Beyond College Prep

Beyond College Prep
At Brophy College Preparatory, everything we do is Ad Majorem Dei Gloriem, for the greater glory of God. Whether students are painting a portrait, participating in a retreat, traveling to Haiti or writing an analytical essay, this Ignatian ideal is at the forefront of both our personal formation and preparation for college. The edition, The Roundup examines the ways in which Brophy prepares students for college, but, more importantly, to discover…
Rise of club sports gives athletes new path to recruitment
By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP With the continuous rise of club sports, high school athletes with dreams of playing at the college level weigh their chances of being recruited by considering where college coaches are finding their players. “Colleges will look at you in comparison with everybody else and they are going to have their own different ways of seeing you,”said Athletic Director Bill Woods. Club sports seasons are often…
Athletes keep up with grades after committing
By Rory Cunningham ’18 THE ROUNDUP With athletes around campus verbally committing to colleges as early as sophomore year, school work can become less of a priority for them. Varsity soccer player Sam Fletcher ’18 and volleyball player Nate Thompson ’18 both have already committed to their respective colleges, and they spoke about what it has been like to make an effort to keep school a priority even after committing.…
OPINIONS: College admissions competition detrimental to inter-class rapport
By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP Competition in college admissions between students harms friendships and the overall community. Every day, Brophy students are surrounded by competition. There is competition in sports, academics and in social settings. Competition can be very beneficial; in sports, for instance, competition breeds an urge to win and drives players to perform at their best. Some may argue that academic competition is even a good thing,…
Admissions from Arizona a mixed bag, varies from case-to-case basis
Photo taken from Sabino Counseling | Arizona universities all compiled on a list to show all universities offered in AZ. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP One possible sentiment among college applicants from Arizona is that their personal residency could be advantageous towards gaining admission to out-of-state universities. However, Ms. Megan Ederly said that college applications are a lot more complicated than that, with a variety of factors playing into…
JVLA fantastic opportunity for students to get ahead in credits, prepare for college
By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP Students are presented with a great opportunity to earn extra credits though the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy (JVLA) to help them get ahead in class load and credit count. . This Jesuit-run academy lets students take courses online either during the school year or over the summer to earn full class credits. This is a fantastic opportunity for students who need to fill a…
Learner excited for gap year program
By Rory Cunningham ’18 THE ROUNDUP Henry Learner ’18 is planning to wave goodbye to his friends next year as they all go off to college without him. Instead of going to college, Learner is planning to take a gap year. A gap year is when a student takes a year off the education system to pursue a passion of theirs that they otherwise could not have pursued. Learner plans…
Brophy students find a home in Jesuit universities
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP After in-state universities, a large segment of Brophy’s graduating class will find themselves at Jesuit Universities all across the U.S. in the fall. Like Brophy, all Jesuit institutions value the central concepts of “men for others,” “cura personalis,” and the “grad at grad,” so naturally, Brophy students find a welcoming home at other Jesuit institutions. Last year, 80 seniors applied to Santa Clara, 46…