Teachers, students weigh value of AP exam
By AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP The Washington Examiner reported this summer that taking Advanced Placement exams barely helps your chances of college graduation.  The study it cited came from the National Bureau of Economic Research and was published May of last school year, when many students were taking these tests.  To some teachers, this was no surprise. “It’s a whole different ballgame in college,” said Mrs. Kristin Venberg. Mrs. Venberg teaches AP…
Canvas creates confusion, learning curve
Photo illustration by Cory Wyman ’16 – Canvas is the new class management program used by teachers and students alike, replacing the Blackboard of years past. This program has both a website for computers and an app for tablets. By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Starting off the new year with Canvas, a new online course management system, has been difficult for some people around campus. The switch from Blackboard…
APUSH changes only minor, mostly technical
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Last year’s AP U.S. History changes were perhaps the most controversial educational development since the birth of the Common Core. The College Board changed the structure of the exam and the framework and modified the goals of the course, wanting a course that was more conceptual based rather than fact-memorization based. Across the country, conservative policymakers in Georgia, Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina,…
2nd gym will feature new amenities and facilities
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Contractors work to build a new gym just north of the Harper Great Hall. This gym will be called The Dutch. By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP Anyone walking past the Virginia G Piper Building and the Great Hall will see a major construction zone where last year was just a field. This construction zone is where Brophy’s new gym is being built. The…
Summer pilgrimage follows Ignatius, illuminates Jesuit history
Photos by Mr. Paul Fisko and Cameron Bray ’16 — Several students traveled to Spain over the summer By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Our pilgrimage across Spain began July 10 when we reached Azpeitia, a city in the Basque Country near where St. Ignatius of Loyola was born. When we reached the convent where we were staying, we exited the bus and were immediately awed by the gorgeous…
Photos: Students attend annual Mass of the Holy Spirit
Photo by Devin McManimon McNally ’17 | Brophy students celebrate the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit Aug. 21. Photos by Devin McManimon McNally ’17 & Gray Olson ’17 THE ROUNDUP Students attended the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit Aug. 21, a tradition at Jesuit schools. Click here to view photos from the Mass.
‘Ant-Man’ delivers despite ‘small’ expectations
‘Ant-Man’ — Starring Paul Rudd, Corey Stoll, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lily and Michael Peña 8 out of 10 By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Marvel’s newest film “Ant-Man” delivers exciting action and clever humor in an excellent and well organized film. “Ant-Man” takes place in the same universe as other Marvel blockbusters such as “The Avengers” and “Iron Man.” Though being standalone for the most part, the film does make…
Broncos display offense in 30-12 victory of Carlsbad Lancers
Brophy 30 Carlsbad 12 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP One week after a 45-0 win against Sandra Day O’Connor, Brophy travelled to San Diego and brought home a 30-12 win Aug. 29 against the Carlsbad Lancers. Senior quarterback Cade Knox ’16 completed 40 percent of his 24 passes for 124 yards, one touchdown to receiver Ben Posorske ’16, with no interceptions. Senior running back Ryan Velez ’16 carried the…
Switch to U.S. History makes room for electives
Photo by Henry Nallen ’18 – Mrs. Kristin Venberg checks her student’s notes for the chapter, Sept. 4. Starting this year, all sophomores take US History. By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP This year the Social Studies department requires sophomores to take U.S. History instead of Western Civilization or AP European History. Brophy made the transition because of the laws about required history courses in Arizona, and also to give…
Bopp: Canvas’ price tag, features inspired switch from Blackboard
Photo Illsutration by Cory Wyman ’16 – Canvas is the new class management program used by teachers and students alike, replacing the Blackboard of years past. This program has both a website for computers and an app for tablets. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP A $5 million grant from the Virginia Piper Foundation headlined the administration’s decision to switch the Brophy course operation system to Canvas for this school…