Senior athletes are spread around the Brophy campus and with graduation approaching their high school sport days are numbered.
Some seniors like Brock Ghelfi ’12 and Mack Regan ’12 said they are planning to play lacrosse for the college they attend in fall.
By Josh Galvin ’13
It is that time of the year again: Classes are starting to wind down, finals draw closer and pre-summer excitement surmounts the student body.
Seniors anticipate graduation and the prospect of college in the coming months, while other students prepare to rise in the ranks.
Brophy prides itself on being the only Jesuit high school in Arizona since 1928 and on providing the impetus for spiritual growth in accordance with Jesuit ideals.
In a survey by The Roundup, in conjunction with Mr. Tim Sanford’s statistics class, 21 percent of the 70 seniors asked said their religious beliefs had changed from freshman to senior year.
Meanwhile, when 70 freshmen were asked the same question in March, 14 percent stated that their religious beliefs had already changed.
Every year at this time the thought that is on every senior’s mind is “where am I going to college?”
This year Brophy’s seniors are heading to a variety of schools in each of the four corners of the country.
But do students seem to prefer out of state schools over the institutions that are here in Arizona?
Bryan Saba ’10 is one of many students who will be attending an out-of-state school as he heads to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Staying in state for college might not be the bargain it once was.
The Arizona Board of Regents approved a sharp tuition hike ranging from 15.7 to 20.4 percent at all three in-state public universities.
At Arizona State University alone, state funding has been cut by 26 percent or $104 million since 2008, according to ASU News, while the University of Arizona has seen cuts of $100 million in state funds.
Underclassmen, have you looked forward to becoming a senior and wielding ultimate authority over those younger than you?
You may never get the chance.
Those who have happened to read the New York Times magazine lately or seen the relevant article will already know what I’m talking about – consideration has been given to the erasure of senior year.