Hayden Welty

Crew seeks another state title, improved performance at nationals
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Varsity Crew enjoyed their most successful season so far last year and took home the state title once again. Second-year coach Mr. Thomas Minogue said that his tenure in charge of the team’s roughly 50-man squad has been a great learning experience. “I’m thrilled to meet all these guys,” he said. “It’s a fantastic group of kids that we get to work with.” Recently…
PSAT/NMSQT standards skyrocketing, system mandates change
Photo by Edwin Perez ’18 | PSAT booklets are ready to be handed out to students.  By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Current National Merit Scholarship distribution is inequitable, unfair and discriminatory; innovation must occur to maintain candor. Testing reading and mathematics, the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a two-hour and ten-minute exam administered by the College Board, which qualifies high achievers for a scholarship…
Junior Mohan captains chess team, ranks third in nation for age group
Photo taken by Daily Bulletin | Chess team showing off their awards from a sucessful tournament By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Dave Mohan ’19 ranks third in the nation–first in Arizona–for his age group in chess, is the first board of the Brophy Varsity Chess Team and was recently voted to be the team captain for the coming school year. He said he has been playing chess since he…
Students should apply service experience of all Phoenix has to offer
By Hayden Welty ’19 & Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP As a Brophy student, do you feel that you have put forth a maximum amount of effort to your service projects? Phoenix is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. and the most populous state capital; as such, it boasts a rich ethnic blend of bountiful culture and life, which is easily accessible by the entire student body.  …
Citizens must take action, state Legislature overlooked as outlet
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP As I was reviewing some concepts for the Advanced Placement United States History exam this May, there was a line in my test prep book that resonated with me: “The Founding Fathers understood such a system to have hope of success only when the citizenry was moral and responsible.” While I’m not going blame Americans for being immoral and irresponsible, I do think that…
Dunnion leaves lasting impact on students, builds tradition
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Ms. Dunnion, a long time teacher at Brophy, poses in front of  props from her theater productions from Brophy and Xavier. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Mrs. Dorothy Dunnion has been a part of the Brophy faculty for 26 years and has served in a variety of roles from theater director to English teacher to the head of student activities. Mrs. Dunnion said that she…
Golf simulators serve as useful tool for golf team
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores ’19 | Jack Geurtz ’17 uses one of the new golf simulators that was installed in The Dutch. There are two golf simulators in The Dutch that are available for use. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP With the opening of the practice gym at the beginning of this semester, students now have access to two separate golf simulators. The acquisition of the two high-tech devices came…
‘Kong: Skull Island’ contributes solid, fun addition to King Kong mythology
Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson in “Kong: Skull Island”.  “Kong: Skull Island” is the newest of many movies based off of the original and iconic “King Kong” movie. ‘Kong: Skull Island’ –Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Samuel L. Jackson 7.5 out of 10 By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP “Kong: Skull Island” is a fast-paced action thriller detailing the story of a group of researchers, adventurers and soldiers who venture…
Surf club provides communal outlet for both amateurs, hardcore surfers
Photo by Manny Mata-Flores ’19 | Members of the surf club meet in Mr. Austin Pidgeon ’08’s room to discuss and watch professional surf runs. The surf club offers a unique perspective to a sport that is found outside of the Arizona desert. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP While surfing may a be a sport that’s popularity has been traditionally confined to places with access to the ocean like…
Student behavior at Mass inappropriate, detrimental to experience
By Hayden Welty ’17 THE ROUNDUP The Issue: Some students are disruptive and rude during Mass. Our Stance: Students need to be respectful during Mass and of the hard work of the OFJ. The actions of some students during recent Masses are inappropriate and hinder an otherwise enjoyable communal celebration. Mass is an integral part of our Brophy community and brings all of us together in united participation. Unfortunately, the…