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Feature Package: Phoenix City Limits
Graphic by Bryce Owen ’17  In 1928, a Jesuit high school sprouted from an arid patch of dirt not of a young downtown Phoenix. Since then, Brophy and Phoenix have matured together. Brophy students conduct complex projects at research institutions, fundraise for local hospitals, frequent Valley golf courses and perform at local theaters. This edition, The Roundup explores the unique ways Brophy students are taking advantage of Phoenix’s many opportunities and…
OPINIONS: Phoenix offers pros of both big city, small town
By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Phoenix is the sixth biggest city in the country, and there are a plethora of opportunities in this town to take advantage of. Yet with all the hustle and bustle, Phoenix still offers a small town feeling. The Phoenix metro area is home to almost 5 million people, and hosts four professional sports teams. These are all characteristics of big cities, yet within a…
Citizens must take action, state Legislature overlooked as outlet
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP As I was reviewing some concepts for the Advanced Placement United States History exam this May, there was a line in my test prep book that resonated with me: “The Founding Fathers understood such a system to have hope of success only when the citizenry was moral and responsible.” While I’m not going blame Americans for being immoral and irresponsible, I do think that…
Trump Billboard conveys minority perspective, embodies 1st Amendment
By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP If you drive down Grand Avenue and Taylor Street in Phoenix, you might have seen the President Donald Trump billboard that has caused a stir of political conversation. The artist of the Trump billboard, Karen Fiorito, is an ASU graduate who created the symbolic art that featured President Trump infront of nuclear clouds and dollar signs that resemble Nazi swastikas. The billboard has…
TopGolf provides unique atmosphere, integral in promoting sport
By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP TopGolf is like the 21st Century bowling alley. A visitor at the trendy, multi-story driving range can spend time with friends and enjoy outside activity. All while also improving their golf game. At the turn of the millennium, TopGolf was founded in the United Kingdom. Since then, it has expanded and spread across both England and the United States. One proponent of TopGolf, Bryce…
Dunnion leaves lasting impact on students, builds tradition
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Ms. Dunnion, a long time teacher at Brophy, poses in front of  props from her theater productions from Brophy and Xavier. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Mrs. Dorothy Dunnion has been a part of the Brophy faculty for 26 years and has served in a variety of roles from theater director to English teacher to the head of student activities. Mrs. Dunnion said that she…
Phoenix’s climate benefits student golfers
By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP Phoenix’s desert climate allows for golf during all parts of the year versus other climates where the winter season can cut the season short.   The summer heat can be seen as an impediment to golf, but the heat does not have a drastic effect on course conditions. Brophy competitive and non-competitive golfers alike take advantage of the city’s year-round golf climate. Max Schwarz…
Refereeing provides athletes with community interaction
By Spencer Inglett ‘19 THE ROUNDUP Some Brophy athletes have impacted the community through refereeing, utilizing their extensive knowledge of the sport to help kids and the community enjoy the game. Having played soccer for all his life, Connor White ’19 can be seen wearing the striped white and black uniform for various soccer leagues around the Valley. White said that he wanted to delve into another aspect of soccer.…
Phoenix identity growing, but still has ways to go
By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Many big cities have a unique identity such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Yet, while Phoenix is the sixth largest city by population in the United States it still does not seem to have an identity. Part of this comes from the many people who have moved to Phoenix in the last 35 years. In 1980 Phoenix only had a population of…