New football coach arrives, key player leaves program
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Denzel Burke carrying the ball in a game against the Liberty Lions on Aug. 17, 2018. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Jason Jewell will be the new head football coach after the departure of Mr. Jon Kitna who left to take over as the quarterback coach for the Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Jewell coached at Glendale Community College for 12 years before accepting his new role at…
Spring training brings tourism, unique events to Arizona sports season
By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP Spring Training is an annual event in Arizona. The Cactus League, hosted across Phoenix and its surrounding suburbs, draws two million fans to the valley per year. The Arizona Republic told the story of the beginning of the Cactus League in March 2017. “What would become today’s Cactus League began in 1947 with just two teams,” the article explained. Those two teams were the…
Brophy Coaches Focus on the Faith Aspect of Coaching
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Former baseball coaches look on as the baseball team goes through warm ups. By Luke Odden ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s Ignatian identity can be found in Brophy’s athletic department with prayers at the beginning of sports events such as swimming, football and baseball. Brophy sports teams like the baseball and football team are competing in the highest division of sports in the state. With…
Players, coaches emphasize playing for one another
By Xander Welty ’21 THE ROUNDUP Two of the biggest parts of Brophy’s life on campus are religion and athletics. Incorporating religion into sports can be a tricky thing to do, but a lot of the teams on campus find time for some sort of religious activity before, during, or after they play. Whether it be prayer, retreats, or spending time in the chapel, teams utilize a variety of different…
Faith should be defined by public service, acts
Photo by Frankie Pastor ’20 | The St. Ignatius of Loyola statuette sits in the McCain Colonnade. By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP It is easy for us to define faith as simply having a belief system or belonging to a certain religion. We think that having faith is different depending on the religion we are affiliated with, but this isn’t always the case.  Faith shouldn’t be defined by our…
College Board now unreliable due to scandals, stress
Photo illustration by Raymond Link ’20 | Nate Kerber ’19 shows fear as the overwhelming amount of standardized tests loom over the near future. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP In wake of the recent college scandals, it might be a good time to look at the validity of standardized testing. Even saying the words “standardized testing” gives some people anxiety. The ACT and SAT are two standardized tests that…
Quiet room says goodbye to quietness, effectiveness
Photo by George Anton ’21 | Mikey Stehly ’21 and Christian Kelly ’21 (left) discuss classes while Charlie Cobb ’21 (right) plays Clash Royale with Noah Nuez watching. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP Two years ago, K10, a room in the Keating building, was transformed into a quiet room designated for students looking for a place to study without noise or interruption. For the most part, K10 stays quiet…
MSU hopes to dismantle stereotypes of Islam
Photo by Victor Beck ’20 | Members of the Muslim Student Union sit together and discuss matters of faith at lunch. By Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy Muslim Student Union is the first of its kind at Brophy, and hopes to grow community and a culture of empathy all across campus. The Muslim Student Union offers a familiar face to the many harmful stereotypes and prejudices facing the…
Interfaith dialogue creates awareness of diversity
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Rabbi Bonnie Kopell and Azra Hussain address members of the Jewish Student Union. By Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP Recently, interfaith dialogues and events on campus have been successful in spreading awareness and fostering student engagement in connecting different faith traditions and forming more informed and conscious students. The Jewish Student Union (JSU) had an interfaith event on March 18th where two esteemed leaders…
Sickness comes to school, absences on the rise
Photo illustration by Raymond Link |Brophy student uses several tissues to try to clear his nose. By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP Throughout the first semester, reported absences due to sickness rose, likely as a result of ill students continuing to go to school and infecting others.  There have been many pathogens making course through Brophy, including whooping cough and hand, foot and mouth disease, yet infected students often go…