Political internships give skills for engaging citizens, insights into campaigns
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Students interning for Arizona campaigns and political officials participate in interaction with the public and learn lessons relevant to politics and government. One student, Connor Owen ’17, said in an email that he was involved with “field operations” for the Democratic Party. “I have been making phone calls, going door to door, [helping with] voter registration and helping out in the field offices,” he…
Brophy holds off Desert Vista, improves to 5-0
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 | Noah Pittenger ’17 runs through a defender and sheds a tackle. Brophy defeated Desert Vista 21-7 Friday Sept. 16, 2016 at Desert Vista High school. Brophy 21 Desert Vista 7 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Led by running back Noah Pittenger ’17’s three touchdowns, the Broncos defeated Desert Vista 21-7 Sept. 17 in Ahwatukee. Pittenger rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns on…
Renke: Best part of job as president ‘the mission,’ being with students
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Brophy interim President Ms. Adria Renke connects with seniors at a pizza date. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Although Ms. Adria Renke said that she greatly enjoys her new position as Brophy’s president, she never expected to have a job like this. “I never sought this job,” she said. “I never thought about working at Brophy.” She said she was working as a…
Hockey team aims to move past last season
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Cam Grams ’17 looks up the ice to an open teammate. Collin McShane ’19 THE ROUNDUP After a winless 2015-16 season, the hockey team hopes this year will be more positive. New head coach Mr. Taylor Nelson ’08 said that fans would not be looking at the same team as last year. “Leadership is not following but setting the example, if things aren’t going…
Ultimate frisbee returning to Brophy’s campus
By Manuel Mata-Flores ’19 THE ROUNDUP The saying goes “Ultimate Frisbee is Ultimate Fun,” The year marks the return of the Ultimate Frisbee club here at Brophy, which meets in Mr. Nate Hester’s room, E201, during the entire lunch period on Thursdays. There used to be a Ultimate frisbee club on campus but it “never lasted for more than a year or two because they never competed, they never challenged like…
Social media should play more of an important role in college application
By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Social media is a tool that has given students exposure to current news and information, but it has also given colleges the opportunity to further their research on their applicants. The traditional college application has always incorporated the student’s GPA, test scores, extracurricular activities, recommendation letters and essays. According to a USA Today article, a study shows that there has been a new…
Rutt overcomes physical challenges, completes Ironman triathlon
Photo Courtesy of Mr. Will Rutt ’08 | Mr. Rutt completed an iron man in July with a time of 13:37.26. By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Will Rutt ’08 overcame physical, mental and spiritual barriers to complete a full Ironman triathlon in Canada on July 24, 2016. Mr. Rutt’s interest in the Ironman triathlon began when his father signed him up for an Olympic distance triathlon in…
Mulloy takes over as assistant principal for technology
Photo by Manny Mata-Flores ’19 | Mr. Mica Mulloy ’99, left, speaks to Mr. Scott Heideman, right, at break Monday, Aug. 29. Mr. Mulloy is the school’s new assistant principal for technology this year. By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Mica Mulloy ’99 took the reins as the new assistant principal for technology this August after Mr. Jim Bopp left the position to become principal at Creighton Prep. in…
Mark Buse ’83 serves as senior advisor to the McCain campaign
By Michael Taszarek ‘18 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Mark Buse ’83 walked down a congressional office hall in 1984 dismayed that congressman Eldon Rudd’s office had turned him down an internship. He walked to the payphone, called his dad, and his dad says, “Well this McCain guy just got elected. How about you try him?” Mr. Buse walked down to then U.S. Rep. John McCain’s office and got the internship. Mr.…
Del Toro brings Jesuit, priesthood values to math, science classrooms
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Students walking around the Piper building or Office of Faith and Justice may have noticed a new presence on campus lately: a new Jesuit. The Rev. Juan Pablo del Toro, S.J. said he comes to Brophy as a new priest looking to get involved in education. “I just became a priest in June 2015, and I felt called to go into either a high…