Navigating Change

Paperback books aren’t essential to Brophy’s curriculum
By William Borders ’16 THE ROUNDUP When was the last time you checked out a book from the library? When did you last see someone looking at a book in the library? For me the answer is never. We are reaching a point in history where digital books may replace bound books on a shelf. Printed books in the library are unnecessary now that technology dominates Brophy’s curriculum and our…
New teachers draw styles from various backgrounds
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 & Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Already accomodating themselves to the Brophy lifestyle, 16 new teachers on campus come from a variety of places beyond the Phoenix metropolitan area. One such person is Mrs. Kristin Venberg, who grew up in Buffalo, NY, but travelled extensively as an adolescent. “I went to school in Switzerland when I was younger,” Mrs. Venberg said. “I have lived in…
Fisko becomes new assistant principal
By AK Alilonu ’16 & Chase Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Paul Fisko assumed his new role as assistant principal for ministry in the Office of Faith and Justice on Aug. 1. He replaces Mr. Chris Calderón S.J., who held the position last year and recently left for Boston College to study theology as part of his Jesuit formation. This is Mr. Fisko’s 10th year working in the Religious Studies Department. “My…
Golf team looks to new leadership
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP  The golf team has started their 2014 season and head coach Mr. John Shores said he expects the team to do well this year despite the loss of seniors from last season. “We have Michael Feagles ’16, he’s one of the better rated junior players in the country and he will hopefully lead the way for us,” Mr. Shores said. “Chip Getz ’16 is…
St. Francis Xavier Church construction adds parking, improved traffic
By Will Schubert ’15 & Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP St. Francis Xavier Church began construction on new buildings this past summer and looks to double the size of its parish, subsequently adding to the amount of parking spots Brophy is allotted. The construction east of the existing building eliminated a row of Brophy parking, but SFX Church officials added extra parking near the elementary school that increased the amount…
Teachers adapt to new APUSH, AP Physics changes
By Carter Santini ’15 THE ROUNDUP Brophy science and history teachers say they are easily adapting to teaching toward a new AP test format for 2015. The College Board changed the AP United States History and Physics B tests in order to better exemplify the goals which college classes strive to reach, according to Brophy AP teachers. In both cases, this was met by giving the students an in-depth analytical…
Dean reimposes lanyard policy for student dress code
Key lanyards must not hang from pockets By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP In an effort to maintain student body dress uniformity, Mr. Pat Higgins said he will be enforcing the existing policy that lanyards should not be hanging out of pockets. The trend, characterized by dangling a key lanyard out of a front pocket, became popular at the end of the 2013-2014 school year, according to Mr. Higgins. Mr. Higgins…
New counseling system expands roles, introduces frosh advisors
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP The school year begins with a revised and reorganized counseling structure aimed at supporting students over the course of their four years. “It’s a comprehensive, counseling approach that will include college and any other academic or personal issues,” Chair of College Counseling Ms. Cardinali said. “It’s a two-tier structure with a formal department made up of five counselors who begin working with students…
Administration outfits buildings with improved windows
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Campus facility workers installed new windows in Romley Hall, Keating Hall and the Chapel this summer, replacing windows school officials say were more than 20 years old and were not built with energy conservation in mind. The new windows, costing the school about $130,000, were installed for cosmetics and to save on energy costs, according to Director of Facilities and Food Administration, Mrs. Sherri…