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Donlan’s book brings de Sales’ teachings to Brophy
The cover page of Dr. Donlan’s book The Reform of Zeal: Francois de Sales and Militant French Catholicism. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP Dr. Tom Donlan, a Brophy religion teacher, has published a scholarly book, chronicling and “exploring the origins, nature, and impact of François de Sales’s vision of Catholic douceur (gentleness) in the era of the French Wars of Religion.” Titled The Reform of Zeal: Francois de Sales and…
Carpooling builds students sense of community
Photo by Victor Beck | Jack McGrath ’20 and Sifraz Shah ’20 pull into the south lot before morning rush hour. By Peter Warner ’19 and Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP Carpooling possess positive and negative qualities, and creates bonding among students on campus.  To be able to park on the Brophy campus and get a parking sticker, students are required to have a carpool. Therefore, carpooling is a very…
Speech and Debate team burglarized in San Francisco
By Jackson Moran ’20 THE ROUNDUP On January 21st, the Brophy speech and debate team was away at a tournament in Oakland, California when three students and one teacher had their car burglarized. The group was heading to the airport, and decided to stop at a restaurant in San Francisco when the SUV’s windows were broken and numerous items and bags were stolen.  “Generally on the last day of Speech…
Phoenix Council votes to expand Valley Metro to South Central
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | People get ready to board the light rail going north bound on Central Ave. on Feb. 28, 2019. By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP The Phoenix City Council voted on Sep. 26, 2018, to extend the Valley Metro light rail to South Central Phoenix.  According to AZCentral, the project is estimated to cost a total of $1 billion.  AZCentral also reports that the city…
Science fair winners celebrate success and reflect on projects
Photo by Juan Sanchez ’20 | First place winner Daniel Noon ’20 stands by his first place winning project. By Carl Justice ’21 and Juan Sanchez ’20 THE ROUNDUP The science fair wrapped up on Thursday, February 21 with the winners in each category going to the state championships. First place was a tie between Bryan Gopal ’19 and Daniel Noon ’20. Noon’s project was a computational radiation shield program. Second place…
Students do not let Type 1 diabetes interfere with passions
Photo by Jackson Moran ’21 | Diego Avocado-Garcia ’21 checks his blood sugar during lunch. By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy has many students on campus whose diabetes permeates most aspects of their routine. Diabetes affects over 200,000 people under 20-years-old in the United States, according to Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit that educated people on Type 1 diabetes. Diego Acevedo-Garcia ’21 is one of these diabetic students. Born in…
Self-driving cars come to AZ, possibly cause concern
The Autonomous Uber vehicle after having collided with a pedestrian on March 18, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona. By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP The idea of self-driving, autonomous cars has flourished and grown over the past few years in the cities of Phoenix and Tempe.  At both the municipal and state level, large companies such as Google, with their subsidiary Waymo, and Uber are investing in self-driving technology testing in…
Brophy reacts to list of priests accused of sexual abuse
Art by Hunter Franklin ’19 | A collage of the accused priests. By George Anton ’21 and Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP Eight Jesuit priests that have worked at Brophy at some point in their careers have been credibly accused of sexual abuse against a minor or a vulnerable adult. On Dec. 7, the Jesuits West Province released the names of all priests connected to the order that had credible…
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…