Baseball enters home stretch of regular season with 12-5 record
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP After 17 games, the baseball team has a 12-5 record as of April 1, and is making preparations for a playoff run. The team is eyeing a top-eight playoff berth to gain a bye in the first round. “If we win a majority of our next nine games, we should get a bye,” said varsity player Nolan Weinstein ’14. Head coach Mr. Tom Succow…
buildOn raises funds to serve local, global communities
By Riley Morrison ’16 THE ROUNDUP BuildOn, the service program created by senior Raj Vatsa ’14, aims to “break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations in the community and around the world through education,” Vatsa said. The club, which meets every other Thursday in Mr. Paul Fisko’s room, was established in 2012.  Since then they have started and participated in many service settings. “Every month we do local…
Volleyball relies on ‘persistence,’ ‘camaraderie’ to carry team
By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP With just five more matches on the schedule as of April 10, the volleyball team is focused on improving the little things to make themselves a contender for the state championship. The team holds a current record of 21-10-1 under head coach Mr. Tony Oldani. Mr. Oldani cited the camaraderie and closeness of the group as a reason for their success. “Typically you get…
Track sprints for state, juniors jump for leadership
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Track is the sport that holds the most athletes, 231 to be exact. With all of those athletes, Mr. Doug Cox, an assistant coach, said the team has been doing well. “Track is going well this year,” Mr. Cox said. “Our athletes are working extremely hard. This is one of the largest teams we’ve ever had, athlete wise, so we got a lot of…
Chambers to retire after 45-year career
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 & Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Nearly a half century ago Mr. John Chambers first stepped foot on Brophy’s campus. He will retire this May after 45 years. Over his career, he has served in a number of different roles. “I came here as a teacher and coach. I’ve coached football, basketball, coached one year of baseball and one year of track but most of…
Ignatian tradition of team prayer inspires athletes
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP  Before most sporting events at Brophy, coaches and teammates can be seen participating in a group prayer. “It has been a long Ignatian tradition,” said the Rev. Harry Olivier, S.J. “Do we always pray for victory? No, we don’t, we pray that we use the talents that we have.” Fr. Olivier has served as the chaplin for Brophy since the 1980s and has…
Non-Catholic students comfortable in religious environments, feel welcome in community
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 & Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Brophy is a Catholic, Jesuit private school, which could leave many people believing its student body is all Catholic. While a majority of students being Catholic, there are still large amounts of non-Catholics from a large variety of backgrounds. Every student is required to take mandatory religious classes, and about once a month go to Mass or a prayer…
Students debate merits of religion, impact on society
Religion strives to teach morality By Tanner Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP Religion is important to our society because it consists as a basis for morality and serves as a way to work toward the betterment of others. When students look at the histories of many religions, it is true that we see evidence of violence and unrest and pain. However, religion is necessary to help regulate and manage a sense…
Spiritual diversity worth celebrating on campus
By Christian Guerithault ’14 & Charles Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP The Issue: Some people see Brophy strictly as a Catholic school. Our Stance: There’s religious diversity on campus, and that’s part of what informs our campus as a whole. With traditions and practices like morning prayer, monthly Masses and the daily Examen, Brophy has never shied away from its Catholic identity. As a school, we wear our label as a…
Students separate spirituality and religion, mixed on beliefs
By Hayden Prescott Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP Spirituality and religion are two terms that are often used when talking about what faith a person believes and how they practice it. According to the Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, spirituality is defined as belonging to the church or to a cleric as such under ecclesiastical law. Some students argue that religion and spirituality are separate subjects. “I think that everyone can have their…