Brophy balances instillation of Grad at Grad with academic rigor

By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP While the “college prep” aspect of the Brophy mission features prominently in the very name of the institution –– Brophy College Preparatory –– the school seeks to instill more than just academic prowess in its students, according to “Inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the education of every

Wall in Freeman Arch raises awareness, inconveniences students

Photo by Josh Spano ’18 | A student walks through the wall in the Freeman Arch on October 26th, 2017. The wall was put up and monitored by Kino Teens throughout the day.  By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Students came between a wall and a hard place on Thursday morning, as students a part of


Coaches, training staff prioritize concussions, students must self report

Photo by Hunter Franklin, ’19 | Brophy’s football team kneels as their injured quarterback, Noah Gonzales ’18, is looked over by Brophy’s physical trainers in a high school football game against Desert Vista Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Phoenix. Desert Vista defeated Brophy 17-14. By Spencer Inglett ’19 & Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP While

Highly recruited sophomore baseball player seeks fit on varsity

Photo Courtesy of Will Worthington ’19 By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Sophomore baseball player Will Worthington ’19 currently has a Grand Canyon University offer, an unofficial visit planned to Vanderbilt and is pursuing the varsity team. Worthington said that the varsity team has been working hard and really gelling together. He also said

Students create inclusive culture through basketball at break, lunch

Photo by Edwin Perez ’18 | Edwin Mehari ’18 shoots a basketball during a flex period Apr. 4. Students find inclusive community through playing basketball in the Dutch. By Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP When you walk into the Dutch during break or lunch, you are greeted with an overwhelmingly loud collection of noises. Hearing

Cross country looks toward state behind senior leaders

By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Although it has been over 10 years since Brophy cross country has won the state meet, assistant coach Mr. Oscar Borboa ’05 said he believes a championship is within reach this year. “Our stated team goal is to work toward the state championship, but we know that we’re not

Reiter ranked 1 in the nation as a long snapper, committed to CSU

Photo by Edwin Perez ’18 | Ross Reiter ’18 comes off the field after a defensive stop. By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP One of the top football recruits in the nation for long snapping, Ross Reiter ’18, has just committed to Colorado State University in the class of 2022. Reiter’s football career started in

Golf team deals with leadership change this season

Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Tony Hendricks ’19 tees off at team practice at Phoenix Country Club. By Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP After finishing second in the state last year by one stroke, Brophy’s golf team is looking forward to another opportunity to contend this season. The team’s first big tournament was the

Varsity lacrosse boasts senior heavy team, seeks offensive consistency

By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Varsity lacrosse assistant coach Mr. Zach Widbin said that this year’s team will have a leadership aspect that has been different from other years. “In the weight room, coach [Mr. Joe] Denk has mentioned several times to coach Beau Pich and I that we have some really good

Sophomore Hughes aims to excel in pool

Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Parker Hughes ’19 competes in a freestyle event. By Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP Parker Hughes ’19 has been swimming since second grade and is one of the most prominent swimmers on the Brophy swim team. Hughes grew up in Jakarta, Papua New Guinea for seven and a half years, and

Junior pole vaulter Kurtz aims to continue athletic growth

Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Carson Kurtz ’18 pole vaults at the Brophy home meet March 1. Kurtz originally got into pole vaulting after some friends joked that he should join, and it has turned into a positive and successful experience. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Carson Kurtz ’18 said that he wasn’t

Volleyball hopes to best 2016 first round loss

By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP After a first round playoff loss in 2016, the volleyball team is more experienced and looking toward the future of the program, according to their coach. “We had some success last year, it faltered towards the end, we were very young and starting four sophomores,” said head coach Mr.

Wrestling team makes up for lost leadership, grabs out-of-state wins

Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Gabe De La Rocha ’18 runs sprints during practice Nov. 7. De La Rocha is a captain for the wrestling team, and he is a source fo motivation for the rest of the team. By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP The wrestling team competed in Brophy’s first out-of-state tournament


OPINIONS: To tweet or not to tweet

Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP On Jan. 20, President Trump not only became the leader of the free world, but he also took over as a controversial steward of the most important virtual diary in the world–his Twitter account. Even with only 280 characters for each Twitter post, President Trump is capable of influencing the

Pro/Con: Wake up! Students debate favorite java

Illustration by Camden Andl ’19 | The Dutch Bros. and Starbucks mascots battle it out over who has the best cup of coffee on the west coast. Trophy students attend both of these coffee shops.  Dutch Bros. offers superior pricing, options, customer service By Jack Davis ’17 THE ROUNDUP Dutch Bros. Coffee was founded in


‘Beauty and the Beast’ revamps the old classic, fixes leaps of logic

Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service ‘Beauty and the Beast’ — starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens 8 out of 10 By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP “Beauty and the Beast” is a remake of a classic Disney cartoon of the same name, and it carries that name well. The film holds much of

Mumble rappers introduce new style of rap that should be appreciated

By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Lil Uzi Vert’s and Lil Yachty’s rise to fame is questionable in the rap industry because of their form of art, known as mumble rap, focuses on the beat and feeling rather than the lyrics. Moderator of the Freestyle club Mr. Quentin Orem said that this is not

Designated Survivor does not live up to potential, melodramatic plot

‘Designated Survivor’ – starring Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto 6 out of 10 By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP “Designated Survivor” is one of those “it could have been” television shows; it is good, but it could have been a whole lot better. I love politics, so I was accordingly enthralled when I saw

Violent videogames victimize women

By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP While mature rated video games, such as “Grand Theft Auto,” are popular among students, these games include violent and demeaning portrayals of women in their gameplay. At an all boys school, it is important to determine how these games effect students’ outlook on women. Mr. Lane McShane ’82 administered