Clubs

Surf club provides communal outlet for both amateurs, hardcore surfers
Photo by Manny Mata-Flores ’19 | Members of the surf club meet in Mr. Austin Pidgeon ’08’s room to discuss and watch professional surf runs. The surf club offers a unique perspective to a sport that is found outside of the Arizona desert. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP While surfing may a be a sport that’s popularity has been traditionally confined to places with access to the ocean like…
Culture Project seeks to build empathy on campus
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Axell Komlan ’18 speaks at the first installment of Faces of Brophy presented by the Culture Club, Dec. 6. The culture club seeks to share culture and stories through lunchtime presentations. By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP On a post election campus, The Brophy Culture Project seeks to share stories of student’s heritage and allow diversity to have a greater presence on campus.  …
Ultimate frisbee returning to Brophy’s campus
By Manuel Mata-Flores ’19 THE ROUNDUP The saying goes “Ultimate Frisbee is Ultimate Fun,” The year marks the return of the Ultimate Frisbee club here at Brophy, which meets in Mr. Nate Hester’s room, E201, during the entire lunch period on Thursdays. There used to be a Ultimate frisbee club on campus but it “never lasted for more than a year or two because they never competed, they never challenged like…
buildOn raises funds to serve local, global communities
By Riley Morrison ’16 THE ROUNDUP BuildOn, the service program created by senior Raj Vatsa ’14, aims to “break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations in the community and around the world through education,” Vatsa said. The club, which meets every other Thursday in Mr. Paul Fisko’s room, was established in 2012.  Since then they have started and participated in many service settings. “Every month we do local…
Shooting Sports club should remain affiliated with Brophy
By Michael Ahearne ’14 The Roundup  Brophy is home to many great sports teams, including a variety of club sports. The lacrosse club team has been the state champion five times, the hockey club team won state in 2012 and the crew club team won the 2012 Arizona state championship. One club sport, though, has been left out of this list this year: the Brophy Shooting Sports club team. Last…
Club diversity fosters student involvement, enthusiasm
Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP  Robotics, politics, music, service. You name it; Brophy has a club for it. Such diversity not only encourages students to become more involved in the community but also affords them the chance to seek new interests. Though justifiably overshadowed by other aspects of the high school experience, club engagement is often just as essential and rewarding as taking AP classes, playing sports or attending Mass.…
Student clubs evolve to fit student interests, school mission
By Jonathan M. Gornet ’14 THE ROUNDUP Club presidents and leaders packed the Great Hall Sept. 1 to market their organizations at the annual club fair. The event allows students to see the multitudes of activity opportunities available to them. Currently Brophy offers students dozens of clubs to be a part of. But how did Brophy clubs begin? “It started because we wanted to give kids anything, it was literally…
Trap and skeet club blasts away

By Greg Goulder ’13
THE ROUNDUP

In the hot desert sun, Brophy sophomore and trap and skeet club leader Nate Moreno ’13 draws his shotgun to his shoulder, locks onto the clay target and fires once, destroying it in the air.

This is the scene that takes place every other Sunday with a trap and skeet shooting club at Ben Avery Shooting Range.

The club meets from 3 to 5 p.m. every other Sunday afternoon to practice their trap and skeet shooting skills.

Robots made with thumping beats and mechanical feats

By Greg Goulder ’13
THE ROUNDUP

The sound of saws, electric motors and rotating servos nearly drowned out the thumping techno remixes of popular rock songs.

This medley of sound is common on the second floor of Loyola Hall where the Brophy Robotics Club perfects their mechanical creations.

The club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday after school until 5:30 p.m., with teachers assisting in and supervising the operations.