Frankie Pastor

Faith should be defined by public service, acts
Photo by Frankie Pastor ’20 | The St. Ignatius of Loyola statuette sits in the McCain Colonnade. By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP It is easy for us to define faith as simply having a belief system or belonging to a certain religion. We think that having faith is different depending on the religion we are affiliated with, but this isn’t always the case.  Faith shouldn’t be defined by our…
Fossils fuels degrade Earth’s environmental cycle
Illustration by Reid Shniderman ’20 | Oil pumps and drills not only emit air pollution when burned, but also can cause disasters such as oil spills. By Frankie Pastor ’19 THE ROUNDUP Let’s face the world’s reality – it’s in danger. We have negatively changed the world’s climates by our use of fossil fuels.  Sea levels and temperatures are rising, the poles are melting at unprecedented rates, and climates in…
Phoenix Council votes to expand Valley Metro to South Central
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | People get ready to board the light rail going north bound on Central Ave. on Feb. 28, 2019. By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP The Phoenix City Council voted on Sep. 26, 2018, to extend the Valley Metro light rail to South Central Phoenix.  According to AZCentral, the project is estimated to cost a total of $1 billion.  AZCentral also reports that the city…
The Legacy of Congressman Ed Pastor
Ed Pastor (right) with his wife and grandson at Brophy Grandparent’s Day on May 2, 2018.  By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP   The Honorable Ed Pastor is known as a political trailblazer and public servant, I was blessed to have him as my Tata (grandfather). Congressman Ed Pastor was born on Jun. 28, 1943, in the small mining town of Claypool, AZ, to a housekeeper and copper miner, Margarita…
‘Egypt Station’ demonstrates Paul McCartney’s ability to keep up with contemporary music ‘Egypt Station’ by Paul McCartney 10 out of 10
Photo by Frankie Pastor ’20 | Paul McCartney’s musical ability has influenced Brophy, with his guitar in display inside Eller. By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP   With many contemporary musicians such as Drake, Cardi B, and Travis Scott claiming the top position in the American album charts over the past few months and weeks (otherwise known as Billboard 200), a surprise twist has occurred this fall as Paul McCartney’s…
OPINIONS: To tweet or not to tweet
Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP On Jan. 20, President Trump not only became the leader of the free world, but he also took over as a controversial steward of the most important virtual diary in the world–his Twitter account. Even with only 280 characters for each Twitter post, President Trump is capable of influencing the thoughts and emotions of people around the world. President Trump may think that his posts…
Brophy pursues mission, takes stands on social issues with political sensitivity.
Photo Illustration by Josh Spano ’18 | Throughout the 2017-2018 school year numerous Brophy students participated in activism events both inside and outside of Brophy. By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP At Brophy College Preparatory, due to the multiple socially-aware clubs, classes, and Jesuit heritage, the history of activism has been present. “Ignatius Loyola…. 1550’s, all about change, all about disruptors. He turned the Catholic Church upside down,” said President…
The means in which students spend, earn, and budget their money
By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP Many students are reaching the age where they begin collecting their own money and spending it for something that they need. But the question becomes where are students spending their money? “Most of my money is spent at Fame and Dutch Bros,” said Giovanni Montes ’20. Max Pernick ’18 said that he spends his money mostly on food and gas. According to the Business…
President Trump asks for military parade
By Francisco Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP After witnessing the Bastille Day parade in a state visit to France last July, President Donald  Trump ordered the Pentagon and top military officials to prepare an American military parade. However, the U.S. has not had a military parade since President George Bush Sr. was president back in 1991, after the victory against Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War. It is reported in The…
Athletes grapple with consequences, benefits of differing sleep levels
By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP Speed, accuracy and timing are among the many talents that athletes possess. According to webmd.com, it is recommended that someone should receive 8 to 10 hours of sleep. If these requirements are met, an athlete will enhance their speed, accuracy, timing and endurance that are needed for their sport. Sleep also allows the healing and recovery process to occur during these essential hours. Practice,…