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Eslava plays flute, piccolo for enjoyment, competition
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 | Martin Hans Eslava ’17 practices the flute and the piccolo in an Eller practice room. He plays in concerts for the school as well as the Phoenix Youth Symphony. By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP When walking through the hallways of third floor Eller, students may hear the faint sound of a flute or piccolo. That is likely the music of Martin Hans Eslava…
Benjamin balances academics, sports throughout the year
By JP Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Joshua Benjamin ’16 is a multi-sport athlete who maintains his grades while also competing in football and track and field. “This is my third year (doing track) and for football, this will be my second,” Benjamin said. Benjamin said he competes in the 100-meter, the 200-meter, the 400-meter, the 4 x 100-meter and the 1600-meter relay. Not just a track athlete, Benjaminalso plays football.…
Agliano models faith in class, on field
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Mr. Chris Agliano knows faith is not something all students blindly accept. He tries to model an openness to faith for all his students every day. He went to an all male, Jesuit high school in Tampa, Fla. He also went to Boston College, a Jesuit university, where he studied theology and minored in Jewish studies. He received his graduate degree in religion and…
Ewing emphasizes importance of student discussion, communication
 By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Before coming to Brophy in 2006, Dr. Sam Ewing worked as an assistant professor at Elmira College where he never pictured himself teaching at high school. According to him, it was “just serendipity” and “just luck” that brought him to Brophy. “My experience prior to this had been totally at college,” Dr. Ewing said. “And I never thought I would teach at a…
Mr. Petrich: ‘It’s fun to see our students succeed’
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP It’s fifth period and a young Jesuit-in-training holds open the door to Loyola Academy’s lounge. The Jesuit sports a backpack and, along with the white collar typical of priests, a pair of black dress shoes that have a considerable amount of mud caked to the bottom from coaching young scholars. As Mr. Perry Petrich sits cross-legged on a plush black sofa, his presence…
Philosophy club provides forum for ethical discussion, argument
By Riley Morrison ’16 THE ROUNDUP  The Philosophy Club, brainchild of Andrew Salmon ’14, provides students an opportunity to discuss and understand their opinions on a range of subjects, spurred by a bi-monthly distribution of articles. “We choose topics every two weeks, and each week I’ll send out an article pertaining to the topic that ranges from philosophy of the mind to ethics,” Salmon said.  “Then we meet every other…
Rapa: Music composition ‘like reading a book’
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Senior Phillip Rapa ’14 has directed and written music for several Student Theater musicals such as “A Very Potter Musical” and “Pokemusical,” and hopes to study music composition in college. Rapa has played the piano since he was five years old and has also added the synthesizer, guitar and percussion to his repertoire over the years. A self-described “chord progression go-to guy,” Rapa said…
Radcliffe documents life through his lens
By Roan Enright ’13 THE ROUNDUP When almost any Brophy related event occurs, Dalton Radcliffe ’13 can be found quietly documenting the event with his camera. Radcliffe, who is in the AP Studio Art Photography class, started taking pictures in the eighth grade after his brother’s interest in photography. “I think I got into photography when I saw my brother go take a couple of star trails and seeing the…
Alpaugh feels sense of ‘community’ as an ASC member

By Andrew J. Barnes ’12
THE ROUNDUP

Having been a student here just four years ago, Alumni Service Corp member Mr. Caleb Alpaugh ’07 said he has really enjoyed being back at Brophy.

“It’s been amazing,” Mr. Alpaugh said. “I’ve enjoyed experiencing the other side of this place.”