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Despite first half rally, Desert Ridge defeats Brophy 30 to 21
By Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy lost its second straight game in a close contest Friday Aug. 25 against Desert Ridge at Central High School. Unable to score any points in the second half, the Broncos lost to Desert Ridge in a 30-21 defeat. The Brophy defense forced three fumbles, two of which were recovered by Andrew Onyepunuka ‘19. Head Coach Mr. Scooter Molander said Brophy suffered from mental…
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…
Junior Pasionek’s campus involvement results from sports injury
Photo Courtesy of Justin Pasionek ’18 | Justin Pasionek ’18 lectors during the Father Son communion breakfast Nov. 12, 2016. Pasionek got involved in many clubs and organizations on campus after breaking his leg freshman year. By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP Everyone may not know him by name, but every member of the class of 2018 remembers the student who was in a wheelchair his freshman year.   Justin…
Krause finds inspiration in Loyola scholars
Photo by Manny Mata-Flores ’19 | Ms. Kendra Krause (right) speaks to Ms. Ann Wolf in her office Monday, Jan. 9. Ms. Krause is the head of the Loyola Academy  and has a passion for the kids she works with. By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP As Loyola Academy scholars scurried out of the room in January to get to P.E., Ms. Kendra Krause sat down to discuss her many jobs on…
Special Feature: What’s your style?
Every aspect of our experiences as students—the way we dress, the music we listen to, the food we eat, the sports we play—is a product of our various personalities and styles. But for something that so much defines us, we rarely stop and think about style in and of itself. More and more often, students find themselves trying to fit in instead of stand out. This edition is dedicated to…
Filling in the blanks: Standardized Tests
This summer, George Washington University announced it was dropping SAT requirements for incoming freshmen. It was a change that raised eyebrows and sparked discussion, bucking a trend that has become institutionalized in the world of higher education. With GWU dropping its testing requirements and additional modifications to the most popular standardized tests, students and teachers alike are wondering what the future of standardized testing holds. This month, The Roundup takes…
Special Feature: Navigating Change
Photo illustration by Alec Vick ’15 | This year starts with many new changes students will navigate. Change, whether large or small, is an essential characteristic of the modern world, and students have to adapt in order to succeed. From new rules to new faculty to new facilities, Brophy continues to handle, respond to and create many changes. This month’s edition explores these recent changes, how the community has responded…
Volleyball sets sights on upcoming season
By Jace Riley THE ROUNDUP  After their 32-9-2 season last year, the volleyball team prepares for a new season. Head coach Mr. Tony Oldani said that team chemistry is a big focus for this year’s group. “I think the most important thing for our staff is getting them to understand the love they     have to have for their teammates in order to be successful,” Mr. Oldani said. Senior…