Graham Armknecht

Brophy seeks to hold a Jesuit, personal look at finances
Photo Courtesy of Brophy 2016-2017 Annual report. By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s finances, in comparison to public schools, might seem somewhat opaque. Considering that Brophy has so many different facets and outlets for income and expenses, such as tuition, the Brophy Community Foundation, and the Advancement Office, the money can be very difficult to track. Tuition “Operationally, we are similar to a non-profit,” said CFO Mrs. Carol Ford.…
Wall in Freeman Arch raises awareness, inconveniences students
Photo by Josh Spano ’18 | A student walks through the wall in the Freeman Arch on October 26th, 2017. The wall was put up and monitored by Kino Teens throughout the day.  By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Students came between a wall and a hard place on Thursday morning, as students a part of Kino Teens stood to patrol a wall they had recently constructed. Lines began to form…
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…
‘Beauty and the Beast’ revamps the old classic, fixes leaps of logic
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service ‘Beauty and the Beast’ — starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens 8 out of 10 By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP “Beauty and the Beast” is a remake of a classic Disney cartoon of the same name, and it carries that name well. The film holds much of the same magic as the original, but tweeks small things that work with massive effect.…
Principal Ryan strives to shape culture
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Principal Mr. Bob Ryan thanks former Mayor of Phoenix Mr. Paul Johnson after speaking to students during a lunchtime Summit presentation March 7. Mr. Ryan oversses school operations and makes sure the school sticks to its core values. By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP On campus, Principal Mr. Bob Ryan’s job is to oversee operations at the school, as well as to keep the…
Disciplinary Board run, designed to care for students, school
By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP The Disciplinary Review Board is often shrouded by secrecy to protect students’ privacy. “Any behavior that calls into question that the student should remain at the school is a reason that the board would be called,” said Dean Mr. Pat Higgins. “Some of those would be theft, fighting, drug and alcohol, insubordination, etc.” Mr. Higgins added that the Board is called out of necessity…
‘Logan’ slashes way to being action movie hallmark
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | Logan is based on the Marvel character Wolverine and displays his attempt to protect a young girl with mutant powers. ‘Logan’ — starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen 10 out of 10 By Sam Romero ’17 & Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Be warned, this review contains massive spoilers for “Logan,” but to those who have not seen the movie yet, it…
Scheduling process designed to benefits students, teachers as much as possible
By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Every student receives a schedule at the beginning of every new year, but what some people don’t think about is how that schedule comes to be. Director of Scheduling, Mr. Tony Oldani, strives to accommodate students in the classes they want to take. “The goal of scheduling is to give every student the classes they need to graduate, and to give every student the…
Amidst election fallout, support needed for Trump
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | President Donald Trump greets Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson. By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP It’s odd to think that the United States of America elected Donald J. Trump as its 45th president.       From someone who openly supported Hillary Clinton (and wrote a column supporting her in this newspaper), I started not knowing how to feel about the results…
New ‘safe space’ signs spark campus conversations
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Safe Space signs are displayed across many classrooms and offices across campus. Faculty are placing the sign in an effort to deter harmful comments towards students. By Graham Armknecht ‘18 THE ROUNDUP New signs reading, “Diverse, Inclusive, Accepting, Welcoming, Safe space for everyone” started to appear around campus and in classrooms after this year’s election. “A student asked me if I wanted one, and…