Lopez excels at portraits, leads Best Buddies
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores’19 | Ceaser Lopez ’18 paints a profile on a singer which he admires on Monday Oct. 9, 2017 in Eller 218. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Cesar Lopez ’18 has been involved in Brophy’s art program for three years, and Ms. Deb Cronin said that not only is he one of her best students, but is also incredibly generous and passionate. “I think he is…
OPINIONS: Federal Grants should not require legal status
By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Although undocumented students can obtain some sort of financial help for college through some scholarships, they are automatically ineligible for federal grants due to their residency status. However, many students have made significant contributions to this country that they view as their home, and every student who has lived in the United States two to three years should qualify for federal grants. One…
BodPod allows students to know body fat percentage, get healthier
Photo by Edwin Perez ‘18 | The Bod Pod sits ready to be used for students to examine their weight in Mir White’s room K1. The Bod Pod is a test that takes a couple of minutes which when it finishes it measures your body mass index. By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Many students are looking to improve their overall health, and one way they can make healthy changes…
New Hockey Players Learn to Skate
Courtesy of Cynthia Pitts| The JV Hockey team grabs water right before they head back to the game. The team has seven upper classmen who have never played hockey and has started a spark of interest in upper clasmen. By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP The hockey team sparked new interest among students this year, which welcoming seven new skaters that began the return of a JV Hockey team. This…
Athletes keep up with grades after committing
By Rory Cunningham ’18 THE ROUNDUP With athletes around campus verbally committing to colleges as early as sophomore year, school work can become less of a priority for them. Varsity soccer player Sam Fletcher ’18 and volleyball player Nate Thompson ’18 both have already committed to their respective colleges, and they spoke about what it has been like to make an effort to keep school a priority even after committing.…
A Look into the Work of Mrs. Karen Parise
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Ms. Karen Parise talks about how she once coached the hockey team with no experience and got a win. Ms. Parise has been at Brophy for the last 18 years as a counselor.  By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP For the past 18 years, Mrs. Karen Parise has influenced and inspired many students  to make their dreams come true. Mrs. Parise is Brophy’s licensed…
OPINIONS: College admissions competition detrimental to inter-class rapport
By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP Competition in college admissions between students harms friendships and the overall community. Every day, Brophy students are surrounded by competition. There is competition in sports, academics and in social settings. Competition can be very beneficial; in sports, for instance, competition breeds an urge to win and drives players to perform at their best. Some may argue that academic competition is even a good thing,…
OPINIONS: Politics in class, growth or distraction?
By Reid Shniderman ’20 THE ROUNDUP We’ve probably all been there. In the midst of a classroom discussion, that awkward moment arises; politics enters the conversation unexpectedly. Is this an opportunity for growth or a distraction? To help answer this question, Brophy Principal Mr. Bob Ryan was interviewed to explore his perspectives, as well as an anonymous Brophy student who has experienced this situation first-hand. Mr. Ryan was asked for…
Admissions from Arizona a mixed bag, varies from case-to-case basis
Photo taken from Sabino Counseling | Arizona universities all compiled on a list to show all universities offered in AZ. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP One possible sentiment among college applicants from Arizona is that their personal residency could be advantageous towards gaining admission to out-of-state universities. However, Ms. Megan Ederly said that college applications are a lot more complicated than that, with a variety of factors playing into…
Brett Cohen plans to continue his writing beyond Brophy
By Alexander Kozub ’20 THE ROUNDUP After Brett Cohen ’18 wrote a paper for English, sophomore English teacher and Brophy Literary & Arts Magazine (BLAM) Adviser, Mr. John Damaso ’97 asked Cohen to submit his work to Brophy Literary Arts Magazine. “He was in Honors English II and I noticed that he had a talent for the craft of creative writing so at that time I recommended that he submit…