Category: In the Newsroom
The staff of Brophy’s student newspaper, The Roundup, recently earned a total of 30 separate scholastic journalism awards.
On Thursday, April 28 next year’s Co Editors in Chief Ian Beck ’12 and Alex Stanley ’12, along with adviser Mr. Mica Mulloy ’99, attended the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association’s spring awards receptions at the ASU Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
By Joe Skoog ’13
For the students in Mr. Mica Mulloy’s ’99 Journalism I class, things can seem quite daunting.
Introduction to the writing styles of journalism is a new experience for many, and there are a lot of pressures that spawn from the “hit the ground running” mentality that The Roundup has.
The Roundup staff consists of two groups of students that meet during the same class period. First year students make up the Journalism I class and second year students make up the Photojournalism course.
By Eric Villanueva ’11
The Roundup recently received an anonymous letter to the editor about the behavior of several Brophy students at a restaurant one afternoon.
For reasons outlined in our Commenting Policy, we were unable to publish the letter online or in the monthly print edition.
We do not publish anonymous letters because we require the author’s information to verify all information in the letter. We do so to make sure the letter is truthful and objective.
In The Roundup’s October edition there was an article on Danny Riggs ’11, a defensive end on the football team.
I took the photo of Riggs to accompany the article.
Normally a general rule for photos in The Roundup is that we use candid photos that are not setup or posed.
Every month, the staff of The Roundup takes pride in seeing the new edition spread throughout the Brophy community.
More often than not, students will immediately flip over to the back page, home of the “Words from the Wise.” This is a column that is intended to be funny, topical, pertinent or thought provoking.
It’s no secret that people like funny quotes the most, and we occasionally hear rumblings of a desire for “more funny.”
By Michael Mandeville ’11
Throughout the Brophy community there breathes a multitude of idiosyncrasies that illustrates the ‘soul’ we are all a part of.
Between the diversity students and faculty all contribute to and the traditions that pulse year after year, the “Soul of Brophy” makes known all of these characteristics and more importantly answers our underlining question: What makes Brophy “Brophy?”
Roundup staff members and contributors recently earned 25 state and national awards for their work in the student publication last year.
The Arizona Interscholastic Press Association announced 16 Brophy students won a total of 21 awards in its 2010 Fall Newspaper Contest. This was based on work from the second semester of last year and awards were given for honorable mention, excellent and superior ratings.
In this edition, The Roundup published a staff editorial about the highly-debated SB 1070.
Instead of an opinion article bearing only the views of the author, a staff editorial is written by a board of editors and it states the opinion of the newspaper on local, state and national issues.
A staff editorial gives a voice to the publication as a whole on behalf of its readers.
While many students may have taken time off over the summer to relax, The Roundup was still active bringing you updates on summer movies, Brophy’s track team’s success at the Nike National tournament and summer immersion trips and debuting several new online blogs.
Over the summer The Roundup also debuted two new online blogs: My Two Cents and The Bronco Beat.
My Two Cents is an opinion column giving The Roundup writers a voice on current local, national and global issues. News Editor Rohan Andresen ’12 was the first post to this blog with a post about his experiences on the Puebla immersion trip this summer.
As I sit at my computer, clacking away at the keyboard while my bright lamp illuminates a few items on my desk (red pen, reporter’s notebook and recorder) I am reminded of the many times I have been in this deadline situation.
However, this time is different. This is my last edition in as Editor in Chief, the last time I will be pressured by the infamous deadline and perhaps the final words I will ever publish in The Roundup.
I don’t mean to be melodramatic and count “lasts”; it’s just interesting how journalism can correlate to life in general.