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Americans need to put pressure on lawmakers for a government-wide anti-stock trading bill

Photo by Renzo Moran ’24 By Henry Walters ’25 A poll conducted by Politico and Morning Consult found that almost two-thirds of American voters support a ban on stock trading for members of Congress, making it an issue that receives support from both sides of the aisle. If it is so widely supported, then why […]

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Opinion: 4 day school week would benefit Brophy students and staff

As education in Arizona deals with low budgets and subsequently low student achievement,  public schools often search for ways to save money where they can. The newest way of doing this is by switching to a four-day school week. Across the state, 43 school districts have now switched to four-day school weeks. This allows for […]

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Faith should be defined by public service, acts

Photo by Frankie Pastor ’20 | The St. Ignatius of Loyola statuette sits in the McCain Colonnade. By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP It is easy for us to define faith as simply having a belief system or belonging to a certain religion. We think that having faith is different depending on the religion we […]

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College Board now unreliable due to scandals, stress

Photo illustration by Raymond Link ’20 | Nate Kerber ’19 shows fear as the overwhelming amount of standardized tests loom over the near future. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP In wake of the recent college scandals, it might be a good time to look at the validity of standardized testing. Even saying the words […]

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Quiet room says goodbye to quietness, effectiveness

Photo by George Anton ’21 | Mikey Stehly ’21 and Christian Kelly ’21 (left) discuss classes while Charlie Cobb ’21 (right) plays Clash Royale with Noah Nuez watching. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP Two years ago, K10, a room in the Keating building, was transformed into a quiet room designated for students looking for […]

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Fossils fuels degrade Earth’s environmental cycle

Illustration by Reid Shniderman ’20 | Oil pumps and drills not only emit air pollution when burned, but also can cause disasters such as oil spills. By Frankie Pastor ’19 THE ROUNDUP Let’s face the world’s reality – it’s in danger. We have negatively changed the world’s climates by our use of fossil fuels.  Sea […]

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Loyola Project vans provide a unique, fun experience

Photo by Mark Rossbach ’21 | Students board the LP busses on their way to on of their service sites. By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP For the past twenty years or so, almost all Brophy students have had one similarity: a love/hate relationship with the Loyola Project vans. The Loyola Project (LP) vans were […]

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Immersion Trips excluded from service hours, disincentivizes students

Photo courtesy of Raymond Link ’20 | The Brophy Peru Immersion Trip of 2018 visits Machu Picchu before service in Cuzco, Peru. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP Last year, a new policy was put into place with what you can count for hours for your Brophy service projects. The change of policy resulted in […]

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Romero Program offers unique, meaningful participation, spiritual enhancement

Photo Courtesy of Hayden Welty ’19 | (left to right) Alex Edwin ’19, Matthew Scheller ’19, Atllas Hopkins ’19 and Hayden Welty ’19, students in the Romero Program, attend their first day at their internship, which takes place at the Foundation for Blind Children. Each student in the senior year component of the program partners […]

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Christmas music overplayed, time for something new

Art by Camden Andl ’19 | The Grinch disdainfully listens to Christmas music on his phone. Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP I have five words—Christmas music is extremely overrated. Even as I write these words, I know I have already dug myself into an inescapable hole, wherein I will be torn to pieces by the […]

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