Community react to early Trump executive actions
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe depart the White House on Feb. 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C. By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP Members of the Brophy community reacted strongly to President Donald Trump’s early wave of executive actions. Through just over three weeks in office the president already signed 11 executive orders.  These orders ranged from travel restrictions to…
Philosophy needs to be a required religion course for students
Photo by Ethan Winkler ’17 | Mr. Tom Mar proposes to his Philosophy class Feb. 8 that to acknowledge God is to acknowledge His existence. Philosophy teaches students to search for the truth and is vital to a whole education. Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP When the entire classroom was visibly stunned and baffled, I knew that this course was going to stick with me. We all walked in that…
Arizona public school teachers deserve a real raise
By Michael Taszarek THE ROUNDUP According to the National Education Association the average public school teacher in Arizona makes $45,506 per year, more than $10,000 less than the average American public school teacher salary of $57,420. The average Arizona public school teacher salary was included in this year’s State of the State address, Gov. Doug Ducey made clear his intentions to raise teacher’s wages. “It’s time for a raise for…
Soccer suspends returning players after mid-season hazing incident, working to change culture
Photo Illustration By Andrew Brown ’18 | The soccer team hopes to change the team culture heading into next season. By Andrew Howard ’17 & Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Following events Principal Mr. Bob Ryan described as “hazing” that took place on the varsity soccer team’s annual retreat in January, the school suspended returning players from all soccer activities for a week in the season. The events and subsequent…
8th Place traffic light, 1st Street green arrow alleviate congestion
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Students driving to school from the East Valley have recently encountered two traffic light additions on Camelback Road, and they should be pleased. About midway through the first semester, the components of a new traffic light just east of 7th Street began to emerge. Within a couple weeks or so, there was a new traffic light on Camelback, located on 8th Place. At first,…
Scheuring grateful for Alumni Service work, hopes to continue teaching
By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Can I please get your full name and class year? Dominic Michael Scheuring, Brophy Class of 2011. Where did you go to college and what was your major? I went to the University of San Francisco and studied Theology & Religious Studies. A bit of a hybrid major considering the approaches within each respective discipline can vary dramatically. Where are you now and what…
Scheduling process designed to benefits students, teachers as much as possible
By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Every student receives a schedule at the beginning of every new year, but what some people don’t think about is how that schedule comes to be. Director of Scheduling, Mr. Tony Oldani, strives to accommodate students in the classes they want to take. “The goal of scheduling is to give every student the classes they need to graduate, and to give every student the…
Alumni make up 1 in 5 faculty members
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Mr. Steve Smith ’96, Mr. Austin Pidgeon ’07 and Mr. Andy Schmidbauer ’88 instruct students in their classrooms. Many former students find themselves coming back to Brophy to teach after college. By Chris Stanek ’19 THE ROUNDUP Alumni teachers are quite common at Brophy with one out of five teachers once roaming the campus halls as students. Mr. Austin Pidgeon ’07 said he believes that…
Arrival proves to be captivating film, leaves audience with questions
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | The Arrival brings a new approach to an alien encounter. ‘Arrival’ — starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker 8.5 out of 10 By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP “Arrival” is first and foremost a thoughtful and contemplative film, using its immersive and human atmosphere to create a quiet, inward facing suspense that grips the audience. The movie is about humanity’s response…