Garrison Murphy

Editors Goodbye: Journalism depends on viewers
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP I remember considering the fact that I would have to write this letter when first taking the Co-Editor in Chief position approximately one year ago, but it still seems odd that I am here writing it now. It’s common to hear seniors talk about how fast time flies at Brophy and it’s true, my time at Brophy and at The Roundup has gone by…
Fr. Olivier remembered for empathy, joyfulness
Photo by Ben Liu ’15 – Fr. Harry “Dutch” Olivier, SJ, leads a prayer after the varsity football game against Desert Mountain Aug. 30. Fr. Olivier was the team chaplain for football and many other sports. He passed away March 17. By Garrison Murphy ’15  THE ROUNDUP During Fr. Harry “Dutch” Olivier’s final hours late Tuesday, March 16, Principal Mr. Bob Ryan asked him if he had a message to pass…
Students will take state civics test starting 2016-2017 school year
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP In January Arizona became the first state to implement legislation requiring high school students to take a civics test that covers topics dubbed by lawmakers as essential information about the political system and American history. The initiative will affect private school students starting with the class of 2017, according to Mr. Sam Stone, a representative from the Joe Foss institute that created the Civics…
Juvenile incarceration down, makeup heavily Hispanic
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP There are 347 minors currently in the Arizona Juvenile Correctional System, a sharp decline from 559 in 2011, according to a demographic annual report obtained by The Roundup. Of those 347, 47.8 percent are Hispanic and 49 percent are from Maricopa County. The shift in the number of kids entering the system is part of a statewide trend that has become apparent in recent…
Staff Editorial: Charlie Hebdo massacre reinforces necessity of free press
Media organizations across the world, including the National Scholastic Press Association that The Roundup is affiliated with, have tied their names to the Je Suis Charlie, or “I am Charlie,” movement. The Roundup and The Wrangler are lending their names to the cause, not necessarily in support of what Charlie Hebdo published, but in support of the right to publish freely without fear of violent retaliation.   The Issue: The…
Uneven distance between schools characterizes semifinal football game
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 | Brophy lost to Hamilton 24-7 Friday, Nov. 21 in the state semifinals. Game hosted at lopsided field despite AIA policy on neutrality By Garrison Murphy ‘15 THE ROUNDUP Brophy football’s season ending semifinal game against Hamilton High School Nov. 21 should have been played at a neutral location, according to Arizona Interscholastic Association policies, but was more than six times closer to the opposing…
Swim website headline prompts AIA investigation of Brophy swimmer
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP In late October, Athletic Director Mr. Bill Woods received a phone call from the Arizona Interscholastic Association inquiring about swimmer Jack Blake ’15. Mr. Woods said he soon realized the call was part of an investigation of Blake and the athletic department over allegations of his “going pro,” meaning he accepted endorsements for his swimming – a move that could disqualify Blake from competing…
‘Hacktivism’ proves unnecessarily harmful in digital culture
By Garrison Murphy ’15 The Roundup The Guy Fawkes mask wearing, Internet championing hacktivist group “Anonymous” globalized the idea of “hacktivism” that has become so prevalent in our digitized society, and in doing so showed us how dangerous it really is. Hacktivism is defined as an act of political and social activism done through computer hacking. While hacktivists have done some good for the web, the potential hazard hacktivism poses…
Campus History: Brophy’s founding donation nearly given to U of A
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Many members of the Brophy community are familiar with the story of the school’s founding, but most are not likely to know a Jesuit institution was not the original plan for Mrs. William Henry Brophy’s $250,000 donation. Only two years before Brophy’s 1928 founding did Mrs. Brophy decide to fund a Jesuit institution. The original destination for the money she inherited from her late…