Andrew Jordan

Volleyball team to overcome inexperience and disappointment of last season
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Nate Thompson ’18 spikes the ball against Chandler in a volleyball game on March 7, 2018. Brophy fell short over the course of five sets, 25-21, 25-22, 18-25, 19-25, 8-15. By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP The volleyball team is looking to bounce back after a disappointing conclusion of last season. Nathan Thompson ’18 and varsity head coach Mr. Toni Oldani are optimistic as…
OPINIONS: Football took more than it gave
Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons user Dschwen. By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP I played football from my freshman year to my junior year and suffered back pain, neck pain, a fractured wrist and two concussions. I received treatment for the first three injuries over five visits to my doctor. As for the concussions, I was treated by two doctors, three times a week, for two months. When I first…
The correlation between sleep and major health issues
By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP According to the Center for Disease Control, the correct amount of sleep may be the most important aspect of a high school student’s life, but there are numerous reasons why many students do not get enough sleep. According to a study conducted by the CDC, almost 70% of teenagers were categorized as “getting insufficient sleep.” Those in this category included respondents who reported 8…
Diversity: Brophy reaction to the termination of DACA
By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP On Sept. 5 2017, on behalf of President Donald Trump, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the termination of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Brophy President Ms. Adria Renke and Principal Mr. Bob Ryan quickly responded to the decision in a letter sent to the Brophy community. “Many current Brophy students, alumni, and their families have benefited from the temporary relief…
‘Get Out’ provides entertaining content, social commentary
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | ‘Get Out’ — Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener 9 out of 10 By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP Daniel Kaluuya stars as Chris Washington in the new critically acclaimed feature film “Get Out.” I first heard about this movie when someone told me that it was going to become our generation’s “Pulp Fiction.” Although that may have been a…
Brophy Outdoor Leadership Training provides valuable experience
By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy Outdoor Leadership Training club, BOLT, teaches vital skills through outdoor excursions. The creators behind BOLT are co-presidents Carson Kurtz ’18 and Chris Agnone ’18 which is facilitated by moderator Mr. Cooper Davis ’11. “Chris and I have always been big outdoorsmen through hunting trips, backpacking, and camp outs,” Kurtz said. “With me being an Eagle Scout and Chris being an avid hunter…
Antonioli sheds light on the process of sports uniforms
Photo Illustration by Andrew Brown ’18 | Many sports such as football, basketball and soccer received new uniforms this school year. By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy has a tradition of wearing classically recognizable sports uniforms, and the man behind the football team’s uniforms is Mr. Frank Antonioli. The largest sport, based purely on total number of athletes, is football. The task of managing and distributing uniforms and equipment…
Apple’s mercenary tendencies, lack of innovation exemplify corporate greed
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen ’17  By Hayden Welty ‘19 & Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP Since the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. has been the most profitable company in the world, yet they are seemingly putting minimal effort into improving their new products. With the announcement of the iPhone 7 came the news that Apple was replacing their popular headphones with something called AirPods. These AirPods are a…
Xavier Gator: Junior Megan Brown
Megan Brown ’18 By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP Tell me a little bit about yourself. I’m a junior, I swim for Xavier and I swim for a club team. Do you ever get coached by Mr. O’Neill? Coach O’Neill is very helpful , but my coach is Coach Mo. OK, that’s cool. Besides swimming, what else do you like to do? I don’t have time for much else, but…