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Brophy prepares for upcoming summit on health
Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | The Office of Faith and Justice’s display for human dignity stands in the Octagon on Jan. 16, 2019. By Noah Lederer ’21 THE ROUNDUP Every year, Brophy hosts a summit discussing relevant topics amongst the community and this highly anticipated couple of weeks is coming up from February 25 to March 6. This year, the theme is set to be “The Search for Health:…
OFJ hopes to promote faith in clubs, designates patron saints
Photo by Jackson Moran ’21 | The wall of patron saints outside of the SAC depicts the patrons of numerous clubs. Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Last October, as the Catholic feast day of All Saints Day approached, the Office of Faith and Justice (OFJ) sought to bring the lives and message of the saints to clubs. Wanting to get people more familiar with the saints, the OFJ decided…
12 Blind Buccaneers navigate the coast of Puerto Rico
Photo courtesy of Mr. Marc Ashton | Adonis Watts readies his oxygen masks as he prepares to “snuba dive” about 15 feet below the surface. Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence as 12 blind students independently operated sailboats for a week-long adventure of a lifetime. Imagine being on a sailboat, battling the gusting winds, attempting to steer the ship against high waves…
Musicians are inadequate role models for audience, songs have problematic messages
Photo by Miami-Dade County Jail | Rapper Lil Pump after being arrested in Miami, Fla.  By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Many modern musicians, through actions and lyrics, have failed to be proper role models for young people in today’s culture. Rappers, in particular those who make up the genre of “Gangsta Rap,” are often toxic influences on children, as their lyrics can be violent, profane and laden with…
Bioethics club highlights the importance of asking difficult questions
Art by Victor Beck ’20 | A comedic depiction of the first ever cloned sheep and its ethical controversies. Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP   The newly installed Bioethics club pushes students to thoughtfully think and debate the morality behind many biotechnological advances.  Club leader, Ari Mehta ’20, wants to turn the Bioethics club into a safe place where students can debate and assess the ethical morality to many topical technological advances.…
The Legacy of Congressman Ed Pastor
Ed Pastor (right) with his wife and grandson at Brophy Grandparent’s Day on May 2, 2018.  By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP   The Honorable Ed Pastor is known as a political trailblazer and public servant, I was blessed to have him as my Tata (grandfather). Congressman Ed Pastor was born on Jun. 28, 1943, in the small mining town of Claypool, AZ, to a housekeeper and copper miner, Margarita…
Competitive Membean Club bolsters vocabulary in fun ways
William Hays ’21 and Jackson Bernreuter ’21 partake in a standard Membean duel. By Jackson Moran ’20 THE ROUNDUP In November, some students banded together to form the Competitive Membean Club, CMC, where students can gather to do Membean, compete and expand their vocabulary. Membean is a website where students participate in practice sessions in order to learn new words based on their vocabulary level. These sessions are often graded…
Brophy plays its part in environmental sustainability
Photo by George Anton ’21: The solar panels on Robson Gymnasium installed in 2001. George Anton ’20 THE ROUNDUP   As schools around Arizona work to be more sustainable, Brophy has done so by implementing resource conservation programs to limit the amount of electricity and water the school uses. With all of the lights, the forever-drenched winter lawn, and the air conditioners often running, it is easy to question if…
McShane suffers heart attack on campus, hopeful to return in January
Photo by Collin McShane ’19 | Mr. Lane McShane rests on his bed in his recovery room at St. Joseph’s Hospital after suffering a heart attack on Nov. 20. By Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Mr. Lane McShane came to Brophy on Nov. 19 with chest pains. He would leave school during first period in an ambulance. Mr. McShane mentioned his chest pains to Mr. Steve Smith, who stayed with him throughout…
Classwork competitions question student engagement
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | A group of students engage in a friendly micro competition through the use of “Kahoot!”. By Juan Sanchez ’20 THE ROUNDUP While some teachers such as Mr. John Damaso and Ms. Breanne Toshner utilize macro competitions in their respective classrooms to promote engagement of the course material, Mr. Seamus Walsh is generally against classroom competitions if done incorrectly. Mr. Walsh, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, describes classroom competitions in two…