Money on the Mind

Exploring how much of your tuition goes to sports on campus
By Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy sports department has a lot to consider when budgeting how much money is needed to accommodate for every sport, class or job that dwells in the realm of athletics on our campus. It is a group effort between the coaches and the administration to make sure every piece of equipment is up to code or in need of replacement. Athletic Director Mr.…
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.…
OPINIONS: Financial aid, diversification efforts create unique community
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP In the same way that money can be a powerfully uplifting force for some families, a lack of it can also suppress people’s voices from being heard. Historically speaking, even government-sponsored social safety nets have done a lousy job at allowing for merit-based progression through the ranks of the unstable and greasy social ladder. And before these programs, no institutional structures existed except for…
OPINIONS: The Circulation of the Penny: Is It Worth It?
By Reid Shniderman ’20 THE ROUNDUP The American penny is a large part of the United States’s currency, and its manufacturing cost is still growing. The penny was first put in production in 1793, just a year after the country’s first national mint was founded. Since then, the one-cent coin has made many changes, both physically and monetarily. Currently, the two main elements that make up the American penny are…
Food delivery apps grow popular amongst students
Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP In 2012 data collected from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey found that the the average young American spends $173 per week on food, about $8.23 per meal). This budget could threaten the sight of a student’s brown bag lunch or the wait in the line at the cafeteria.   The variety of food offerings by food delivery apps such as Postmates,…
STUCO relies on itself for funding dances, events
By Peter Warner ’19, Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP Student Council is completely self-funded and relies on money from events and dances to create revenue for future activities, according to Mr. Pete Burr ’07. “The reality is we’re self-sufficient. We can only spend what we make,” Mr. Burr said. “The guys in there have to make financially smart decisions.” Mr. Tony Oldani emphasized that STUCO receives no funding from the…