Diversity

Feature Package: Distinct Perspectives
Graphic by Camden Andl ’19 Our student and teacher body draws from a wide variety of different cultures, backgrounds and beliefs. Ultimately, this results in our experiences being shaped by a number of wide perspective, which foster deeper reflections of both ourselves and others. This edition, The Roundup looks to investigate the impact of diversity on campus, and how our views come together to influence 0ur understanding and growth as Men for…
Student unions add to culture of diversity on campus, react to racism
Photo By Edwin Perez ’18 | Students touch each others’ hands to show the diversity on campus. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy is home to several student unions which convene to promote and celebrate racial and religious minorities on campus. Brian Yslava Molina ’20 is on the leadership team of Hermanos Unidos, the student group representing Hispanic students on campus. Brophy’s campus has a Hispanic population that closely…
OPINION: Modern storytelling media creates fragile understanding of diversity
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Storytelling and the communication of perspective have undoubtedly led individuals to understand groups different from themselves. It is not just that storytelling is useful for this, it’s that storytelling is the exact foundation from which any empathy comes from. But falsities can be communicated within narratives, both deliberately and out of ignorance, and therefore is able to create misunderstanding. For example, the diplomat’s job…
Diversity: Students grow in faith, understanding regardless of individual religion
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Although students may be religiously diverse, they often come to gather around an understanding of the Abrahamic god as the god of mercy, said Mr. Paul Fisko, who teaches Encountering Jesus in the Sacraments. Brophy offers a wide variety of religious, theological and spiritual classes to its students, some of which students are required to take. However, how do these classes ultimately affect our…
Diversity: Brophy Quidditch incorporates variety of player backgrounds
By Pierce Braun ’20 THE ROUNDUP Last year’s undefeated Brophy Quidditch team is in the process of having an even more advanced and skilled season ever. “Quidditch has come a long way since its first year,” said Marcus Pimentel ´18. He included that while in a tournament, Brophy beat Arizona State University in a match last year. He adds that the reason they beat ASU is simply because they collaborated…
Diversity: Brophy uses MacBooks and smartphones to diversify technology on campus
Alexander Kozub ’20 THE ROUNDUP After five years of iPads as Brophy’s technology of choice the school decided to switch over to the MacBook Air for this school year. This decision took months of research, surveys, focus groups, and feedback until the final conclusion was reached, Assistant Principal for Technology Mr. Mica Mulloy said. This year, every freshman have purchased a 13-inch MacBook Air rather than an iPad that has been…
Diversity: Brophy reaction to the termination of DACA
By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP On Sept. 5 2017, on behalf of President Donald Trump, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the termination of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Brophy President Ms. Adria Renke and Principal Mr. Bob Ryan quickly responded to the decision in a letter sent to the Brophy community. “Many current Brophy students, alumni, and their families have benefited from the temporary relief…
Diversity: Brophy students, faculty think diversity is paramount
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Axell Komlan ’18 speaks during a Brophy Culture Project Meeting. Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP In the last ten years, Brophy has strived to achieve a more diverse student body that is representative of Maricopa county as a whole. In the Class of 2021, 40% of students are non-Caucasian, according to Brophy’s website. Mr. Jonathan Londaño ’10, the Student Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator on…
Opinions: Diversity of thought serves as lifeblood of educational institutions
Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Our country is divided in many different ways. Republicans and Democrats, Pro-Life and Pro-Choice, Conservative and Liberal, Patriots or Jets, these are our different thought divisions. These viewpoints, and many more, make up a person and their thoughts. No two people are exactly alike, nor should they be. And who says that these differences in thought and opinion are bad for our country? It’s how…