Anthony Cardellini

Editor’s Farewell: Journalism strengthens communities, left lasting impact on me
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Anthony Cardellini ’17 has worked on The Roundup staff for three years and completes his second consecutive year as Editor in Chief. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP I still remember discussing scheduling with my parents as a freshman and not knowing which elective I would choose for sophomore year. I had narrowed it down to Journalism or Art and Architecture. Growing up, I…
MOY Runner-Up Gerkensmeyer emphasizes importance of conversation
Photo by Manny Mata-Flores ’19 | Willie Gerkensmeyer ’17 speaks to a group of Xavier students at break April 24. Willie was voted as a Man of the Year finalist. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP In early April Willie Gerkensmeyer ‘17 sat by the Bronco fountain in the mall. A young student walked up to Gerkensmeyer, gave him a fist bump and walked away. Gerkensmeyer is in the middle…
Fr. Olivier left indelible mark on students, teachers, community
Photo by Luis Gamez ’15 | Fr. Harry “Dutch” Olivier hands out ice cream sandwiches to Loyola Academy scholars at break Sept. 4, 2012 to celebrate his 85th birthday. 2 years after his death, community members look back at surrounding days, ‘Dutch’s’ impact on campus By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP The Rev. Harry “Dutch” Olivier, S.J. died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the age of 88. He was a Jesuit…
Students say ‘cloudy’ post-election Wednesday fading
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | President Donald Trump greets Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP The three days after November’s presidential election involved tears, celebrations and a much-discussed speech from Principal Mr. Bob Ryan at the Jesuit martyrs prayer service on Nov. 10. Mr. Ryan opened the annual prayer service with a reflection on the election results. “I wanted…
Arts classes important to well-roundedness, needed at more schools
Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Although many schools are decreasing funding for their arts programs and cutting down on arts supplies, Brophy is a happy exception. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explained in January 2016 that most states still don’t spend more money per student than they did before the recession. In fact, Arizona saw the biggest decrease in funding per student after 2008: a decrease of 23.3…
Theodicy and the Holocaust uses 2 teachers to examine ‘God’s justice’
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP In 99 percent of Brophy’s classrooms, you will find one teacher in the room as the sole instructor of the class. Theodicy and the Holocaust is the only exception. Theodicy and the Holocaust is taught by both Mr. Chris Agliano and Mr. Matt Hooten. The class is in its fourth year and combines elements of the religious studies and social studies departments. Mr. Hooten…
Students need more female influence in classroom
The Issue: Female influence at Brophy is significantly less than male influence. Our Stance: Students should have access to an equal amount of male and female faculty. Brophy has over three times as many male teachers as female teachers. How can the student body be prepared to enter a world with 51 percent women when we do not have a near-equal population of male and female faculty? Many students at…
Joggers, ‘undercut’ policies unnecessary
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP As students filed into the gym for orientation this year, they were met with a new addition to the school’s uniform policy: Students are no longer allowed to have “undercut” haircuts. The “undercut” hairstyle in which a student’s hair is left long on top and shaved on the back and sides, joins a list of styles banned by the Brophy administration. The list now…
Renke: Best part of job as president ‘the mission,’ being with students
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Brophy interim President Ms. Adria Renke connects with seniors at a pizza date. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Although Ms. Adria Renke said that she greatly enjoys her new position as Brophy’s president, she never expected to have a job like this. “I never sought this job,” she said. “I never thought about working at Brophy.” She said she was working as a…
Del Toro brings Jesuit, priesthood values to math, science classrooms
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Students walking around the Piper building or Office of Faith and Justice may have noticed a new presence on campus lately: a new Jesuit. The Rev. Juan Pablo del Toro, S.J. said he comes to Brophy as a new priest looking to get involved in education. “I just became a priest in June 2015, and I felt called to go into either a high…