Amidst lower revenue, optimism reigns after football season
By Nathan Wise ’21 THE ROUNDUP Despite the abnormal financial situation brought on by COVID-19, Brophy administrators and faculty are proud of the school and football teams for their response to the unprecedented season. 23 games were played across four different football teams (Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman Red and Freshman White) this season––a season in which no games were promised. Originally, on July 27th, 2020, Brophy principal Mr. Bob Ryan…
Brophy Olympics kicks off with first events
By John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy Olympics began with its first event on Oct. 28 and students, as well as faculty, already have high hopes and expectations for the year long competition. Thus far, the Brophy Olympics has hosted multiple events, including the rock paper scissors tournament, counting the Skittles, and the filling of food boxes for the 2020 Turkey drive.  “I think we have grown into a…
COVID prompts budget changes, school prioritizes safety
By John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy community came into the 2020-2021 school year with high hopes, but the expense to return back to school safely meant that sacrifices had to be made to make it possible.  One project that was put on hold was Mr. Cooper Davis’s ’10 plan to get Brophy to convert to solar power and find different funding resources in order to pay for them.…
COVID-19 protocols draw confusion among Brophy students
THE ROUNDUP By Will Gruwell ’21 As Brophy students returned to campus on Sept. 28, they returned to a campus far different than the one that students had been accustomed to for a prolonged period of time. Being away from campus since March, things were sure to feel different, but with the many new rules and regulations being implemented, it gives the Brophy experience something new entirely.  To no surprise,…
Americans face a spending crisis, need to save
By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP One of the biggest problems facing Americans today in the consumer culture we live is how we are driven to spend too much and save too little. While much of the average American’s income goes towards essentials such as groceries, housing and utilities, many people also spend a significant amount of their paycheck on the unessentials. This superfluous spending has led to the uncontrollable…
Jenkins to lead inclusive initiative through STUCO
By Garret Van Wie THE ROUNDUP In the wake of a racial reckoning sweeping the nation, Brophy Student Council is in the final stages of releasing the first of a series of films addressing marginalized groups’ experiences on campus. Jenkins said he chose to manage this project in part to find his place on campus. The film series will start off only focusing on Black students on campus for the…
Brophy athletes pressured to ignore COVID symptoms
By Xander Welty ’21 and Nathan Wise ’21 THE ROUNDUP While facing COVID-19, athletes are faced with a choice: to be honest about symptoms and exposures even though it puts the team at risk of quarantine, or to lie. Each outbreak at Brophy, regardless of whether it occurs on an athletic team or not, is assessed on a case by case basis.  For the most part, explains Head Athletic Trainer…
Harberson brings professional insight as new lacrosse coach
By Sergio Arvizu-Rivera ’23 THE ROUNDUP Patrick Harbeson, a current professional lacrosse player, hopes to lead Brophy Lacrosse to the state championship as he takes the role of head coach. Harbeson has had a successful career as a lacrosse player, playing in the Major Lacrosse League at the beginning of his professional career and is now playing in the Premier Lacrosse League, a newly formed league meant for the best…
Michael’s moves out, The Corral is reinstated
By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP On Nov. 9, M Culinary Concepts, known on campus as Michael’s, left Brophy after providing the main food service on campus for 14 years. The Corral, the school’s original food service, has been reborn to offer students more food options for affordable prices.  The change began when students came back to campus this Fall. In line with the school’s AMDG protocols, the Facilities Department…
STUCO turns virtual for student interaction
By Augie Walters ’21 THE ROUNDUP In a school year where social gatherings have had to be eliminated from the typical curriculum of bringing the Brophy student body together, the Student Council has had to adjust their activities to become more socially distant. The council normally prides themselves on creating special sceneries and a vibrant atmosphere for dances like Homecoming with more than two thousand students. “Student council is appointed…