Brophy seeks to better understand its past relationship with the Phoenix Indian School
Illustration by Victor Beck’20 | Depiction of the historical Indian School, located south of Brophy’s campus By Victor Beck’20 The ROUNDUP On Jan. 6, the day before students returned from winter break, the entire Brophy faculty went on a retreat to the Heard Museum and the Phoenix Indian School. In an email sent by Brophy Principal Mr. Bob Ryan to the faculty, the retreat was meant to highlight points of…
Canyonlands immersion trip offers students a new outlook on how water is used
Photo courtesy of Fr. Juan Pablo Murrufo del Toro | Mr. Cooper Davis ’10 gives students directions before heading out onto the river. Kaidan Linse ’20 THE ROUNDUP After every school year, for approximately 10 days, Mr. Cooper Davis ’10 leads a group of 20 Brophy students by canoe into the wilderness of Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah, a region known for its dramatic desert landscape carved out by…
Racial and economic inequality play major role in worldwide water crisis
Data collected and illustrated by Jacob Cross Mayhew ’20 and Nick Pecora ’21 By Harrison Cohen ’20 and Jacob Cross-Mayhew ’20 THE ROUNDUP   A recent report by the United States Water Alliance and human rights nonprofit, Dig Deep, stated that race is the strongest determinant in access to clean water in the U.S.   “More than two million Americans live without running water and basic indoor plumbing, and many…
Energy Builds as the Tennis Team Prepares for Fast Approaching Season
Photo by Quentin Dunnigan ’22 | 7th hour tennis practices together as the season comes to a beginning By Quentin Dunnigan ’22 THE ROUNDUP While the spring season of varsity tennis approaches, players are beginning to prepare for the upcoming tryouts and for the season as a whole. Having won state championships for three consecutive years and going undefeated in-state last year, the players are hoping for another successful season…
Dual-sport athlete Michael Diaz commits to Santa Clara on a baseball scholarship
Photo provided by Michael Diaz ’20 | Michael Diaz ’20 waiting to swing off of an opposing pitch By Nicholas Williams ’21 Brophy senior Michael Diaz ’20 recently announced his college commitment to Santa Clara in order to continue his baseball career. Diaz’s primary position is 3rd base, and he also plays in the outfield. “Diaz is special because of his work ethic, as a multi-sport athlete, he is in…
Native Americans and the Water Crisis
Photo by Garret Van Wie ’22 | A Native American is starkly contrasted with a beautiful water background. By Garret Van Wie ’22 THE ROUNDUP 58 out of every 1,000 Native American households lack plumbing, compared with three out of every 1,000 white people. This in turn leads to higher rates of death, poverty and unemployment that disproportionately affect Native Americans. Thousands of years ago, the Akimel O’odham tribe, commonly…
Lacrosse aims for redemption after state championship loss
Photo courtesy of Andrew Welty | Members of the varsity lacrosse team pose for a picture at the Blackjack Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada The ROUNDUP By Kaidan Linse’20 Though falling short in the state championship final last season to Notre Dame Prep, the 2019 Brophy lacrosse team racked up a number of impressive accomplishments, most notably earning the ranking as the No. 1 high school division one lacrosse team…
Water-based Horror films
Photo provided by Wikimedia Commons | The main antagonist of the “Jaws” franchise, Bruce, swims toward the ocean surface on the 1975 “Jaws” book cover. By Will Gruwell ’21 THE ROUNDUP Throughout the past few decades, the entertainment industry has witnessed a significant increase in the production of horror films revolving around the ominous mystery of the vast ocean. The movie “Jaws” kicked off this trend in 1975, featuring a…
The Blanket Drive’s Impact
Photo composite by Garret Van Wie’22 | A homeless man sitting in a clean, white room. By Garret Van Wie’22 THE ROUNDUP 37% of of the 25,800 Maricopa County’s citizens experiencing homelessness are families and the rates of families going through homelessness have only been on the rise in recent years. Each year around December, Brophy puts on a blanket drive for the Phoenix Rescue Mission Charity which helps homeless…
Taking theater down the Wright path
Photo by Quentin Dunnigan’22 | Ms. Wright Prepares a Lesson Plan for upcoming periods By Quentin Dunnigan ’22 THE ROUNDUP Were you born in-state or out of state? Out of state. I was born in New York State. Growing up what were your favorite classes and out of school hobbies? I always loved English, so reading and writing. I had this really cool class in sixth grade that was called…