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Immersion Trips excluded from service hours, disincentivizes students

Photo courtesy of Raymond Link ’20 | The Brophy Peru Immersion Trip of 2018 visits Machu Picchu before service in Cuzco, Peru. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP Last year, a new policy was put into place with what you can count for hours for your Brophy service projects. The change of policy resulted in […]

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Romero Program offers unique, meaningful participation, spiritual enhancement

Photo Courtesy of Hayden Welty ’19 | (left to right) Alex Edwin ’19, Matthew Scheller ’19, Atllas Hopkins ’19 and Hayden Welty ’19, students in the Romero Program, attend their first day at their internship, which takes place at the Foundation for Blind Children. Each student in the senior year component of the program partners […]

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Christmas music overplayed, time for something new

Art by Camden Andl ’19 | The Grinch disdainfully listens to Christmas music on his phone. Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP I have five words—Christmas music is extremely overrated. Even as I write these words, I know I have already dug myself into an inescapable hole, wherein I will be torn to pieces by the […]

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Eagle Scout opens doors to opportunities

Photo courtesy of John Cannella | Alex Cannella ’19 poses for a picture next to an adult leader and fellow scout on Nov. 7, the same night the two boys earned their eagle. By Alex Cannella THE ROUNDUP   Obtaining the Eagle rank as a Boy Scout of America is a prestigious achievement recognized across […]

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PRO: Class rank fails to diminish collaborative spirit, boosts test score importance, high achievers

By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP   While some detractors contend that class rank damages a collaborative spirit, the measurement serves as a useful college admissions tool––not to mention that class rank rewards hard-working students and has a limited impact on community.  Class rank at Brophy could act as a useful benchmark with which students […]

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CON: Class rank divides student body, promotes unhealthy competition

  By Spencer Inglett ’19 & Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Grade point average is something some people don’t want to talk about and others love to gloat about, and can be a touchy subject to bring up. Class rank is the process of ranking people by number based upon their weighted or unweighted […]

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Technology’s distracting abilities beget procrastination, laziness

Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | A student’s IPad acts as a distraction during a session of notes. By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP   A study published in 2009 by Professor Joseph Ferrari of DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Ferrari estimated that 15 to 20 percent of people are chronic procrastinators. “We now have […]

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Diet Soda Poses Health Risks to Students and Faculty

Photo by Raymond Link ’20| Brophy student gets a diet fountain drink from the soda machine at Michael’s in the Great Hall. By Hunter Franklin ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Brophy College Preparatory committed to only serving diet soda on campus eight years ago to meet national standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ever […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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