Roundup

Feature Package: Phoenix City Limits
Graphic by Bryce Owen ’17  In 1928, a Jesuit high school sprouted from an arid patch of dirt not of a young downtown Phoenix. Since then, Brophy and Phoenix have matured together. Brophy students conduct complex projects at research institutions, fundraise for local hospitals, frequent Valley golf courses and perform at local theaters. This edition, The Roundup explores the unique ways Brophy students are taking advantage of Phoenix’s many opportunities and…
Video: Awaken Coffee sets up shop at Brophy
Video by Camden Andl ’19 and Spencer Inglett ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy grads Harrison Bowers ’11 and Tyler Christensen ’11created their own coffee company in 2016, and will be selling their brew around the Brophy campus for the rest of the school year.
Future Physicians largely student-run, appeals to students seeking remedial career
By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP During lunch break on Thursday, a group of motivated students meet in Piper 221 to discuss the latest news in medicine. “I’ve been the moderator for Future Physicians pretty much my whole tenure here,” said Mr. Patrick Kolb. “So, I’d say about eight to nine years.” “Mrs. [Cheryl] Lenox started off with the club and I joined her,” he added. “Eventually, she drew away…
Citizens must take action, state Legislature overlooked as outlet
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP As I was reviewing some concepts for the Advanced Placement United States History exam this May, there was a line in my test prep book that resonated with me: “The Founding Fathers understood such a system to have hope of success only when the citizenry was moral and responsible.” While I’m not going blame Americans for being immoral and irresponsible, I do think that…
Dunnion leaves lasting impact on students, builds tradition
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Ms. Dunnion, a long time teacher at Brophy, poses in front of  props from her theater productions from Brophy and Xavier. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Mrs. Dorothy Dunnion has been a part of the Brophy faculty for 26 years and has served in a variety of roles from theater director to English teacher to the head of student activities. Mrs. Dunnion said that she…
Senior Duffy grateful for bringing happiness as ‘the Bronco’
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen ’17 | Brendan Duffy ’17 poses in the Brophy Bronco costume March 14.  By Ibu Oluyi ’17 & Manuel Mata-Flores ‘19 THE ROUNDUP At most athletic events, the Bronco, the school’s mascot, is seen on the sideline jumping, dancing and trying to excite the crowd. The mascot is seen by virtually everyone, yet few know who is behind the mask. For the past four years,…
Drake’s ‘More Life’ is experimental, diverse
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | Drake performs during the Summer Sixteen tour at United Center on Oct. 5, 2016, in Chicago. ‘More Life’ by Drake 6.5 out of 10 By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP Drake’s new release “More Life” exceeded the expectations of many, including myself, but still has room for improvement. I am not normally a fan of Drake, and I was not impressed with his…
Surf club provides communal outlet for both amateurs, hardcore surfers
Photo by Manny Mata-Flores ’19 | Members of the surf club meet in Mr. Austin Pidgeon ’08’s room to discuss and watch professional surf runs. The surf club offers a unique perspective to a sport that is found outside of the Arizona desert. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP While surfing may a be a sport that’s popularity has been traditionally confined to places with access to the ocean like…
Student behavior at Mass inappropriate, detrimental to experience
By Hayden Welty ’17 THE ROUNDUP The Issue: Some students are disruptive and rude during Mass. Our Stance: Students need to be respectful during Mass and of the hard work of the OFJ. The actions of some students during recent Masses are inappropriate and hinder an otherwise enjoyable communal celebration. Mass is an integral part of our Brophy community and brings all of us together in united participation. Unfortunately, the…
Feature Package: How this Place Works?
Graphic by Bryce Owen ’17 Early each morning, just as the sun begins to rise, and far before the first carpool arrives in the North lot, the gates of Brophy are unlocked. Hours later, after classes have been taught, lunches eaten and games played, those same gates will shut for the night. Many of the things that go on between the opening and closing of these gates are obvious to…