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Opinion: The AIA needs to fix their violation policies

The recent suspension and subsequent re-institution of Hamilton’s football program leaves many high school sports fans wondering: What is the best way to deal with instances of cheating and dishonesty in high school sports leagues? After texts of Hamilton’s defensive coordinator recruiting a defensive lineman from Cesar Chavez High School were made public, the AIA, […]

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LeBron James is the GOAT: and it’s not really close

Jack Kyle ’24 THE ROUNDUP   Fresh out of high school, 18-year-old LeBron James had high expectations, getting compared to basketball legends before he even stepped foot onto an NBA court. Now, 18 years later, he has gone above and beyond, making his mark in NBA history and placing himself among the greats of the […]

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Question of The Month: Do you think NFTs are good or bad?

http://https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cpEjGDR_ktjkeUHfrMzGcr9Z_W64dc15?usp=sharinghttp:// Do you think NFTs are good or bad? “I think they are good. It’s exactly like stocks but pictures. Things so simple have been appreciated to millions. I’ve seen NFTs in math problems and it is amazing.”   Carter Bruns ’24   “I think it’s a scam. I believe it is not a wise […]

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Death, Taxes, and Discussing Cancel Culture

By Griffin Winter ’21 THE ROUNDUP The topic of cancel culture has become an everyday talking point at Brophy over the past year, both in and out of the classroom. Unfortunately, cancel culture has become too widespread as a talking point across the United States and is a distraction from real issues plaguing the country. […]

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What did Brophy’s 2021 Virtual Summit do better?

By: Owen Wong ’23 THE ROUNDUP Due to COVID-19, Brophy’s 2021 Summit on Human Dignity was held under a virtual format this year. Was the virtual experience the same, or even better than the normal, physical format? Yes, the Summit might indeed have not had the same type of impact for some people this year, […]

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Shot clock necessary for high school basketball

Augie Walters ’21 THE ROUNDUP The high school basketball season this year may look different than ever, due to the ruling from the Arizona Interscholastic Association to continue winter sports with athletes wearing masks during competitions and extremely limited attendance. While all of these changes may be new for the Brophy basketball team, the high […]

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COVID-19 protocols draw confusion among Brophy students

THE ROUNDUP By Will Gruwell ’21 As Brophy students returned to campus on Sept. 28, they returned to a campus far different than the one that students had been accustomed to for a prolonged period of time. Being away from campus since March, things were sure to feel different, but with the many new rules […]

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Americans face a spending crisis, need to save

By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP One of the biggest problems facing Americans today in the consumer culture we live is how we are driven to spend too much and save too little. While much of the average American’s income goes towards essentials such as groceries, housing and utilities, many people also spend a significant […]

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Electoral college builds unity in an imperfect system

PRO/CON By Nathan Wise ’21 THE ROUNDUP The “shock” of the 2016 election, an election in which Hillary Clinton was expected to win more swing states and ultimately carry the electoral college, continued a national debate about whether or not the electoral college should decide the presidency. It was argued that like other countries, the […]

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Electoral college mitigates value of countless votes

PRO/CON By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP On or before Nov. 3, millions of Americans will submit their ballots for the 2020 election. As they submit their ballots, many focus on their presidential selection. And, while voting is definitely important, especially in down-ballot races, individual voters often have little to no say over who wins […]

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