Campus briefs

Video: Awaken Coffee sets up shop at Brophy
Video by Camden Andl ’19 and Spencer Inglett ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy grads Harrison Bowers ’11 and Tyler Christensen ’11created their own coffee company in 2016, and will be selling their brew around the Brophy campus for the rest of the school year.
Campus expansion covered by money raised, not tuition
By Juan Carlos Ramirez THE ROUNDUP The process of expansion always involves many moving figures and every decision administrators make take into account the need of our students, according to Brophy president. President Ms. Adria Renke said that the board of trustees make the decisions on spending. “There is a board of trustees that is the governing board of this school,” Ms. Renke said. “There are 13 people on the…
New President Renke hopes to push frontiers, retain identity
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | President Ms. Adria Renke speaks with Mr. Paul Fisko outside the Robson gymnasium March 6. Ms. Renke was named the first female President in Brophy’s history. By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s Board of Trustees announced Jan. 30 that they named Ms. Adria Renke as the 11th president of the school. This comes after former president, the Rev. Edward Reese, S.J. stepped down…
Aviation class offers flight simulation, piloting ability
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Xavier offers an aviation elective course that uses computerized flight simulators to build flight experience. The class is taught by Mr. Gale Hestenes, a Xavier faculty member, and the class is housed on Xavier’s campus, but is open to Brophy students.   Mr. Hestenes is a certified flight instructor and had a career instructing actual pilots. “I got my pilot’s license before I got…
Ward: Admissions is an all-year, school-wide job
Photo by Manny Mata-Flores ’19 | Mrs. Shelly Scheuring speaks with President Ms. Adria Renke after school Feb. 14. Mrs. Scheuring and Mr. Ward run the admissions office and lead the application process and interviews every year. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP The admissions process is a perennial task that, despite only two full time people in the Admissions Office, is an all-hands-on-deck effort. The department, led by Director…
K10 transforms to quiet work space
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Students work on homework during break Feb. 28 in K10. K10 was converted from a classroom to a quiet study room for students to work on classwork. Room change proves student opinions affect change, serves unique role on campus By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP A classroom until this semester, Keating 10 is now a quiet study room for students who want to get…
Who arrives at school first, leaves last?
By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP The gates are open when the first student arrives, and the gates close well after all students have left. For all that students can tell, the gates open and close on their own, but there are in fact multiple people behind the opening and closing of school every day and night. Mr. John Buchanan, director of security, said a lot happens behind the scenes…
Alumni make up 1 in 5 faculty members
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Mr. Steve Smith ’96, Mr. Austin Pidgeon ’07 and Mr. Andy Schmidbauer ’88 instruct students in their classrooms. Many former students find themselves coming back to Brophy to teach after college. By Chris Stanek ’19 THE ROUNDUP Alumni teachers are quite common at Brophy with one out of five teachers once roaming the campus halls as students. Mr. Austin Pidgeon ’07 said he believes that…
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…
Summer school offers variety of courses, electives
By Alex Kirshner ‘18 THE ROUNDUP At some high schools “summer school” is synonymous with failure or remediation. On Brophy’s campus, nearly three-quarters of the student body takes advantage of summer school as a way to take electives or core classes. Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs Mr. Seamus Walsh, who directs the academic aspect of Brophy summer school, said in an email with The Roundup that the school attempts to…