Feature Packages

OPINIONS: Sheriff Arpaio’s departure signals progress for Phoenix
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | Former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks on the last day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP It is difficult not to notice the the “Adios Arpaio” bumper sticker stamped on the door of several teachers’ classroom doors and students’ iPads. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a Republican, was…
Phoenicians need to fight climate change in their own community
By Jack Cahill ‘17 THE ROUNDUP Climate change is an undeniable fact, and if we continue to ignore it, it will adversely affect our great city and state. On an international level, temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 Fahrenheit higher than average, making 2016 the hottest year on record, according to NASA. 2015 and 2014 were the other two hottest years on record, which makes it nearly impossible to deny climate…
Light Rail offers opportunity for many students
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | The Light Rail stops at Central and Campbell everyday April 4th. Brophy students use the Light Rail as a form of transportation to and from school. By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP Seven years ago, my parents decided to let my brother Christopher go to Brophy on one condition; he had to take the Light Rail. Neither of my parents had the ability to go to and…
Herberger Theater provides outlet for student actors, professional experience
By Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Herberger Theater Center is recognized as one of Phoenix’s finest performance venues, and multiple Brophy student actors often call its stages home. Spencer Coben ’17 has been acting for around five years, first beginning his career at Rancho Solano Middle School. Coben, who acted in Valley Youth Theater’s 2016 performance of “Grease,” got the chance to view the Herberger Theater as an actor.…
Phoenix Children’s Hospital Teen Board hopes to embody young spirit of service
Photo Courtesy of Brendan Burg ’17 | The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Teen Board is composed of students across the valley who host fundraising events for toys, games, and other materials for the well being of patients. By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Phoenix Children’s Hospital teen board is an organization founded two years ago by two Xavier mothers who sit on the actual Phoenix Children’s Hospital Board. Vice President…
Transportation, restaurants, contribute to Phoenix growth
By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Phoenix is the sixth biggest city in the United States and has grown from 790,000 residents to 1,560,000 in the last 30 years. As the city continues to grow so do the sprawling suburbs around it. Physics Teacher Mr. Mike Welty ’83 has seen the growth of Phoenix’s suburbs. “In high school I did a lot of theatre, and north of Bell Road you…
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…