Diet Soda Poses Health Risks to Students and Faculty
Photo by Raymond Link ’20| Brophy student gets a diet fountain drink from the soda machine at Michael’s in the Great Hall. By Hunter Franklin ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Brophy College Preparatory committed to only serving diet soda on campus eight years ago to meet national standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ever since the Healthy Food and Hunger-Free Kids Act was enacted in 2010, the U.S. Department…
Brophy creates Office of Equity and Inclusion, hopes to promote unity and diversity
Photo by Jackson Moran ’21 | Dr. Matthew Whitaker works in the newly created Office of Equity and Inclusion.  By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP   The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is a new addition to the administration on campus this year, located in Romley Hall, and is lead by Dr. Matthew Whitaker. According to their vision statement, the OEI’s purpose is “to promote and teach the value…
PRO: Handwritten notes enhance memorization and comprehension
Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | Joey Schillinger ’21 writes his history notes in his composition book on Oct. 4, 2018. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Taking notes is extremely beneficial to students who are trying to learn what is taught to them and memorize it for later. As technology enhances, there is now the option to take notes on a computer, rather than to write them down…
CON: Online notes create effective system, paper notes detrimental to success
Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | Max Tiffany ’21 works on his online notes during his fourth period flex on Oct. 1   By Noah Lederer ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Many people on campus rely on online notes to have easily accessible documents that can be pulled up from almost every technological device. On the other hand, paper notes can be destroyed and ruined or even lost. When I first…
High School Students Attend Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Conference
Photo by Freedom Forum Institute | Students from all 50 states whom attended the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Conference pose for a picture in front of the Capitol building. By Hunter Franklin ’19 THE ROUNDUP   High school journalism students representing each state were specially selected through a highly competitive application process to attend the annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Conference hosted by the Freedom Forum Institute in…
Catering should strive to offer diverse options for vegetarians
Small Green Salads are just one of the options available to vegetarians on campus. By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Michael’s Catering does not currently provide diverse foods for students who prefer not to eat animal products with the ability to eat as a vegetarian and still have a satisfying, healthy meal.Each year for the Lenten season, I abstain from all meat products, contrary to most Catholics who isolate…
Reddit thread turns Kolbe’s musical passion into career
Photo by Saul Rascon Salazar ’19 | Jack Kolbe ’19 (right) practices his guitar while sitting alongside artist Jelani Aryeh (left) during a sound check before a performance at a SoFar Sounds event in San Diego, CA. By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP   At the beginning of his sophomore year, Jack Kolbe ’19 began producing music as a way to productively fill a load of free time that had opened up after…
Cheese ’n Stuff serves sandwiches for 70 years
Photo by Chris Stanek ’19 | Original Cheese ‘n Stuff building on Central Ave. and Camelback Rd. still stands and continues to serve its customers.  By Chris Stanek ’19 THE ROUNDUP   For 70 years, Cheese ’n Stuff has been serving sandwiches as well as Brophy students since the shop’s existence. Cheese ’n Stuff is located on 5042 N Central Ave, right across from the Uptown Plaza. Back in 1949,…
Teachers say coffee creates community in classrooms
Photo by Victor Beck ’19 | Mrs. Ashley Doud hard at work accompanied by fresh cup of coffee. By Victor Beck ’19 THE ROUNDUP    Going through the day, teaching class after class, experiencing the constant fluorescent lights, can lead teachers to feeling drained.  The presence of coffee machines in there rooms offers up a beneficial relationship between not only the teachers, but the students as well. Mr. Steve Smith’…
Sophomore rapper Lil Guac releasing album Oct. 7, hoping to wow listeners
Album art by Charles “Charlie” Fallon ’21 | Diego “Lil Guac” Acevedo Garcia presents his debut album. It drops on Oct. 7. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP   With his interest in rapping beginning last Christmas, Diego Acevedo Garcia ’21 said he is going to release his first album, entitled Diabeto, on Oct. 7 via the music sharing platform called Soundcloud. When Acevedo Garcia started writing lyrics down around…