Swim website headline prompts AIA investigation of Brophy swimmer
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP In late October, Athletic Director Mr. Bill Woods received a phone call from the Arizona Interscholastic Association inquiring about swimmer Jack Blake ’15. Mr. Woods said he soon realized the call was part of an investigation of Blake and the athletic department over allegations of his “going pro,” meaning he accepted endorsements for his swimming – a move that could disqualify Blake from competing…
Black Student Union presentation offers chance for voices to be heard
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 | Chris Hubbard ’15 addresses students and faculty Dec. 8 during a special meeting of the Black Student Union. Students from Brophy’s Black Student Union hosted a discussion at lunch in the Great Hall about current issues related to police violence and minorities. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 & Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP In the midst of swirling voices surrounding the tragedies in Ferguson, MO…
Slideshow: Best of The Roundup’s football photos
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 | Brophy defeated Desert Ridge 40-35 Sept. 26 in their homecoming game.   These photos are the best from The Roundup’s 2014-1015 football season coverage. Our Sports photographers are Ben Liu ’15, Matthew Montes ’15, Devin McManimon ’17, Gray Olson ’17 and Noah Rodriquez ’17. See all of The Roundup’s football coverage here.  
Pro/Con: Students debate early Christmas decorations
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Dec. 2. The christmas lights on this house started to go up as long ago as Oct.1. The decorations cost roughly 10,000 to put up and take down. PRO: Early Christmas decorations prompt economic, cultural growth By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP There seems to be an age-old controversy about Christmas decorations. Too late, too early, it doesn’t matter. There is vivacious and…
Swim wins state championship after undefeated season, 27th in a row
Photo by Ben Liu ’15 — Brophy swimmers compete in a meet earlier in the school year. By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy swim team came away victorious at the Skyline Aquatic Center Nov. 8, winning their 27th straight state championship and the 37th in school history. The team scored 341 overall points, 129 more than the second place team and finished with 11 swimmers or divers who…
Golf team takes 3rd in state
By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP With no seniors on this year’s state golf team, Brophy took third in the state golf tournament. “This year’s team really exceeded my expectations,” said head coach Mr. John Shores. Michael Feagles ’16, and Chip Getz ’16 were two players Mr. Shores said had particularly good seasons. “Feagles was probably our most consistent player this year,” Mr. Shores said. This team also showed unity…
Social media can be beneficial to democracy
Staff Editorial The Issue: Social media’s role in a democratic system is unknown Our Stance:Students should participate online, but be weary of the political considerations By Reece M. Krantz ’16 & Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Democracy has been called into question many times in the past few decades. From questionable laws and political infighting to terrorism, there seems to be questions about whether our democracy is really by…
New yoga class impacts students physically, spiritually
Photo by Jace Riley ’16 — Greg Vogel ’15 (left), Kyle Sourbeer ’15 (middle), and Joe Pierson ’16 (right) pose during their 7th period yoga class. By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP  A new class is giving students an opportunity to escape the busyness of daily life and meditate. Taught by Mrs. Karen Parise, yoga counts as a PE credit, and the class meets seventh period in Harper Great Hall.…
Cross Country places 9th, looks to the future
Photo by Luke Mailliard ’15 — Cross country runner Luke Mason ’17 sprints ahead of a Gilbert High School runner. By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP The cross country season came to a close as the team finished ninth in the state championship, Saturday, Nov. 8 at Cave Creek golf course. “We didn’t run to our potential, but three of our top six were underclass men and are still learning…
Objects on teachers’ desks hold unique origins
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 | Oct. 8, Mr. Burke sets up for class in the morning. His desk is filled with a variety of trinkets that give it unique character. By William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP From classroom to classroom, teachers possess many items on their desks that students don’t know the origins of. Whether sentimental, practical or comical, objects on a teacher’s desk can reveal a…