2014 Summit Special Edition

Annual Summit concludes after 2-week focus on race
By Jace Riley ’16 & AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s annual Summit on Human Dignity came to a close March 14 after two weeks of keynote assemblies, workshops, extra curricular activities and prayer. This year’s topic was on race and it was handled in a very careful way, according to planning committee member Mr. Ryan Hubbell. “When we were starting to select a topic a lot of people were…
Assembly kicks off race Summit

Photo by Nick Park ’15 – Assistant Principal for Ministry Mr. Chris Calderon, SJ speaks to the student body Feb. 26 during an assembly about the upcoming Summit on Human Dignity. The Summit, which focuses on race this year, officially starts Monday, March 3.

Summit schedule to feature keynotes, workshops
By Will Schubert ’15 THE ROUNDUP  Starting Monday, March 3 Brophy students and faculty will partake in the annual Summit on Human Dignity with this year’s topic being racism. There are a few guest speakers that will be present during the Summit that will include: Jose Magana, who is a key beginning member of the Dream Act, and Cheryl Brown, who is the daughter of Oliver L. Brown who led…
Grindey shares high expectations for this year’s Summit theme
By Tanner Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP wMrs. Casteneda’s question from last edition: Why do they call “apartments” apartments when they are just connected buildings? I would rather call them modified condos. How long have you been teaching here at Brophy and what have you been teaching?   I have been teaching for seven years. Scripture, Christian Ethics and Senior Synthesis. Do you have a favorite class to teach? Ethics and Synthesis…
OFJ schedules diverse group of Summit speakers
By Riley Morrison ’16 THE ROUNDUP  For this year’s Summit on Human Dignity, Beyond Colorblind, Brophy will host a variety of keynote speakers, from children of historical civil rights figures to modern leaders in the immigration debate. The Summit, beginning March 3 and ending two weeks later on March 14, will explore racism and its effect on the global, national and local scale. The first speaker, Cheryl Brown Henderson, is…
Cordova inspires inside, outside classroom
By Christian Guerithault ’14 THE ROUNDUP People from all over the world aspire to come to the United States in search of the American Dream, of more opportunity and a better life. Mr. Richard Cordova is one of those people. Mr. Cordova teaches five Spanish classes at Brophy: four Conversational Spanish classes and now one Spanish 2 class, which he took on after Ms. Maria Dominguez’s departure. Mr. Cordova has…
Maynard: Racism still simmering in society
By Hayden Prescott Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP Ms. Susan Maynard was born in 1952 in Tennessee and moved to Huntsville, Ala. when she was five years old. The civil rights movement had already begun in Alabama with Rosa Park’s demonstration. Ms. Maynard’s family took a stand on the issue of civil rights. “My parents were very active in the Civil Rights movement,” Ms. Maynard said. Her family belonged to a…
Black Student Union aims to build community, safe zone among students
By Tanner Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP Once a week the students of the Black Student Union meet in Mrs. Susan Maynard’s room to gather and socialize. Mrs. Maynard became the moderator after the former moderator, Mr. Stephen Johnson, moved to another school. “It’s a place to gather, to socialize, to talk comfortably about the experience of being a black student at Brophy,” Mrs. Maynard said. “To feel like you are…
Mandela’s passing shines light on accomplishments
By William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Nelson Mandela passed away from a respiratory infection Dec. 5, 2013 in South Africa, at the age of 95. His life’s work has been seen and has affected people across the globe, including on Brophy’s campus. “He was a freedom fighter,” said Mr. Christopher Agliano, a religious studies teacher. “He was a public figure and in my mind somebody who transcends this…
Students, faculty believe racism is still an issue despite improvements
 By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP Students and faculty believe racism is still a problem today. “There’s definitely still racism, there always has been and generally always will be,” said Tom Rainer ’15. “You’re never going to be able to get rid of that tension between groups.” According to Rainer, the reason racism occurs is because it is just a part of human nature. “You can cut down on it;…