. Jon Kitna who left to take over as the quarterback coach for the Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Jewell coached at Glendale Community College for 12 years before accepting his new role at…
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Players, coaches emphasize playing for one another
By Xander Welty ’21 THE ROUNDUP Two of the biggest parts of Brophy’s life on campus are religion and athletics. Incorporating religion into sports can be a tricky thing to do, but a lot of the teams on campus find time for some sort of religious activity before, during, or after they play. Whether it be prayer, retreats, or spending time in the chapel, teams utilize a variety of different…
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Interfaith dialogue creates awareness of diversity
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Rabbi Bonnie Kopell and Azra Hussain address members of the Jewish Student Union. By Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP Recently, interfaith dialogues and events on campus have been successful in spreading awareness and fostering student engagement in connecting different faith traditions and forming more informed and conscious students. The Jewish Student Union (JSU) had an interfaith event on March 18th where two esteemed leaders…
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MOY runner-up Leveriza brings positivity, awareness
By Spencer Inglett ’19 THE ROUNDUP Rodolfo Leveriza ’19 walks down the halls, greeting nearly everybody he sees with smiles and high fives, an instinctual occurrence for The Roundup’s 2019 Man of the Year runner-up. “He has an infectious energy and smile and joy that makes such a difference every day,” said Romero Program teacher Mr. Quentin Orem. “You can feel it in a quick interaction with him.” Leveriza is…
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Bengston selected as Man of the Year Finalist
Photo by Victor Beck ’20 | Andre Bengston ’19, finalist for The Roundup‘s Man of the Year award, poses for a photo outside of Romley Hall. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Andre Bengston ’19 has been chosen as one of the three Class of 2019 Man of the Year Finalists.  Mr. Mike Welty ’83, who taught Bengston as a sophomore in Advanced Placement Seminar, said that the best thing about…
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New Jesuit Mr. Gonzales brings personal approach to service
Photo courtesy of Brophy | Mr. Gonzales gives a speech to students in the Great Hall. By Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Marcos Gonzales is a new member of Brophy’s faculty and seeks to promote a culture of healing and transformation for everyone on campus through his work in the Office of Faith and Justice. Before coming to Brophy, Gonzales worked in Los Angeles at Homeboy Industries as a…
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Animation club uses different methods to work on a common goal
Photo by Carl Justice ’21 | Nathan Zonn ’21, Rajveer Walia ’21, and Dean Kobs ’20 work on animation during a meeting. By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP At the beginning of the year, two different animation clubs were created at Brophy. Dean Kobs ’20 created a club with Mr. Steve Smith ’96, and Nathan Zonn ’21 and Rajveer Walia ’21 created a club with Mr. Cooper Davis ’10. Once they were asked to band together, the…
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Brophy Student Theatre, Write Life Club produce, perform original theatrics
Photo courtesy of Sarah Fox ’19 | The cast of The Bronco Room, a BST original sketch comedy show, on opening night. By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy Student Theatre (BST) collaborates with the Write Life club in order to present creative shows and programs on the Brophy artistic stage.  The two clubs work together to make authentic student written, produced, performed and directed theatre.  Membership between the two groups…
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Red Dead Redemption 2, a promising prequel
Screenshot by Ryan Loo ’21 | John Marston riding his horse in Red Dead Redemption 2. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP Making its debut over 8 years after the release of the first Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 has met, and surpassed, all expectations. Hours after Rockstar Games dropped the long-awaited sequel, it became a fan favorite, being nominated for game of the year, and going on…
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Fossils fuels degrade Earth’s environmental cycle
Illustration by Reid Shniderman ’20 | Oil pumps and drills not only emit air pollution when burned, but also can cause disasters such as oil spills. By Frankie Pastor ’19 THE ROUNDUP Let’s face the world’s reality – it’s in danger. We have negatively changed the world’s climates by our use of fossil fuels.  Sea levels and temperatures are rising, the poles are melting at unprecedented rates, and climates in…
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Tie tradition serves as a part of Brophy history
Photo illustration by Raymond Link ’20 | Brophy ties have been required for Mass since 1993. By Alex Cannella THE ROUNDUP  Brophy went through a rebranding year when Father Edward Reese S.J. took over as president in 1993. This idea of rebranding the school’s insignia would spark the creation of the Brophy tie. Before 1993, Brophy students were free to choose any tie they wanted on mass days. There was…
