College

8 athletes commit to college sports
Photo by Ethan Broer ’19 | (Back row left ot right) Matt Leonard ’17, Matt Kempton ’17, Noah Pittenger ’17, (front row) Jack Blake ’17, Patrick Wintergalen ’17, Caleb Moore ’17 and  Rexx Tessler ’17 all pose for a photo after signing their letters of intent on National Signing day Feb. 1. Moore and Leonard will attend Lake Forest for football, Pittenger and Tessler will play football at U of…
Larger emphasis on need-based college scholarships well justified
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP When looking at the base price of a college tuition, it’s easy to fall right out of your chair at how outlandish the numbers can be. Many people realize as a way to soften the blow of these numbers is the possibility of a scholarship in some form from the institution. However, the reason students are getting these scholarships has become a disputed topic…
Teachers, students weigh value of AP exam
By AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP The Washington Examiner reported this summer that taking Advanced Placement exams barely helps your chances of college graduation.  The study it cited came from the National Bureau of Economic Research and was published May of last school year, when many students were taking these tests.  To some teachers, this was no surprise. “It’s a whole different ballgame in college,” said Mrs. Kristin Venberg. Mrs. Venberg teaches AP…
College athletes should be paid for talents
Players would be able to provide money for families from the hard work they put in Commentary by J.P. Hajjar THE ROUNDUP A highly discussed topic today in the world of athletics is whether or not collegiate athletes should be paid for their participation in their respective sports. Every year, Brophy graduates become part of this discussion as they join college teams. For the hard work and dedication they put into…
Athletes should be required to finish college
Student-athletes receiving degrees at all-time high of 82 percent, still should be higher Commentary by Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Many college athletes forgo their final year or years of college to become a professional athlete, but with that choice comes a major risk they should not be willing to take. Each year a select group of Brophy students move on to play sports in college. Some will have the…
Audio Story: UofA hoopsters transition from high school to college ball
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP  College basketball enters its most important and competitive part of the season, the NCAA National Tournament. In December the No. 1 team in the country, the University of Arizona Wildcats, caught a flight to Ann Arbor, Mich., for an early season game. During the flight players reflected on transitioning from high school to college basketball. Click below to listen to the story [mp3t track=”http://brophyroundup.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/U-of-A-Basketball-Players.mp3″…
2 future college athletes commit to schools
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP Ryan Castellani ’14 and Brad Nordstrom ’14 signed their letters of intent Nov. 13 at lunch in Harper Great Hall. Castellani committed to Arizona State a few weeks ago for baseball while Nordstrom committed to Farifield University about a year ago for lacrosse. By signing their LOI, their commitments become official and they are expected to enroll next year for their respective schools.
Santos counsels students towards college, beyond
By Christian Guerithault ’14 THE ROUNDUP Finding the right college and path in life is something that all high school students will experience. Having a college counselor guide you through the process can help alleviate stress and be a helpful tool for a student. Mr. Rey Santos is in his second year at Brophy and he is one of three college counselors who help juniors and seniors choose the right…
Economic realities impact students’ social, academic lives
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP When the phrase “economic gap” comes up, it’s easy to get lost in numbers and figures. In reality, the differences in socioeconomic status manifest themselves in tangible ways that go beyond statistics, such as a student’s ability to maintain a social life or apply to college. Do costs cut into socialization? Students often spend their weekends engaging in a variety of activities on…