Pitch and Catch: Resley embraces challenges, rigor of rowing
By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP What is your name and year at Brophy? I’m George Resley, Class of 2020. I’m a senior. What sport(s) do you participate in at Brophy? Right now, for the past two years, I’ve been rowing. Previously, I did pole vaulting my sophomore year, tennis my freshman year, but crew is definitely the sport for me. I can really apply myself athletically there and my…
2020 Tokyo Olympics add new sports
Photo courtesy of the Olympics | The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee breaks boundaries by adding five new sports. By Ridge Peterson ’21 THE ROUNDUP The International Olympic Committee has added five new sports to the games this upcoming year. Which will be held in Tokyo, Japan from Friday, July 24, 2020, to Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. The new sports include karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. While those sports are…
Former Brophy basketball star Ian Burke transfers to Portland State
Photo courtesy of Brophy Prep | Ian Burke ’18 works on his ball-handling during warmups of 2017-18 quarterfinals against Perry. By Nicholas Williams ’21 THE ROUNDUP Over the college basketball offseason, former Brophy Basketball player Ian Burke ’18 transferred to Portland State from Seattle University to continue pursuing his basketball career. On June 8th, Burke announced via twitter his move to Portland State. During his Brophy career, Burke was a…
The harm of stereotypes, mascots on indigenous identity
Illustration by Victor Beck ’20 | Stereotypical sports teams’ mascots and culturally appropiating costumes harm native culture and identity. The depiction of indigenous people as sports team mascots diminishes the humanity of natives as people. It puts me and my family on the same level as animals or animated caricatures. The unnatural skin tone of mascots like the Cleveland Indians and the Washington Redskins make a mockery of indigenous people…
The End of the Skywalker Saga
Photo courtesy of Star Wars Celebration | The “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker” cast at Star Wars Celebration. Photo by Star Wars Celebration By Griffin Winter ’21 and Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP On Dec. 20, 2019, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will release to audiences around the globe. “The Rise of Skywalker” will be wrapping up the sequel trilogy which started in 2015 with the release of “The…
NBA criticized for censoring manager, reporter over Hong Kong protests
Photo courtesy by Wikimedia Commons | An image of the protests in Hong Kong in 2019 The National Basketball Association (NBA) has been receiving backlash in recent weeks, all starting with a single Twitter post. General manager Daryl Morey of the Houston Rockets gave his views on the Hong Kong protests against the People’s Republic of China, posting in support of the protesters in Hong Kong. The NBA disapproved of…
High school bans backpacks
Photo illustration by Ridge Peterson ’21 | Students wearing backpacks like these can soon be considered a threat on high school campuses across the country. By Will Gruwell ’21 THE ROUNDUP Local Arizona high school is banning backpacks on campus following a long lockdown after an apparent gun threat that occurred on Oct. 9, 2019 at Douglas High School. There was an anonymous alert for a school shooting threat, endangering…
New to Brophy, Mr. Jason Svedin Joins the Math and Science Departments
Photo by Quentin Dunnigan ’22 | Mr. Jason Svedin in his Physics Classroom By Quentin Dunnigan ’22 THE ROUNDUP Teaching both Honors Algebra 2 and Physics, Mr. Jason Svedin has come to Brophy, ready to continue his teaching career at the school. Coming from four years of prior teaching experience, Mr. Svedin joins the existing faculty at Brophy, teaching his many math and science students. Prior to teaching at Brophy,…
Benefits of flipped classrooms outweigh potential drawbacks
Photo by Nick Pecora ’21 | A student works through practice problems while Mr. Doug Cox gives a supplemental lecture in his Pre-Calculus class on Nov. 7, 2019. These problems would be completed as homework in a traditional classroom setting. By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP A recent study has shown that the “flipped classroom” method is not only popular among students but allows them to learn more successfully as…
The Importance of Online Safety in the Digital World
Photo courtesy of lyncconf.com | Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are among the most popular iOS apps that teens use in 2019, however, potential problems may arise. By Kaidan Linse ’20 THE ROUNDUP A recent case in Tempe, Arizona serves as a warning as to what can happen if teens are not careful in the digital world. Steven Anthony Spoon, a 34-year-old man, posed as a girl on Snapchat, a popular…