Basketball defeats Arcadia 79-58 in 1st round of Holiday Shootout
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos defeated the Arcadia Titans Saturday at McClintock High School by a score of 79 to 58 to win their first game of the Holiday Shootout tournament. After a close first quarter, the Broncos overcame Arcadia’s full court press and jumped out to a 13 point lead at halftime. Pressure from Arcadia caused Brophy a few costly turnovers in the first quarter, but…
Saucedo’s game winner lifts Broncos over Westview
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Carlos Saucedo ’17 hits the game-winning jumpshot against Westview at Talking Stick Resort Arena Tuesday, Dec. 22. Brophy 50 Westview 49 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos edged Westview Dec. 22 by a score of 50-49 at Talking Stick Resort Arena thanks in part to Carlos Saucedo ’17’s game-winning shot with 3.2 seconds left. This was the Broncos’ third win of the…
Photos: Orchestra, Choir perform for Christmas season
Photo by Carter Van Winkle ’16 | Zephan Enciso ’17, left, plays the violin Dec. 11 during a Christmas Orchestra concert. Brophy’s Orchestra and Honor Chorale performed at their annual Christmas concert Dec. 10 and 11, along with Xavier’s Choir. Photos by Carter Van Winkle ’16 & Noah Rodriguez ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s Orchestra and Honor Chorale performed at their annual Christmas concert Dec. 10 and 11, along with Xavier’s…
Review: Top movies of 2015 show variety
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service – ”Inside Out.” By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Another year has come and gone, leaving behind its own music, television, championships and of course movies. 2015 was undoubtedly a memorable year in cinema across the board, with the return of blockbuster franchises such as “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Jurassic World”, but also providing quality smaller scale treats…
‘Fallout 4’ surprises with massive gameplay improvements
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service – Fallout 4. ‘Fallout 4’ — from Bethesda Softworks Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC 9.5 out of 10 By Jack McAuslan ‘16 THE ROUNDUP Many years ago, four to be precise, I discovered the world of “Fallout” when I wanted to continue playing games made by Bethesda.   I began with “Fallout 3.”   The difference in atmosphere and difficulty between “Fallout 3” and…
Brophy basketball bests rival Chaparral to improve to 2-3
Brophy 66 Chaparral 60 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos beat rival Chaparral Dec. 11 by a score of 66-60 as Matthew Kempton ’17 and Drew Shear ’17 combined for 19 points in the second half. This was Brophy’s second win of the season. Neither team could gain separation to start. The Broncos and Firebirds traded baskets to the tune of a 10-10 tie at the end of…
Basketball looks to succeed with new coach, young players
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – The varsity basketball team looks to make it far in the playoffs this year with young talent and a new head coach. By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP The varsity basketball team expects to make it farther into the playoffs this season after losing in the first round of the playoffs last year led by a new head coach and a young team. Head…
All-male schools provide the best school environment
THE ROUNDUP By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 All-male school has its pros and cons, but in the end, I believe that an all-male school offers students a better educational atmosphere. The idea of an all-male school is a topic that is often discussed inside and outside of the Brophy community, with students saying that it either enhances or hinders the high school experience. Many students are baffled by the idea…
Staff Editorial: Most successful learning includes conversation, one-on-one discussion
Ink and coffee drawing by Miguel Montanez-Aragon ’16 | What resources are on your learning bookshelf? The Issue: Each student learns differently, and the best ways of learning are often over-generalized as unique students are marginalized.  Our Stance: Learning is at its best when it’s a two way street between student and teacher. Regardless of the way you look at it, students at Brophy are diverse. This diversity mandates itself…
Teachers mixed on class size debate
By Chris Agnone ’18 & Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP For juniors and seniors looking at colleges, statistics such as average class size and student-to-faculty ratios appear commonly in promotional materials from universities. Class size is often at the forefront of educational debate in high school and elementary school. Schools often pride themselves in their low ratios and class sizes, believing smaller classes to be more conducive to learning…