Alex Kirshner

Soto engineers ‘Stop the Stigma’ campaign
By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Engineered by Freddy Soto ’18, the Stop the Stigma campaign is presenting the Brophy community a week of advocacy, including presentations at lunch and a prayer service. Soto said that the purpose of the movement is to allow kids the opportunity to come and talk about how they truly feel when no one is around. “Too often, we tend to suffer in silence when…
Senior Fletcher awarded Flinn scholarship, plans to study at ASU Barrett
Photo by Edwin Perez ‘18| Griffin Fletcher ’18 poses for a photo with letters of Flinn scholarship in his hand. Fletcher won the Flinn scholarship award which awards a student a scholarship to any AZ university. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Every year, the Flinn Scholarship is awarded to 20 Arizona high school seniors. Benefits of the merit-based award include fully paid tuition at an Arizona public university, along…
Coaches, training staff prioritize concussions, students must self report
Photo by Hunter Franklin, ’19 | Brophy’s football team kneels as their injured quarterback, Noah Gonzales ’18, is looked over by Brophy’s physical trainers in a high school football game against Desert Vista Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Phoenix. Desert Vista defeated Brophy 17-14. By Spencer Inglett ’19 & Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP While the risk of concussions is visible in every sport, football and the sport’s hard hits…
“Hypebeast” culture impedes on individuality
Illustration by Camden Andl ’19 | A hypebeast stands atop a pile of clothes, sporting many popular hypebeast brands. By Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP The word hypebeast is a slang term to describe someone who obsessively purchases products and releases from “hyped” brands. Hypebeasts often do not care what an article of clothing looks like, as long as the “hyped” brand’s logo is clearly shown. Many spend unnecessarily large…
Football program hires former NFL quarterback, seeks revival
Photo by Edwin Perez ’18 | Jon Kitna was hired as the new coach and was introduced to coaches, players and faculty members for the first time on Feb. 19. By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy announced the hiring of new head football coach Mr. Jon Kitna on February 15th. Kitna played in the NFL for 16 years and recently coached at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington. Athletic…
Ribakare named Man of the Year
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Sebastien Ribakare ’18 (right) converses with a fellow student outside of the Brophy Student Activity Center. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP It is easier to list what Sebastien Ribakare ’18 is not involved in than to say what he is, but his friends and teachers say Ribakare’s disdain for the spotlight is what makes him most honorable. Despite being involved in Big Brothers,…
Rascon uses artistic ability to promote campus advocacy and culture
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores’19| Saul Rascon’19 talks to Charels Gbekia’19 about student council taken on Friday April 13th, 2018. By Victor Beck’ 20 THE ROUNDUP Saul Rascon Salazar ’19 has been a continuous student leader in the Brophy community since his freshman year. He is apart of numerous clubs such as Brophy Advocacy Club, Brophy Culture Project, Photo/Video club and Student Council. He contributes his gifts of design and photography…
OPINIONS: Abortion too often forgotten in advocacy efforts
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Advocacy efforts on campus this year have included remarkable, student-led campaigns to protect DREAMers (undocumented minors), condemn gun violence and promote mental health awareness. Students have also participated in the Civil Rights March on Martin Luther King Holiday, the Women’s March, the March for Life and the March for Our Lives against gun violence. Student advocacy is truly comprehensive and covers a wide array…
OPINIONS: Efficacy vs Advocacy
By Mike Niezgodzki ’18 THE ROUNDUP How can we determine when enough is enough? When is too much promotion a bad thing? These are all questions we need to consider we discussing efficacy and advocacy. According to Merriam-Webster, advocacy is the process of supporting a cause or proposal the act or process of advocating something. On the other hand, efficacy is the process to create power and effect. These two…
Looking back on the monster legacy of Elton John
Photo Courtesy of Chicago Tribune| Elton John performs “Tiny Dancer” at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP As Elton John’s career is coming to a close, it’s time to look back on the legacy he is leaving behind. Elton John has just recently announced his retirement after a final three-year-long worldwide tour. Elton John…