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O’Neill departs from Brophy after coaching through 12 consecutive state championships
Photo courtesy of Mr. Daren Brubaker | After 13 years of coaching Mr. Patrick O’Neill leaves Brophy with 12 state championships under his coaching. By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP At the end of the 2017-2018 school year, head swim coach and math teacher Mr. Patrick O’Neill, will finalize his last year at Brophy. According to Athletic Director Mr. Bill Woods, Mr. O’Neill’s departure was based on many factors…
Hittin’ the Hay: A Look at Student Sleep Habits and Patterns
Coffee, alarm clocks, calculus homework, badminton practice, morning commutes, temper-Pedics and Netflix all affect one thing: sleep. Even though freshmen health class teach that eight to ten hours of sleep are imperative, recent surveys show that the vast majority of the student body fails to acquire that amount. This edition, The Roundup examines how our habits and activities affect student sleep. The Hitting the Hay articles can be found by clicking…
Head football coach Molander steps aside after 13-year career, two state titles
Photo Courtesy of Mica Mulloy ’99 | Mr. Scooter Molander watches as the play unravels on the field. His 13-year career included two state championships. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP In late November, Mr. Scooter Molander decided to step aside from his role as Brophy’s varsity football head coach. “I’m a competitive person,” Mr. Molander said. “I’ve been around the game of football for every year except for one…
Sleep is being valued less, school extracurriculars more important
In a survey completed by Chris Agnone ’18 and Chris Stanek ’19, a majority of students report getting less than 8 hours of sleep per night. By Chris Agnone ’18  and Chris Stanek ’19 THE ROUNDUP The rigors of school and extracurriculars often interfere with a student’s sleep cycle which can be very detrimental to their physical and mental performance short and long term. Nationwide Children’s, adolescents need to get…
Energy drink availability increases likelihood of usage, dependence
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Noah Self ’18 drinks an energy drink before class on Monday, January 22nd. Students have become more dependent on caffeinated drinks to stay awake at school. By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Athletic trainer Mr. Chris White said that energy drinks and caffeinated beverages may cause students to have an increasing dependency with ever-decreasing returns. “Caffeine is a substance, a drug, that people develop…
Distance from school affects sleep patterns, school performance
Photo by Josh Spano ’18 | Commuters make their way towards the West Valley on December 1 2017 via the I-10. By Alex Kirshner ‘18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy has a diverse community of students coming from all different parts of the valley. The school’s campus, which is located in central Phoenix, lends itself this vision and leads to a wider variety of students enrolled. But, while Brophy may be centrally…
Beyond College Prep
At Brophy College Preparatory, everything we do is Ad Majorem Dei Gloriem, for the greater glory of God. Whether students are painting a portrait, participating in a retreat, traveling to Haiti or writing an analytical essay, this Ignatian ideal is at the forefront of both our personal formation and preparation for college. The edition, The Roundup examines the ways in which Brophy prepares students for college, but, more importantly, to discover…
White’s assistants bring valuable help day-to-day
Photo by Edwin Perez ‘18| Ethan Mena’18 works on the Bod Pod during lunch as atheltes get ready to use it. Mena is one of Mr.White’s student assistants and runs the Bod Pod testing, which is one of the duties as a student assistant. By Edwin Perez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Chris White has many duties on campus that he can’t manage by himself—enter his assistants. Mr. White is the…
Lopez excels at portraits, leads Best Buddies
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores’19 | Ceaser Lopez ’18 paints a profile on a singer which he admires on Monday Oct. 9, 2017 in Eller 218. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Cesar Lopez ’18 has been involved in Brophy’s art program for three years, and Ms. Deb Cronin said that not only is he one of her best students, but is also incredibly generous and passionate. “I think he is…
Admissions from Arizona a mixed bag, varies from case-to-case basis
Photo taken from Sabino Counseling | Arizona universities all compiled on a list to show all universities offered in AZ. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP One possible sentiment among college applicants from Arizona is that their personal residency could be advantageous towards gaining admission to out-of-state universities. However, Ms. Megan Ederly said that college applications are a lot more complicated than that, with a variety of factors playing into…