Senior Blake commits to Alabama for swimming
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 – Jack Blake ’17 pulls ahead in 200m Freestyle at the home meet Sept. 10 2015. Blake will swim at Alabama for his college career. By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP In early November, before swim won their 29th straight state championship, captain Jack Blake ’17 committed to Alabama on a full athletic scholarship. Head swim coach Mr. Pat O’Neill said Blake is one of…
Feature Package: Women on Campus
When one thinks of Brophy, all male and brotherhood come to mind. But like any family, Brophy is not exclusively made up of brothers. The female figures on our campus leave indelible marks on their students and are key to the school’s success. This edition, The Roundup takes a look at the women who make Brophy what it is. See Women on Campus articles here.     
Hawkins uses instrumental talents to help others
Matthew Ramella ‘19 THE ROUNDUP How often do we make real life decisions based on a video game, especially when it comes from a game like “The Legend of Zelda?” Karson Hawkins ’19 thought back to when he heard the cello being played on “The Legend of Zelda,” and said from then on he decided to play the large, deep sounding string instrument. “The cello has a deeper sound, and it…
Ryan: ratio of male to female teachers ‘weighs heavily on me’
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy Principal Mr. Bob Ryan said that the male to female faculty ratio, which is about three male teachers for every female teacher, was something that weighed heavily on his heart. “In a rich educational environment students should be exposed to a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives,” he said. “Our boys need examples of and good relationships with adult women.” Mr. Ryan also said that he thought…
Opinion: Obama’s legacy will be seen as move forward
Photo courtesy of Tribune News Service By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP Will President Barack Obama be more comparable to Jimmy Carter or Lyndon Johnson? The last sensible president before Donald Trump, or the president that just couldn’t bring the change he promised? I believe that Obama’s presidency will be looked back upon as a move forward, and that the progress his administration achieved will be more and more appreciated…
Actresses deserve equal pay as opportunity grows
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP According to Forbes, Jennifer Lawrence made $46 million last year, making her Hollywood’s highest paid actress at only 26 years old. Even with such a hefty salary, compare Lawrence with her male counterparts and she ranks as the 6th highest-earning male or female actor, behind men including the No. 1 highest paid Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Tom Cruise. Let’s make something clear: These…
Supportsmanship needs to evolve at Brophy
By Graham Armknecht ‘18 THE ROUNDUP Every student knows the feeling of being at a Brophy football game. Everyone knows the rollercoaster cheer, the cries of anguish or joy during a big Friday night game. But what about other sports? Specifically, Xavier sports? Brophy sports are more widely attended than most other events at either Brophy or Xavier, with football earning most of the draw. The Brophy swim team hasn’t…
Orr trains service dog on campus
Photo Courtesy of John Paul McCann ’17 | Ryan Orr ’19 and his dog Lady walk down Brophy hall Oct. 7 during homecoming week. By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Every day, a dog named Lady walks the halls of Brophy’s campus, and even travels to Xavier. Orr has been a service dog trainer since February, something he never really thought he would be involved in, and takes Lady everywhere from…
Dunnion: Brophy has helped change the ways students see women in society
By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP Women being tasked with household chores and caring for the children as the men work and provide the necessities for the family. This was the norm for the majority of history, until the late 1800’s. European countries started to yield to women who insisted on the right to vote and work. The United States made it legal for women to vote on Aug. 18,…
Violent videogames victimize women
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP While mature rated video games, such as “Grand Theft Auto,” are popular among students, these games include violent and demeaning portrayals of women in their gameplay. At an all boys school, it is important to determine how these games effect students’ outlook on women. Mr. Lane McShane ’82 administered a presentation at last year’s Summit on violence, focusing on how women are depicted in…