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Eagle Scout opens doors to opportunities

Photo courtesy of John Cannella | Alex Cannella ’19 poses for a picture next to an adult leader and fellow scout on Nov. 7, the same night the two boys earned their eagle. By Alex Cannella THE ROUNDUP   Obtaining the Eagle rank as a Boy Scout of America is a prestigious achievement recognized across […]

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PRO: Class rank fails to diminish collaborative spirit, boosts test score importance, high achievers

By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP   While some detractors contend that class rank damages a collaborative spirit, the measurement serves as a useful college admissions tool––not to mention that class rank rewards hard-working students and has a limited impact on community.  Class rank at Brophy could act as a useful benchmark with which students […]

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CON: Class rank divides student body, promotes unhealthy competition

  By Spencer Inglett ’19 & Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Grade point average is something some people don’t want to talk about and others love to gloat about, and can be a touchy subject to bring up. Class rank is the process of ranking people by number based upon their weighted or unweighted […]

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Technology’s distracting abilities beget procrastination, laziness

Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | A student’s IPad acts as a distraction during a session of notes. By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP   A study published in 2009 by Professor Joseph Ferrari of DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Ferrari estimated that 15 to 20 percent of people are chronic procrastinators. “We now have […]

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Diet Soda Poses Health Risks to Students and Faculty

Photo by Raymond Link ’20| Brophy student gets a diet fountain drink from the soda machine at Michael’s in the Great Hall. By Hunter Franklin ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Brophy College Preparatory committed to only serving diet soda on campus eight years ago to meet national standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ever […]

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CON: Online notes create effective system, paper notes detrimental to success

Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | Max Tiffany ’21 works on his online notes during his fourth period flex on Oct. 1   By Noah Lederer ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Many people on campus rely on online notes to have easily accessible documents that can be pulled up from almost every technological device. On the […]

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Summer LP Needs to Incorporate Engaging Learning

Photo by Brophy Flickr | Loyola Academy students work on their schoolwork  By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP   During June, Brophy hosts the Summer Loyola Project (LP) for kids in grades K-5. It is a great opportunity for kids to have fun in June and also practice some academic skills in order to prepare […]

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OPINIONS: To tweet or not to tweet

Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP On Jan. 20, President Trump not only became the leader of the free world, but he also took over as a controversial steward of the most important virtual diary in the world–his Twitter account. Even with only 280 characters for each Twitter post, President Trump is capable of influencing the […]

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OPINIONS: School Activism not as free as Student Activism

By Reid Shniderman ’20 THE ROUNDUP There is a big difference between student activism and school activism. Student activism is about individual students who work to address an issue in the community. It’s when students come together as an organized group to protest or volunteer to help make a change. Like the labor unions over […]

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OPINIONS: Disruptive protest vital to raising awareness, but requires follow up.

By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Attention is a resource, and persuading someone to believe in something requires their attention. The recent protest movements in America have been wildly successful at garnering the attention of the nation, but, as protests and public disturbances are usually, they have also been controversial. Specifically, the disruptive or violent […]

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