Community members reflect on first JUGs

By Jackson Moran ’21


Justice Under God (JUG) is the go-to punishment for a wide range of offenses from not wearing a belt, to playing games in class and even the more serious transgressions that warrant a four hour Saturday JUG.

Taking the place of standard detention, JUG can manifest itself in a number of different ways from picking up trash in a parking lot to doing odd jobs for teachers who need help.

Everyone remembers the first JUG they received, as it is often considered a rite of passage on campus the first time one is “JUG’ed.”

Each of the following stories are memorable first JUGs recounted by members of the Brophy Community.

Andrew Ray ’21: “I got a JUG for wearing a hoodie from then Dean [Mr. Patrick] Higgins. I went to the Dean’s office after school and they told me to go to Mr. White’s room and help him with whatever. I went to Mr. White and he told me that we would be setting up a lab because they would be dissecting sheep brains.” He told me to put on some gloves and he explained that my job would be to put the brain on the tray and send it down to the next person. So basically we had this assembly line for these tiny trays with brains on them.”

Mr. Will Rutt ’08: “I think I was a sophomore, and I was a sophomore in Spanish 1 because I had taken Latin 1 and did not have a good experience. So I was in a class with mostly freshmen as a sophomore. The expectation in some ways was that I would be somewhat of a leader in the class. Mr. Higgins asked for vocabulary around parties like fiesta things. I yelled out ‘a keg’ joking about that type of thing and he was like, ‘yeah, get out.’ I knew that was inappropriate.”

Connor Roland ’21: “Freshman year, we had to of course write out our essays in chunk format for Mr. Middlemist, but the thing is we also have to print them. I didn’t really know that, or I did but I didn’t have the capacity to remember that. So I forgot to print mine out and I assumed it would be fine if I explained to him that I forgot and asked to go to the IC (Innovation Commons) to print it. When I got to his classroom I found out it was a JUG worthy offense.”

Clark Klemens ’20: “It was my second week of summer school and I was five minutes late to class. It was my first time in the Dean’s office and I was super nervous. Dean Higgins walked in and asked why I was late. I said that there was traffic and that I couldn’t get to school. I was like, ‘Are you kidding me, this is my first offense and I’m an incoming freshman’ but I ended up serving it.”