How do you learn?

Teachers mixed on class size debate
By Chris Agnone ’18 & Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP For juniors and seniors looking at colleges, statistics such as average class size and student-to-faculty ratios appear commonly in promotional materials from universities. Class size is often at the forefront of educational debate in high school and elementary school. Schools often pride themselves in their low ratios and class sizes, believing smaller classes to be more conducive to learning…
Staff Editorial: Most successful learning includes conversation, one-on-one discussion
Ink and coffee drawing by Miguel Montanez-Aragon ’16 | What resources are on your learning bookshelf? The Issue: Each student learns differently, and the best ways of learning are often over-generalized as unique students are marginalized.  Our Stance: Learning is at its best when it’s a two way street between student and teacher. Regardless of the way you look at it, students at Brophy are diverse. This diversity mandates itself…
All-male schools provide the best school environment
THE ROUNDUP By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 All-male school has its pros and cons, but in the end, I believe that an all-male school offers students a better educational atmosphere. The idea of an all-male school is a topic that is often discussed inside and outside of the Brophy community, with students saying that it either enhances or hinders the high school experience. Many students are baffled by the idea…
Special Feature: How do you learn?
Learning is not what it used to be. Students today have access to more information than they could ever hope to process, and just as many distractions. As students navigate the ever-changing world of learning with technology, The Roundup takes a look at the many forms of learning at Brophy. Questions surrounding learning such as time management, learning with disabilites, homework and more reveal the big picture of learning in…
Different years deal with homework in unique ways
Photo Illustration by Cory Wyman – From left, Reece Krantz ’16, Zephon Enciso ’17, Chris Agnone ’18, Charlie Wyman ’19. Many students said their work increases with each year at Brophy. By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP It is no secret that Brophy students deal with large amounts of homework, and that each student deals with homework differently. Many students have said that the amount of work increases as their…
Student jobs prove great experience despite setbacks
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Job experiences for students can provide a good way to get acclimated to real-world business, despite being time-consuming commitments. Students with jobs are taking the initiative to make their own money in the world, even if it means sacrificing some of their time. Ben Shein ’17 says his job at North restaurant on 44th Street and Camelback has taught him about the restaurant industry…
Teachers share tips, tricks for student methods
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP For many students, accelerated curriculum and heavy workloads dominate daily life and facilitate a proactive work ethic. Teachers assert that innovative methods can aid students in accomplishing their ambitions and said tips for how to best study can fall into two categories: Inventive and Scientific. English teacher Mr. Tom Danforth ’78 said in an email to The Roundup that studying together is something he…
Learning disabilities lead to different types of learning
By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP There are students across campus who suffer from different learning disabilities, whether ADHD, ADD, dyslexia or any other issues, it can take a toll on how they manage their time at school. Brophy does two specific things to help students with mental disabilities: they get extended time to take finals, and preferred seating in classrooms, according to Mrs. Karen Parise. Trey Davis ’17, who was…
Different middle schools offer unique high school preparations
By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy is a melting pot of students from all over the Valley, and this has led to a wide variety of middle schools being represented on campus. These schools all have different teaching styles, as well as different curriculums and varying levels of homework. Each school tries to prepare their students for the more rigorous curriculum that they will face in high school. Certain schools,…