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Rugby team aims for back-to-back state championships
Photo by Victor Beck ’20 | The rugby team gets instructions in a practice at the Brophy Sports Complex. By Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy rugby team is focusing in on the state championship hoping to renew last year’s state title.  Rugby player Peter Robles ’20 highlights the importance of collaboration and as a way to reach that goal.  “Our goal as a team is to shoot for the state…
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Magnum’s striking character, Kung Fu skills gain international attention
Photo by George Anton ’21 | Andre Magnum ’21 performs a Kung Fu pose outside of Brophy Hall. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP Andre Magnum ’21 is a sophomore who blends in with all Brophy kids, except maybe for his fiery red hair and his 6’4 body frame. What most people don’t know about Andre is that he is a professional athlete in Kung fu, has won countless competitions, and…
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Wade becomes new head Athletic Trainer, provides needed care
Photo by Jackson Moran ’21 | New athletic trainer, Mrs. Danelle Wade, works on Patrick Grindey ’20 in the athletic training room. By Eric Lindholm ’19 and Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP This past year, the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training department was bolstered by the addition of new staff to satisfy the expanding sports landscape at Brophy. The program, originally headed up by Mr. Chris White, added Mrs. Danelle…
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Winter sports season capped off with soccer championship
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Connor White ’19 sprints past his defender. Photo courtesy of Jaime Hidalgo | The varsity soccer team posing with the state championship trophy following their victory. By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s winter sports season wrapped up in February with soccer and basketball playoffs and the wrestling state championship. Soccer finished the year as state champions with a win over Hamilton in the…
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Athletes committing to play college sports all over the country
Photo by Mr. Jake Kelly ’09 | The committed athletes gather in the Great Hall to sign their National Letters of Intent. By Luke Odden ’21 THE ROUNDUP On February 6, 2019, Brophy student-athletes signed their long-awaited commitment letters to colleges spanning the country to continue pursuing their ambitions as student-athletes at the collegiate level. 13 Brophy student-athletes, including Marques White ’19, Deric Hall ’19 and Elisha Brooks ’19, committed…
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Carpooling builds students sense of community
Photo by Victor Beck | Jack McGrath ’20 and Sifraz Shah ’20 pull into the south lot before morning rush hour. By Peter Warner ’19 and Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP Carpooling possess positive and negative qualities, and creates bonding among students on campus.  To be able to park on the Brophy campus and get a parking sticker, students are required to have a carpool. Therefore, carpooling is a very…
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Phoenix Council votes to expand Valley Metro to South Central
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | People get ready to board the light rail going north bound on Central Ave. on Feb. 28, 2019. By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP The Phoenix City Council voted on Sep. 26, 2018, to extend the Valley Metro light rail to South Central Phoenix.  According to AZCentral, the project is estimated to cost a total of $1 billion.  AZCentral also reports that the city…
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Science fair winners celebrate success and reflect on projects
Photo by Juan Sanchez ’20 | First place winner Daniel Noon ’20 stands by his first place winning project. By Carl Justice ’21 and Juan Sanchez ’20 THE ROUNDUP The science fair wrapped up on Thursday, February 21 with the winners in each category going to the state championships. First place was a tie between Bryan Gopal ’19 and Daniel Noon ’20. Noon’s project was a computational radiation shield program. Second place…
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Students do not let Type 1 diabetes interfere with passions
Photo by Jackson Moran ’21 | Diego Avocado-Garcia ’21 checks his blood sugar during lunch. By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy has many students on campus whose diabetes permeates most aspects of their routine. Diabetes affects over 200,000 people under 20-years-old in the United States, according to Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit that educated people on Type 1 diabetes. Diego Acevedo-Garcia ’21 is one of these diabetic students. Born in…
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Eclectic music options engage aficionados, encourage expression
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Three members of the band play the guitar at Mass in Robson Gymnasium. By Peter Warner ’19 THE ROUNDUP  Different clubs and bands on campus allow students to express themselves through music. There are many different music clubs and bands on campus. One of the clubs is the Rap Club, run by president Ari Anderson ’21. “I think that the atmosphere in the Rap…
