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…
AIA continues to loosen Guidelines to play winter sports
By: Nicholas Williams THE ROUNDUP The Arizona Interscholastic Association has loosened its  COVID-19 restrictions multiple times since the beginning of the year. However, at the moment, it doesn’t seem like it will be enough as Brophy basketball, wrestling and soccer have all been delayed. The AIA uses cases per 100,000 in the county to determine whether or not schools are allowed to play sports. This metric only pertains to starting…
Damaso’s connections with English websites benefiting students
By Augie Walters ’21 THE ROUNDUP Everyone who has been a part of Mr. John Damaso’s ’97 AP English Language class in the past few years has used Membean to help improve vocabulary in their everyday lives. Now, at the same time, Mr. Damaso is implementing a new website into class discussions called Parlay which cultivates participation in class discussion to help stimulate the learning of all. He has been…
Studio Art class paints democracy-themed mural in Quiet Room
By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP The AP Studio Art class, along with faculty members Mr. Cooper Davis ’10 and Mr. Marc Kelly ’86, have begun painting a mural in the Quiet Room located off the Steele Activities Center. The mural, which is being painted as part of Brophy’s Day of Democracy, heavily features the colors red, white, and blue along with the phrase “WE THE PEOPLE” written in large…
Students participate virtually in Brophy’s Day of Democracy
William Gruwell ’21 and David Albelais ’22 THE ROUNDUP Roughly 1200 students, according to Mr. Pete Burr ’07, participated virtually from their home through ThriveCast on Brophy’s Day of Democracy to become further educated on democracy in the United States.  ThriveCast is an innovative online platform with the goal of informing students on certain topics through reading, quizzing and reacting to different political issues such as climate change, the combination…
Election signage outside the Brophy polling location
Brophy polling site open to public
By The Roundup Staff THE ROUNDUP Polls opened at 6 A.M this morning and Brophy is now a designated polling site for all who are welcome. Brophy is open all day until 7 P.M when the polls officially close in Arizona. This is the first year that Brophy is a polling site. “We are not a democracy without the ability to vote,” said Mr. Pete Burr ’07. “We can’t claim…
Electoral college builds unity in an imperfect system
PRO/CON By Nathan Wise ’21 THE ROUNDUP The “shock” of the 2016 election, an election in which Hillary Clinton was expected to win more swing states and ultimately carry the electoral college, continued a national debate about whether or not the electoral college should decide the presidency. It was argued that like other countries, the presidential election should be decided directly by the people, instead of electors who are selected…
Electoral college mitigates value of countless votes
PRO/CON By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP On or before Nov. 3, millions of Americans will submit their ballots for the 2020 election. As they submit their ballots, many focus on their presidential selection. And, while voting is definitely important, especially in down-ballot races, individual voters often have little to no say over who wins the presidency because the electoral college is an inherently unfair institution. It makes some voters’…
Presidential debates outdated, counterproductive method of comparing candidates
By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP Though once a unique opportunity to hear both presidential candidates articulate their positions and debate those policies with one another, presidential debates have devolved into little more than a competition to see who can produce the best 30-second sound bite possible. During the 1960 presidential election, Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon met for three televised debates. This was the first…