Faces of Brophy: TJ Martinez ’19
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | “I love track and field because it is a mentally straining sport. If I want to do well in school and sports, I have to push myself to the limit.” – TJ Martinez ’19
Christmas music overplayed, time for something new
Art by Camden Andl ’19 | The Grinch disdainfully listens to Christmas music on his phone. Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP I have five words—Christmas music is extremely overrated. Even as I write these words, I know I have already dug myself into an inescapable hole, wherein I will be torn to pieces by the undying and forever loyal Christmas fanatics. My words to those people—I do not dislike Christmas,…
Eagle Scout opens doors to opportunities
Photo courtesy of John Cannella | Alex Cannella ’19 poses for a picture next to an adult leader and fellow scout on Nov. 7, the same night the two boys earned their eagle. By Alex Cannella THE ROUNDUP   Obtaining the Eagle rank as a Boy Scout of America is a prestigious achievement recognized across the country. The award is held to national standards with many tedious requirements. Many people…
McShane suffers heart attack on campus, hopeful to return in January
Photo by Collin McShane ’19 | Mr. Lane McShane rests on his bed in his recovery room at St. Joseph’s Hospital after suffering a heart attack on Nov. 20. By Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Mr. Lane McShane came to Brophy on Nov. 19 with chest pains. He would leave school during first period in an ambulance. Mr. McShane mentioned his chest pains to Mr. Steve Smith, who stayed with him throughout…
PRO: Class rank fails to diminish collaborative spirit, boosts test score importance, high achievers
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP   While some detractors contend that class rank damages a collaborative spirit, the measurement serves as a useful college admissions tool––not to mention that class rank rewards hard-working students and has a limited impact on community.  Class rank at Brophy could act as a useful benchmark with which students and college admissions counselors can judge students’ academic records within the context of a certain…
CON: Class rank divides student body, promotes unhealthy competition
  By Spencer Inglett ’19 & Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Grade point average is something some people don’t want to talk about and others love to gloat about, and can be a touchy subject to bring up. Class rank is the process of ranking people by number based upon their weighted or unweighted grade point average. This practice comes into question especially during the college application process for…
Classwork competitions question student engagement
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | A group of students engage in a friendly micro competition through the use of “Kahoot!”. By Juan Sanchez ’20 THE ROUNDUP While some teachers such as Mr. John Damaso and Ms. Breanne Toshner utilize macro competitions in their respective classrooms to promote engagement of the course material, Mr. Seamus Walsh is generally against classroom competitions if done incorrectly. Mr. Walsh, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, describes classroom competitions in two…
Faces of Brophy: Charles Gbekia ’19
Photo by Jackson Moran ’20 | “Currently I’m the president of the Black Student Union, we’ve been doing a lot of work this year to make it a cohesive group, and invite the Xavier girls to come join us.” – Charles Gbekia ’19
Faces of Brophy: Matthew Carlson ’22
Photo by Jackson Moran ’20 | “My favorite part of choir is the community. Choir is a lot about learning new music. Especially working together as a group, it requires a lot of collaboration.” – Matthew Carlson ’22
Robotics Team bring creativity and innovation to campus, implementing inclusivity and community outreach
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Members of the robotics team gather to work on their most recent remote-controlled robot.  Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy Robotics team has become a staple figure on campus, providing fun at football games with their T-shirt shooting robot and also taking great strides in their technology, leadership, and investment for the future. For Senior leader Richie Hernandez ’19, his love for…