Thanksgiving 2020 needs to be modified
By Sergio Arvizu-Rivera ’23 THE ROUNDUP What has Thanksgiving looked like? Moving from dinner to dinner? Taking a skiing trip to Colorado? Whatever traditional Thanksgiving days have looked like in previous years, Thanksgiving 2020 has to adjust amid the pandemic in order to keep families safe.  Thanksgiving is a family oriented holiday. Families cook massive meals and invite guests to partake in giving thanks.  With COVID-19, however, this is not…
Halloween could be a super spreading event for COVID-19
By John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP Halloween this year will certainly be one to remember, or forget, as extra precautions and regulations must be taken to lower the chance of spreading COVID throughout our community and nation alike. Usual Halloween activities, like door-to-door trick-or-treating and attending gatherings, may likely spread COVID-19, as these events have a high potential to create high-traffic areas where everyone may not be wearing a mask. …
NFL Votes initiative urges citizens to vote in election
By Xander Welty ’21 THE ROUNDUP In early August, The National Football League launched an initiative called “NFL Votes” that will promote civic engagement through players, coaches, legends, teams and league personnel.  The NFL Votes initiative focuses on three key components: voter education, voter registration and voter activation. This initiative is a part of the league’s social justice program called Inspire Change.  Recently, the NFL has tried to amplify the…
DeCremer commits to play baseball for Oregon State
By Nick Zalle ’23 THE ROUNDUP Last Spring, Brophy’s James DeCremer ’23 committed to play baseball at the collegiate level. Although only being a freshman, DeCremer committed to play baseball at one of his “dream schools” Oregon State.  “I was in the car driving home after a game I pitched, and I found out I got the offer,” said DeCremer.  The right-handed pitcher has always had an interest in playing…
NBA makes commitment toward racial justice, civic participation
By Griffin Winter ’21 THE ROUNDUP When the NBA restarted in the bubble, they made a major commitment to both racial justice and civic participation in the upcoming election.  On Aug. 23, a man named Jacob Blake was shot multiple times in the back by the police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Following that event, the Milwaukee Bucks went on a strike in the 2020 NBA playoffs in order to call attention…
Brophy students helping political candidates around the valley
By Max Tiffany ’21 THE ROUNDUP Students at Brophy have always been active in the local and global communities and there is almost no job that they cannot get done as a team. Brophy students working on political campaigns throughout Phoenix are a perfect representation of that in action. Eli Reed ’21 first heard about campaigns because all of his friends were on them. He started political work in August…
Changes made to Brophy Open House
By Thomas Haak ’23 THE ROUNDUP Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brophy Open House will still carry on in person and will be able to provide a first look at Brophy’s campus for 8th graders while maintaining the AMDG protocols. The Open House will take place on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, from noon to 4 p.m. “Brophy’s premier admission event is open to the public. In order to meet Brophy’s…
Flu season adds complications to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
By Ridge Peterson ’21 and Max Tiffany ’21 THE ROUNDUP There is no overstatement for the tragedies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that swept through the nation this year, and more concern is growing now that the flu season is starting to take its course.  While COVID-19 has been Brophy’s main area of concern for the past eight months, the upcoming flu season presents similar challenges due to the similarities…
Class cancelled on Election Day, students stay home
By George Anton ’21 and Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy is cancelling classes on Nov. 3 and is scheduling a Day of Democracy in its place. Robson Gymnasium also will be a polling location for Maricopa County on Election Day.  Students will also have the opportunity to participate in various democratic activities from home that day, or assist as clerks on campus and direct voters who show up. The…
Supreme court critical to future of country
By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP After the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court suddenly became a massive part of the 2020 election. The controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s appointment of Amy Coney Barrett has been a major part of the news cycle for weeks and will likely continue to be one for a while, regardless of the outcome.  And while the Supreme Court may seem incredibly distant…