Alex Cannella

Tie tradition serves as a part of Brophy history
Photo illustration by Raymond Link ’20 | Brophy ties have been required for Mass since 1993. By Alex Cannella THE ROUNDUP  Brophy went through a rebranding year when Father Edward Reese S.J. took over as president in 1993. This idea of rebranding the school’s insignia would spark the creation of the Brophy tie. Before 1993, Brophy students were free to choose any tie they wanted on mass days. There was…
McShane suffers heart attack on campus, hopeful to return in January
Photo by Collin McShane ’19 | Mr. Lane McShane rests on his bed in his recovery room at St. Joseph’s Hospital after suffering a heart attack on Nov. 20. By Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Mr. Lane McShane came to Brophy on Nov. 19 with chest pains. He would leave school during first period in an ambulance. Mr. McShane mentioned his chest pains to Mr. Steve Smith, who stayed with him throughout…
Coffee and taekwondo: pastimes of Paul Cassidy
Photo by Camden Andl ’19 | Paul Cassidy ’19 cleans up after making a pressed cup of coffee in Lake Pleasant on a school camping trip. By Victor Beck ’20 & Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Paul Cassidy ’19 has been a staple in the community for many years being a driving force in organizations like STUCO and Brophy Culture Project.. Aside from being the three-time winner of Poetry…
Hendricks wins Brophy Invitational again, thirsty for State Championship
Tony Hendricks ’19 with his Brophy Invitational championship trophy on Aug. 25. By Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy golf team hosted its annual Brophy Invitational at Greyhawk Golf Course on Aug. 25. Over 70 athletes from 13 different schools participated in the tournament. Tony Hendricks ’19 won the the invite, for the second year in a row. Hendricks finished the weekend five shots under par shooting a…
YMCA recreational basketball grasps the attention of seniors, strengthens community
Photo by Gianna Beck ’19 | YMCA teams 3’s and Dubs and DTD3CS play each other on Sept. 15 at the Christown YMCA   By Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   One of the most popular events Brophy does in the community is the intramural sports tournaments. YMCA basketball takes that intramural experience and expands upon the idea of fun-based competition. Over 35 seniors have registered to be a part…
Year in Sports Review
Photo Illustration by Manny Mata-Flores ’19.  By Spencer Inglett ’19 & Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Football Football finished their season 1-9. Mr. Scooter Molander has decided to step down from his head coach position after 13 seasons and two championships. Former NFL quarterback Mr. Jon Kitna will take over the program come fall. Cross Country The Cross Country team won state runner up for the third year in…
Ten Athletes sign National Letter of Intent, plan to play sport in college.
Photo by Josh Spano ’18 | Student-athletes of the 2018 class pose for a photo during National Signing Day on Feb. 7, 2018. Brophy student-athletes will continue their respetive sport in college. Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP The athletic community gathered to watch ten students sign their letters of intent to play collegiate level sports on February 7. Brophy had signees from the football, soccer, golf, and rowing programs. Ross…
STUCO relies on itself for funding dances, events
By Peter Warner ’19, Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP Student Council is completely self-funded and relies on money from events and dances to create revenue for future activities, according to Mr. Pete Burr ’07. “The reality is we’re self-sufficient. We can only spend what we make,” Mr. Burr said. “The guys in there have to make financially smart decisions.” Mr. Tony Oldani emphasized that STUCO receives no funding from the…
Tennis team looks to build on championship season in 2018
Photo by Edwin Perez ‘18 | Jack Woodrow ’18 gets ready to serve the ball. The varsity team practices for the upcoming season on January 22nd on Xavier Tennis courts. Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP Varsity tennis wants to capitalize on championship momentum to make it two in row this upcoming Spring. Mr. Eric Chalmers ’10 took over as Head Tennis Coach last year. He played varsity tennis while attending…
New Branch of Student Council helps organize sporting events
Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP Student council created a new branch called Ringleaders.  The primary responsibilities of the Ringleaders is to help organize sporting events. There are six Ringleaders on campus, two from the class of 2018, two from the class of 2019 and two from the class of 2020. These six students sent in applications in March and were selected for the position by Mr. Oldani and Mr. Burr.…