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Dias takes the stage as new theater director
By Brendan Hinkle’16 & William Joseph Borders IV’16 THE ROUNDUP After 23 years of directing Brophy-Xavier theater, Mrs. Dorothy Dunnion stepped down, and Ms. Maureen Dias has stepped on stage to take her place. “When I was a kid, my mom threw me in dance lessons at five because I was really awkward and gawky,” Ms. Dias said. “Where I grew up I was in a very small town with…
Fisko becomes new assistant principal
By AK Alilonu ’16 & Chase Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Paul Fisko assumed his new role as assistant principal for ministry in the Office of Faith and Justice on Aug. 1. He replaces Mr. Chris Calderón S.J., who held the position last year and recently left for Boston College to study theology as part of his Jesuit formation. This is Mr. Fisko’s 10th year working in the Religious Studies Department. “My…
Cross country eyes young leaders in new season
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP  The cross country team said they are focusing heavily on hard work and preparation to achieve maximum success in the 2014 season.  “A good work ethic, pushing yourself, trying to challenge yourself … It’s difficult to do,” said varsity assistant coach Mr. Matt Williams ’07. “But I think that carries over to lots of different aspects of life.”  It’s a goal of the team…
Football falls short to Centennial despite comeback attempt
Centennial 24 Brophy 14 By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP  Down by three points with 2:35 left in the game, Brophy’s offense had a chance to mount a game-winning drive Thursday, Sept. 11, but were unable to do so as they lost 24-14 against Centennial. The Broncos’ offense scored two long touchdowns through the air, but struggled at times to sustain drives. “That’s been our issue all year. We’ve had…
Golf team looks to new leadership
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP  The golf team has started their 2014 season and head coach Mr. John Shores said he expects the team to do well this year despite the loss of seniors from last season. “We have Michael Feagles ’16, he’s one of the better rated junior players in the country and he will hopefully lead the way for us,” Mr. Shores said. “Chip Getz ’16 is…
El Salvador immersion trip celebrates 10 years of service
By Tanner D. Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP Fifteen students along with several teachers traveled to the village of La Hacienda, El Salvador this past summer and stayed there for about a week. This was part of the El Salvador immersion trip. Mr. Tim Broyles said this past journey marked the 10th anniversary from the start back in 2004. “In November of that year, 2003, he (Brett Huneycutt ’99) called me…
St. Francis Xavier Church construction adds parking, improved traffic
By Will Schubert ’15 & Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP St. Francis Xavier Church began construction on new buildings this past summer and looks to double the size of its parish, subsequently adding to the amount of parking spots Brophy is allotted. The construction east of the existing building eliminated a row of Brophy parking, but SFX Church officials added extra parking near the elementary school that increased the amount…
Dean reimposes lanyard policy for student dress code
Key lanyards must not hang from pockets By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP In an effort to maintain student body dress uniformity, Mr. Pat Higgins said he will be enforcing the existing policy that lanyards should not be hanging out of pockets. The trend, characterized by dangling a key lanyard out of a front pocket, became popular at the end of the 2013-2014 school year, according to Mr. Higgins. Mr. Higgins…