Dean Kobs named Man of the Year Runner-Up
Photo by Victor Beck ’20 | Dean Kobs ’20 plays guitar on Manresa for magis retreatants. By Victor Beck ’20 Dean Kobs ’20 has been chosen as one of the three Class of 2020 Man of the Year Finalists. Despite being a National Merit Scholar, spring distinguished student, Vinyl Club president, Magis leader, proficient artist and superb student musician, Dean Kobs ’20 at his core is a friend. When told…
Juniors adjust lives as COVID-19 disrupts college plans
By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP COVID-19 has led to the closure of college campuses across the country as students have been forced to adjust their plans on the fly. Many rising seniors were scheduled to take classes at various universities across the country in order to get a better feel for a college campus while taking a course that interests them. Davis McHenry ’21 was scheduled to take a…
Should Brophy offer a pass-fail grading option?
By Vipul Dua’20 THE ROUNDUP With COVID-19 taking over the country, Brophy decided to take all its classes online and continue educating students through a different means of communication. After a few weeks of doing online school, students are starting to settle into this new normal. With all assignments and tests being online, the integrity of these assignments has been challenged. To counter this, Brophy has decided to put a…
Prebil surprises seniors with yard signs
Photo provided by Harrison Cohen’20 | One of Prebil’s signs sits in a senior’s yard. Photo by Harrison Cohen ’20 By Harrison Cohen ‘20 THE ROUNDUP For Brophy seniors, their high school experience is coming to an unexpected end. In the midst of this, signs began to pop up in senior’s yards saying, “We love our class of 2020 seniors!” Nick Prebil ’20 has taken the initiative to put these…
Administration makes decisions on senior activities, rest of academic year
Late afternoon on April 8, Brophy Principal Mr. Bob Ryan sent out another email that gave the Brophy community updates on the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The community update featured information on final exams, summer classes and graduation activities. Prior to this message being sent out, Mr. Ryan also held a virtual meeting with the full senior class where he expressed his remorse at the unfortunate circumstances surrounding…
COVID-19 Graph
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Social Distancing Saves Lives, Slows Transmission
By Garret Van Wie ’22 People have taken to swarming the few open stores left for toilet paper, many wearing a mask of some sort. THE ROUNDUP People react to infectious diseases in two different ways. In an interview with the New York Times, two epidemiologist revealed how people react to an epidemic.“They either become completely and utterly infection conscious or they are the type of person who drops the…
Both the NBA and NCAA Basketball Affected by COVID-19
By Nicholas Williams ’21 Photo courtesy of Nicholas Williams ’21 | COVID-19 has put all sports on hold for the time being Some sports more are being heavily affected by COVID-19 than others. The sport making the most buzz and seems to be getting affected the most is basketball. March Madness has been canceled, and the professional basketball season has, for now, been postponed. There have been many National Basketball…
“Don’t touch the glass!” and other COVID-considerations
THE ROUNDUP By Cooper Parson It’s finally happening, our parents, the school systems and the government are begging us to stay inside and watch Netflix. That’s right, it’s COVID-19, and we have all lost our minds. Celebrities are singing ‘Imagine’ to us, the country is fighting over toilet paper and preppers can finally say they were right. Feel like you’re reading a Stephen King book yet? Same here! If you’re…
Current NFL player Brooks Reed shares insights on how he has been affected due to COVID-19
By: Nicholas Williams ’21 Photo courtesy of @BrooksReed on Twitter Most have heard of the ways COVID-19 is affecting in-season sports, such as basketball, swimming, track, etc. It has also affected one of America’s favorite sports, football. The National Football League, in particular, has been affected in a multitude of ways during this offseason and for the months to come. Brooks Reed, a nine-year veteran in the NFL and a…