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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. …
The Corral removes plastic bottles from menu
Jack Kyle ’24 THE ROUNDUP   Gatorade bottles, plastic bottles, and  are all products that were available in the Corral in the past that have been removed since the end of the 2020 school year. Plastic Gatorade bottles have been replaced with smaller, metal Gatorade cans that have a similar appearance to vintage cans from the 1990s. Blue aluminum water bottles sold in the cafeteria are now a common sight…
Mr. Johnson inside of his new office located in Loyola Hall.
Brophy takes new efforts to create restorative justice on campus
By Jude Unrein ’23 THE ROUNDUP   At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, Brophy employed an assistant dean, Mr. Brian Johnson.    The reason for not only creating this position, but hiring Mr. Johnson in particular, was to “Support students in their formation in a way that falls outside the lines of discipline or punitive consequences,”  said Dean Austin Pidgeon ’08.    Brophy also wants to offer more…
COVID-19 policies spark conversations within the Brophy community
By Joshua Hori ’24 THE ROUNDUP Principal Mr. Bob Ryan published a new document with the COVID-19 policies for this year on August 10. New major changes, such as masks and vaccination mandates, have been received with both praise and controversy by students and parents alike.    A major controversy between parents and the Brophy faculty about Brophy’s new COVID-19 guidelines occurred when an accumulation of arguments against the policies,…