Alex Kirshner

Paul named Man of the Year Runner-Up
Photo by Edwin Perez ‘18 | Ben Paul ’18 streches during warmups of the Quaterfinal Perry game. By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy encourages its students to expand their horizons and leave their comfort zone, something that one of The Roundup’s Man of the Year runner-ups, Ben Paul ’18, took to heart. “I think freshman year I was mostly interested in sports, because that’s kind of all I’ve known in…
OPINIONS: Faculty workshops brings harsh realities and a strong call to action
By Chris Agnone ’18 and Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy held its annual Summit workshop day on human trafficking on Wednesday, February 28th. The workshops played host to a plethora of extremely qualified speakers, as well as students and teachers. These speakers varied from officers of the law, to adult movie industry escapees, to victims of trafficking in the United States and internationally. Over 40 workshops were available to…
Finance Club seeks to instill Jesuit values, remove negative stereotypes
By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP The finance club is a student-run organization on campus that attempts to teach its members about how to run a successful business and turn a profit, while also focusing on Jesuit ideals and values so that their businesses remain ethical. The club was started in 2014, and current president Connor Thomson ’18 has been a member since his freshman year. This is Thomson’s first…
Distance from school affects sleep patterns, school performance
Photo by Josh Spano ’18 | Commuters make their way towards the West Valley on December 1 2017 via the I-10. By Alex Kirshner ‘18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy has a diverse community of students coming from all different parts of the valley. The school’s campus, which is located in central Phoenix, lends itself this vision and leads to a wider variety of students enrolled. But, while Brophy may be centrally…
Del Toro embraces Brophy, Jesuit culture
Photo by Manuel-Mata Flores ’19| Fr. Juan Pablo Marrufo del Toro, S.J. teaches his physics class as they proceed to finish their projects on Friday Oct. 6, 2017 in Piper 210. Fr. del Toro is in his second year at Brophy teaching physics. By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Father Juan Pablo Marrufo del Toro, S.J. is in his second year as a teacher at Brophy. He was born in…
OPINIONS: Common App must become only location for College Applications
Photo by Edwin Perez ‘18 | The Common Application provides a online application that more than 700 colleges accept.  By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP The Common Application, or “Common App,” is a conscientious effort made by colleges across the country in order to make the college application process easier and less tedious for seniors. In order to apply using the Common App, students must fill out their application and…
Seed Spot group wins Judges Choice in National Competition
By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s Seed Spot class had a group of four students present their entrepreneurial idea at the Seed Spot Demo Day in May. Seniors John Murphy ’18, David Griego ’18, Thomas Holben ’18 and Michael Beram ’18 won the Judges Award for their Drip Drop Water Solutions business venture. “Mr. Hester put us all together,” Murphy said, “and it ended up being the best group and…
Mock Trial Advances 1 team to state finals
By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP The Mock Trial club had one of their three teams advance to the state finals at the Sandra Day O’Connor Courthouse on April 1. The team consisted of Cooper Ryan ’17, Will Mulkern ’17, Noah Sugden ’17, Zach McCarthy ’17, Manny Alemany ’18 and Robert Baransaka ’18. All three of Brophy’s teams took part in the regional event two weeks ago, according to the…
Year in Sports: Several teams have successful seasons
Photos by the Roundup Staff | Brophy Sports completed many successful athletic seasons highlighted by state championships and all-state athletes while sending many athletes to play collegiate sports. By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Football The football team started out with a 7-0 record, including a win in the Sollenberger Classic against Pinnacle High School in Flagstaff to open up the season. The team then lost their final three regular…
Teachers choose classes based on expertise, passion
By Alex Kirshner ‘18 THE ROUNDUP There are a large number of courses offered at any school, and even more teachers who are able to teach them. So, how are teachers assigned to the classes they teach? With core classes such as math and science, teachers who have experience in the field or have been educated in the topic they are teaching make some decisions straightforward. Also, teachers often teach…