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…
Phoenix artists express themselves on the canal
The Phoenix Mural Festival was an art event spanning from Feb. 3 to March 6 to paint neighborhoods and shop walls facing the Phoenix Grand Canal. These murals were painted from 7th Street to 15th Avenue along the canal and were created by both local artists from the group Love Fights Back and the Chicago-based art group Paint the City. The project was intended to give artists a space to…
Teams adapt to gym restrictions in the Dutch
Thomas Haak ’23 The Roundup With the rule changes made to The Dutch, no students except PE classes and sports teams have been able to work out and this will likely last for the remainder of the year.  The teams that are allowed to use The Dutch are football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, wrestling and tennis. Teams that are often working out in The Dutch have been affected by these rule…
Teen Lifeline hotline available on the back of Brophy, 200 other high school student ID’s
By David Albelais ‘22 The Roundup “Teen Lifeline, how may I assist you today?”, says the volunteer of Teen Lifeline. Brophy students, along with many other schools, have  a phone number on the back of their school IDs every year. This is the number of Teen Suicide Hotline placed by the Teen Lifeline Organization. “Teen Lifeline has their number on the back of around 200 different schools around the state…
College applications bring seniors stress
By Sergio Arvizu-Rivera ’23 THE ROUNDUP  A typical Brophy student is often prepared for the college application process to begin as they enter senior year with the help of their counselor, but the stress of such an important moment in their lives often leads to anxiety.  Charles Cobb ’21 applied to 18 colleges, including Brown and the University of Michigan.  “[The] most worrying about the college applications is most definitely…
Students use art to create an escape from the school day
By Jude Unrein ’23 Sergio Arvizu-Rivera ’23 THE ROUNDUP COVID-19 cases have continued to skyrocket since March of 2020, shutting down schools, businesses and most social events in its wake.  With the continuing closures of social events and precautionary quarantines, art has grown in the form of an outlet for many students. Reilly Blake ’23 is a Brophy student who has taken Mixed Media as well as 2D studio art…
Flores brings rich basketball background to Brophy
By Nicholas Williams ’21 Brophy teacher Mr. Ivan Flores has quite the unique basketball history prior to his arrival at Brophy in 2018. Mr. Flores grew up in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the northern coastal valley. It has a population of approximately 208,000. He started playing basketball at the age of 8 years old when a friend wanted him to play with him on…
Shot clock necessary for high school basketball
Augie Walters ’21 THE ROUNDUP The high school basketball season this year may look different than ever, due to the ruling from the Arizona Interscholastic Association to continue winter sports with athletes wearing masks during competitions and extremely limited attendance. While all of these changes may be new for the Brophy basketball team, the high school players will still be playing without a shot clock. The shot clock is a…
Brophy finishes the first-ever hybrid semester
By Nick Zalle ’23 THE ROUNDUP  Brophy announced that they would be offering classes online for the first time on Friday, March 13. This announcement was unprecedented, but after offering a year of classes online, Brophy has proven that this could be the new normal. During these unprecedented times, Brophy has been forced to adapt to new normal and allow students to not only observe class from the safety of…