Brophy to close for remainder of semester amidst gubernatorial order
By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP Earlier today Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced the closures of all public schools for the remainder of the year due to COVID-19. In an email, Brophy Principal Mr. Bob Ryan stated that he would be meeting with the administration later today to discuss the closures and added that there would be a communication sent out to the whole community before the end of the…
Threat of closed border amidst pandemic worries migrants
Photo courtesy of Brophy College Preparatory | Migrants eat at a Kino Border Initiative dining hall By Harrison Cohen ’20 The ROUNDUP The threat of closure of Arizona’s border with Mexico due to COVID-19 is causing fear in migrants of either getting stuck in Arizona or Mexico. Despite the possible effects of a border closure on Arizonan immigrants, the Trump Administration is looking to turn away migrants along the border.…
Elysia Fleetwood shares Xavier Experience
Photo provided by Elysia Fleetwood ’20 | Elysia, one of the star players of the Xavier basketball team, has her photo on display in the court. Xavier Gator By Adrian Munguia ’22 The ROUNDUP What is your name and graduation year? Iā€™m Elysia Fleetwood and I graduate in the year 2020. While at Xavier what was your favorite activity or club to partake in that was non-athletic? I think my…
Shakes and shame, exploring the shortcomings of March
THE ROUNDUP Column By Cooper Parson Alrighty, look at that, we made it. It’s time for when we celebrate “green” the holiday, the gorgeous celebration of St. Patrick’s day! Someone thought to themselves, “Well, February got a holiday, so I guess March needs one too.” It’s the holiday of potato shaped candy no one asked for. One whose “representative” is stranger than an old dude in a red fur suit…
Ghost Vintage Brings Tokyo Street Wear to the Central Phoenix
Photo by Jackson Baker ’20 | Ghost Vintage owner Yasu Hashino modeling the vintage clothing his store sells Ghost Vintage Brings Tokyo Street Wear to the Central Phoenix By Ryan Middlemist and Jackson Baker The ROUNDUP Thrift shopping has become a popular trend among the Brophy community. Ghost Vintage, a clothing shop, which recently opened, brings its own spin on traditional vintage style by mixing American classic clothing with rare…
Required Service Hours Create Positive Change in Student Life
Photo by Quentin Dunnigan ’22 | Mr. Rutt leads Spring LP students to their first reflection. By Quentin Dunnigan ā€™22 THE ROUNDUP At Brophy, countless service projects give students the opportunity to partake in community service in its many different forms. These experiences not only impact the communities that are visited by Brophy but also the students within Brophy. By visiting individuals in need, these circumstances seek to shape students…
Lack in Time Management Causes a Snowball Effect of Stress
By Aarón Blanco Tejedor | A graffiti artwork found on an abandoned bunker in Utö By Quentin Dunnigan ’22 THE ROUNDUP Almost every high school student around the nation faces a busy schedule because of academics, sports, hobbies and much more. At Brophy, rigorous academics, intensive athletics and social communication fill up students’ days to the brim, causing the sacrifice of sleep to become increasingly common in return for more…
All African American starting five signals a new cultural era
Photo courtesy of Brophy Hoops Instagram page | The basketball team is seen huddling around the starting five in between quarters. By Nicholas Williams ā€™21 The ROUNDUP For the first time in Brophy history, The 19-20 basketball team stepped on the court with an all African American starting five. The closest occurrence of this was last year, during the 18-19 season, in which four African American players were on the…
Teachers discuss possibility of changing to block schedule
Photo by Adrian Munguia’22 | Mr. Tom Danforth dismisses his third period English class as the bell interrupts mid-lesson. By Adrian Munguia’22 The ROUNDUP Brophy is considering changing to a block schedule in the next few years to make educating the students more effective and most teachers agree. “This would be good for most classes as it would provide more time for projects” and “is more similar to college schedules”…
Radolinski’s Decades on Campus
Photo Illustration by Mark Rossbach ’21| Mr. Radolinski has been a member of the Brophy faculty for nearly 40 years and has witnessed the building of most of the major buildings on campus. By Mark Rossbach ’21 The ROUNDUP Mr. Radolinski has been on campus the longest out of any adult member in the community, starting his career at Brophy back in 1983 when it consisted of Brophy Chapel, Romley,…