Yoga Nidra offers students an escape from stress
Photo by Josh Spano’18 | Students sleep in the former Brophy weight room as part of the Yoga Nidra Club on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The Yoga Nidra Club currently meets once a week and students are encouraged to rest and relax. By José Acuña ’20 The ROUNDUP At lunch on Tuesdays in the Loyola Hall Weight Room, any students can participate in guided yoga meditation with the ultimate goal…
Kroemer runs, takes inspiration from father
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Christian Kroemer ’18 shows off his cross country gear after going for a run in front plaza of Brophy on Jan 12th, 2018. Christian Kroemer ’18 is a Varsity cross country athlete who has halved his 5k time since freshman year from thirty-eight minutes to twelve minutes.  By Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP Christian Kroemer ’18 has been running since kindergarten, but until he entered…
Distance from school affects sleep patterns, school performance
Photo by Josh Spano ’18 | Commuters make their way towards the West Valley on December 1 2017 via the I-10. By Alex Kirshner ‘18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy has a diverse community of students coming from all different parts of the valley. The school’s campus, which is located in central Phoenix, lends itself this vision and leads to a wider variety of students enrolled. But, while Brophy may be centrally…
OPINIONS: Technology hampers sleep, damages productivity
By Spencer Inglett ’19 THE ROUNDUP Sleep is one of the most important habits of humans, providing us with energy to endure our days and recharges us after a long one. However, our generation’s continued indulgence of numerous mediums of technology has impeded our ability to get excellent sleep. Because of this, detrimental technology should not be in bedrooms in order for people to be their best selves. While there…
OPINIONS: Oscars favor obscure films
By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP The Oscars have become an award show that favors movies according to how obscure and “indie” they are rather than if they are actually good movies. In recent years, the Oscar nominees for awards such as best picture have been movies that have little to no press. Not only do these movies have almost no press, but they sometimes aren’t the best movies either.…
Sleep plays a role in a player’s preferred practice time
By Peter Warner ’19 THE ROUNDUP Morning and afternoon practice times disrupt different athletes’ individually depending on their preferred sleeping schedule and their other extracurricular activities. Kaidan Linse ’20 was on the JVB soccer team his freshman year and has been playing club soccer his whole life. He believes afternoon practices are better for him. “(They) don’t mess with me and my schedule,” said Linse. “It allows me to go…
OPINIONS: Progression through school leads to insomnia, depression, stress
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Undeniably, a reasonable person cannot blame Brophy for single-handedly causing increased anxiety. However, if one looks at the results of a recent school survey, clear links exists between progression through the college preparatory institution and stress, sleep, and sadness levels. Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs Mr. Seamus Walsh provided The Roundup with statistics from a school-wide accreditation survey assessed this fall. The results reveal…
The correlation between sleep and major health issues
By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP According to the Center for Disease Control, the correct amount of sleep may be the most important aspect of a high school student’s life, but there are numerous reasons why many students do not get enough sleep. According to a study conducted by the CDC, almost 70% of teenagers were categorized as “getting insufficient sleep.” Those in this category included respondents who reported 8…
Tennis team looks to build on championship season in 2018
Photo by Edwin Perez ‘18 | Jack Woodrow ’18 gets ready to serve the ball. The varsity team practices for the upcoming season on January 22nd on Xavier Tennis courts. Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP Varsity tennis wants to capitalize on championship momentum to make it two in row this upcoming Spring. Mr. Eric Chalmers ’10 took over as Head Tennis Coach last year. He played varsity tennis while attending…
Soccer team filled with committed athletes, now no. 3 in nation
By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP Many of the soccer team’s seniors committed to universities after very competitive and successful careers playing high school and club soccer. The soccer team has had a very successful season thus far with a record of 17-0-2, mostly attributed to the many seniors that are committed to a university after graduation this year. Connor McCabe ’18, Tobin Shanks ’18, Sam Fletcher ’18 and Carter…