Students defined by more than just academic achievements, GPA
Involvement outside of class key to 4-year experience  Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP A student’s life at any high school can be extremely stressful and full of surprises, both good and bad. At Brophy, there is an emphasis to be an active member of the community, both in sports and extracurricular activities or both. With the plethora of clubs and the high standards for students, there are many chances for…
25th consecutive state title caps off quarter century of swimming dominance
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP Brophy swim capped off their “Drive to 25” campaign this year with their 25th consecutive state championship. “It’s truly a culmination of 30 years of work,” said head swimming coach Mr. Patrick O’Neill. “We started in 1980 with the winning tradition that we’ve had, and we have lost it once in the last 32 years.” Since 1980, Brophy swim and dive has won…
Student artists should display their work more often, off campus
Influx of recent creative talent leaves me in awe, wanting more Michael Ahearne ’14 THE ROUNDUP  The month of November has been a very hectic with Thanksgiving and weird schedules, yet at very same time, it has been filled with a lot of art and talent, especially at events such as the Fine Arts Extravaganza. I have noticed a lot of talented artists come out of the Fine Arts Extravaganza…
Tymins determined to succeed in the world of golf through diligent practice
By Logan J. Hall ’14 THE ROUNDUP To the members of Paradise Valley Country Club, some normal sights consist of kids splashing in the pool, endless rows of golf carts and Austin Tymins ’13 on the putting green. He spends countless hours on the driving range perfecting his strokes and earning his team nickname “the hammer.” Paradise Valley country club regular Phil Meyer ’14 said that he sees Tymins on…
Excused absence policy needs revisions, flexibility
Current policy can prohibit involvement in extra curriculars and retreats Joe Skoog ’13 THE ROUNDUP  I’ll be honest: I miss a lot of school. Because I do policy debate as part of the Speech and Debate team, and because the tournament schedule is rigorous, my teammates and I must travel to many tournaments in different states across the country. However, our excused absence policy puts a strain on my ability…
Veteran team manager Levine prepares for busy schedule ahead
Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13 THE ROUNDUP Scott Levine ’13 has tried out for the Brophy varsity soccer team two years now without the hope of even playing a second on the field. Despite that he holds a role on the team that no other player could do: team manager Levine is the only team manager with a year of experience under his belt. “I have a love of…
Club diversity fosters student involvement, enthusiasm
Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP  Robotics, politics, music, service. You name it; Brophy has a club for it. Such diversity not only encourages students to become more involved in the community but also affords them the chance to seek new interests. Though justifiably overshadowed by other aspects of the high school experience, club engagement is often just as essential and rewarding as taking AP classes, playing sports or attending Mass.…
Community recognizes more than just athletic talents
Staff Editorial The Issue: It can be easy for talented students to become overshadowed in a large community. Our Stance: We commend the student body and administration for embracing different talents over the past few months. When we come to Brophy, we are basically taught from day one to show our school pride and support for the Broncos. During orientation, freshmen go through “cheer camp” and learn tried and true…
Students meet up at Village Racquet and Health Clubs for fitness and socializing
Private club provides fitness venue outside of campus By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP On any given day, the vibrant scene at Villages Health Clubs across the Valley consists of Brophy students. There are four Village Health Clubs located in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area with the Camelback and Gainey branches being the most popular. The Village is just one of the many different places students gather at to exercise…
Bekric spends time outside of school playing ‘Leauge of Legends’
Tanner Nypen ’15 The Roundup Saturday morning Edin Bekric ’15 powers up his computer, selects his favorite music playlist and clicks on the “League of Legends” icon on his desktop. “It’s relaxing, and it’s a good time waster,” Bekric said.  He plays “League of Legends” on his home computer with friends on weekends. Bekric first started playing this game through his friend Austin Berry ’15. “This is a game that…