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Rock reborn at the hands of alternative musicians
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons | Rock band Greta Van Fleet performs in their signature Led Zeppelin rock style. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP With pop music being dominated by mostly synth heavy rap tracks, the rise in rock music is surprising to say the least.  Rock music never really left the scope of popular music. Contrary to popular opinion, anyone who is a fan of alternative music would hear rock-esque…
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Tik Tok polarizes student body between fans and haters
Photo Illustration by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Brophy student watching popular Tik Tok-er, ryannyancosplay, in her iconic “Hit or Miss” video. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP Tik Tok took the United States by storm on Aug. 2 when the Chinese company, ByteDance, merged with the popular lip-syncing app, Musical.ly. It became an immediate hit, quickly claiming the title of the Apple Store’s most downloaded app in the world in…
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Freeman discusses travel, love for birth country
Photo by Vipul Dua ’20 | Ms. Freeman teaches to one of her Honors Spanish classes in Brophy Hall. By Vipul Dua ’20 THE ROUNDUP Teacher’s pet interview with Ms. Rosalinda Freeman, Spanish Teacher Mr. Smith’s question from last teachers pet: If you could put any two historical figures together for a lunch, who would they be and what would they talk about? Thomas Jefferson for sure because I am…
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Hetman, Hopkins look to lead team to strong showing this season
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Brophy runner Kenny Fitzgerald ’20 runs during a meet last season. By Xander Welty ’21 THE ROUNDUP After a finish in the top half at the state meet last year, the Track and Field team is looking for a strong showing in this upcoming season. Varsity Head Coach Mr. Bill Kalkman said that he would love to see the team perform well in early season events…
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Players, administration prefer student section to cheer not jeer
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Mason Koko ’19 motivates the crowd during the Hoopcoming basketball game on Jan. 18. Luke Odden ’21 THE ROUNDUP Are Brophy students coming to sporting events to cheer or jeer? Students that were in attendance at the Hoopcoming game last year know how intense the game can get for the players and the fans. What can start as a cheer for intentions to cheer…
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Volleyball looks to succeed using teamwork over talent
Photo courtesy of Brophy Volleyball | The varsity volleyball team prays before a game. The team recites the “Hail Mary” before each game. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP With many talented players departing the Brophy volleyball program last season, the varsity team now looks to achieve success through teamwork. Although the varsity volleyball team lost in the quarterfinals last year, they still had several talented players that left to…
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White rejoins basketball team, announces football commitment
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Senior Guard Marques White ’19 holds the ball to waste time in the Hoopcoming game versus Hamilton on Jan 19. 2019.  By Vipul Dua ’20 THE ROUNDUP   On the Monday before the basketball season started, Marques White ’19 sat down with head coach Mr. Matthew Hooten to discuss his decision on whether or not he was going to play basketball this season. “So…
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Baseball squad expects forward leap, strong leadership
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Lionel Robert ’19 throws in the practice bullpen at Brophy’s Opus Field on Jan. 22, 2019.  By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy baseball team is looking forward to next year, where they hope to continue on their upward trajectory in wins from last season, where they finished with a 14-17 record. Last year, the Brophy baseball team advanced to the quarterfinals…
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Brophy prepares for upcoming summit on health
Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | The Office of Faith and Justice’s display for human dignity stands in the Octagon on Jan. 16, 2019. By Noah Lederer ’21 THE ROUNDUP Every year, Brophy hosts a summit discussing relevant topics amongst the community and this highly anticipated couple of weeks is coming up from February 25 to March 6. This year, the theme is set to be “The Search for Health:…
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OFJ hopes to promote faith in clubs, designates patron saints
Photo by Jackson Moran ’21 | The wall of patron saints outside of the SAC depicts the patrons of numerous clubs. Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Last October, as the Catholic feast day of All Saints Day approached, the Office of Faith and Justice (OFJ) sought to bring the lives and message of the saints to clubs. Wanting to get people more familiar with the saints, the OFJ decided…
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12 Blind Buccaneers navigate the coast of Puerto Rico
