School spirit positive in a supportive community
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP Generating school spirit is a wholesome art, and one that Brophy is rather famous for. The spirit of a school, good or bad, is not a fortuitous one. Whatever its character is, it can be traced back to a common cause or call. It is neither spasmodic nor ephemeral; it comes as growth and persists relentlessly. Too much school spirit can lead to…
Ashton tries to build community using school spirit
Photo by AK Alilonu ’16 – Chris Ashton ’15 is a member of student council. He is known for having school spirit and working to build the Brophy community. By Carter Santini ’15 THE ROUNDUP Chris Ashton ’15 says he’s been at almost every home game and Brophy-related event this year driven by a love for the school. Student Council moderator Mr. Pete Burr ’07 said he has been impressed…
Editors Goodbye: Journalism depends on viewers
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP I remember considering the fact that I would have to write this letter when first taking the Co-Editor in Chief position approximately one year ago, but it still seems odd that I am here writing it now. It’s common to hear seniors talk about how fast time flies at Brophy and it’s true, my time at Brophy and at The Roundup has gone by…
Scheuring peruses music production
Photo Illustration by Tanner Nypen ’15 – Kyle Scheuring ’15 pieces together audio to create and produce his own songs. By Tanner D. Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP Over the past summer, senior Kyle Scheuring ’15 expanded his music interests, which led him to begin stringing together various pieces of music into one splice and producing his own songs. “First I got into hip hop, then I kind of got into…
Red Army takes on different forms over time
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP While Brophy’s Red Army is a well known entity today, the organization wasn’t always as distinct. “The Red Army has existed in various forms for a very long time,” said Mr. Pete Burr ’07, whose job it is to run the first period Student Council class. At one point the Red Army was just a club of students who supported sports teams. Mr. Burr…
Student Council seeks to enhance school spirit, organizes activities
By Will Schubert ’15 THE ROUNDUP Student Council works many hours behind the scenes throughout the year to get more students involved in after school activities. Student Council is in charge of organizing student activities at many events including football games, basketball games, soccer games as well as the numerous dances they host each year. Taylor Wood ’15 and Jacob Anderson ’15 were in charge of the music at most…
Editors Goodbye: Journalism is essential in story driven society
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP When I started Brophy four years ago I never expected that I would be working on the newspaper. And I was split on the concept of newspapers and news media for their common manipulation of stories so that the reader prefers one side over the other. However, once I started writing for and developing The Roundup, I came to realize that when done right…
Summit workshop day should be extended
By Carter Santini ’15 THE ROUNDUP Each year the Summit on Human Dignity’s workshop day tops my list of favorite days of the semester. The concept is amazing, getting to learn in depth Summit-related knowledge from experts about what interests the individual. The most novel part is that there is a workshop to connect each student’s passion to the issue. Sadly, if you’re not a senior who gets the signup…
Brophy alumni recall experiences of school spirit
By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy is home to many alumni who now teach at the school, all of whom have a different experience of school spirit. Today, school spirit is found in various rallies, sports games, the Fine Arts Extravaganza and events organized by Student Council. Mr. Steve Smith ’96 said that the spirit the school has today is better than ever. “I think we’re at a high…
Students mixed on spirit quality, faculty sees beyond game attendance
By Hunter Cisiewski ’17 THE ROUNDUP While one person might see empty seats in the football stands as a sign that school spirit could be better, others take a more holistic approach to what defines a community’s spirit. School spirit allows all students to stay involved with their high school. Even if they do not participate in any sports or clubs themselves, students can always provide encouragement to their classmates…