Hunter Franklin

Diet Soda Poses Health Risks to Students and Faculty
Photo by Raymond Link ’20| Brophy student gets a diet fountain drink from the soda machine at Michael’s in the Great Hall. By Hunter Franklin ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Brophy College Preparatory committed to only serving diet soda on campus eight years ago to meet national standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ever since the Healthy Food and Hunger-Free Kids Act was enacted in 2010, the U.S. Department…
High School Students Attend Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Conference
Photo by Freedom Forum Institute | Students from all 50 states whom attended the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Conference pose for a picture in front of the Capitol building. By Hunter Franklin ’19 THE ROUNDUP   High school journalism students representing each state were specially selected through a highly competitive application process to attend the annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Conference hosted by the Freedom Forum Institute in…
Remembering the work of the first Roman Catholic President, John F. Kennedy, on his 100th birthday
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19| English teacher and President John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorist Mr. McShane poses next to his memorabilia of President Kennedy on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. By Hunter Franklin ‘19 THE ROUNDUP “Yes, I voted for Kennedy,” recalled Father Postell S.J., a Jesuit priest who performs masses at Brophy College Preparatory, of our first Roman Catholic United States president, John F. Kennedy from the election 57…
Walk On The Wildside: Hiking ‘Lava Tube’
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Hikers are blurred along with their flashlights during a long exposure photograph as they walk the giant Lava River Tube Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Flagstaff, Ariz. By Hunter Franklin ‘19 THE ROUNDUP Hiking at the Lava River Cave just west of Flagstaff provides an exciting and challenging opportunity to explore subterranean passageways. Being avid adventurers, my family and I are always looking to…
Trump’s election will impact the future of the Supreme Court
By Hunter Franklin ’19 The Roundup  The grueling election cycle is finally over and President Donald Trump will make an impactful decision on who will fill the empty Supreme Court Justice seat. The first order of business for the next president will be to fill a vacant seat for the U.S. Supreme Court created by the death of 79 year old conservative Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. President Barack Obama, nominated…
Walk On The Wild Side: Out Of Africa Ziplining
By Hunter Franklin ‘19 THE ROUNDUP People often regret their actions after the fact. I quickly regretted my decision before the fact as I climbed the 119 steps up the 80-foot wooden tower to the first zip line platform. The farther I climbed with our two guides and 10 other participants, the more nervous I got. My family and I were about to brave the Predator Zip Line Adventure at…
Students look to November vote while faculty reflect
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Greyson Beck ’17 and Ms. Susan Maynard show off voter ID cards. By Hunter Franklin ’19 THE ROUNDUP Voting is a rite of passage. For at least some Brophy students this November will be their first time to vote for a U.S. president. Clinton or Trump? Voters, whether conservative, liberal, or independent will have some serious decisions to make this presidential election. “I think that…
Walk on the Wild Side: Indoor Skydiving Thrills, Rattles Nerves
Photo courtesy of Franklin Family | Andrew Brown ’18 gets a hand signal lesson in the wind tunnel at SkyVenture Arizona Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. By Hunter Franklin ’19 THE ROUNDUP Have you ever felt crazy enough to want to experience what it is like to jump out of an airplane? In Eloy, Ariz. at SkyVenture you can do just that. You can feel the G-force toss your body as…
Walk on the Wild Side: Flagstaff ropes course reaches new heights
Photo courtesy of Mr. Ross Franklin – Hunter Franklin ’19, middle, runs the Flagstaff Extreme ropes course with an instructor, left, and Matthew Brown ’20, right, close by Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Flagstaff, Ariz. By Hunter Franklin ’19 THE ROUNDUP Students have plenty of school-related activities to keep them busy, but there are also many exciting activities to do in our free time in Arizona. For example, up north in…