Cross country team races into season confidently
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 – The cross country team practices at the Brophy Sports Complex, Sept. 23. The varsity team this year is comprised of only juniors and sophomores. By Jose Cardenas ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s cross country team begins a new season looking to make advancements in the competition with a new, young varsity team. Mr. Mike Keahon ’73, head cross country coach, first started practice in July…
Ignatian trek across Spain, journey to Haiti highlight new immersion trips
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP The Office of Faith and Justice will debut immersion trips to New Jersey, a Havasupai school, northern Spain, and Haiti during this school year, said Mr. Paul Fisko, Brophy’s Assistant Principal of Ministry. “Immersion trips are the best way for young people to have their eyes opened to what we call human reality,” Mr. Fisko said. “These immersion trips get kids to wake up…
Broncos unable to stop Desert Ridge, fall to 4-2
Photo by Noah Rodriguez ’17 | Brophy and Desert Ridge plays leap for a pass near the end zone Sept. 25. Desert Ridge defeated Brophy 30-28. Desert Ridge 30 Brophy 28 By Andrew Howard THE ROUNDUP For the second week in a row a late-game field goal handed Brophy a loss. In a back and forth battle, the Desert Ridge Jaguars defeated the Brophy Broncos 30-28 at Phoenix College Sept.…
Swim team continues hard work, optimistic for upcoming season
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 – Max Wear ’17 practices after school Aug. 26. The swim team looks forward to a succesful season. Swim team adds another strong freshman class, seeks 28th straight state championship By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy swim team has a bit of pressure on their backs—about 27 successful years of championships in the making. Still, despite what seem to many as incredibly high…
Roundup hopes to provide forum
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Hey Broncos, This is just a quick message from The Roundup letting you know how you can get your writing featured in the paper. To explain, let’s start with a question: Have you ever read an opinion column that you completely disagreed with or thought was dead wrong? Or have you ever read one that you just loved—one that you thought just spelled…
Cross country team races into season confidently
By Jose Cardenas ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s cross country team begins a new season looking to make advancements in the competition with a new, young varsity team. Mr. Mike Keahon ’73, head cross country coach, first started practice in July and has plenty in mind for both long-time runners and newcomers. “The goal of this cross country season is to have as many athletes out here as possible, to compete…
Teachers: learning languages connects students to people, cultures
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Mr. Andy Schmidbauer ’88 reviews conjugating verbs with his Spanish class on Tuesday Sept. 1. According to teachers, learning a language connects students to different cultures. By Kaleb Lucero ‘18 THE ROUNDUP Learning a language is helpful in many ways, but teachers say one of the lesser known benefits is its ability to connect someone to a foreign culture and people. “Learning a second…
Despite recent trends, testing still a big part of college admissions
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 & Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP George Washington University, a school of about 25,000 students located in Washington D.C., announced July 27 that it had dropped its testing requirements for freshman admissions. High school applications can still submit SAT or ACT scores if they want, but it’s not a mandatory qualification for admission. With this move, GWU is joining the ranks of more than 125…
Administration hopes student outreach position deepens campus relationships
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Mrs. Jessica Roman, the director of the student outreach program, helps a student at lunch, Sept. 9. The student outreach program hopes to assist underrepresented students and strengthen bonds in the community. By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP Administrators have taken the initiative to create a “culturally responsive classroom” and better advocate for traditionally underrepresented students with a new student outreach position, which they hope…
Quarterback Knox commits to Harvard over summer
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 – Quarterback Cade Knox ’16 throws under pressure Sept. 4 against Liberty High School. Knox recently decided to play football for Harvard next year. Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Cade Knox ’16 made the decision to continue his football career at Harvard University, and gave his verbal commitment to the school Aug 5. Knox, who is rated as a two-star recruit by numerous recruiting sites, said…