Reinhart wins Man of the Year
Man of the Year By Cooper Parson’20 THE ROUNDUP Owen Reinhart ’20 is this year’s winner of The Roundup’s Man of the Year award. The award recognizes a Brophy student who embodies what it means to be a model individual inside and outside of the classroom. Each year recipients are nominated by teachers, voted on by peers and ultimately chosen by The Roundup staff. To many, Reinhart may seem like…
SAT, ACT canceled, colleges move to test-optional
Photo courtesy of Creative Commons | With the possibility that many schools are test-optional for the class of 2021, many students may have the option to bypass the stressful testing process. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP Many standardized tests have been canceled this Spring with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, many colleges are changing their application requirements to test-optional. Several well-known schools that have changed their testing…
Birgenheir plans to leave Brophy, has lasting impact in various areas
Photo Courtesy of Jack Munhall ’20 | Brophy’s Rocket League team defeated Valley Christian High School 4-0 in a best-of-seven series to win the first ever AIA Esports state championship. By Kaidan Linse ’20 THE ROUNDUP Seen primarily in Piper Hall or the Innovative Tech Commons, Mr. Birgenheir is always busy at work. During his six-year tenure at Brophy, he has accomplished many feats such as being one of the…
COVID-19 could change how we look at movies
Photo by Keegan Horton ’21| COVID-19 changes the way people watch movies Keegan Horton ‘21 THE ROUNDUP Due to COVID-19, there have been many clear changes regarding how we operate our daily lives in America. One of those changes has to do with what we do for entertainment, such as going to the movies. Like many other businesses, movie theaters, nationwide, have shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This…
Students begin Virtual Workouts
Photo courtesy of Nate Craft’20 | Pictured above is Nate Craft’s workout room he has created due to the coronavirus pandemic closing his native gym By Kaidan Linse ’20 THE ROUNDUP With Brophy’s facilities as well as gyms across the valley closed for the foreseeable future, students and athletes alike have come up with creative and new ways to stay fit during quarantine. One of the most popular methods for…
COVID-19 V. The People: Dawn of Justice. How COVID-19 is Showing the Cracks in American Society.
The United States is amidst an unprecedented crisis that is affecting people of all backgrounds but especially the less fortunate. The coronavirus has shut down places where people look to escape their daily lives like movie theaters, malls, and restaurants. It’s safe to say many of us will remember this time for the rest of our lives. I know I will. If you don’t know me, my name is Griffin…
Large Public Businesses Take Loans Meant For Small Businesses
Photo composite by Garret Van Wie ’22 | Small Businesses are struggling to stay in business during the COVID-19 lockdown By Garret Van Wie’22 THE ROUNDUP Shake Shack is returning a 10 million dollar federal loan from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), designed to help small small businesses with financial difficulties. In a statement during the signing of the bill that created the PPP, Trump called the bill, “historic” and…
Seniors pay tribute to the class of 2020
Photo by Ridge Peterson’21 | Screenshot of the Instagram page dedicated to the Class of 2020 managed by Ryan Coury’20 By Ridge Peterson ’21 THE ROUNDUP With the school shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the class of 2020 have had their second semester of senior year taken from them. In an effort to give their peers a proper close to their high school years, some seniors are…
What to expect: COVID-19 and the presidential election
Photo courtesy of Wikicommons | President Donald Trump at a rally in New Hampshire, in July of 2015 By William Gruwell ’21 The ROUNDUP COVID-19 single handedly put the entire world on hold. It halted immigration, world trade and the stock market nearly as quick as the eye can see. With the upcoming 2020 United States presidential election, changes are imminent, and questions must be answered. How will the candidates…
Farewell Tiger King
Dear Tiger King, I think we should see other people. It’s not you, it’s me. Well, it’s partially you. Things started out so easy, so fun, so simple. My first experience with you was lighthearted, crazy, bizarre. We first met Joe Exotic, Doc Antle, Carole “Freakin” Baskin. It was mysterious, fun. There were big amputees, rednecks, drugs, gay marriage, country music and most importantly, tigers. The first episodes truly razzled…