In the Newsroom

Roundup named best in state 2nd year in a row
Roundup staff also earns 1st place for Online General Excellence, 29 additional awards  The Arizona Newspapers Association named The Roundup the “Best High School Newspaper” in Arizona for the second year in a row. The ANA announced the award, co-sponsored by Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors, as part of it’s annual Better Newspapers Contest Sept. 29. The Roundup was also the 2011 winner. Along with this honor, The Roundup recently…
Football season creates busy newsroom too
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 MANAGING EDITOR 3…2…1… The buzzer sounds and the game ends For one school, it’s the sound of a vic tory. For another school, it’s the sound of a heartbreaking defeat. But for journalists and photographers, it’s a reminder that they need to race to the field to get interviews, pull together stats and edit their best photos from the night. There is more than meets…
Roundup takes home 22 journalism awards
The Roundup recently earned 22 journalism awards from the Arizona Scholastic Press Association. The AIPA gave the honors at its Spring Awards Reception Thursday, May 3 at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Awards were for work during the first semester of the year, which included the October, November and December editions of The Roundup. Students earned either honorable mention, excellent or superior ratings. Second semester…
‘Bronco Beat’ music coverage debuts on Roundup website

By Julian De Ocampo ’13

In a 2005 essay published in Scotland’s The Sunday Herald, the great late author Kurt Vonnegut once wrote, “No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.”

We here at The Roundup recognize that while events like the Occupy Protests or school drama are unfolding, the music will always be, as Vonnegut said, wonderful. That’s why we’re happy to unveil the expansion of our music coverage into “The Bronco Beat.”

Roundup launches redesigned website, second semester plans to follow

By Julian De Ocampo ’13

After being named the “Best High School Newspaper” in the state from the Arizona Newspaper Association, we here at The Roundup opened the new semester with the overhaul of our website at and a number of upcoming plans are on the way.

The site was redesigned to show a variety of articles from each section, including a new features box that allows five different articles to be featured on the website’s front page.

Roundup named ‘Best High School Newspaper’ in Arizona

The Arizona Newspapers Association and named The Roundup the “Best High School Newspaper” in the state at their annual awards reception Oct. 15.

The Roundup earned the first place recognition in the High School Newspaper/Large School Division category. The professional contest was sponsored by the ANA and the Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors.

The Roundup wins two national awards

By Alex Stanley ’12
THE ROUNDUP/Co-Editor in Chief

The Roundup is the recipient of two National Scholastic Press Association awards in the organization’s 2011 contest.

Rohan Andresen ’12 won honorable mention for Page One Design in the April edition, placing within the top nine in the country.

The staff also claimed honorable mention for the “Soul of Brophy” multimedia package, one of 10 in the country that received an award.

The Roundup earns 30 new journalism awards

The staff of Brophy’s student newspaper, The Roundup, recently earned a total of 30 separate scholastic journalism awards.

On Thursday, April 28 next year’s Co Editors in Chief Ian Beck ’12 and Alex Stanley ’12, along with adviser Mr. Mica Mulloy ’99, attended the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association’s spring awards receptions at the ASU Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Journalism I brings fresh faces, fresher style to newsroom

By Joe Skoog ’13

For the students in Mr. Mica Mulloy’s ’99 Journalism I class, things can seem quite daunting.

Introduction to the writing styles of journalism is a new experience for many, and there are a lot of pressures that spawn from the “hit the ground running” mentality that The Roundup has.

The Roundup staff consists of two groups of students that meet during the same class period. First year students make up the Journalism I class and second year students make up the Photojournalism course.

Anonymous letter to the editor concerning

By Eric Villanueva ’11

The Roundup recently received an anonymous letter to the editor about the behavior of several Brophy students at a restaurant one afternoon.

For reasons outlined in our Commenting Policy, we were unable to publish the letter online or in the monthly print edition.

We do not publish anonymous letters because we require the author’s information to verify all information in the letter. We do so to make sure the letter is truthful and objective.