How Does Brophy Work?

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…
Campus expansion covered by money raised, not tuition
By Juan Carlos Ramirez THE ROUNDUP The process of expansion always involves many moving figures and every decision administrators make take into account the need of our students, according to Brophy president. President Ms. Adria Renke said that the board of trustees make the decisions on spending. “There is a board of trustees that is the governing board of this school,” Ms. Renke said. “There are 13 people on the…
Officers secure school events, work closely with Buchanan
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Officers Brian Ross and Steve Mulligan of the Phoenix Police Department speak to Mr. Buchanan after a basketball game Feb. 21. Mr. Ross and Mulligan both secure many Brophy sporting events during the fall, winter, and spring sports seasons. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brian Ross, an officer with the Phoenix Police Department, has been securing Brophy after school events for 10 years.…
BLAM chooses contest winners through student staff
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Members of the BLAM literary committee select winners for the recent submission contest March 7. The BLAM editors and committee help select what makes the final edition and wins submission contests. By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy Literary Arts Magazine (BLAM) hosts many contests around campus, but whether a piece makes it into the BLAM magazine at the end of the year it…
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…
Ward: Admissions is an all-year, school-wide job
Photo by Manny Mata-Flores ’19 | Mrs. Shelly Scheuring speaks with President Ms. Adria Renke after school Feb. 14. Mrs. Scheuring and Mr. Ward run the admissions office and lead the application process and interviews every year. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP The admissions process is a perennial task that, despite only two full time people in the Admissions Office, is an all-hands-on-deck effort. The department, led by Director…
Students earn tuition dollars through Work Study
Mr. Jose Cruz (left) directs (left to right) Omar Martinez ’20, Edward Serrano ’20 and David Solis-Lopez ’18 during work study Feb. 15. Work study allows students to work on campus in order to reduce tuition costs. By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP “We don’t worry about money [when admitting students into Brophy] and we would never let someone who is smart enough to be here be excluded based on…
Teachers choose classes based on expertise, passion
By Alex Kirshner ‘18 THE ROUNDUP There are a large number of courses offered at any school, and even more teachers who are able to teach them. So, how are teachers assigned to the classes they teach? With core classes such as math and science, teachers who have experience in the field or have been educated in the topic they are teaching make some decisions straightforward. Also, teachers often teach…
Maintenance staff works to keep campus clean
By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP The maintenance staff plays a large part to how Brophy functions on a day-to-day basis, but they largely go unnoticed. Mr. Vidal Barocio has been working with the Brophy maintenance crew for almost five years. He said that the crew is responsible for doing the unsung jobs, but jobs that are necessary for a smoothly-run campus. “We do almost everything here,” Mr. Barocio said.…
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…