AK Alilonu

O’Neill once stranded in Honduran jungle
Photo by AK Alilonu ’16 – Mr. O’Neill teaches math and enjoys mountain biking, sometimes biking three times a week. By AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Pete Burr ’07’s question from last edition’s “Teacher’s Pet”: In the 1995 film “Heavyweights,” who is your favorite character and why? Of course, I don’t remember the 1995 film “Heavyweights,” but I do have to say that my favorite actor is Tom Selleck…
Teachers, students weigh value of AP exam
By AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP The Washington Examiner reported this summer that taking Advanced Placement exams barely helps your chances of college graduation.  The study it cited came from the National Bureau of Economic Research and was published May of last school year, when many students were taking these tests.  To some teachers, this was no surprise. “It’s a whole different ballgame in college,” said Mrs. Kristin Venberg. Mrs. Venberg teaches AP…
Students debate the place of school spirit
School spirit is an integral part of high school experience By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP School spirit plays a much larger role in the success of a high school community than a person may initially believe. It is no secret that intense school spirit can pervade our campus. Whether it be the chants at football games, or the pride one feels when they say they go to school, our…
Audio Story: Mock Trial competes at regionals
Photo courtesy of the Manson family | The Mock Trial recently competed at Regionals, where the Varsity placed first in the region. By AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy Mock Trial team currently consists of three teams. The Varsity team conducts practice after school at the Copper Point building on Tuesday and Thursday. Editor’s Note: In the interest of full disclosure online editor Chase Manson ’16 is on the…
Broncos for Life leads members to Christian activism
Photo by AK Alilonu ’16 – Broncos for Life members discuss the morality of abortion with students in the Graham Plaza, Feb. 25. They promote the pro-life position on campus by organizing events such as this. By AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP The death penalty and abortion may be divisive subjects, but Broncos for Life offers students a forum for discussing their views on these and other topics. Brophy has…
Armknecht blends tones in urban fiction
Photo by James Moore ’16/ Illustration by Alec Vick ’15 – Graham Armknect ’18 said he writes urban fiction short stories using past decisions to  find inspiration. He hopes to continue to sharpen his story ideas. By AK Alilonu ’16  THE ROUNDUP  Graham Armknecht ’18 has a unique relationship with short story writing. His genre is urban fiction, which he describes as having “a modern-day setting with fantastical elements.” For…
Students take part in annual MLK Day Festival
By AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy students participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day March in Central Phoenix Monday, Jan. 19, where a festival was held in honor of King’s work. Vendors sold food and other merchandise at Margaret T. Hance Park, and many of the marchers spent the bulk of the day there. Several musical performers entertained crowds of hundreds, all commemorating the legacy of the African-American Civil…
Audio: Walk between classes more than mundane
By Cory Wyman ’16 & AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP Whether going from a classroom in Brophy Hall to a laboratory in Piper or from the gym to the parking lot, walking around on campus can be a tedious yet universal part of being a student at any school. Brophy is not an exception. The Roundup caught up with Krishna Sinha ’18 and Martin Eslava ’17 between classes one day in September for this “audio postcard.”…
Fisko becomes new assistant principal
By AK Alilonu ’16 & Chase Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Paul Fisko assumed his new role as assistant principal for ministry in the Office of Faith and Justice on Aug. 1. He replaces Mr. Chris Calderón S.J., who held the position last year and recently left for Boston College to study theology as part of his Jesuit formation. This is Mr. Fisko’s 10th year working in the Religious Studies Department. “My…