Pierce Braun

Students take on social issues, organize projects, presentations, groups for change
Pierce Braun ’20 THE ROUNDUP Advocacy around Brophy has taken place in many different ways this year, including walkouts, teach-ins, and speeches on behalf of groups on a local level and even worldwide. Brophy Advocacy Club faculty moderator Mr. William Rutt said that the schools draw a lot of direction from the Catholic church and the Ignatian Solidarity Network. “Some roots that started around the Advocacy Club is the Dream-On…
OPINIONS: Is investing in stocks a good idea for students right now
By Pierce Braun ’20 THE ROUNDUP As the New York Stock exchange seems to be reaching record high after record high, the choice of whether to buy or sell is clear: SELL. Looking back to October of 1929, similar the Dow Jones industrial average was reaching the highest it had ever been, but what followed that feat in late October is why the crash of 1929 may just happen again.…
Fortnite takes Brophy by storm
By Pierce Braun ’20 THE ROUNDUP Fortnite, a building-based survival game that debuted July 25, 2017 has had an effect on how students now spend their free time. The Battle Royale-style of gameplay is not necessarily a new concept, but was reintroduced by “Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds”(PUBG). Fortnite, which has a similar style of playe has now reached upwards of 40 million players across PS4, Xbox, and PC, helping them outperform PUBG’s…
Varsity lacrosse morale high for new season
By Pierce Braun ’20 THE ROUNDUP The varsity lacrosse team is led by Innovative Technologies teacher Mr. Zach Widbin, who has coached lacrosse at Brophy for 9 years. The varsity team fell short of the state championship in the finals last year, losing to the NDP Saints. Junior varsity is a no cut team, while varsity is a select team and even returners have to tryout. “Every year, this team…
Diversity: Brophy Quidditch incorporates variety of player backgrounds
By Pierce Braun ’20 THE ROUNDUP Last year’s undefeated Brophy Quidditch team is in the process of having an even more advanced and skilled season ever. “Quidditch has come a long way since its first year,” said Marcus Pimentel ´18. He included that while in a tournament, Brophy beat Arizona State University in a match last year. He adds that the reason they beat ASU is simply because they collaborated…