Photo courtesy of Mr. Marc Ashton | Adonis Watts readies his oxygen masks as he prepares to “snuba dive” about 15 feet below the surface. Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence as 12 blind students independently operated sailboats for a week-long adventure of a lifetime. Imagine being on a sailboat, battling the gusting winds, attempting to steer the ship against high waves…
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Musicians are inadequate role models for audience, songs have problematic messages
Photo by Miami-Dade County Jail | Rapper Lil Pump after being arrested in Miami, Fla.  By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Many modern musicians, through actions and lyrics, have failed to be proper role models for young people in today’s culture. Rappers, in particular those who make up the genre of “Gangsta Rap,” are often toxic influences on children, as their lyrics can be violent, profane and laden with…
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Bioethics club highlights the importance of asking difficult questions
Art by Victor Beck ’20 | A comedic depiction of the first ever cloned sheep and its ethical controversies. Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP   The newly installed Bioethics club pushes students to thoughtfully think and debate the morality behind many biotechnological advances.  Club leader, Ari Mehta ’20, wants to turn the Bioethics club into a safe place where students can debate and assess the ethical morality to many topical technological advances.…
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Gordon’s passion of rock climbing takes him to competitions all around the world
Photo courtesy of Gordon Family | Clay Gordon ’20 climbs during finals of Montreal Championship in October 2017. By Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP   Clay Gordon ’20 is a nationally ranked athlete and uses his passion of climbing as a way to relax and unwind.  He’s been climbing since he was very young and has always needed to balance school and climbing. “I’ve been climbing for almost ten years now…
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The Legacy of Congressman Ed Pastor
Ed Pastor (right) with his wife and grandson at Brophy Grandparent’s Day on May 2, 2018.  By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP   The Honorable Ed Pastor is known as a political trailblazer and public servant, I was blessed to have him as my Tata (grandfather). Congressman Ed Pastor was born on Jun. 28, 1943, in the small mining town of Claypool, AZ, to a housekeeper and copper miner, Margarita…
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Students, staff excited for new Robson look
Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | Two newly installed televisions hang in the entryway to welcome visitors to the Robson Gymnasium. Noah Lederer ’21 THE ROUNDUP Over the summer and the beginning of this school year, Brophy upgraded the Robson. Brophy began planning these improvements around December of 2017 because they felt as if the Robson wasn’t up-to-date with the rest of campus. Mrs. Sherri Stephens, director of facilities and…
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Brophy plays its part in environmental sustainability
Photo by George Anton ’21: The solar panels on Robson Gymnasium installed in 2001. George Anton ’20 THE ROUNDUP   As schools around Arizona work to be more sustainable, Brophy has done so by implementing resource conservation programs to limit the amount of electricity and water the school uses. With all of the lights, the forever-drenched winter lawn, and the air conditioners often running, it is easy to question if…
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Classwork competitions question student engagement
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | A group of students engage in a friendly micro competition through the use of “Kahoot!”. By Juan Sanchez ’20 THE ROUNDUP While some teachers such as Mr. John Damaso and Ms. Breanne Toshner utilize macro competitions in their respective classrooms to promote engagement of the course material, Mr. Seamus Walsh is generally against classroom competitions if done incorrectly. Mr. Walsh, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, describes classroom competitions in two…
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Robotics Team bring creativity and innovation to campus, implementing inclusivity and community outreach
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Members of the robotics team gather to work on their most recent remote-controlled robot.  Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy Robotics team has become a staple figure on campus, providing fun at football games with their T-shirt shooting robot and also taking great strides in their technology, leadership, and investment for the future. For Senior leader Richie Hernandez ’19, his love for…
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Tennis Team ready to compete nationally, lead by ideals of team first
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Andrew Chong ’21 serves in a practice session.  By Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy Tennis team has a pedigree of success in Arizona, and this year, the team looks to test their strengths nationally with their acceptance to the Newport Invitational. The team has a unique dynamic this season, with the top two players on the team being a Freshman and…
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Sneakers divide community: obsession or expression?
