Basketball overtakes Horizon in final quarter, shoots for playoffs
By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP Brophy 51 Horizon 42 Thanks in large part to a fourth quarter in which the Broncos outscored their opponent by 10 points, Brophy was able to pull ahead of Horizon Wednesday, Jan. 29 for the 51-42 win. After leading 22-15 at halftime, Brophy cooled down and went into the fourth quarter down by one. “The reason they got the lead was because we started…
Roundup podcast: Fourth edition preview
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Roundup staff met after school Jan. 30 to finish the fourth edition of The Roundup, which will feature a package on race. We discuss what students can expect from the edition when it released the second week of February. [mp3t track=”http://brophyroundup.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Roundup-Issue-4-Preview.mp3″ play=”Start me” stop=”Pause it” volslider=”y”]    
Students make impression at Martin Luther King Day, Jr. Walk
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Almost 46 years after his assassination, the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life is still reverberating in not only the city of Phoenix, but in the Brophy community. More than 100 students attended the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day walk on Monday, Jan 24 commemorating his life and achievements, according to an email sent out by Mr. Lane McShane ’82. “It’s a…
Nearby weapons reports force 3 lockdowns
Off campus incidents prompt 3 precautionary lockdowns in 4 months By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP  In the last four months the Brophy campus had three lockdowns due to reports of armed suspects in the area, and in one case police did not notify the school until nearly 40 minutes after their active investigation started. School officials say the campus is safe, that lockdown procedures are effective and that Phoenix…
Hands-on learning strengthens science education
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Nearly 25 percent of American parents say their children’s schools do not emphasize science enough, according to a December 2013 NPR article. Last year’s Program for International Student Assessment study indicated that the United States ranks 28th globally in science education. These statistics are troubling, especially considering that U.S. students will eventually compete for jobs in an increasingly high-tech global economy. According to the same…
Broncos drop game to rival Chaparral
Chaparral 68 Brophy 58 By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP In a game with a number of momentum swings, the Broncos could not quite pull out a victory Wednesday, Jan. 16 against the Chaparral Firebirds. Despite having a student section of equal size and energy, the Firebirds had homecourt advantage and the last say as they stormed the court after their victory. Fred Erlandson ’14 played a significant role…
Vogel contributes to Student Council, produces videos
By Michael Ahearne ’14 THE ROUNDUP Greg Vogel ’15 is making a name for himself both in front of and behind the lens. Vogel is a member of the Student Council as well as a photographer and filmmaker across campus. “I’ve done a lot of different stuff,” Vogel said. “I am in Student Council and I have been making a lot of videos for that. I’ve also done things like…
Spy vs. No Spy: Students weigh pros, cons of NSA spying program
NSA spying oversteps boundaries, strains U.S. relations By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Americans learned the truth about U.S. espionage and covert operations when The Guardian’s article on Edward Snowden’s leaks hit newsstands in May. The revealed secrets about the NSA’s program PRISM, NSA call database and Boundless Informant, quickly drew the public’s eye. What a bad day for the rights of U.S. citizens. Thousands read the articles before…
Wrestling pins 13-12 record, looks to get healthier for state tournament
By Brendan C. Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP  The wrestling team is currently 13-12 as of Jan. 14, and is hoping to get healthier so they can push as many students to the state tournament as possible. The team is nearing the end of their season and their coach said they are, for the most part, proud of how they have done. “We’ve had maybe a couple of letdowns this season,”…