Families around the world find solace in communication, hobbies during global quarantine
By Reid Shniderman ’20 THE ROUNDUP Aurora Plummer, an 18-year-old from Bologna, Italy, recalled her first moments when news of the pandemic spread in her country. “I met up with my parents at our local supermarket, and it was absolutely full,” Plummer said. “People were panicking, grabbing onto everything that was on the shelves. It felt surreal.” Italy, currently the nation with the third most coronavirus cases, was one of…
A Letter to the Brophy Community
By The Roundup Staff Dear Brophy Community, No one in our community could have ever expected this: that we’d be out of a physical classroom for the whole rest of the school year, that we’d be stranded in our homes, that we wouldn’t be able to finish our sports seasons or that some of us wouldn’t be able to see our friends until summer or even the next school year.…
Man-of-the-year runner-up Yslava-Molina enriches leads with love, friendship
Photo courtesy of Brian Yslava Molina ’20 | Aaron Rivera ’20, Juan Alvardo-Lopez ’20, Brian Yslava-Molina ’20 and Giovanni Garcia-Arredondo ’20 pose in their Hawaiian casual attire. By Reid Shniderman ’20 THE ROUNDUP Whether it’s participating in Brophy Culture Project, attending the Brophy and Xavier Advocacy Club or simply laughing with friends, Brian Yslava-Molina ’20 can be found all over campus. Darian Benitez Sanchez ’21, a close friend of Yslava-Molina’s,…
Osman Servin nominated as Man of the Year candidate
Photo provided by Mr. Jake Kelly | Osman Servin‘20 poses for a picture with the family he stayed with during his trip to El Salvador By Francisco Pastor Rivera ’20 At any Jesuit school, the concepts of being committed to doing justice, loving, religious, open to growth and intellectually competent are taught to the students. However, it can be inferred that only a handful actually embody those concepts, and Osman…
Businesses and students react to losing jobs due to COVID-19
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons | Abandoned parking lot near a business by BFS Man By Griffin Winter’21 THE ROUNDUP Hugh Dubberly ’21 woke up to a note from his employer, Urban Air, informing him of a change in his employment due to COVID-19. “On March 18th, I was sent out a notice by my manager that stated we were going to be shutting down and would not reopen until…
Plastic Straw Bans are a step in the right direction but not enough
Photo courtesy of Ocean Blue Project An Oregon Nonprofit | A straw is found lying on the ocean floor By Jack Olsen ’21 THE ROUNDUP The upcoming Summit on Human Dignity, Brophy’s yearly week of focus on particular problems facing society, will touch on subjects surrounding the theme of “Water.” Brophy should continue to stress the urgent issue of oceanic pollution, in light of the progress we have made thus…
Summer Prom and the Commencement Ceremony: How are Seniors reacting to the changes?
Photo courtesy of Raymond Link ’20 | Fireworks lighting up the Arizona sky at Brophy’s 2018 prom By Jack Olsen’21 THE ROUNDUP On April 8th, Principal Bob Ryan sent an email to all students and parents regarding many of the pressing issues concerning Brophy students following the school’s qurantiune. The email touched upon several areas of concern, one of these being plans for senior activities. Brophy announced that the commencement…
Reinhart wins Man of the Year
Man of the Year By Cooper Parson’20 THE ROUNDUP Owen Reinhart ’20 is this year’s winner of The Roundup’s Man of the Year award. The award recognizes a Brophy student who embodies what it means to be a model individual inside and outside of the classroom. Each year recipients are nominated by teachers, voted on by peers and ultimately chosen by The Roundup staff. To many, Reinhart may seem like…
SAT, ACT canceled, colleges move to test-optional
Photo courtesy of Creative Commons | With the possibility that many schools are test-optional for the class of 2021, many students may have the option to bypass the stressful testing process. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP Many standardized tests have been canceled this Spring with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, many colleges are changing their application requirements to test-optional. Several well-known schools that have changed their testing…
Birgenheir plans to leave Brophy, has lasting impact in various areas
Photo Courtesy of Jack Munhall ’20 | Brophy’s Rocket League team defeated Valley Christian High School 4-0 in a best-of-seven series to win the first ever AIA Esports state championship. By Kaidan Linse ’20 THE ROUNDUP Seen primarily in Piper Hall or the Innovative Tech Commons, Mr. Birgenheir is always busy at work. During his six-year tenure at Brophy, he has accomplished many feats such as being one of the…