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Brophy Olympics kicks off with first events
By John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy Olympics began with its first event on Oct. 28 and students, as well as faculty, already have high hopes and expectations for the year long competition. Thus far, the Brophy Olympics has hosted multiple events, including the rock paper scissors tournament, counting the Skittles, and the filling of food boxes for the 2020 Turkey drive.  “I think we have grown into a…
COVID prompts budget changes, school prioritizes safety
By John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy community came into the 2020-2021 school year with high hopes, but the expense to return back to school safely meant that sacrifices had to be made to make it possible.  One project that was put on hold was Mr. Cooper Davis’s ’10 plan to get Brophy to convert to solar power and find different funding resources in order to pay for them.…
Michael’s moves out, The Corral is reinstated
By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP On Nov. 9, M Culinary Concepts, known on campus as Michael’s, left Brophy after providing the main food service on campus for 14 years. The Corral, the school’s original food service, has been reborn to offer students more food options for affordable prices.  The change began when students came back to campus this Fall. In line with the school’s AMDG protocols, the Facilities Department…
STUCO turns virtual for student interaction
By Augie Walters ’21 THE ROUNDUP In a school year where social gatherings have had to be eliminated from the typical curriculum of bringing the Brophy student body together, the Student Council has had to adjust their activities to become more socially distant. The council normally prides themselves on creating special sceneries and a vibrant atmosphere for dances like Homecoming with more than two thousand students. “Student council is appointed…
Damaso’s connections with English websites benefiting students
By Augie Walters ’21 THE ROUNDUP Everyone who has been a part of Mr. John Damaso’s ’97 AP English Language class in the past few years has used Membean to help improve vocabulary in their everyday lives. Now, at the same time, Mr. Damaso is implementing a new website into class discussions called Parlay which cultivates participation in class discussion to help stimulate the learning of all. He has been…
Studio Art class paints democracy-themed mural in Quiet Room
By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP The AP Studio Art class, along with faculty members Mr. Cooper Davis ’10 and Mr. Marc Kelly ’86, have begun painting a mural in the Quiet Room located off the Steele Activities Center. The mural, which is being painted as part of Brophy’s Day of Democracy, heavily features the colors red, white, and blue along with the phrase “WE THE PEOPLE” written in large…
Students participate virtually in Brophy’s Day of Democracy
William Gruwell ’21 and David Albelais ’22 THE ROUNDUP Roughly 1200 students, according to Mr. Pete Burr ’07, participated virtually from their home through ThriveCast on Brophy’s Day of Democracy to become further educated on democracy in the United States.  ThriveCast is an innovative online platform with the goal of informing students on certain topics through reading, quizzing and reacting to different political issues such as climate change, the combination…
Election signage outside the Brophy polling location
Brophy polling site open to public
By The Roundup Staff THE ROUNDUP Polls opened at 6 A.M this morning and Brophy is now a designated polling site for all who are welcome. Brophy is open all day until 7 P.M when the polls officially close in Arizona. This is the first year that Brophy is a polling site. “We are not a democracy without the ability to vote,” said Mr. Pete Burr ’07. “We can’t claim…
Advocacy Club seeks increased youth voting turnout
By George Anton ’21 and Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy Advocacy Club has partnered with Aliento Votes in an effort to increase youth voter turnout for the 2020 election. Aliento has been a partner with the Advocacy Club for almost three years, and is self-described as “a community organization that is DACA, undocumented, and youth-led.”  Four Advocacy Club leaders, Diego Acevedo ’21, Xavier senior Abril Valenzuela, Darian Benitez…
How the Brophy COVID-19 Case Reporting Protocol works
By Owen Wong ’23 THE ROUNDUP Many students on campus know that every Friday, Mr. Bob Ryan updates Brophy’s COVID-19 Dashboard, which tracks positive cases of COVID-19 among students. Students who might show symptoms or have possibly had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 will either be sent on a 14-day or 10-day quarantine.  Will Hays ’21, a Brophy senior that has had to go back…