Matthew Zacher

OPINIONS: Money fuels good
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Former President Barack Obama says that “money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.” At a Jesuit school like Brophy, we learn that a life devoted only to the accumulation of wealth is dangerous. The key word here is only. Money cannot be our only our only aim, but it should be a means by which we can transform the world.…
Holinger discovers drawing talent, inspired by immersion experiences
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Jackson Hollinger ’18 works on a drawing of his during lunch on Dec 13th, 2017 By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Jackson Holinger ’18 started drawing in Ms. Deb Cronin’s 2D Art Drawing class as a freshman, and has since advanced to AP Studio Art, drawing inspiration from the people he met on Brophy’s Guatemala immersion trip in the process. “He is a wonderful…
College counselors provide personal, college guidance to students
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores ’19 | Mrs. Kate WidbIn talks to her counciling group about the upcoming PSAT on Thursday Oct. 5, 2017 in Romely Hall. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP The College Counseling Department provides personal, academic and college counseling to students beginning in their sophomore year, and this support is much needed as students are now submitting college applications. The department consists of five college counselors with…
OPINIONS: Sheriff Arpaio’s departure signals progress for Phoenix
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | Former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks on the last day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP It is difficult not to notice the the “Adios Arpaio” bumper sticker stamped on the door of several teachers’ classroom doors and students’ iPads. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a Republican, was…
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…
Capable drivers deserve parking space, but not possible
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Students and faculty park their cars before school Mondy Dec. 5. Campus parking spaces are limited and therefore require a carpool. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s campus appears to have a profusion of parking spaces at its disposal. Within close proximity of the campus, there are three lots with a total of about 450 spaces. In addition to these on-campus lots, there…
Advocacy club seeks to involve students in policy, lobbying
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Students and faculty gather to look at the Advocacy club’s expo on political candidates.The advocacy club put created an expo showcasing political candidates and their alignment with church teachings. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP The Advocacy Club is focusing their lobbying efforts this year on the issues of immigration and public education policy. The club, moderated by Ms. Elizabeth Clarke and Mr. Will…
Regester team ropes, looks forward to rodeo opportunities
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 – Charlie Regester ’18 prepares to rope a bull at a local ranch. Regester has been roping since sixt grade and has had success in his competitions. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Charlie Regester ’18 started riding and roping horses in sixth grade, and in December, he finished in second place out of 210 people in his team roping competition. In this type of…
Basketball defeats Arcadia 79-58 in 1st round of Holiday Shootout
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos defeated the Arcadia Titans Saturday at McClintock High School by a score of 79 to 58 to win their first game of the Holiday Shootout tournament. After a close first quarter, the Broncos overcame Arcadia’s full court press and jumped out to a 13 point lead at halftime. Pressure from Arcadia caused Brophy a few costly turnovers in the first quarter, but…
Students struggle, others succeed managing time
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – A student reads before school in Piper Hall. Students can often be found studying in the halls before 8 a.m. By Matthew Zacher ‘18 THE ROUNDUP Students juggle sports, clubs, long car rides and homework in order to succeed at Brophy, like many other schools. Some students feel that they work more effectively under pressure from the clock, while others admit to doing better…