Women on Campus

Ryan: ratio of male to female teachers ‘weighs heavily on me’
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy Principal Mr. Bob Ryan said that the male to female faculty ratio, which is about three male teachers for every female teacher, was something that weighed heavily on his heart. “In a rich educational environment students should be exposed to a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives,” he said. “Our boys need examples of and good relationships with adult women.” Mr. Ryan also said that he thought…
Actresses deserve equal pay as opportunity grows
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP According to Forbes, Jennifer Lawrence made $46 million last year, making her Hollywood’s highest paid actress at only 26 years old. Even with such a hefty salary, compare Lawrence with her male counterparts and she ranks as the 6th highest-earning male or female actor, behind men including the No. 1 highest paid Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Tom Cruise. Let’s make something clear: These…
Supportsmanship needs to evolve at Brophy
By Graham Armknecht ‘18 THE ROUNDUP Every student knows the feeling of being at a Brophy football game. Everyone knows the rollercoaster cheer, the cries of anguish or joy during a big Friday night game. But what about other sports? Specifically, Xavier sports? Brophy sports are more widely attended than most other events at either Brophy or Xavier, with football earning most of the draw. The Brophy swim team hasn’t…
Dunnion: Brophy has helped change the ways students see women in society
By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP Women being tasked with household chores and caring for the children as the men work and provide the necessities for the family. This was the norm for the majority of history, until the late 1800’s. European countries started to yield to women who insisted on the right to vote and work. The United States made it legal for women to vote on Aug. 18,…
Violent videogames victimize women
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP While mature rated video games, such as “Grand Theft Auto,” are popular among students, these games include violent and demeaning portrayals of women in their gameplay. At an all boys school, it is important to determine how these games effect students’ outlook on women. Mr. Lane McShane ’82 administered a presentation at last year’s Summit on violence, focusing on how women are depicted in…
Staff Editorial: Students need more female influence in classroom
The Issue: Female influence at Brophy is significantly less than male influence. Our Stance: Students should have access to a more equal amount of male and female faculty. Brophy has over three times as many male teachers as female teachers. How can the student body be prepared to enter a world with 51 percent women when we do not have a closer to equal population of male and female faculty…
Renke serves as first female president, perpetuates Ignatian mission
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Ms. Adria Renke greets students and families at the distinguished students awards ceremony, April 13. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Ms. Adria Renke has taken over as interim president of the school, making her the first female president in Brophy’s 88 year history. Ms. Renke, formerly the vice president, took over this summer when the Rev. Eddie Reese, S.J., became president of St. Ignatius College…
Students need more female influence in classroom
The Issue: Female influence at Brophy is significantly less than male influence. Our Stance: Students should have access to an equal amount of male and female faculty. Brophy has over three times as many male teachers as female teachers. How can the student body be prepared to enter a world with 51 percent women when we do not have a near-equal population of male and female faculty? Many students at…
Kauffman finds inspiration in students
Photo by Ethan Winkler ’17 | Ms. Deborah Kauffman lectures her class on “Dante’s Inferno.” By Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP After almost 20 years on campus, Ms. Deborah Kauffman said that there is one thing that keeps her coming back every year: her students. “I learn something every day that I didn’t know the day before because of you,” Ms. Kauffman said. “When I get into the class and I have this relationship…
Students should seek more co-ed clubs
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Students meet at Model UN during lunch. Coed clubs allow the opportunity for Brophy and Xavier students to collaborate and socialize. By Collin McShane ’19 THE ROUNDUP Extra curricular activities are the heart and soul of Brophy for many people, and Xavier students should have the opportunity to join them if they want to. The culture here allows for so much innovation and experimentation…