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | A number of student’s shoes lay together stacking up to create a parody on the large amounts of money sneakerheads spend on shoes. By Ryan Loo ’20 THE ROUNDUP    High school is a crucial time for the development of kids’ sense of identity and self-expression. Clothing and personal style choices offer one of the most readily available and visible ways for students to…
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Early exit from playoffs leaves Brophy lacrosse motivated for season ahead
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Senior Lacrosse Player Tommy Moore ’19 sets up to pass in a game against Arcadia High School on April 20th, 2018. By Vipul Dua ’20 THE ROUNDUP    The varsity lacrosse team is looking to pick up from where they left off last season after ending their run in the quarterfinals of the state tournament last year. The lacrosse team finished the regular season…
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Job board offers jobs, internships for students
A chart created by George Anton ’20 that gives an outlook on the current situation for employment amongst Brophy students. By George Anton ’20 THE ROUNDUP    The Brophy faculty and staff launched the school’s new job board on Oct. 18, 2018, allowing students to apply for jobs or internships in the Phoenix area. Last spring, Mr. Bob Ryan had the idea of creating a resource for students who were…
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Raising Cane’s coming to North Central Phoenix, students excited
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | A new Raising Cane’s restaurant is under construction and is set to open Nov. 13th on 7th Street in Central Phoenix. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Raising Cane’s, a popular nationwide chicken eatery, has expanded to North Central Phoenix and is currently under construction. The restaurant, which is just a short drive from Brophy’s campus, will soon open up. The future convenience in…
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Faculty Calls for Stronger Faith, Personal Accountability amidst Sexual Abuse Scandals within Catholic Church
This article is in no association with Brophy’s Parish or community.  By Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy faculty calls for students and Catholics to remain steadfast and prudent in their faith as the Church faces sexual abuse scandals that have engendered harm and broken trust in the Catholic and international community. During the last couple weeks, the world reacted to reports of 300 predator priests accused of sexually…
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Strong offseason progress and new lineups prepare Brophy Soccer Team for another successful year
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Carter Clemmensen ’18 dribbles down the field on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. By Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Though falling short in the state championship final, the 2017 Brophy varsity soccer team racked up a number of accomplishments and provided a memorable year in the program, most notably earning the ranking as #1 high soccer team in the nation and posting a commanding…
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Coffee and taekwondo: pastimes of Paul Cassidy
Photo by Camden Andl ’19 | Paul Cassidy ’19 cleans up after making a pressed cup of coffee in Lake Pleasant on a school camping trip. By Victor Beck ’20 & Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Paul Cassidy ’19 has been a staple in the community for many years being a driving force in organizations like STUCO and Brophy Culture Project.. Aside from being the three-time winner of Poetry…
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Morris transforms challenging disease into unstoppable courage
Photo Courtesy of the Morris Family | Diego Morris ’19 claps behind as President Donald Trump signs the Right to Try bill. By Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Imagine having to move from your own country, not a refugee fleeing war or as an immigrant seeking a better life, but because of a rare illness, which has an antidote that is forbidden by your own government. Welcome to the story…
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PRO: Handwritten notes enhance memorization and comprehension
Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | Joey Schillinger ’21 writes his history notes in his composition book on Oct. 4, 2018. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Taking notes is extremely beneficial to students who are trying to learn what is taught to them and memorize it for later. As technology enhances, there is now the option to take notes on a computer, rather than to write them down…
