Volleyball team to overcome inexperience and disappointment of last season
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Nate Thompson ’18 spikes the ball against Chandler in a volleyball game on March 7, 2018. Brophy fell short over the course of five sets, 25-21, 25-22, 18-25, 19-25, 8-15. By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP The volleyball team is looking to bounce back after a disappointing conclusion of last season. Nathan Thompson ’18 and varsity head coach Mr. Toni Oldani are optimistic as…
Art continues to fill the Eller halls
Photo by Josh Spano ’18 | Located on the second floor of Eller, many current and former students’ art can be seen throughout the hall. By Mike Niezgodzki ’18 THE ROUNDUP When one walks into the Eller building not only are they greeted by the sculptures that fill the staircases but, there are the countless art pieces, photos, and musical instruments that fill the first, second, and third floors. Most…
Track and Field team eager for new season, hoping for success
By Spencer Inglett ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy track & field team, led by head coach Mr. Bill Kalkman, is looking to dethrone defending champion Desert Vista after a fifth place finish in the state meet last May. With many contending squads this year such as Chandler, Highland, and Desert Vista, Mr. Kalkman said that the distance team is the greatest strength. Drew Burns ’18, who is running the 1600m…
OPINIONS: Is investing in stocks a good idea for students right now
By Pierce Braun ’20 THE ROUNDUP As the New York Stock exchange seems to be reaching record high after record high, the choice of whether to buy or sell is clear: SELL. Looking back to October of 1929, similar the Dow Jones industrial average was reaching the highest it had ever been, but what followed that feat in late October is why the crash of 1929 may just happen again.…
OPINIONS: Money fuels good
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Former President Barack Obama says that “money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.” At a Jesuit school like Brophy, we learn that a life devoted only to the accumulation of wealth is dangerous. The key word here is only. Money cannot be our only our only aim, but it should be a means by which we can transform the world.…
OPINIONS: Avarice inevitably begets corruption
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Whilst the benefits of possessing money are easily evident, the resulting greed that comes from the (attempted) satiation of avarice exists as a negative force in the world. Undeniably, money can be a force for good. After looking at the multitude of wonderful charities, groups and organizations that rely on cash to operate, one cannot avoid this underlying truth. Even this very school, an…
Brown Bag Club offers care packages to homeless
By José Acuña ’20 THE ROUNDUP After seeing a homeless person begging for money, Dawson Dewar ’19 decided to start the Brown Bag Club, which delivers “care packages” containing basic necessities for those on the streets. The basic necessities consist of everyday supplies like toothpaste and soap. Just recently, they have added Valley Metro bus passes to the brown bags. “The way the club works is that we meet once…
Exploring how much of your tuition goes to sports on campus
By Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy sports department has a lot to consider when budgeting how much money is needed to accommodate for every sport, class or job that dwells in the realm of athletics on our campus. It is a group effort between the coaches and the administration to make sure every piece of equipment is up to code or in need of replacement. Athletic Director Mr.…
The means in which students spend, earn, and budget their money
By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP Many students are reaching the age where they begin collecting their own money and spending it for something that they need. But the question becomes where are students spending their money? “Most of my money is spent at Fame and Dutch Bros,” said Giovanni Montes ’20. Max Pernick ’18 said that he spends his money mostly on food and gas. According to the Business…
Lacrosse team builds on youth, focus on daily development
Photo by Raymond Link’20 | Brophy’s lacrosse team plays against Boulder Creek.  By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Following a tough loss last year to Notre Dame Prep in the state final, Brophy lacrosse is set to develop a much younger roster this season with only two returning senior athletes. Mr. Zach Widbin has taken on the role of varsity head coach this year, his first year leading the lacrosse…