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Administration addresses meme culture
Photo Illustration by Victor Beck ’20 and Mark Rossbach ’21 | Students face the daily choice of how they interact with the media and the ways in which they use it. Much of what they do creates a digital footprint that can be traced. By Ryan Loo ’21 and Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s administration is planning an all-school assembly in January in addition to more programming in the…
Howard continues journalism at ASU, breaks national story
By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP How has doing Journalism at Brophy and continuing that at ASU shaped you and enabled you to do what you did with the Volker story? “Brophy played a large part in my love for Journalism. Mr. [Mica] Mulloy ’99 was the advisor at the time when was at The Roundup but he always encouraged us to pursue stories that were very important even if…
How Your Digital Footprint Affects Future College Applications
Photo by Oran Viriyincy, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 | There are many factors that determine the outcome of college admissions, including the social media trace left by students. By Nicholas Williams ’21 THE ROUNDUP Students’ social media activity could potentially get in the way of attending their dream school. Social media is a resourceful and fun way to connect with people, especially if the person trying to be reached…
Music tells cultural stories and histories, heals
Photo by Mark Rossbach ‘21| Dethie Sarr ‘Pape’ Diouf teaches students how to play the Sabar drums in the Black Box Theater. We often think of music as a simple form of entertainment — a mere harmonization of vocals and instruments to express emotions. However, music has the potential to be so much more than that. For some, music connects people to a culture, a history. Music captures not only…
New to Brophy, Mr. Jason Svedin Joins the Math and Science Departments
Photo by Quentin Dunnigan ’22 | Mr. Jason Svedin in his Physics Classroom By Quentin Dunnigan ’22 THE ROUNDUP Teaching both Honors Algebra 2 and Physics, Mr. Jason Svedin has come to Brophy, ready to continue his teaching career at the school. Coming from four years of prior teaching experience, Mr. Svedin joins the existing faculty at Brophy, teaching his many math and science students. Prior to teaching at Brophy,…
High school bans backpacks
Photo illustration by Ridge Peterson ’21 | Students wearing backpacks like these can soon be considered a threat on high school campuses across the country. By Will Gruwell ’21 THE ROUNDUP Local Arizona high school is banning backpacks on campus following a long lockdown after an apparent gun threat that occurred on Oct. 9, 2019 at Douglas High School. There was an anonymous alert for a school shooting threat, endangering…
The Importance of Online Safety in the Digital World
Photo courtesy of lyncconf.com | Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are among the most popular iOS apps that teens use in 2019, however, potential problems may arise. By Kaidan Linse ’20 THE ROUNDUP A recent case in Tempe, Arizona serves as a warning as to what can happen if teens are not careful in the digital world. Steven Anthony Spoon, a 34-year-old man, posed as a girl on Snapchat, a popular…
Benefits of flipped classrooms outweigh potential drawbacks
Photo by Nick Pecora ’21 | A student works through practice problems while Mr. Doug Cox gives a supplemental lecture in his Pre-Calculus class on Nov. 7, 2019. These problems would be completed as homework in a traditional classroom setting. By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP A recent study has shown that the “flipped classroom” method is not only popular among students but allows them to learn more successfully as…
Sustainability takes hold on campus through Velocity Club, trash audit
Photo by Harrison Cohen ’20 | Velocity Club displays Brophy’s trash from Oct. 7, 2019, in the Octagon. By Harrison Cohen ’20 and Ryan Middlemist ’20 THE ROUNDUP Brophy has been making varied sustainability efforts, with examples of awareness posters about plastic bottles, green stickers reminding students about their impact on the environment when using paper towels and resource conservation programs. Most recently, the Velocity Club has taken action by…
Mr. Gonzales leaves Jesuit order after eights years of formation
Photo by Victor Beck ’20 | Mr. Gonzales talks with Mr. Rutt about future plans with Advocacy club in front of Brophy chapel By Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Marcos Gonzales came to Brophy last year with hopes of promoting a culture of healing and transformation for everyone on campus. In an article profile last year he described his work with those on the margins to be where he…