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Brophy Esports are “dropping in” to upcoming Fortnite PlayVS tournament
By Ransom Kaul THE ROUNDUP      Get your gamer chairs and PCs ready, because Brophy’s upcoming Fortnite Intramurals are already here! Beginning in early October, three teams, coached by Ms. Shawna Khan and Mr. Kyle McCoy, have been representing Brophy in a PlayVS-run Fortnite tournament for a chance to compete on the national stage.       With matches already underway, sign-ups are closed, but fans of Brophy esports can still support their team…
Student Council’s class life and mascot
By Max Tiffany ’21 THE ROUNDUP It is hard to forget the first time going to a Brophy game for any sport. No matter what the sport or event may be, it is obvious that planning goes into these events, and that there is a group that leads in the planning. One two-year member of this group, known as Student Council, Tyler Mlecko ’21, is a contributor to the class…
Theatre for Social Change inspires change through the arts
By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s Theatre for Social Change, helmed by student leaders Jackson Bernreuter ’21 and Steven Watson ’21 alongside faculty moderator Ms. Carolyn Wright, is set to begin its second year of work on Brophy’s campus. The club, which was formed last year by Ryan Breuer ’20 with the help of Ms. Wright, is composed of individuals who have a genuine drive to inspire change and…
Brophy Theater Adjusting to COVID Restrictions
By Thomas Haak ’23 COVID-19 has drastically changed sports, normal life and fine arts. Many elements of music and theater are not possible if one wears a mask, so Brophy theater has changed dramatically. Brophy theater has taken a different approach, not requiring masks while the plays are going on, but requiring masks at all other times.  “We are going to follow the sports’ guidelines if there are scenes where…
Column: Jackson’s Favorite Things
A Quirky Start to the School Year Back to school: the magical time when Walmart becomes a battlefield, siblings cry over the number of crayons in their box compared to that of Aubrey F. and the first day of school brings about the climactic ending to a summer which was essentially one long Tuesday. This year, I will be channeling my inner Oprah in order to give you a comprehensive…
How Brophy Students Use Disney Plus
By Thomas Haak ’23 The Roundup Disney Plus, a popular streaming platform that holds almost everything Disney has produced, has been very popular at Brophy, with a successful economic year. Disney Plus is popular with students at Brophy such as Charles Clarke ’23 who watches Disney Plus very often because he “likes Marvel and Star Wars Movies.” He uses Disney Plus to watch TV shows or movies about 1-2 times…
Pac-12 postpone college football over COVID-19 worries
By John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP Around this time, University of Arizona and Arizona State fans would be bickering at each other, tailgating before games, and getting ready for a new college football season, but after the Pac-12 decided to postpone their season, this won’t happen for a while. On Aug. 11, the Pac-12 conference presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to postpone their fall football season after consulting with athletic…
Local journalism critical to communities, needs support
By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP Local publications have been going out of business at an alarming rate. A report by Penelope Abernathy, a professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill explained that 2,000 publications had gone away in the past fifteen years. This is almost one fourth of the 9,000 that existed before the sharp downturn. Unfortunately, the decline in local newspapers has left many communities vulnerable. The…
Students play a crucial role in the slowing the spread of COVID-19
By Nick Zalle ’23 THE ROUNDUP For a high school student in 2020, COVID-19 has become the center of attention on and off-campus, and for good reason. This pandemic has swept the nation, preventing students and teachers alike from being together in person. We as students have a very important role in the prevention of a COVID-19 outbreak here at Brophy. As students, it is our job to keep the…
Arizona’s strong comeback from COVID-19
William Gruwell ’21 THE ROUNDUP As the world continues to struggle with containing the outbreak of COVID-19, the United States in particular has been under fire for an inadequate response to halt the nation. Arizona, under Governor Doug Ducey, has remained one of the least restrictive states in the country with limited mask laws mandated and minimal closure of businesses state-wide.  Ducey, who is serving his second term, has faced…