News

Sikh students search for identity, fight prejudice

By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Chandan Saini ’14 and Maanik Chotalla ’16 have many things in common. They are both basketball fans, both come from traditional Indian families and they are both practicing Sikhs. One thing Saini and Chotalla don’t have in common is the experience of getting a haircut. Last November Saini cut […]

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Multimedia News

Robotics Club recaps success at regional tournament

By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy robotics team placed first in the Phoenix regional First Tech Challenge league in overall standings after performing at competitions including a regional tournament during the 2013-2014 season. In March, Robotics had just begun its semester-long journey on the road to the FTC top spot after already competing […]

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Minton named ‘Man of the Year’

By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP For Sam Minton ’14, Nelson Mandela’s words, “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front,” represents how he tries to conduct himself every day. Whether Minton is on the football field, in the classroom or participating in extracurricular activities such as Key Club or […]

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‘Man of the Year’ runner up Vatsa leaves lasting impact on campus

By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Not every student starts a club dedicated to building schools for children in the developing world, or considers researching treatment for brain cancer their main extracurricular endeavor. The Roundup selected Raj Vatsa ’14 for qualities such as those that allowed him to create the build On club and work […]

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Sports

Grant breaks Allen’s record for U.S best time

By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Bobby Grant ’14 broke the 300-meter intermediate hurdle race state record Wednesday, April 28 at the Northeast Valley Championship, previously held by Devon Allen ’13. Last month Grant vaulted into the U.S No. 1 spot for the 300-meter intermediate hurdle races, according to the official track times, but Wednesday’s […]

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News

Students find sleeping, driving a dangerous combination

Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP You’re driving down a poorly lit street, eyes barely open. Suddenly you wake up on the wrong side of the road seconds from a collision. This situation may sound like the makings of a nightmare, but for some students this is a reality. “The next thing I knew I was […]

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Studies show naps improve productivity

By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP No matter what school or grade level, sleeping in class is almost always considered a punishable offense. If recent studies are true, school officials may want to reconsider how they react to snoozing students. Scientific studies done by institutions such as NASA have stated the benefits of daytime napping, […]

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Opinions

Despite critics moderate coffee consumption has benefits

By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP In a world driven by results and productivity, it’s no surprise that stimulants like caffeine have widespread popularity. In 2013 more than 83 percent of Americans reported drinking coffee on a regular to semi regular basis, according to the National Coffee Association, with 63 percent stating that drinking coffee […]

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Multimedia News

Audio Story: Light Rail serves as more than transportation

By Garrison Murphy ’15 & Hayden Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP  Phoenix’s Metro Light Rail runs dozens of routes daily and thousands of people utilize it for transportation. For many riders though, the train has taken the shape of a shelter or place of refuge. The Roundup interviewed some of these individuals as well as  students […]

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Race related ‘micro-aggressions’ become more than micro

By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP He stands at about 5’7, has sandy blonde hair, bright blue eyes and seemingly boundless amounts of energy. Matt Figueroa ’15 is more affectionately known as “Fig.” Although most wouldn’t know without meeting him, his heritage is primarily Cuban. “I am Cuban, but I have blonde hair and blue […]

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