Brophy’s vaccination enforcement is the safest way to stay in school
By Alex Gross ‘24 THE ROUNDUP   Enforcement of a vaccination and testing program is the only way to ensure that we stay on campus with every student being healthy and safe. COVID-19 has caused Brophy to make some drastic changes, but these strict protocols allowed us to have in-person classes almost all of last year and into the beginning of this school year.    By working alongside and consulting…
Why Brophy’s grading scale is your friend and not foe
By Renzo Moran ’24 THE ROUNDUP Brophy has a weird high school grading scale. It’s the same as almost all colleges in the country but is set apart from other high schools in Arizona.    Schools like Xavier, Pinnacle, and La Joya Community High schools all award A’s for scores of 90 and above, while schools like Notre Dame Prep and Brophy use a 93 and above system.   I…
Mr. Ian Hunthausen ’03 brings talents back to where they sprouted
By John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP     Performing on a national tour in Bend, Indiana, Mr. Ian Hunthausen ’03 arrives at a shady location with some questionable people after he and his band were invited to perform for another party the day after their venue.   This turned out to be one of Mr. Hunthausen’s most memorable moments from his two national tours. “It was kind of one of those…
Students react to Suns’ memorable playoff run
Harrison Simmons ‘22 THE ROUNDUP   The eardrums of Carter Smith ‘22 felt completely overwhelmed by the noise in the arena while John Schumacher ‘22 was screaming, “oh my God,” in utter disbelief after Deandre Ayton’s game-winning “Valley-oop.”   This moment to win Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals was made possible after the Phoenix Suns made the NBA playoffs for the first time since the 2009-10 NBA season. …
4 football players commit to Division 1 schools
By Ian O’Riley ’24 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy Varsity Football Team is in the beginning of one of its most competitive years. The team is very promising, and there is a lot of potential for this year to be special, says Head Varsity Football Coach Mr. Jason Jewell.   In 2021, the team produced 44 high-quality football players in the senior class, 11 of which have received 4-year college…
The Corral removes plastic bottles from menu
Jack Kyle ’24 THE ROUNDUP   Gatorade bottles, plastic bottles, and  are all products that were available in the Corral in the past that have been removed since the end of the 2020 school year. Plastic Gatorade bottles have been replaced with smaller, metal Gatorade cans that have a similar appearance to vintage cans from the 1990s. Blue aluminum water bottles sold in the cafeteria are now a common sight…
Mr. Johnson inside of his new office located in Loyola Hall.
Brophy takes new efforts to create restorative justice on campus
By Jude Unrein ’23 THE ROUNDUP   At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, Brophy employed an assistant dean, Mr. Brian Johnson.    The reason for not only creating this position, but hiring Mr. Johnson in particular, was to “Support students in their formation in a way that falls outside the lines of discipline or punitive consequences,”  said Dean Austin Pidgeon ’08.    Brophy also wants to offer more…
COVID-19 policies spark conversations within the Brophy community
By Joshua Hori ’24 THE ROUNDUP Principal Mr. Bob Ryan published a new document with the COVID-19 policies for this year on August 10. New major changes, such as masks and vaccination mandates, have been received with both praise and controversy by students and parents alike.    A major controversy between parents and the Brophy faculty about Brophy’s new COVID-19 guidelines occurred when an accumulation of arguments against the policies,…
Looking back: Loyola after a decade
By Owen Wong ’23 THE ROUNDUP   Loyola Academy, established in 2011, is an academic program for boys entering 6th grade who show academic promise. The program is a three-year college preparatory middle school charged at no cost for families that have verified financial needs. Even after a whole decade of education, the school continues to grow, accepting new classes of students every year.    Ms. Kendra Krause, the head…
Brophy rolls out an updated hair policy for 2021-22 school year
By Nick Zalle ’23 THE ROUNDUP There have been a few updates to the student-parent handbook, on the Brophy campus. One of the biggest changes that we have seen has been regarding the policy on hair, and how students are allowed to wear it around campus. In years past, the handbook has stated: “Hair must be cut above the collar in the back and above the eyebrows in the front…