student life

MyBrophy grade view closing after finals manages to be both blessing, curse
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP From a student perspective, it can easily seem like there is no reason why viewing grades in MyBrophy should be closed down over the winter break. But if you look deeper, there is a good reason why the policy is what it is. For example, if a student has an 89.4 percent, then that is technically a B+. However, some teachers, if they feel…
Bercy explores elite soccer in Italy
Photo courtesy of Karl Bercy ’17 | Bercy spent his spring semester playing soccer in Italy.  By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Karl Bercy ’17 decided to spend the second semester of his junior year studying abroad in Italy while exploring his future interests in soccer. Bercy lived and studied at Convitto Nazionale Principe Di Napoli, a boarding school with a soccer team, from January to June of 2016. He spent most…
Class schedule spices up daily life, provides relief from rigor
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP As you walk around campus this first month of school, it is likely you will see freshmen asking upperclassmen for clarification about the schedule. As a freshman, I was confused by the seemingly unpredictable and pointless barrage of numbers that I was required to memorize during an already hectic week. However, as time progressed and I was able to adjust to high school, I…
Students grapple with long drive to school, cite stresses on schedule
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP It’s well known fact that students come to Brophy from all over the Valley, but what are some of the adverse effects of these long commutes on student health and success? What pressure does it put on sleep, extracurricular participation, family and schedule flexibility? One of the biggest issues that Cameron Grams ’17, Conn Den-Boer ’17 and James Ruberto ’17 all say they face…
Students, teachers say binge watching comes from boredom, necessity
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Binge-watching has become an increasingly common pastime of both students and teachers. By Graham Armknecht ‘18 THE ROUNDUP Today, TV and movie streaming sites dominate web usage as more and more students are starting to binge watch new shows that have just come out, and old favorites. According to The Wrap, a website that reports on entertainment news and statistics, 70 percent of Internet…
Students face difficulties incorporating health into busy schedules
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Students who are heavily involved with academic and extra-curricular activities say they have a hard time maintaining balancing healthy habits while also retaining a commitment to grades. Clubs and commitments like speech and debate, theatre and robotics, have rigorous, commitment-required schedules. Tucker Brown ’17, who has competed on the Speech and Debate team since his freshman year, is one example of a committed student…
Balanced workload crucial in student mental health
By Jack Cahill ‘17 THE ROUNDUP In a rigorous academic environment such as our own, it is crucial that students are conscious of their stresses and anxieties. While mild amounts of stress can build incentive, excess school stress can induce anxieties and depression. As opposed to treating stress as a natural byproduct of a rigorous school, students and faculty should work to address stress and school anxiety as a legitimate…
Students, teachers car choices reflect personal styles
Photo courtesy of Jace Riley ’16 – Jace Riley poses with his Ford Bronco. Students’ cars can reflect their personal style. By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP Every car, whether its owner is a gear-head or not, has a unique backstory. Car culture is evident everywhere, and what car a person drives can sometimes give a small glimpse into the person’s personality and style. Michael Rowland ’16 drives a Volkswagen Passat…