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Students dive into deep end of job spectrum
By John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP   Getting a job as a student is not uncommon, but there are unlimited jobs to choose from. It can be easier to work somewhere more conventional with set rules, but how many students are willing to dive into more uncharted territory on the job spectrum?   Miguel Aguirre ’23 got the idea to resell clothes in eighth grade. He used a site called…
STUCO finds stress and fun planning in-person events
By Jack Willmore ’24 THE ROUNDUP   It’s the night of Sept. 3 and the blinding, flashing lights from the opening football game after-party at Brophy are very noticeable to someone taking a late-night walk by the canal. The students are yelling, dancing and jumping on the already roughed up and muddy grass to the blaring music being played by the DJ. If you rewind almost a year into the…
New soccer coach brings a faith-based culture to reigning champions
Harrison Simmons ‘22 THE ROUNDUP   After a month-long coaching search, Brophy Principal Mr. Bob Ryan announced on July 16 that Sandra Day O’Connor Head Coach Mr. George Archuleta would be the program’s new leader.   This comes after the soccer team’s third straight state championship with former coach Mr. Paul Allen ’03. Brophy received the unexpected news over the summer that former coach Mr. Allen was resigning. The resignation…
The Brophy athletics teams are getting brand new jerseys with a new color and look
By Ian O’Riley ’24 THE ROUNDUP   This year is the year for new jerseys. Every three years, Brophy athletics teams get new jerseys, and this year the football, baseball, cross country, basketball, lacrosse and wrestling teams are all getting new uniforms.   This year is unique for the football team. Head Varsity Football Coach Mr. Jason Jewell, chose to wear black jerseys this year.   “The Brophy football team…
The upcoming block schedule
By Marcus Paz ‘24 THE ROUNDUP   Brophy’s schedule will change to a block schedule format for the 2022-2023 school year. Administrators decided to create a schedule that is seven 80 minute periods that rotate 5 times over the course of two weeks. Mr. Mica Mulloy said that the goal of the new schedule is to attempt to slow down the day for students who have a lot going on.…
Some sophomores finally attend in person classes
Jack Kyle ’24 THE ROUNDUP   With the removal of online classes for the 2021-22 school year, some Brophy sophomores are finally attending classes in person. Online classes have stopped being offered as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions being lessened, such as masks not being mandated outside, causing some sophomores who attended online classes all of last year to come to Brophy in person.  Sophomore Nate Garcia ’24, who…
Brophy’s vaccination enforcement is the safest way to stay in school
By Alex Gross ‘24 THE ROUNDUP   Enforcement of a vaccination and testing program is the only way to ensure that we stay on campus with every student being healthy and safe. COVID-19 has caused Brophy to make some drastic changes, but these strict protocols allowed us to have in-person classes almost all of last year and into the beginning of this school year.    By working alongside and consulting…
Why Brophy’s grading scale is your friend and not foe
By Renzo Moran ’24 THE ROUNDUP Brophy has a weird high school grading scale. It’s the same as almost all colleges in the country but is set apart from other high schools in Arizona.    Schools like Xavier, Pinnacle, and La Joya Community High schools all award A’s for scores of 90 and above, while schools like Notre Dame Prep and Brophy use a 93 and above system.   I…
Mr. Ian Hunthausen ’03 brings talents back to where they sprouted
By John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP     Performing on a national tour in Bend, Indiana, Mr. Ian Hunthausen ’03 arrives at a shady location with some questionable people after he and his band were invited to perform for another party the day after their venue.   This turned out to be one of Mr. Hunthausen’s most memorable moments from his two national tours. “It was kind of one of those…
Students react to Suns’ memorable playoff run
Harrison Simmons ‘22 THE ROUNDUP   The eardrums of Carter Smith ‘22 felt completely overwhelmed by the noise in the arena while John Schumacher ‘22 was screaming, “oh my God,” in utter disbelief after Deandre Ayton’s game-winning “Valley-oop.”   This moment to win Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals was made possible after the Phoenix Suns made the NBA playoffs for the first time since the 2009-10 NBA season. …