How Does Brophy Work?

Student behavior at Mass inappropriate, detrimental to experience
By Hayden Welty ’17 THE ROUNDUP The Issue: Some students are disruptive and rude during Mass. Our Stance: Students need to be respectful during Mass and of the hard work of the OFJ. The actions of some students during recent Masses are inappropriate and hinder an otherwise enjoyable communal celebration. Mass is an integral part of our Brophy community and brings all of us together in united participation. Unfortunately, the…
Feature Package: How this Place Works?
Graphic by Bryce Owen ’17 Early each morning, just as the sun begins to rise, and far before the first carpool arrives in the North lot, the gates of Brophy are unlocked. Hours later, after classes have been taught, lunches eaten and games played, those same gates will shut for the night. Many of the things that go on between the opening and closing of these gates are obvious to…
Campus expansion covered by money raised, not tuition
By Juan Carlos Ramirez THE ROUNDUP The process of expansion always involves many moving figures and every decision administrators make take into account the need of our students, according to Brophy president. President Ms. Adria Renke said that the board of trustees make the decisions on spending. “There is a board of trustees that is the governing board of this school,” Ms. Renke said. “There are 13 people on the…
Buchanan maintains ‘friendly and professional’ relationship with students, keeps campus secure
Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP At the tone of a bell, a flood of people speed through the hallways and courtyards. With every man for himself, all the students have one thing on their mind: lunch. As they approach the food line, they are brought to a screeching halt and organized into three lines. What immovable force is able to stop these hungry high schoolers? It’s none other than Campus…
Students form new band for Mass music
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Various musicians and singers cantor during the opening Mass Feb. 27 to this year’s Summit on Human Dignity titled We The People: Inclusive and Faithful Citizenship in Modern Democracy. The OFJ has tried to include student bands and talent into the music performed at each Mass. By Collin McShane ’19 THE ROUNDUP You may have noticed something strange at the Summit Mass; everyone stayed…
Officers secure school events, work closely with Buchanan
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Officers Brian Ross and Steve Mulligan of the Phoenix Police Department speak to Mr. Buchanan after a basketball game Feb. 21. Mr. Ross and Mulligan both secure many Brophy sporting events during the fall, winter, and spring sports seasons. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brian Ross, an officer with the Phoenix Police Department, has been securing Brophy after school events for 10 years.…
BLAM chooses contest winners through student staff
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Members of the BLAM literary committee select winners for the recent submission contest March 7. The BLAM editors and committee help select what makes the final edition and wins submission contests. By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy Literary Arts Magazine (BLAM) hosts many contests around campus, but whether a piece makes it into the BLAM magazine at the end of the year it…
Ward: Admissions is an all-year, school-wide job
Photo by Manny Mata-Flores ’19 | Mrs. Shelly Scheuring speaks with President Ms. Adria Renke after school Feb. 14. Mrs. Scheuring and Mr. Ward run the admissions office and lead the application process and interviews every year. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP The admissions process is a perennial task that, despite only two full time people in the Admissions Office, is an all-hands-on-deck effort. The department, led by Director…
Students earn tuition dollars through Work Study
Mr. Jose Cruz (left) directs (left to right) Omar Martinez ’20, Edward Serrano ’20 and David Solis-Lopez ’18 during work study Feb. 15. Work study allows students to work on campus in order to reduce tuition costs. By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP “We don’t worry about money [when admitting students into Brophy] and we would never let someone who is smart enough to be here be excluded based on…
Teachers choose classes based on expertise, passion
By Alex Kirshner ‘18 THE ROUNDUP There are a large number of courses offered at any school, and even more teachers who are able to teach them. So, how are teachers assigned to the classes they teach? With core classes such as math and science, teachers who have experience in the field or have been educated in the topic they are teaching make some decisions straightforward. Also, teachers often teach…