‘Forza: Motorsport 6’ improves on mechanics, graphics, similar to previous games
‘Forza: Motorsport 6’ – from Turn 10 Studios Xbox One 7 out of 10 By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP For people who love cars and video games, “Forza Motorsport” and “Forza Horizon” seem to be some of the best games to play.   While they may not be the most realistic games in their genre, they are for sure the most popular. I have played every “Forza” game since…
Senior visits Philadelphia for Pope’s Visit
Photo by Luis Torres ’16 – Brophy senior Eduardo Luna ’16 recently saw the Pope on his inaugural visit to the United States. By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP For the first time in seven years, a papal visit took place in the United States and at least one Brophy student was there to witness it on the east coast.   Eduardo Luna ’16 was that student. “I took a…
Mason: ‘Number Theory stresses creative thinking, problem solving’
Photo by Krishna Murugan ’16 – Students in Number Theory work together on their in class assignment. Number Theory is a class for students on an accelerated math curriculum. By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP This year, the Math department created Number Theory as a brand-new course available to students studying the highest levels of mathematics. Taught by Ms. Jessie Mason, the course lasts one semester and is available…
Brophy snaps losing streak with close win over Perry
Photo by Devin McManimon McNally ’17 | Ryan Velez ’16 runs the ball Oct. 16 against Perry. The Brophy Broncos snapped a three-game losing streak by topping the Perry Pumas 42-35 at Phoenix College. Brophy 42 Perry 35 By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP In a high scoring game Oct. 16 in which Cade Knox ’16 had two rushing and two passing touchdowns, the Brophy Broncos snapped a three-game losing…
Audio Story: Flex periods increase student productivity
By AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP The flex period became a part of the average student’s schedule this year, like it has at other high schools. Flex period replaces study halls that were hosted in the Information Commons, now the Innovation Commons. It is also an option to replace substitute teachers when a faculty member is out of class. Both members of the student body and the administration say that the move…
Hamilton squeezes past Brophy with big 2nd half
Photo by Noah Rodriguez ’17 | Matthew Kempton ’17 makes a touchdown catch against Hamilton Oct. 9. Hamilton defeated Brophy 38-35 in overtime. Hamilton 38 Brophy 35 By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP For the third week in a row, an opponent’s late field goal resulted in a Brophy loss. This time, it was the Hamilton Huskies that converted a 20-yard field goal attempt in overtime to defeat Brophy 38-35…
Filling in the blanks: Standardized Tests
This summer, George Washington University announced it was dropping SAT requirements for incoming freshmen. It was a change that raised eyebrows and sparked discussion, bucking a trend that has become institutionalized in the world of higher education. With GWU dropping its testing requirements and additional modifications to the most popular standardized tests, students and teachers alike are wondering what the future of standardized testing holds. This month, The Roundup takes…
‘Test Optional’ schools should lower stress of standardized testing
By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy students’ fear over standardized testing is understandable, but with more schools taking a test optional approach, students should not stress as much. Even outside of the major college tests such as the SAT or ACT, students going into Brophy start with the High School Placement Test, or HSPT for short. “I remember being stressed out about the HSPT,” said Carson Mullins ‘19. “My…
Staff Editorial: Standardized testing should be optional, play smaller role in college admissions
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen The Issue: Universities like George Washington University are eliminating standardized testing requirements for their admissions process. Our Stance: Standardized testing should be optional and should play less of a role in college admissions. Although standardized test scores certainly help colleges sift through the thousands of applications they receive a year, too great an emphasis on tests harms both students and administrators. In July of this…