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CON: Online notes create effective system, paper notes detrimental to success
Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | Max Tiffany ’21 works on his online notes during his fourth period flex on Oct. 1   By Noah Lederer ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Many people on campus rely on online notes to have easily accessible documents that can be pulled up from almost every technological device. On the other hand, paper notes can be destroyed and ruined or even lost. When I first…
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Reddit thread turns Kolbe’s musical passion into career
Photo by Saul Rascon Salazar ’19 | Jack Kolbe ’19 (right) practices his guitar while sitting alongside artist Jelani Aryeh (left) during a sound check before a performance at a SoFar Sounds event in San Diego, CA. By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP   At the beginning of his sophomore year, Jack Kolbe ’19 began producing music as a way to productively fill a load of free time that had opened up after…
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Teachers say coffee creates community in classrooms
Photo by Victor Beck ’19 | Mrs. Ashley Doud hard at work accompanied by fresh cup of coffee. By Victor Beck ’19 THE ROUNDUP    Going through the day, teaching class after class, experiencing the constant fluorescent lights, can lead teachers to feeling drained.  The presence of coffee machines in there rooms offers up a beneficial relationship between not only the teachers, but the students as well. Mr. Steve Smith’…
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Sophomore rapper Lil Guac releasing album Oct. 7, hoping to wow listeners
Album art by Charles “Charlie” Fallon ’21 | Diego “Lil Guac” Acevedo Garcia presents his debut album. It drops on Oct. 7. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP   With his interest in rapping beginning last Christmas, Diego Acevedo Garcia ’21 said he is going to release his first album, entitled Diabeto, on Oct. 7 via the music sharing platform called Soundcloud. When Acevedo Garcia started writing lyrics down around…
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YMCA recreational basketball grasps the attention of seniors, strengthens community
Photo by Gianna Beck ’19 | YMCA teams 3’s and Dubs and DTD3CS play each other on Sept. 15 at the Christown YMCA   By Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   One of the most popular events Brophy does in the community is the intramural sports tournaments. YMCA basketball takes that intramural experience and expands upon the idea of fun-based competition. Over 35 seniors have registered to be a part…
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Ribakare named Man of the Year
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Sebastien Ribakare ’18 (right) converses with a fellow student outside of the Brophy Student Activity Center. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP It is easier to list what Sebastien Ribakare ’18 is not involved in than to say what he is, but his friends and teachers say Ribakare’s disdain for the spotlight is what makes him most honorable. Despite being involved in Big Brothers,…
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Brophy finishes spring play ‘Peter and the Star Catcher’
Photo by Graham Armkencht ’18 | “Peter and the Star Catcher” serves as the prequel to the fairytale Peter Pan.  By Peter Warner ’19 THE ROUNDUP “Peter and the Star Catcher” stars Jack Keeton ’19 as Peter in the prequel to the classic fairytale, Peter Pan. “Peter and the Star Catcher” is a story of how Peter Pan and Captain Hook came to life, as well as showing their backgrounds. It…
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Rascon uses artistic ability to promote campus advocacy and culture
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores’19| Saul Rascon’19 talks to Charels Gbekia’19 about student council taken on Friday April 13th, 2018. By Victor Beck’ 20 THE ROUNDUP Saul Rascon Salazar ’19 has been a continuous student leader in the Brophy community since his freshman year. He is apart of numerous clubs such as Brophy Advocacy Club, Brophy Culture Project, Photo/Video club and Student Council. He contributes his gifts of design and photography…
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Jesuit identity weighs as an important influence
Photo by Josh Spano ’18 | A statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola stands in front of the Brophy Tower on April 16, 2018. Since the inception of Brophy in 1928, many Catholic symbols are seen throughout the campus.  By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Sitting in most classrooms on campus, it is hard to miss the obvious signs of Catholicism––from portraits of Jesus to variegated crucifixes. Although there are about…
