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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…
Robotics Team bring creativity and innovation to campus, implementing inclusivity and community outreach
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Members of the robotics team gather to work on their most recent remote-controlled robot.  Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy Robotics team has become a staple figure on campus, providing fun at football games with their T-shirt shooting robot and also taking great strides in their technology, leadership, and investment for the future. For Senior leader Richie Hernandez ’19, his love for…
Communal response to scandals among Catholic Church
Photo by Victor Beck ’20 | The statue of Jesus Christ, located in the Brophy Chapel. By Juan Sanchez ’20 and Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP THE ROUNDUP   On August 14, the first stories broke about the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covering up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests over a 70 year period. This statement opened up old wounds and triggered past memories for the…
Job board offers jobs, internships for students
A chart created by George Anton ’20 that gives an outlook on the current situation for employment amount Brophy students. By George Anton ’20 THE ROUNDUP    The Brophy faculty and staff launched the school’s new job board on Oct. 18, 2018, allowing students to apply for jobs or internships in the Phoenix area. Last spring, Mr. Bob Ryan had the idea of creating a resource for students who were…
Raising Cane’s coming to North Central Phoenix, students excited
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | A new Raising Cane’s restaurant is under construction and is set to open Nov. 13th on 7th Street in Central Phoenix. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Raising Cane’s, a popular nationwide chicken eatery, has expanded to North Central Phoenix and is currently under construction. The restaurant, which is just a short drive from Brophy’s campus, will soon open up. The future convenience in…
Faculty Calls for Stronger Faith, Personal Accountability amidst Sexual Abuse Scandals within Catholic Church
This article is in no association with Brophy’s Parish or community.  By Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy faculty calls for students and Catholics to remain steadfast and prudent in their faith as the Church faces sexual abuse scandals that have engendered harm and broken trust in the Catholic and international community. During the last couple weeks, the world reacted to reports of 300 predator priests accused of sexually…
Gardening club grows by helping others
Photo by Juan Sanchez ’19 | The garden near the Piper building has been equipped with new watering tubes, and the seeding process has begun. Juan Sanchez ’20 THE ROUNDUP According to Mrs. Sue Hornbeck, it is the gardening club’s mission to work for the betterment of the Earth while benefiting others. Currently, the club is being run by the club moderator, Mr. Richard Cordova, with the help of Mrs.Hornbeck, and the…
Xavier Food and Nutrition class teaching food preparation
Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | Harrison Titzck ’20 prepares doughnuts for his food and nutrition class at Xavier. By Vipul Dua ’20 THE ROUNDUP Students often complain about not knowing how to cook and they end up buying insipid school lunches. “So far we have made pizookies, bowtie chicken caesar salad, soft shell pasta, sticky buns, double baked potatoes, and we just made smoothies last week,” said Cassie Kuhler…
Morris transforms challenging disease into unstoppable courage
Photo Courtesy of the Morris Family | Diego Morris ’19 claps behind as President Donald Trump signs the Right to Try bill. By Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Imagine having to move from your own country, not a refugee fleeing war or as an immigrant seeking a better life, but because of a rare illness, which has an antidote that is forbidden by your own government. Welcome to the story…
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…