William Joseph Borders IV

Waste Management Open attracts golf players, students
By Jace Riley ’16 & William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP The Waste Management Open is one of the biggest PGA tournaments held in the United States, and with it being in our own backyard it is likely to draw many students. Every year in late January Phoenix hosts this giant tournament at the Tournament Players Cup, or TPC, of Scottsdale. This years tournament is from Jan. 25 to…
Basketball tops Desert Mountain on ‘hoopcoming’ night
By William Joseph Borders ’16 THE ROUNDUP Freddy Erlandson ’15 and Colter Galente ’16 combined for a total of 26 rebounds, 11 of which came in the fourth quarter alone, as the Broncos topped Desert Mountain Jan. 30 at home during their “Hoopcoming” game. The Broncos came into the game 14-7, while the Wolves were 11-12. The student crowd organized a “silent night” event, so gym was silent until Galante…
Objects on teachers’ desks hold unique origins
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 | Oct. 8, Mr. Burke sets up for class in the morning. His desk is filled with a variety of trinkets that give it unique character. By William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP From classroom to classroom, teachers possess many items on their desks that students don’t know the origins of. Whether sentimental, practical or comical, objects on a teacher’s desk can reveal a…
Dias takes the stage as new theater director
By Brendan Hinkle’16 & William Joseph Borders IV’16 THE ROUNDUP After 23 years of directing Brophy-Xavier theater, Mrs. Dorothy Dunnion stepped down, and Ms. Maureen Dias has stepped on stage to take her place. “When I was a kid, my mom threw me in dance lessons at five because I was really awkward and gawky,” Ms. Dias said. “Where I grew up I was in a very small town with…
Pope Francis’ beliefs, lifestyle serve as welcome relief for Catholics
By William Joseph Borders IV THE ROUNDUP  Pope Francis is different, very different. He lives the most simple life that one of the most powerful and influential people in the world could. “He’s a simple man, he carries his own bags, pays his own bills and tells his old friends to hop in the Pope Mobile,” said Spanish teacher Mr. Richard Cordova. Mr. Cordova said there are three Spanish words…
Senior athlete Michael Ward balances sports, honor choral, and clubs.
 William Joseph Borders IV THE ROUNDUP Michael Ward ’14 has been a part of two Brophy sports since freshman year. He has participated in baseball and football. He has been playing baseball since he was in the first grade. “My dad played in college, so I was kind of just brought up playing baseball. It’s really fun and I love it,” Ward said. Since he has been playing baseball all…
Mandela’s passing shines light on accomplishments
By William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Nelson Mandela passed away from a respiratory infection Dec. 5, 2013 in South Africa, at the age of 95. His life’s work has been seen and has affected people across the globe, including on Brophy’s campus. “He was a freedom fighter,” said Mr. Christopher Agliano, a religious studies teacher. “He was a public figure and in my mind somebody who transcends this…
Xavier Gator
Hayden Riley 14′ By William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP Could I get your name and year? Hayden Riley, I’m a senior. Any siblings? Younger brother and older sister Does he go to brophy? Yeah How’s Xavier? I like it, it’s difficult but it’s fun Worst class, be honest? Probably geology, don’t like sitting in lectures Same… Any sports teams that you are on? I play badminton, we just…
New wrestling club open to all students in Phoenix community
By William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP Every Monday and Wednesday the AMDG Wrestling Club meets after school in the wrestling room to improve their skills and prepare for future matches. “People say wrestling is like a lifestyle, it’s just something you can’t stop,” said varsity wrestler Valentine Hernandez ’16. Hernandez said he has been wrestling his entire life and recently joined the AMDG Wrestling Club to help everyone…