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Red Army rebranded as The Stampede
By Sergio Arvizu-Rivera ’23 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Pete Burr ’07 has been working hard since March of 2020 in order to rebrand The Red Army as The Stampede in light of The Red Army possibly carrying negative connotations.  The Brophy community has been known as The Red Army for over eight years, a name that was brought back by the then Director of Activities Mr. Tony Oldani back in 2012. …
Brophy gets creative in order to keep ACT, SAT safe
By Jude Unrein ’23 THE ROUNDUP Brophy staff members are making changes to the way the ACT and SAT  will be taken in order to keep testing as safe and available as possible. Some of these changes include increasing the number of testing rooms to decrease the number of students in one room, having desks spread at a distance of at least 6 feet and spraying down desks after every…
Brophy works to actualize long-term anti-racist commitment
By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP This past summer, the nation experienced bouts of civil unrest and protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd, one of the latest in a number of highly-publicized incidents of police brutality and killings of unarmed Black citizens.  Floyd’s death influenced pervasive shifts throughout America’s landscape. Corporations have issued statements. Politicians have taken sides. Even schools aren’t immune from the implications of this moment.…
8th hour brings scheduling challenges amongst clubs
By Sergio Arvizu-Rivera ’23 THE ROUNDUP With the new AMDG protocols put into place and split lunches enforced, students and staff are working hard to adapt 8th hour into their daily routine.  In the weeks before students returned to school, Brophy announced a new set of AMDG protocols concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.  The AMDG protocols said that lunch would be split into two seperate groups. This brought a new challenge…
Advocacy Club builds community, promotes conversation on online platforms
By Nathan Wise ’21 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy/Xavier Advocacy Club has expanded its community-building efforts online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As the uncertainty of the pandemic brought about difficulties to continue its collaborative efforts of raising awareness in marginalized communities, the student-led group created an Instagram account to resume its advocacy efforts digitally.  Biplove Baral ’21, tasked with sharing posts on Instagram, explained how the club has…
Sun Corridor becomes Brophy’s new internet service provider
By Xander Welty THE ROUNDUP At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, Brophy’s contract with its old internet provider ended which meant we had to find a new internet provider. The winner of the bid to be Brophy’s new internet provider was a company called Sun Corridor. Mr. Mica Mulloy ’99, the assistant principal for technology, explained that, “We get our internet connection using a federal discount program called…
Brophy making changes to retreats over safety concerns
 By Mark Rossbach ’21 and Jude Unrein ’23   THE ROUNDUP Given the group health restraints that come with living in a pandemic, retreats, a major part of Brophy formation and community, have had to adapt to ensure the safety of students and staff.  Some of these adaptations include reducing the number of retreatants, changing the location of some retreats to on campus, and limiting overnight retreats. Normally, the swim team…
Brophy makes anti-racist commitment
By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP The purpose of these sessions was to listen and learn some of the realities facing these Brophy communities in order to see how Brophy as an institution could serve as agents of education and change.  Brophy has expressed that this is not a new mission, so much as an evolution of an existing one. Starting around 20 years ago, Brophy identified a need for…
CubeSat team expands school mission to space
By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy CubeSat Team is eyeing a 2022 satellite launch into low Earth orbit with a goal of predicting the location of future valley fever cases. The team, which is spearheaded by Cole Cicora ’21, John Cole Lomax ’21 and Sam Barr ’23 in addition to Head Mentor and Brophy Assistant Principal of Technology Mr. Mica Mulloy ’99, hopes to measure dust levels and…
Football enters phase 3, set to play October
THE ROUNDUPBy George Anton ’21 The moment that school shut down last March, the conversation began as to how and when athletics would be able to return. Since then, Brophy has pieced together a three-phased approach to bring athletes back to practice and competition. Phase one began with athletes practicing in groups less than 10, spaced out and without equipment. Phase two permits athletes to congregate in groups less than…