Remembering the work of the first Roman Catholic President, John F. Kennedy, on his 100th birthday
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19| English teacher and President John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorist Mr. McShane poses next to his memorabilia of President Kennedy on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. By Hunter Franklin ‘19 THE ROUNDUP “Yes, I voted for Kennedy,” recalled Father Postell S.J., a Jesuit priest who performs masses at Brophy College Preparatory, of our first Roman Catholic United States president, John F. Kennedy from the election 57…
Golf team has eyes set on state title
Photo by Josh Spano ’18 | Patrick Jackson ’19 talks with golf coach Mr. Jon Shores. By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP A year after the Broncos finished 8th overall in the state championship, Anthony Hendricks ’19 said the current team’s depth and consistency may catapult them to succeed at the State Title in late October. The yearly Brophy Invitational Tournament at Greyhawk Golf Course in Scottsdale kicked off the…
New Alumni Service Corps members arrive on campus
By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP Every year Brophy welcomes new Alumni Service Corps (ASC) volunteers to campus. This year, there are five new ASC members on campus: Mr. Jerry Aguilera ’13, Mr. Miguel Castillo ’13, Mr. Christopher Dominguez ’13, Mr. Timothy Shimon ’13, and Mr. Griffin Wong, a recent graduate of Boston College. ASC members do a lot around campus such as teach classes, help coach sports, lead retreats…
Outgoing senior Reese Galvin talks about his college plans
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores ’19 | Reese Galvin ’18 talks to friends during break. Wednesday Sept. 13 2017 By Reid Shniderman ’20 THE ROUNDUP For many seniors, this school year is a time of joy, sadness and anticipation. For senior students such as Reese Galvin ’18, ambitions are set as they look for colleges and universities to apply to. Galvin is, at the very least, an interesting student. He participated…
Honors Ignatian Encounter offers students reflective, community-based religion class
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores ’19| Mr. Quentin Orem and Mr. Will Rutt teach their Honors Ignatian Encounter class during fourth period Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP This year, the religion department created the new Honors Ignatian Encounter class to offer students a way to complete an honors religion credit their Junior year and to complete their service hours for Ignatian Encounter. Mr. Quentin Orem, one of the co-teachers for the…
Brophy mass band grows, incorporates both song and prayer
By Chris Stanek ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy Mass Band tripled in size and is looking to incorporate more instruments and new ways to create prayer with song. In the beginning of the band’s existence, there was only a number of six students performing. Now the band has grown to about 20 students with each of them bringing different talents to the band. Brady O’Gara ’19 was a new addition…
OPINIONS: How the right is becoming more diverse
By Peter Warner ‘19 The Roundup In the past year, many have described conservatives as racist and not diverse, proposing the idea that they are getting less and less popular with minority voters. Though they may not be getting the minority vote, their numbers are growing rapidly. Exit polls by Edison Research from the recent election showed that Donald Trump had nearly a +21% margin over the democrats with white…
Stevens still recovering, missed by community
By Cameron Henderson-Cole ’20 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Chris Stevens, coach and math teacher experienced a stroke last year and hasn’t been to Brophy since. Mr. Jose Leyba ’94, wrestling coach with Stevens, said he had attended Stevens’ 50th birthday. “I was amazed to see how far he had come, he was walking without a cane,” Mr. Leyba said. “His continued hard-work and dedication to be back at Brophy shows how…
Diversity: Students grow in faith, understanding regardless of individual religion
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Although students may be religiously diverse, they often come to gather around an understanding of the Abrahamic god as the god of mercy, said Mr. Paul Fisko, who teaches Encountering Jesus in the Sacraments. Brophy offers a wide variety of religious, theological and spiritual classes to its students, some of which students are required to take. However, how do these classes ultimately affect our…
Diversity: Brophy Quidditch incorporates variety of player backgrounds
By Pierce Braun ’20 THE ROUNDUP Last year’s undefeated Brophy Quidditch team is in the process of having an even more advanced and skilled season ever. “Quidditch has come a long way since its first year,” said Marcus Pimentel ´18. He included that while in a tournament, Brophy beat Arizona State University in a match last year. He adds that the reason they beat ASU is simply because they collaborated…