Winter sports season capped off with soccer championship
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Connor White ’19 sprints past his defender. Photo courtesy of Jaime Hidalgo | The varsity soccer team posing with the state championship trophy following their victory. By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s winter sports season wrapped up in February with soccer and basketball playoffs and the wrestling state championship. Soccer finished the year as state champions with a win over Hamilton in the…
“Lavatory” offers interactive art installation
Photo courtesy of The Lavatory | Customers wander in The Lavatory Ball Pit. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP The Pit is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, or experienced, ever before. As the sixth room of an immersive and interactive art installation called the Lavatory, The Pit is an underground ball pit that Bill Tonnesen, the owner, advertises as “the mother of all the ball pits with 120,000 glowing balls…
Athletes committing to play college sports all over the country
Photo by Mr. Jake Kelly ’09 | The committed athletes gather in the Great Hall to sign their National Letters of Intent. By Luke Odden ’21 THE ROUNDUP On February 6, 2019, Brophy student-athletes signed their long-awaited commitment letters to colleges spanning the country to continue pursuing their ambitions as student-athletes at the collegiate level. 13 Brophy student-athletes, including Marques White ’19, Deric Hall ’19 and Elisha Brooks ’19, committed…
Donlan’s book brings de Sales’ teachings to Brophy
The cover page of Dr. Donlan’s book The Reform of Zeal: Francois de Sales and Militant French Catholicism. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP Dr. Tom Donlan, a Brophy religion teacher, has published a scholarly book, chronicling and “exploring the origins, nature, and impact of François de Sales’s vision of Catholic douceur (gentleness) in the era of the French Wars of Religion.” Titled The Reform of Zeal: Francois de Sales and…
Stereotyping Catholic schools: an injustice overlooked
Photo courtesy of Vox Media | Nick Sandmann, the 16-year-old student from Covington High School, stands in front of Native American elder Nathan Phillips during the Indegenous Peoples March in Washington. Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP For so long, people have seen Catholic high schools as the epitome of white privilege and conservatism.  However, Brophy is a prime example against this stereotype. Many people ask me where I go to…
Loyola Project vans provide a unique, fun experience
Photo by Mark Rossbach ’21 | Students board the LP busses on their way to on of their service sites. By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP For the past twenty years or so, almost all Brophy students have had one similarity: a love/hate relationship with the Loyola Project vans. The Loyola Project (LP) vans were a shining example of frugality on campus, as they were purchased brand new in 1999…
Immersion Trips excluded from service hours, disincentivizes students
Photo courtesy of Raymond Link ’20 | The Brophy Peru Immersion Trip of 2018 visits Machu Picchu before service in Cuzco, Peru. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP Last year, a new policy was put into place with what you can count for hours for your Brophy service projects. The change of policy resulted in immersion trips not counting for any of your hours in service projects. The goal of…
Carpooling builds students sense of community
Photo by Victor Beck | Jack McGrath ’20 and Sifraz Shah ’20 pull into the south lot before morning rush hour. By Peter Warner ’19 and Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP Carpooling possess positive and negative qualities, and creates bonding among students on campus.  To be able to park on the Brophy campus and get a parking sticker, students are required to have a carpool. Therefore, carpooling is a very…
Speech and Debate team burglarized in San Francisco
By Jackson Moran ’20 THE ROUNDUP On January 21st, the Brophy speech and debate team was away at a tournament in Oakland, California when three students and one teacher had their car burglarized. The group was heading to the airport, and decided to stop at a restaurant in San Francisco when the SUV’s windows were broken and numerous items and bags were stolen.  “Generally on the last day of Speech…
Phoenix Council votes to expand Valley Metro to South Central
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | People get ready to board the light rail going north bound on Central Ave. on Feb. 28, 2019. By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP The Phoenix City Council voted on Sep. 26, 2018, to extend the Valley Metro light rail to South Central Phoenix.  According to AZCentral, the project is estimated to cost a total of $1 billion.  AZCentral also reports that the city…