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Brophy to close for remainder of semester amidst gubernatorial order
By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP Earlier today Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced the closures of all public schools for the remainder of the year due to COVID-19. In an email, Brophy Principal Mr. Bob Ryan stated that he would be meeting with the administration later today to discuss the closures and added that there would be a communication sent out to the whole community before the end of the…
Threat of closed border amidst pandemic worries migrants
Photo courtesy of Brophy College Preparatory | Migrants eat at a Kino Border Initiative dining hall By Harrison Cohen ’20 The ROUNDUP The threat of closure of Arizona’s border with Mexico due to COVID-19 is causing fear in migrants of either getting stuck in Arizona or Mexico. Despite the possible effects of a border closure on Arizonan immigrants, the Trump Administration is looking to turn away migrants along the border.…
Required Service Hours Create Positive Change in Student Life
Photo by Quentin Dunnigan ’22 | Mr. Rutt leads Spring LP students to their first reflection. By Quentin Dunnigan ’22 THE ROUNDUP At Brophy, countless service projects give students the opportunity to partake in community service in its many different forms. These experiences not only impact the communities that are visited by Brophy but also the students within Brophy. By visiting individuals in need, these circumstances seek to shape students…
Teachers discuss possibility of changing to block schedule
Photo by Adrian Munguia’22 | Mr. Tom Danforth dismisses his third period English class as the bell interrupts mid-lesson. By Adrian Munguia’22 The ROUNDUP Brophy is considering changing to a block schedule in the next few years to make educating the students more effective and most teachers agree. “This would be good for most classes as it would provide more time for projects” and “is more similar to college schedules”…
Radolinski’s Decades on Campus
Photo Illustration by Mark Rossbach ’21| Mr. Radolinski has been a member of the Brophy faculty for nearly 40 years and has witnessed the building of most of the major buildings on campus. By Mark Rossbach ’21 The ROUNDUP Mr. Radolinski has been on campus the longest out of any adult member in the community, starting his career at Brophy back in 1983 when it consisted of Brophy Chapel, Romley,…
Brophy seeks to better understand its past relationship with the Phoenix Indian School
Illustration by Victor Beck’20 | Depiction of the historical Indian School, located south of Brophy’s campus By Victor Beck’20 The ROUNDUP On Jan. 6, the day before students returned from winter break, the entire Brophy faculty went on a retreat to the Heard Museum and the Phoenix Indian School. In an email sent by Brophy Principal Mr. Bob Ryan to the faculty, the retreat was meant to highlight points of…
Canyonlands immersion trip offers students a new outlook on how water is used
Photo courtesy of Fr. Juan Pablo Murrufo del Toro | Mr. Cooper Davis ’10 gives students directions before heading out onto the river. Kaidan Linse ’20 THE ROUNDUP After every school year, for approximately 10 days, Mr. Cooper Davis ’10 leads a group of 20 Brophy students by canoe into the wilderness of Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah, a region known for its dramatic desert landscape carved out by…
Racial and economic inequality play major role in worldwide water crisis
Data collected and illustrated by Jacob Cross Mayhew ’20 and Nick Pecora ’21 By Harrison Cohen ’20 and Jacob Cross-Mayhew ’20 THE ROUNDUP   A recent report by the United States Water Alliance and human rights nonprofit, Dig Deep, stated that race is the strongest determinant in access to clean water in the U.S.   “More than two million Americans live without running water and basic indoor plumbing, and many…
Native Americans and the Water Crisis
Photo by Garret Van Wie ’22 | A Native American is starkly contrasted with a beautiful water background. By Garret Van Wie ’22 THE ROUNDUP 58 out of every 1,000 Native American households lack plumbing, compared with three out of every 1,000 white people. This in turn leads to higher rates of death, poverty and unemployment that disproportionately affect Native Americans. Thousands of years ago, the Akimel O’odham tribe, commonly…
Water-based Horror films
Photo provided by Wikimedia Commons | The main antagonist of the “Jaws” franchise, Bruce, swims toward the ocean surface on the 1975 “Jaws” book cover. By Will Gruwell ’21 THE ROUNDUP Throughout the past few decades, the entertainment industry has witnessed a significant increase in the production of horror films revolving around the ominous mystery of the vast ocean. The movie “Jaws” kicked off this trend in 1975, featuring a…