Alumni return to help teach, bring their experiences to students
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP Every year the Alumni Service Core brings back recent alumni to help the campus by teaching, substituting, and facilitating trips, and this year they all have their own goals. Assistant Principal of Ministry Mr. Paul Fisko works with the ASC as the head of the Office of Faith and Justice. “To come back and be a model for students, to come back and run…
Audio: Teachers use new teaching methods to improve student learning
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP As our country’s focus on education continues to grow, teachers are changing their methods of teaching to improve students and the way they learn. Ms. Jessica Mason (XCP ’04), a math teacher on campus, uses a new style of teaching called a flipped classroom in which she believes is an improvement on the traditional teaching method.
Apartment complex takes shape in former West Lot
By Hunter Cisiewski ’17 THE ROUNDUP A new four-story, 266-unit apartment complex named “Elevation Central” is being built across the street from Brophy on southwest corner of Central and Highland avenues. The construction started late last December, and its completion date is yet to be revealed according to Arizona Builder’s Exchange website azbex.com. The building is on the 4.3 acre lot where the “West Lot” used to be. Sunbelt Holdings…
Blake serves multiple roles on swim team
By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Jack Blake ’17 said he does not know what his life would be like without swimming. Blake competes in the 50, 100, and 200-meter freestyle, as well as the 100-meter breaststroke, 200 IM, and the 100 backstroke. Blake started swimming competitively at age six. “Brophy swim is really geared toward being unified as a team, whereas club you really want to do well individually,…
Oscar Romero deserves to be a Catholic saint
By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP Pope Francis unblocked the path Aug. 18 to the beatification of Bishop Oscar Romero, a Jesuit El Salvadoran martyr who was killed by the El Salvadoran government. Romero was an El Salvadoran bishop who voiced heavy opposition to the El Salvadoran military regime as well as strong support and solidarity for the poor. Because of this, he was killed on March 24, 1980. The…
‘Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare’ offers addictive, unique gameplay
8.5 out of 10. By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Though the specifics now elude me, I remember seeing “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare’s” trailer début at E3 2013 for the Xbox One, and I was actually a bit excited. It looked exactly like the kind of wacky, fun shooter that was severely needed in an industry dominated by ‘Call of Duty’ lookalikes, meaning the bland, homogenized first-person shooters…
Legend of Korra ‘Book 3’ redefines animation storytelling
By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Book 3: Change– with voices of Janet Varney, Dave Faustino, PJ Byrne and JK Simmons 9.5 out of 10 This August the “Legend of Korra” finished its season with an hour-long, action-packed episode. This season, titled “Change,” revolves around the main protagonist, Korra, as she tackles the new world order she built after the events of last season. The season then throws in…
Audio: Students go to Lux coffee bar to do homework, relax
By Will Schubert ’15 & Hayden Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP Brophy students travel to Lux before and after school to find a place to hangout with friends, eat food, do homework and relax. Lux, located south of campus on the west side of Central Avenue, provides students with a unique environment where it is encouraged to do work and drink coffee.
Dias takes the stage as new theater director
By Brendan Hinkle’16 & William Joseph Borders IV’16 THE ROUNDUP After 23 years of directing Brophy-Xavier theater, Mrs. Dorothy Dunnion stepped down, and Ms. Maureen Dias has stepped on stage to take her place. “When I was a kid, my mom threw me in dance lessons at five because I was really awkward and gawky,” Ms. Dias said. “Where I grew up I was in a very small town with…