New wrestling club open to all students in Phoenix community
By William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP Every Monday and Wednesday the AMDG Wrestling Club meets after school in the wrestling room to improve their skills and prepare for future matches. “People say wrestling is like a lifestyle, it’s just something you can’t stop,” said varsity wrestler Valentine Hernandez ’16. Hernandez said he has been wrestling his entire life and recently joined the AMDG Wrestling Club to help everyone…
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Wendy Cantu ’15 By Tanner Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP So to begin, can I have your name and year? Wendy Cantu, Junior. What do you do for fun? Nothing, read. Nothing? Nothing at all? No. Do you have  a favorite candy? What are those longs ones? Long ones? The little Pez circle things, oh Smarties, they make me feel smarter. What would you say is the coolest animal in all…
30 year veteran of teaching, Mazzolini delves into science
Teacher’s Pet: Mr. Andy Mazzolini By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Donlan’s question from the last edition: Would you rather be a plastic chicken soft taco or an upside down Rhinoceros? Upside down rhinoceros for sure.  Because I can always get myself up and go charging at things and so forth. How long have you been teaching? 30 years, this is my 30th year.  Each year is different. What…
Electronic-Sports becomes rising force in the world through tournaments
International E-sports participants recieve same visas as professional athletes By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP Sports have been an American pastime for some time, but there might be a new sport on the way. E-sports, or electronic sports, are video-games with a professional scene and large tournaments. At Brophy, there are two clubs that involve two of the biggest games on the e-sport scene. These two games are “Dota 2”…
McShane entertains students while teaching English classes
By Brendan C. Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP Most teachers make it their goal to bring a positive attitude to the classroom, but none do it like Mr. Lane McShane ’82. Mr. McShane is an English teacher for sophomores and juniors. He is currently finishing his 20th year of teaching at Brophy. “Ever since I was 14, I’ve been at Brophy and I think I almost live here,” Mr. McShane said.…
Cummerford takes top role as John Proctor in Brophy’s ‘Crucible’
Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP Every year actors and actresses come together for the annual fall play. This year’s play is “The Crucible,-” which takes place in Salem, Mass. and tells the story of the witch trials that took place there during the late 1600s. Van Cummerford ’14 will star in the production, which will come out Nov. 6. Cummerford will play the protagonist, a man by the name of…
Crew places high in local regatta, eyes nationals
By Devin McManimon McNally ’17 THE ROUNDUP The sun sets, seemingly falling into the choppy blue water of Tempe Town Lake. While to most this means the end of the day, the crew team gets new meaning from this common tradition. Eight young men hoist “The Phoenix” to a wet dock, positioning themselves and their oars as a team. “The Phoenix,” a sleek white, all novice, eight man shell for…
It came from the Internet
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP www.donothingfor2minutes.com School can be stressful. Constant tests and hours of homework leave students exhausted. Sometimes students just want to do nothing. When you go to this website, you are given one objective: Just relax and listen to the waves. If you touch your mouse or keyboard, the timer restarts back at two minutes. This website forces you to calm down and relax. It allows…
Allow TOMS for lofty ideals, style
By Hayden Prescott Corwin ’15 The Roundup The recent ban of popular TOMS shoes has led to a mild discontent within the student body. Many students find the new policy to be unfair and illogical. “No, it is not fair,” said Jackman Rice ’15. “TOMS shoes are a great company doing great things, they shouldn’t be banned.” The TOMS company has been manufacturing their own style of shoes since 2006.…
Students debate 2 sides of immigration reform
Amnesty best solution for immigration reform By Riley Morrison ’16 The Roundup  For a variety of reasons, amnesty is the best, and only, viable option for our country in terms of immigration reform. Amnesty would allow illegal immigrants to gain permanent residency in the United States, as well as grant them forgiveness for breaking the law of coming into the country illegally. For everything the opposition says about illegal immigrants…