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Brophy creates Office of Equity and Inclusion, hopes to promote unity and diversity
Photo by Jackson Moran ’21 | Dr. Matthew Whitaker works in the newly created Office of Equity and Inclusion.  By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP   The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is a new addition to the administration on campus this year, located in Romley Hall, and is lead by Dr. Matthew Whitaker. According to their vision statement, the OEI’s purpose is “to promote and teach the value…
High School Students Attend Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Conference
Photo by Freedom Forum Institute | Students from all 50 states whom attended the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Conference pose for a picture in front of the Capitol building. By Hunter Franklin ’19 THE ROUNDUP   High school journalism students representing each state were specially selected through a highly competitive application process to attend the annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Conference hosted by the Freedom Forum Institute in…
Cheese ’n Stuff serves sandwiches for 70 years
Photo by Chris Stanek ’19 | Original Cheese ‘n Stuff building on Central Ave. and Camelback Rd. still stands and continues to serve its customers.  By Chris Stanek ’19 THE ROUNDUP   For 70 years, Cheese ’n Stuff has been serving sandwiches as well as Brophy students since the shop’s existence. Cheese ’n Stuff is located on 5042 N Central Ave, right across from the Uptown Plaza. Back in 1949,…
Teachers say coffee creates community in classrooms
Photo by Victor Beck ’19 | Mrs. Ashley Doud hard at work accompanied by fresh cup of coffee. By Victor Beck ’19 THE ROUNDUP    Going through the day, teaching class after class, experiencing the constant fluorescent lights, can lead teachers to feeling drained.  The presence of coffee machines in there rooms offers up a beneficial relationship between not only the teachers, but the students as well. Mr. Steve Smith’…
YMCA recreational basketball grasps the attention of seniors, strengthens community
Photo by Gianna Beck ’19 | YMCA teams 3’s and Dubs and DTD3CS play each other on Sept. 15 at the Christown YMCA   By Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   One of the most popular events Brophy does in the community is the intramural sports tournaments. YMCA basketball takes that intramural experience and expands upon the idea of fun-based competition. Over 35 seniors have registered to be a part…
Eller Room transforms into study room for seniors
Photo by Carl Justice ’21 | Dave Mohan ’19 works on some homework in Becker’s Corner   By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Room 200 in Eller Hall, which was previously Assistant Principal for Technology Mr. Mica Mulloy ’99’s office, is now a quiet study space for seniors that is available from 7 a.m to 4 p.m., according to Brophy Dean Mr. Patrick Higgins. The former office, now officially…
LRC provides new opportunities for students
Photo by Christopher Stanek ’19 | Students work in the new Resource Learning Center. The center is overseen by Mrs. Kristen Venberg. By Chris Stanek ’19   THE ROUNDUP This year, Brophy has opened up an Academic Resource Center on campus to provide aid for students that need assistance with their studies. This Academic Resource Center, also known as the Learning Resource Center (LRC), can provide a quiet place for…
Students, staff members support Senator John McCain’s legacy
CNS Photo Ross D. Franklin, Pool via Reuters | Jesuit Father Edward Reese, President of St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, blesses the casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., during an Aug. 29 memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. McCain died of brain cancer Aug. 25 at age 81.    By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP   On Aug. 30. 2018, Brophy and Xavier students left…
Brophy balances instillation of Grad at Grad with academic rigor
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP While the “college prep” aspect of the Brophy mission features prominently in the very name of the institution –– Brophy College Preparatory –– the school seeks to instill more than just academic prowess in its students, according to www.brophyprep.org. “Inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the education of every Brophy student is focused on having them graduate as young men who are open to…
Soto engineers ‘Stop the Stigma’ campaign
By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Engineered by Freddy Soto ’18, the Stop the Stigma campaign is presenting the Brophy community a week of advocacy, including presentations at lunch and a prayer service. Soto said that the purpose of the movement is to allow kids the opportunity to come and talk about how they truly feel when no one is around. “Too often, we tend to suffer in silence when…