Defining School Spirit

Pep band entertains at football games
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 – The Pep Band played at the homecoming game against Desert Ridge, Sept. 26. Members of the Pep Band come from a variety of other bands in order to entertain at football games. By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP Big moments at a football game can generate a lot of excitement, energy and sound. A student group tasked with helping to lead that excitement is…
Staff Editorial: All aspects of a school contribute to spirit
Photos provided by Chase L. Manson ’16. Anthony Gutierrez ’15, Kyle Scheuring ’15 and Michael Ging — Top left: The Mock Trial Team celebrates after a competition. Top right: The band preforms in the Great Hall. Bottom left: The Quidditch team poses after a match. Bottom right: Mr. Paul Olson conducts the Honor Chorale in the chapel The Issue: School spirit is often defined as participation in extracurricular activities and…
Wu named ‘Man of the Year’
Photo by Alec Vick ’15 — Yuxuan Wu ’15 is the Class of 2015 Man of the Year. Wu is especially known for his academic prowess and mathematic and linguistic capabilities. By Gabe Morrison ’17 and J.P. Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP While most students spent their sixth-grade year focused on middle school academics, athletics and social lives, The Roundup’s 2015 “Man of the Year” recipient Yuxuan Wu ’15 contended with…
Runner-Up Swaminathan shows intellectual depth, sociability
Photo by Hayden Corwin ’15 – Anand Swaminathan ’15 is Chief Editor of The Wrangler, the Literary Editor for BLAM, and participates in Student Council. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 & Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP For Anand Swaminathan ’15, school work, love of Brophy and social activeness come in a tight package. These are some of the reasons The Roundup selected Swaminathan as “Man of the Year” runner-up. Swaminathan is…
Senior Carter remains humble despite recognition
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Race Carter ’15 is known as a guy on campus with a lot of school spirit, attending games and supporting his school. By William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP Amidst the Big Brother program, Student Council, leading Kairos, writing for The Wrangler and many more activities, Race Carter ’15 has maintained high grades and a humble personality. “He left an immediately good first…
Ashton tries to build community using school spirit
Photo by AK Alilonu ’16 – Chris Ashton ’15 is a member of student council. He is known for having school spirit and working to build the Brophy community. By Carter Santini ’15 THE ROUNDUP Chris Ashton ’15 says he’s been at almost every home game and Brophy-related event this year driven by a love for the school. Student Council moderator Mr. Pete Burr ’07 said he has been impressed…
Student Council seeks to enhance school spirit, organizes activities
By Will Schubert ’15 THE ROUNDUP Student Council works many hours behind the scenes throughout the year to get more students involved in after school activities. Student Council is in charge of organizing student activities at many events including football games, basketball games, soccer games as well as the numerous dances they host each year. Taylor Wood ’15 and Jacob Anderson ’15 were in charge of the music at most…
Red Army takes on different forms over time
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP While Brophy’s Red Army is a well known entity today, the organization wasn’t always as distinct. “The Red Army has existed in various forms for a very long time,” said Mr. Pete Burr ’07, whose job it is to run the first period Student Council class. At one point the Red Army was just a club of students who supported sports teams. Mr. Burr…
Scheuring peruses music production
Photo Illustration by Tanner Nypen ’15 – Kyle Scheuring ’15 pieces together audio to create and produce his own songs. By Tanner D. Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP Over the past summer, senior Kyle Scheuring ’15 expanded his music interests, which led him to begin stringing together various pieces of music into one splice and producing his own songs. “First I got into hip hop, then I kind of got into…
Students mixed on spirit quality, faculty sees beyond game attendance
By Hunter Cisiewski ’17 THE ROUNDUP While one person might see empty seats in the football stands as a sign that school spirit could be better, others take a more holistic approach to what defines a community’s spirit. School spirit allows all students to stay involved with their high school. Even if they do not participate in any sports or clubs themselves, students can always provide encouragement to their classmates…