Wall in Freeman Arch raises awareness, inconveniences students
Photo by Josh Spano ’18 | A student walks through the wall in the Freeman Arch on October 26th, 2017. The wall was put up and monitored by Kino Teens throughout the day.  By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Students came between a wall and a hard place on Thursday morning, as students a part of Kino Teens stood to patrol a wall they had recently constructed. Lines began to form…
Feature Package: Distinct Perspectives
Graphic by Camden Andl ’19 Our student and teacher body draws from a wide variety of different cultures, backgrounds and beliefs. Ultimately, this results in our experiences being shaped by a number of wide perspective, which foster deeper reflections of both ourselves and others. This edition, The Roundup looks to investigate the impact of diversity on campus, and how our views come together to influence 0ur understanding and growth as Men for…
The Difference of Racial Backgrounds in the Brophy/Loyola Community
Photo by Josh Spano ’18 | Loyola students play with a soccer ball at lunch. Frankie Pastor ‘20 THE ROUNDUP Inside the Brophy community, Brophy and Loyola Academy have racially diverse student populations. However, the two schools have different demographic makeups. In the 2017-2018 school year, 24 percent of the student population at Brophy are of Hispanic/Latino background, while Loyola Academy is not. “In some cases, it is an inverse of Brophy…
Student unions add to culture of diversity on campus, react to racism
Photo By Edwin Perez ’18 | Students touch each others’ hands to show the diversity on campus. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy is home to several student unions which convene to promote and celebrate racial and religious minorities on campus. Brian Yslava Molina ’20 is on the leadership team of Hermanos Unidos, the student group representing Hispanic students on campus. Brophy’s campus has a Hispanic population that closely…
Brophy Culture Project continues to expand campus diversity in 2017-2018 school year
Nelson Martinez ’18 addresses the Brophy Culture Project Club during a meeting on their club retreat on Friday Sept 8th, 2017. (Hunter Franklin/ The Roundup) By Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy Culture Project had over one hundred different students involved in its first year of formation and looks to attract even more this school year. On Aug. 11, students gathered in the Robson Gymnasium for an assembly to…
Appropriate N-word usage depends on social context intention
By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Having been derived from the latin meaning for black, the n-word has held a significant role in American History as an extremely derogatory term. The word is so prevalent that it is mentioned 219 times in the novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, which was a novel written in 1883 that evoked perspective of that particular era in American history.…
Do Immersion Trips Change Who We Interact With?
Jose Acuna ’20 Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP Brophy gives its students many opportunities to branch out and expand their horizons of other cultures. From Kino Border Initiative to the Peru Exchange, these opportunities give us the chance to see the world from a different view. But do they really make us more diverse as a community? We go out and immerse ourselves into a world different than our own,…
New band teacher Lisa McKim-Hill describes her time at Brophy so far
Photo by by Manuel Mata-Flores’19 | Brophy’s band practicing during class homing in on their skills as band players as Mrs. McKim-Hill directs them. Aug. 24 in Eller Band room. By Reid Shniderman ’20 THE ROUNDUP Brophy tends to have new teachers, both short-term and long-term, come in every year. For teachers like Mrs. Lisa McKim-Hill, the first few months at Brophy have been an amazing experience. Mrs. Hill has…
OPINION: Parking ropes clog up traffic, limit accessibility to North lot
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Student drivers entering Brophy from 1st St. will discover a colorful string of flags waiting for them in front of the North Lot, formerly known as the auxiliary lot. Many students coming from the east valley arrive at Brophy by way of 1st Street, and used to be able to pull into the lot from the North entrance, which eased the flow of traffic…
OPINION: Modern storytelling media creates fragile understanding of diversity
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Storytelling and the communication of perspective have undoubtedly led individuals to understand groups different from themselves. It is not just that storytelling is useful for this, it’s that storytelling is the exact foundation from which any empathy comes from. But falsities can be communicated within narratives, both deliberately and out of ignorance, and therefore is able to create misunderstanding. For example, the diplomat’s job…