Xavier Gator: Renee Pierson
By Chris Stanek ’19 THE ROUNDUP May I get your name and year please? Renee Pierson. I am a sophomore. What sports or extracurricular activities are you participating in this year? I am on Varsity Cheer. I actually started cheer or dance when I was very little. A lot of my friends that I have been dancing with forever are on the team with me as well. How is the season…
Staff Editorial: Students need more female influence in classroom
The Issue: Female influence at Brophy is significantly less than male influence. Our Stance: Students should have access to a more equal amount of male and female faculty. Brophy has over three times as many male teachers as female teachers. How can the student body be prepared to enter a world with 51 percent women when we do not have a closer to equal population of male and female faculty…
Renke serves as first female president, perpetuates Ignatian mission
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Ms. Adria Renke greets students and families at the distinguished students awards ceremony, April 13. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Ms. Adria Renke has taken over as interim president of the school, making her the first female president in Brophy’s 88 year history. Ms. Renke, formerly the vice president, took over this summer when the Rev. Eddie Reese, S.J., became president of St. Ignatius College…
Students need more female influence in classroom
The Issue: Female influence at Brophy is significantly less than male influence. Our Stance: Students should have access to an equal amount of male and female faculty. Brophy has over three times as many male teachers as female teachers. How can the student body be prepared to enter a world with 51 percent women when we do not have a near-equal population of male and female faculty? Many students at…
Brophy loses to Mountain Pointe in opener, playoff rematch
Mountain Pointe 63 Brophy 59 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Matthew Kempton ’17 and Ian Burke ’18 combined for 32 points, but Brophy couldn’t capitalize on this as they fell to Mountain Pointe Nov. 29 in Ahwatukee. Brophy’s 2016-17 season started the same way that their 2015-16 season ended, a matchup with the Mountain Pointe Pride in hostile territory. The season opener felt like the culmination of a lot…
Trump’s election will impact the future of the Supreme Court
By Hunter Franklin ’19 The Roundup  The grueling election cycle is finally over and President Donald Trump will make an impactful decision on who will fill the empty Supreme Court Justice seat. The first order of business for the next president will be to fill a vacant seat for the U.S. Supreme Court created by the death of 79 year old conservative Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. President Barack Obama, nominated…
The Roundup’s football game coverage continues to evolve, improve
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP 240,000 impressions in a 28-day period or roughly 8,400 impressions a day. That is how many people looked at, @brophysports, The Roundup’s sports Twitter account’s, tweets during the last month, according to analytics.twitter.com. As a first year, first-time reporter, knowing that tens of thousands of people are about to read your tweets is an unbelievable amount of pressure. For me, it kind of felt…
Movie rating agencies unfairly sway box office sales
By Hayden Welty ‘19 THE ROUNDUP Over the summer of 2016, certain movie review aggregators like Rotten Tomatoes have been blamed for manipulating a movie’s reputation as good or bad to a point where that film ends up having poor opening weekends at the box office, ruining its financial viability. Movies like “Ghostbusters” have been plastered across all forms media and labeled as “rip-offs” or a waste of time. As…
Walk On The Wild Side: Out Of Africa Ziplining
By Hunter Franklin ‘19 THE ROUNDUP People often regret their actions after the fact. I quickly regretted my decision before the fact as I climbed the 119 steps up the 80-foot wooden tower to the first zip line platform. The farther I climbed with our two guides and 10 other participants, the more nervous I got. My family and I were about to brave the Predator Zip Line Adventure at…
Green Day, Rick Astley make comebacks in spectacular fashion
Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio’ and Rick Astley’s ’50’ 9 out of 10 By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Green Day and Rick Astley came out with their new albums on Oct. 7, “Revolution Radio” and “50” respectively. These albums seemingly have nothing in common; both are from completely different bands, genres and eras. However, both of these bands resurfaced on the same date and both of them have some deep…