Pulling Back The Curtains

Pulling back the curtains
Many may read about Brophy’s sports standouts in the newspaper, or hear stories of students’ favorite teachers and hobbies. Hundreds of students file through the food line in the Great Hall every day, and the campus is always clean for visitors. But who is responsible for all of this? This edition, The Roundup pulls back the curtains and looks behind the scenes at those who make Brophy what it is.…
Burr inspires students to look behind the lens
By Christian Guerithault ’14 THE ROUNDUP Brophy has promotional videos for almost everything these days, but who is really responsible for making these videos? After graduating six years ago, Mr. Pete Burr ’07 is back at Brophy as the Digital Media Manager. “I was originally hired to create content for both the school’s side and the president’s office side that would bring what the school does to a larger community.…
Disciplinary board aims to help students, reviews their actions
By Jack Macias ’14  THE ROUNDUP When a student gets in trouble that requires more than a Saturday JUG or even suspension, the student is brought before the disciplinary board. The disciplinary board consists of the Dean Mr. Pat Higgins, Principal Mr. Bob Ryan and several teachers. According to the student handbook, “The purpose of the board is to review the student’s character and behavior as fully as possible and…
Chef Morten, staff start early in the kitchen
By P.J. Binsfeld ’15 THE ROUNDUP For most students, their experience with the lunch line is to wait, grab food and go. There is much more that goes on in that small room adjacent to the Great Hall that most students never see. “There’s probably a lot of time and effort goes into Michaels but it really probably depends on what day it is and what they’re serving that day,”…
Maintenance staff continues to improve campus behind the scenes
By Alec Vick ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy maintenance staff can be found anywhere on campus on any given day; whether it be setting up tables in the Great Hall or even leaf-blowing the McCain Colonnade. “Our department is responsible for the 17 vehicles it owns, to keep them serviced, fueled, cleaned and ready for all clubs and teams to use seven days a week,” said Director of Facilities Mrs.…
Mr. Pionk ‘locks up castle,’ performs plethora of other duties
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP If you’ve ever found yourself on Brophy’s campus after school, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen Mr. Eddie Pionk, a night maintenance worker, scrambling around campus in order to complete any number of tasks. “It’s almost like a movie. You see the star, the celebrity, of the movie or a concert, like Taylor Swift performing, but you really don’t know about the…
Former residential hall Romley serves as traditional heart of campus
By Austin Norville ’15  THE ROUNDUP As one of the original buildings on campus and now home of administrative and business offices, the Romley building is the foundation and support that makes Brophy run. The building that used to be the main Jesuit residence during the school’s early years has become the main office for principal, business offices and counselors. Students will often visit the building to meet with their…
Admissions office searches for diverse qualities in applicants
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 & Roan Enright ’13  THE ROUNDUP With Director of Brophy Admissions Mr. Mike Ward’s 14th year of working in the Admissions office coming to a close, he recently wrapped up the decision process by sifting through 600 freshman applications and selecting the top 360 to 380 applicants for the class of 2017. But it’s not just up to Mr. Ward to make the final decision…
Masses require much preparation, behind the scenes work
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP About once a month students file from campus across the parking lot to St. Francis Xavier Church to celebrate Mass. In usually just more than an hour the religious celebration has happened like clockwork and students head back to classes. What goes into planning that event for 1,300 students and more than 100 faculty and staff? According to Mr. Chris Calderon S.J., student…