Traditions Package

Traditions play role in student, campus life
Traditions play a significant role in many communities and Brophy is not an exception. In this issue, The Roundup exposes many of the rich traditions that students experience in the classroom, on the field and at home. With its inception 85 years ago, our school has developed exponentially alongside our students ability to keep old traditions alive while creating new ones both on campus and in their own lives. Click…
Tradition reigns as students illuminate holiday customs
By Jeffrey J. Kimball Erdely ’14 THE ROUNDUP  Diversity among students is present during the holidays. With so many different beliefs and traditions coming into play, students have a variety of customs, religious beliefs or practices they celebrate during the holiday season. Noe Medrano ’14 shares a custom his family is familiar with—the Spanish tradition of Las Posadas. “A couple is picked to represent Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus,”…
Athlete routines are more than just superstitions
Garrison Murphy ‘15 THE ROUNDUP Andrew Ripple ’15 steps from the baseball team’s dugout and begins his walk to home plate. He slowly edges his way to the batter’s box, surreptitiously eyeing the infield at the same time maintaining complete and utter focus. Determination and confidence radiate from Ripple as he tightens his batting gloves for the final time. He is in the zone. The pitcher checks the runner at…
Teams execute pre-practice and pre-game rituals across seasons
By J.P. Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Sports teams and athletes tend to be creatures of habit and superstition. Many have certain traditions before every practice or game. “We listen to music to pump us up in the locker room and then do a prayer,” said Patrick Rottman ’16 when asked about what he does before a varsity hockey game. For the hockey and soccer teams, they like to play music…
Students attend, perform at Phoenix ‘First Friday’
Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP The first Friday of every month Roosevelt Avenue from 7th Street to 7th Avenue lights up in a vibrant display of art, music and culture. People from all over the Valley swarm the streets  throughout downtown in order to support small art galleries, listen to local bands and enjoy food produced by some of the many unique food trucks and restaurants that lace the busy…
Vinyl albums bring different music experience
By Hayden Prescott Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP Vinyl albums were brought to the general public in the late 1800s and have remained a traditional standard of listening to music. Music listeners do not have to buy these big plastic discs to listen to their favorite artists anymore. After 8-tracks, cassette tapes and CDs, the new standard of music listening has become digital. Listeners of today often choose to go on…
Students, teachers find comfort, convenience in parking spots
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP Starting at around 7 a.m. each morning, a wave of student drivers make their way on to campus. The truly observant will notice that, with minor exceptions, the parking lot looks largely the same on a day-to-day basis. Student drivers campus-wide said they have a sense of connectivity to the place they park each morning. Reasons for this phenomenon differ greatly. While many…
Fr. Olivier shares love of cinnamon gum
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP For around the last 20 years, the Rev. Fr. Harry Olivier, S.J. has served as the football team’s chaplain. In this role, Fr. Olivier leads Masses and team prayers in the chapel before and after games. “When I first came, I was not the chaplain of the football team. I just used to go to the games,” Fr. Olivier said. “After the chaplain was…
Students form early morning traditions for activities, catching up
 By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP Students enter campus early for myriad reasons, including club and class commitments. Brock Christy ’15 gets to school at 7 a.m. and sits in Piper outside of his first period classroom. He arrives early because of “parking on the street, because I don’t have a carpool so I get here at 7,” Christy said. Christy said he does homework when he gets here. “I…