Rohan Andresen

Puritanism permeates politics, some influences not all bad
By Rohan Keith Andresen ’12 THE ROUNDUP The other day, I read an editorial in USA Today discussing how the legal attack on former presidential candidate John Edwards has been fueled with traditional puritan beliefs and guidelines. Edwards’ campaign committee was recently accused of using campaign funds from wealthy donors to pay off Edwards’ mistress. The author explained how Edwards’ aid, who is responsible in the misuse of campaign funds,…
Soccer headed to state championship rematch with overtime Tolleson win
Brophy 3 Tolleson 2 By Rohan Keith Andresen ’12 & Ian Christopher Beck ’12 THE ROUNDUP Playing on the same field where they captured a state championship a year ago, the Brophy soccer team staged a two goal comeback against Tolleson High School Feb. 8, pulling out a 3-2 overtime win to vault them into the 2012 state championship game against Hamilton. Tolleson took a 2-0 lead but the Broncos…
Be polite, please: Students lack common courtesy
The Issue: Many students are going about everyday activities without the usual politeness that many people would expect from Brophy students. Our Stance: Common courtesy is important in this day and age. There are five grad at grad concepts that Brophy tries to beat into students’ heads before they leave after four years: intellectually competent, spiritual, open to growth, committed to justice and loving. But a quick stroll around campus,…
Focus on ‘fat cats,’ top one percent misses real social injustices in society

By Rohan Keith Andresen ’12
The Roundup

For the last few months, the United States has been introduced to a stream of domestic protests called “Occupy Wall Street” in solidarity for the plight of the “99 percent.”

The protesters, mainly students and younger Americans, believe that they make up the 99 percent of Americans who have been tread upon by the wealthiest—and therefore most powerful—one percent.

They also point to a growing gap between the top and everyone else.

Loyola Academy launches as all boys’ middle school
By Rohan Keith Andresen ’12 THE ROUNDUP On a stifling hot Friday afternoon, Loyola Academy director Ms. Kendra Krause waits for the last of her students to be picked up by their parents. The 32 sixth-grade students of Loyola Academy, the new middle school on Brophy’s campus, have just finished a 47-hour school week filled with reading, math, physical education, science, social studies, religion, Latin and drama. Beginning at 7:15…
The Roundup wins two national awards

By Alex Stanley ’12
THE ROUNDUP/Co-Editor in Chief

The Roundup is the recipient of two National Scholastic Press Association awards in the organization’s 2011 contest.

Rohan Andresen ’12 won honorable mention for Page One Design in the April edition, placing within the top nine in the country.

The staff also claimed honorable mention for the “Soul of Brophy” multimedia package, one of 10 in the country that received an award.

Assigned reading takes roll of textbook, leisure book

By Rohan Keith Andresen ’12
THE ROUNDUP

In many middle school and high school English classes, classic assigned readings stress “coming of age situations.

However, Brophy’s English curriculum incorporates these quintessential archetypes with captivating literature.

Fireworks form fearful fun

Fireworks are one of the most iconic displays of frivolity and celebration and are a necessity at any patriotic festivity for the United States.

Americans blissfully imagine bright blasts of blues and burgundies in the sky as the Star Spangled Banner bellows, “… O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.”

Fireworks are magnificent and displayed at everything from a touchdown at a college football game to the political parties; however, the repercussions that they bring are too deleterious to take the matter lightly.

‘Waiting for Superman’ makes Superman cry

By Rohan Andresen ’12
THE ROUNDUP

“Waiting for Superman,” a well-made documentary by Davis Guggenheim, illustrates how dysfunctional our public school system has become.

It follows the stories of five children, many of whom are from families that struggle economically, who are trying to seek a good education.

Their parents are met with tough obstacles that ultimately lead up to all five students (Daisy, Emily, Francisco, Bianca and Anthony) applying for the lottery that public schools offer.

Golf team turns in scorecard for the season

By Rohan Andresen ’12
THE ROUNDUP

This year the Brophy golf team finished up their season with a handful of top tournament finishes.

They did so under the coaching of Mr. Jon Shores.

“The team had one of their most successful seasons in the 10 years I have been involved with the program,” Mr. Shores said.