Teachers and students race for Foundation for Blind Children
Augie Walters ’21 THE ROUNDUP What started as just Kyle Tran ’21 putting up posters to see who would help with the Foundation for Blind Children’s March for Sight eventually turned into a group of twelve teachers racing at the Brophy Sports Complex in order to help out the charity. This all began with Tran’s involvement in the Romero Program which led him to work with the Foundation for the…
Death, Taxes, and Discussing Cancel Culture
By Griffin Winter ’21 THE ROUNDUP The topic of cancel culture has become an everyday talking point at Brophy over the past year, both in and out of the classroom. Unfortunately, cancel culture has become too widespread as a talking point across the United States and is a distraction from real issues plaguing the country. We, as a student body, have talked about cancel culture persistently, but we need to…
What did Brophy’s 2021 Virtual Summit do better?
By: Owen Wong ’23 THE ROUNDUP Due to COVID-19, Brophy’s 2021 Summit on Human Dignity was held under a virtual format this year. Was the virtual experience the same, or even better than the normal, physical format? Yes, the Summit might indeed have not had the same type of impact for some people this year, without speakers coming to campus to talk to the whole student body. But with the…
Kairos stresses bring about change
John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP Anthony Runfola ’21 has attempted to secure a spot on a Kairos retreat since the very first one that was offered in October, but due to limited numbers of participants and extracurricular priorities, Kairos has begun to look like less of a reality. Many seniors are facing similar problems since COVID has promptly changed how Kairos, a retreat that is considered a culminating experience for…
Bronco sports year in review
Augie Walters ’21 THE ROUNDUP Baseball: The baseball season was cancelled last year after the Varsity team defeated Desert Vista to give themselves a 4-4 record. Looking for vengeance, the Broncos bring 12 seniors into the 2020-21 season to try and make a run at the State Championship this spring after a year dealing with COVID protocols. Football: The football season was able to take place during the peak of…
Trickle and Sweetman place in wrestling State Championships
By Ridge Peterson ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy wrestling concludes their season by sending two wrestlers to the Arizona State Championships, placing third and fourth in their respective divisions. Ty Trickle ’24 defeated competitors from Marana and Mountain Ridge but later lost to Chandler’s four-time State champion Zach Espalin. Trickle went on to place fourth in the state in the 126-pound division.  The other Bronco competitor at the State Championship, David…
Brophy album from 1960s rediscovered
By Jude Unrein ’23 The Roundup You remove a record from its sleeve and blow off the dust. You put it on your record player and switch it on.  The record starts spinning and the needle touches the vinyl. A folky, surf pop-sounding song starts playing from the speakers; however, the lyrics are heading in another direction. This is no other than “It’s a Brand New Day,” an album of…
Future for AMDG Protocols remains undecided
John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP As the school year wraps up, wearing masks and cleaning desks has become normal for students, but what will “normal” look like next year at Brophy? Questions have arisen as to what the future for AMDG protocols will look like, especially since more and more students have the ability to and are getting vaccinated. Principal Mr. Bob Ryan explained that AMDG protocols have been constantly…