Mr. Gonzales leaves Jesuit order after eights years of formation
Photo by Victor Beck ’20 | Mr. Gonzales talks with Mr. Rutt about future plans with Advocacy club in front of Brophy chapel By Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Marcos Gonzales came to Brophy last year with hopes of promoting a culture of healing and transformation for everyone on campus. In an article profile last year he described his work with those on the margins to be where he…
Art Classes are essential to student development
Photo by Jacob Cross Mayhew ’20 | Brophy’s ceramic studio is just one example of the many art classes provided on campus By Jacob Cross Mayhew ’20 THE ROUNDUP Art classes are essential to the education of any Brophy student. Brophy emphasizes the education of the whole person in accordance with our Jesuit heritage. Students being required to take art classes is a fulfillment of this Jesuit ideal. Many students…
Caffeine takes root on Brophy’s campus
Photo by Ryan Middlemist ’20 | Bang energy drinks is an example of popular caffeine drinks among students By Ryan Middlemist ’20 THE ROUNDUP With Caffeine being readily available on and off campus, students have no shortage of options. This has made it easier to obtain and more and more students are becoming addicted to it. Head Athletic Trainer Mr. Chris White said that by intaking a small amount of…
Jesuit Provincial, Scott Santarosa, addresses the recent influx of acts of violence in America
Photo by Quentin Dunnigan ’22 | A stained glass window is displayed in Brophy’s Chapel, representing the school’s Jesuit heritage By Quentin Dunnigan ’22 THE ROUNDUP As acts of violence become more prevalent in the United States, the Jesuit Provincial Superior of the West, Father Scott Santarosa SJ, decided to give his thoughts on the matter in a letter addressed to Jesuit schools and their students throughout the American West…
Students serve the community in this year’s Fall Blood Drive
Photo by Ryan Middlemist ’20 | Lukas Buse ’20 donates blood during Brophy’s annual Fall Blood Drive By Ryan Middlemist ’20 THE ROUNDUP Wednesday, Aug. 2, students gathered in the Robson Gym to make an impact. The Fall Blood Drive has been an integral part of Brophy’s commitment to service for a long time. Originally in the hands of a block club (a group of families that live on particular…
Brophy students save face with make up
Illustration by Victor Beck ’20 | A young man is experimenting with lavish makeup By Francisco Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP It is time for Brophy and its dress code policy to update with the sign of the times. Brophy must be open to growth and allow its students to express their identity in whichever way they see fit. During summer vacation, I experimented with my attire. For the very first…
The Connection Between Overworked Students and Anxiety
Photo by Quentin Dunnigan ’22 | Students are diligently working on their homework in the Student Activity Center By Quentin Dunnigan ’22 THE ROUNDUP As students continue to challenge themselves and take on mass amounts of school work alongside other things, anxiety grows more and more common and prevalent. Especially in schools, anxiety has been a large problem for many students and continues to become a problem for many more.…
Young Republicans petition for pledge
Photo by George Anton ’21 | Aidan Angel ’22 and Damon Dallago ’22 lower and fold the flag at the end of the day. By George Anton ’21 and Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP On Aug. 22, the Brophy Young Republicans distributed a petition asking respondents about their support for adding the Pledge of Allegiance to the end of morning prayer. The petition was met with some backlash from administrators…
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces 2020 run for Sheriff
Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons | Then-Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a rally for President Donald Trump in Phoenix on June 18, 2016. By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced that he is running for a seventh term as sheriff of Maricopa County. Arpaio served six consecutive four-year terms as sheriff before being defeated by Democratic candidate…
Zander discusses roles at Brophy, background in Catholic education
Photo by Nick Pecora ’21 | Mr. Jerry Zander presents a lesson to his seventh period Honors Pre-Calculus class By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP Question from Sr. Schmidbauer from last edition: Describe your first job that you actually received a paycheck for. That’s a good question. I worked at a grocery store, stocking shelves. It was easy! What are your jobs at Brophy? Other than teaching math, I’m also…