Alumni Service Corps embrace spirituality, community

By Tyler J. Scott ’12

This year Brophy debuts an Alumni Service Corps similar to those found in many Jesuit high schools and universities around the nation.

According to the Brophy website, this program is a “post-college service program for Brophy graduates, and graduates of other Jesuit high schools.”

Cordova brings native spice to Spanish classes

By Brett A. Mejia ’13

New World Languages teacher Mr. Richard Cordova comes to Brophy with the task of making a difference in the lives of students by getting them to love the language of Spanish.

Mr. Cordova has been teaching for 14 years and he is currently serving his first year as a Brophy teacher, teaching Spanish 2 and Conversational Spanish.

Soda conversion leaves students fizzed

By Brett A. Mejia ’13

Last year Brophy was one of the only high schools in Arizona to sell soda to students.

This year however, the Brophy administration has evicted soda from the campus.

New chef cooking up change in the Great Hall

By Kevin Valenzuela ’13

A new chef joins the Brophy community this school year.

Chef Kathleen Morton has been a chef for 15 years and has taken the position of chef/general manager for Michaels at the Great Hall.

Loyola Academy launches as all boys’ middle school
By Rohan Keith Andresen ’12 THE ROUNDUP On a stifling hot Friday afternoon, Loyola Academy director Ms. Kendra Krause waits for the last of her students to be picked up by their parents. The 32 sixth-grade students of Loyola Academy, the new middle school on Brophy’s campus, have just finished a 47-hour school week filled with reading, math, physical education, science, social studies, religion, Latin and drama. Beginning at 7:15…
New Jewish Student Union club open to all, aims to serve

By P. Erik Meyer ’14

The Jewish Student Union is a new addition to Brophy this year and will meet every Tuesday in Mr. Lane McShane’s ’82’s room at lunch.

All students are welcome to come to the meetings to learn about Judaism and have fun.

Cross country team looks forward with young team, new talent

By Jack Macias ’14

It was only 7 a.m. on Aug. 30, but it was already 93 degrees and the 2011 Brophy cross country team had already been running for an hour in the hottest recorded August in Arizona history, according to

But their coach said it is not just the group, it is the endurance that makes them good. “This is one of the best teams we’ve ever had, because the players run so close together,” said Mike Keahon ’73, current head coach and member of the Brophy Hall of Fame.

Sports medicine contributing to athletic success

By Erik T. Masingill ’12

Whether the sport is football, baseball, soccer, track, lacrosse, tennis, basketball or anything else, the Sports Medicine squad is there to help and prepare.

Sports Medicine is a Physical Education elective class during seventh and after school taught by athletic trainer Mr. Chris White.

Bruggman ready to take the reins in second year as starting quarterback

By Ian C. Beck ’12

Tyler Bruggman ’13 began his tenure as the Brophy starting quarterback by throwing for 317 yards in a season opening win last season against Deer Valley, the third-most single game passing yards in team history.

As a sophomore.

Bruggman led his freshman team to a perfect 9-0 record in 2009 and helped the Bronco offense rack up 48 points in the first two games of the 2010 season.