Brophy balances instillation of Grad at Grad with academic rigor
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP While the “college prep” aspect of the Brophy mission features prominently in the very name of the institution –– Brophy College Preparatory –– the school seeks to instill more than just academic prowess in its students, according to www.brophyprep.org. “Inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the education of every Brophy student is focused on having them graduate as young men who are open to…
Soto engineers ‘Stop the Stigma’ campaign
By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Engineered by Freddy Soto ’18, the Stop the Stigma campaign is presenting the Brophy community a week of advocacy, including presentations at lunch and a prayer service. Soto said that the purpose of the movement is to allow kids the opportunity to come and talk about how they truly feel when no one is around. “Too often, we tend to suffer in silence when…
Stock market game prepares students
By Spencer Inglett ’19 and Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy Stock Market Game, moderated by Social Studies Department Chair Ms. Kelly Guffey, brings a low-risk, high-reward competitive iteration of the stock market to campus. Along with this, the Consumer Business and Finance class–taught by Mr. Blair Cook–readies students for their adult life. The club meets in Ms. Guffey’s room every Thursday to discuss possible investments, trades, and the…
Senior Fletcher awarded Flinn scholarship, plans to study at ASU Barrett
Photo by Edwin Perez ‘18| Griffin Fletcher ’18 poses for a photo with letters of Flinn scholarship in his hand. Fletcher won the Flinn scholarship award which awards a student a scholarship to any AZ university. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Every year, the Flinn Scholarship is awarded to 20 Arizona high school seniors. Benefits of the merit-based award include fully paid tuition at an Arizona public university, along…
Coaches, training staff prioritize concussions, students must self report
Photo by Hunter Franklin, ’19 | Brophy’s football team kneels as their injured quarterback, Noah Gonzales ’18, is looked over by Brophy’s physical trainers in a high school football game against Desert Vista Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Phoenix. Desert Vista defeated Brophy 17-14. By Spencer Inglett ’19 & Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP While the risk of concussions is visible in every sport, football and the sport’s hard hits…
Should athletes keep politics out of the game?
By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP With the controversies behind kneeling for the national anthem and “shut up and dribble,” the resulting discussion has turned to the validity of athletes utilizing their platform to promote their political opinions. Football defensive consultant Mr. Thurmond Moore has trained many NFL athletes during their seasons or to prepare the athletes for the draft. “There is too much value placed on people at times…
Honor Chorale takes home second and third place titles from Worldstrides Festival
By Chris Stanek ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Honor Chorale took home second and third place plaques from the Worldstrides Festival in Anaheim, California. The Brophy Men’s Choir, commonly called the Honor Chorale, travels to Anaheim, California to compete in the Worldstrides choir competition every other year. The Worldstrides competition attracts men, women, and mixed choirs from across the country ranging from Florida, Georgia, Utah, and Montana. The Honor Chorale enters…
OPINIONS: To tweet or not to tweet
Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP On Jan. 20, President Trump not only became the leader of the free world, but he also took over as a controversial steward of the most important virtual diary in the world–his Twitter account. Even with only 280 characters for each Twitter post, President Trump is capable of influencing the thoughts and emotions of people around the world. President Trump may think that his posts…
Lenox moves on after eighteen years to study DNA sequences in dogs, humans
By Cameron Henderson-Cole ’20 THE ROUNDUP Ms. Cheryl Lenox has announced her departure from Brophy after this academic school year, following 18 years teaching biology. Ms. Lenox has been teaching science for 35 years and joined the Brophy staff in 2000. She said that she will be leaving to work in biotechnology, where she will be comparing the DNA sequences of dogs and human in order to improve the lives…
Owen’s leadership, work ethic, contributes to role on varsity basketball team
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores’19| Basketball player Alec Owen’19 lines up to take a shot in the Dutch on Friday Dec. 15, 2017. Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP Two years after being cut from the Brophy Freshman Basketball Team, Alec Owen ’19 played his first varsity game as a junior Dec. 1 against Skyline High School. Owen said this was a moment he has dreamed about ever since he was about…