Students, teachers grow mustaches for cancer awareness
By Tanner Nypen ’15  THE ROUNDUP Every November men all around the country will grow out their mustaches in order to raise money for cancer awareness through an even called Movember. Movember’s goal is to raise money to increase awareness and early detection, diagnosis and effective treatments of both prostate and testicular cancer in men. The first year only teachers participated. The last two years students were included. As of…
Exam Cram creates new study environment for finals
By Andrew Marini ’13 THE ROUNDUP The first “Exam Cram” will take place both Monday, Dec 17 as well as Tuesday Dec, 18 in both the Harper Great Hall and the Information Commons. Organizers said Exam Cram is a Brophy event that should incorporate the fun of Friday Night Lights with the helpfulness of a study session in which teachers will be around for questions about finals. “It is a…
Longboarders shred local hills after school, on weekends
Students seek adrenaline, down hill slopes, camaraderie By Alec Vick ’15 THE ROUNDUP The school is one body of people until the bell rings at the end of the day. At 2:46 baseball players go from practice to Gardening Club to club baseball practice. Football players go from conditioning to Best Buddies to tutoring sessions. The options are limitless. Then there’s longboarders. Most longboarders at Brophy go on weekends to…
Packed venues of musicians fill FAE schedule
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 & Roan Enright  ’13 THE ROUNDUP Waves of instruments flooded onto campus for the annual four-hour long Fine Arts Extravaganza held Nov. 20 The FAE served as a showcase for the musical talents of hundreds of students across all grade levels. Choirs, orchestra and individual instrumentalists including, accordionist Michael O’Gara ’14, played in the Chapel. The larger Black Box Theater was home to many of…
Alba-Rivera mentors next generation of robotics competitors
Gabe Alba-Rivera teaches Loyola Academy scholars robotics By Aakash Jain ’14 and Brett Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP Since the beginning of his junior year, Gabe Alba-Rivera ’13 has been teaching a group of Loyola Academy students the finer points of robotics. “The first day of junior year I remember when they gave us a speech at the gym about the new year. Ms. Krause was there and she told us…
Many freshmen flock to AJ’s for Friday food, social scene
[mp3j track=”http://brophyroundup.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/AJs-Audio-Story.mp3″] By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP With the implementation of the new late start schedule, Friday’s bell rings at 1 p.m. each week. Students flee from their classes, beginning the weekend. While upperclassmen drive off to various food places and hangout spots, a wave of freshmen can be seen walking the path to AJ’s Fine Foods at Central and Camelback. The outdoor sitting area is a center…
Leander, Hoffman paint picture of Red Army
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 & Roan Enright ’13 THE ROUNDUP Every army needs its generals. This fall, the stands at Phoenix Community College stadium swelled with The Red Army, Brophy’s student cheering section. But a select few stood proud at the front, leading the pack through high-energy chants and amplifying the energy through the crowd. Keaton Leander ’13 and Nate Hoffman ’13 are two of the many who paint their bodies at football…
Senior Croom defines himself through local indoor rock climbing
Climbing provides mental, physical tests By Andrew Marini ’13 & Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP With his hands covered in chalk, Jonathan Croom ’13 swings from rock to rock with ease. Croom frequently spends his time after school, doing what he loves, rock climbing. On any given weekday afternoon Croom can be found hanging upside down on a rock wall at AZ on The Rocks. He also climbs at Phoenix…
Students use Metro Light Rail for transportation to campus
Students recall Light Rail experiences By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP Brophy students live in many areas around Phoenix, some farther away than others. The ways students often carpool with classmates, ride in with parents, walk or take the Phoenix Light Rail. For some, the Light Rail makes up the end and beginning of each day. The Light Rail opened in December of 2008. It cost $1.4 billion to build,…