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Phoenix artists express themselves on the canal
The Phoenix Mural Festival was an art event spanning from Feb. 3 to March 6 to paint neighborhoods and shop walls facing the Phoenix Grand Canal. These murals were painted from 7th Street to 15th Avenue along the canal and were created by both local artists from the group Love Fights Back and the Chicago-based art group Paint the City. The project was intended to give artists a space to…
Teen Lifeline hotline available on the back of Brophy, 200 other high school student ID’s
By David Albelais ‘22 The Roundup “Teen Lifeline, how may I assist you today?”, says the volunteer of Teen Lifeline. Brophy students, along with many other schools, have  a phone number on the back of their school IDs every year. This is the number of Teen Suicide Hotline placed by the Teen Lifeline Organization. “Teen Lifeline has their number on the back of around 200 different schools around the state…
College applications bring seniors stress
By Sergio Arvizu-Rivera ’23 THE ROUNDUP  A typical Brophy student is often prepared for the college application process to begin as they enter senior year with the help of their counselor, but the stress of such an important moment in their lives often leads to anxiety.  Charles Cobb ’21 applied to 18 colleges, including Brown and the University of Michigan.  “[The] most worrying about the college applications is most definitely…
Brophy finishes the first-ever hybrid semester
By Nick Zalle ’23 THE ROUNDUP  Brophy announced that they would be offering classes online for the first time on Friday, March 13. This announcement was unprecedented, but after offering a year of classes online, Brophy has proven that this could be the new normal. During these unprecedented times, Brophy has been forced to adapt to new normal and allow students to not only observe class from the safety of…
Brophy Olympics kicks off with first events
By John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy Olympics began with its first event on Oct. 28 and students, as well as faculty, already have high hopes and expectations for the year long competition. Thus far, the Brophy Olympics has hosted multiple events, including the rock paper scissors tournament, counting the Skittles, and the filling of food boxes for the 2020 Turkey drive.  “I think we have grown into a…
COVID prompts budget changes, school prioritizes safety
By John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy community came into the 2020-2021 school year with high hopes, but the expense to return back to school safely meant that sacrifices had to be made to make it possible.  One project that was put on hold was Mr. Cooper Davis’s ’10 plan to get Brophy to convert to solar power and find different funding resources in order to pay for them.…
Michael’s moves out, The Corral is reinstated
By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP On Nov. 9, M Culinary Concepts, known on campus as Michael’s, left Brophy after providing the main food service on campus for 14 years. The Corral, the school’s original food service, has been reborn to offer students more food options for affordable prices.  The change began when students came back to campus this Fall. In line with the school’s AMDG protocols, the Facilities Department…
STUCO turns virtual for student interaction
By Augie Walters ’21 THE ROUNDUP In a school year where social gatherings have had to be eliminated from the typical curriculum of bringing the Brophy student body together, the Student Council has had to adjust their activities to become more socially distant. The council normally prides themselves on creating special sceneries and a vibrant atmosphere for dances like Homecoming with more than two thousand students. “Student council is appointed…
Damaso’s connections with English websites benefiting students
By Augie Walters ’21 THE ROUNDUP Everyone who has been a part of Mr. John Damaso’s ’97 AP English Language class in the past few years has used Membean to help improve vocabulary in their everyday lives. Now, at the same time, Mr. Damaso is implementing a new website into class discussions called Parlay which cultivates participation in class discussion to help stimulate the learning of all. He has been…
Studio Art class paints democracy-themed mural in Quiet Room
By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP The AP Studio Art class, along with faculty members Mr. Cooper Davis ’10 and Mr. Marc Kelly ’86, have begun painting a mural in the Quiet Room located off the Steele Activities Center. The mural, which is being painted as part of Brophy’s Day of Democracy, heavily features the colors red, white, and blue along with the phrase “WE THE PEOPLE” written in large…