Looking back: Loyola after a decade
By Owen Wong ’23 THE ROUNDUP   Loyola Academy, established in 2011, is an academic program for boys entering 6th grade who show academic promise. The program is a three-year college preparatory middle school charged at no cost for families that have verified financial needs. Even after a whole decade of education, the school continues to grow, accepting new classes of students every year.    Ms. Kendra Krause, the head…
Brophy rolls out an updated hair policy for 2021-22 school year
By Nick Zalle ’23 THE ROUNDUP There have been a few updates to the student-parent handbook, on the Brophy campus. One of the biggest changes that we have seen has been regarding the policy on hair, and how students are allowed to wear it around campus. In years past, the handbook has stated: “Hair must be cut above the collar in the back and above the eyebrows in the front…
Brophy-Saint Mary’s rivalry revived in season opener
By Thomas Haak ‘23 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s football team will face rival Saint Mary’s for the first time in nine years on Friday, Sept. 4th at Central High School’s stadium. The rivalry began when Brophy shut down due to the Great Depression in 1939 and gifted the green and white jerseys to the Saint Mary’s football team. When Brophy opened back up in 1952, it purchased used equipment from Santa…
COVID-19 racial disparities shared by Brophy students of color
By Nathan Wise ’21 THE ROUNDUP COVID-19 has affected racial minorities disproportionately, revealing the flaws in the healthcare system and the inequalities that exist in America; a reality that is attested by Brophy students of color, whose family-style and upbringing increase their vulnerability to the pandemic.  According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, as of Feb. 18, “American Indian or Alaska Native” people have a hospitalization rate 3.7…
Burrage and Chew put fist up during national anthem to fight back against systemic Racism
By Nicholas Williams ’21 THE ROUNDUP Starting guards Patrick Chew ’22 and Desi Burrage ’21 have made it a tradition with each other to put their fists up during the national anthem of every basketball game this season. This idea came from Chew, who knew he wanted to make a statement in high school sports even before the season started. Over the summer, the NBA had come to the forefront…
Prep basketball circuit becomes appealing option for Arizona players.
By Nicholas Williams THE ROUNDUP In the past couple of years, Arizona has seen many more talented basketball players make the switch from their high schools to the prep basketball circuit. The prep basketball league in Arizona that was formed in recent years is called the Grind Session.  The Grind Session for men’s basketball is made up of 20 teams, most being from Arizona and California, but not all. The…
ISSU introduces cricket to Brophy with resounding success
Nathan Wise ’21 THE ROUNDUP The Indian Subcontinental Student Union recently brought cricket to play at lunchtime, and in only a few months, a surprising enthusiasm for the sport has swept the Brophy community.  With the help of Mr. Londoño and the OEI, the ISSU was able to purchase cricket equipment this year, which was largely kickstarted by the passion of Samson Mathias ’22, founder of the ISSU, and Amit…
Brophy, Xavier students share experiences of racism, struggles on campus
By Ryan Loo ’21, Jackson Moran ’21 and Garret Van Wie ’22 THE ROUNDUP At the beginning of the year, following the murder of George Floyd, Brophy’s President Ms. Adria Renke and Principal Mr. Bob Ryan released a public statement regarding the racial tension plaguing the nation, saying, “We know that the racism that continues to permeate our society is not a force of nature or biology. It is the…
A comprehensive list of all-time favorite things to end my career
By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP Well, this is it. My final list of favorite things. I feel compelled to make a grandiose theological statement about finality. About past and present feelings of regret and time lost. About the way in which particles a full universe apart are inseparably linked until they are observed, and theories of predestination that can be used to explain away the tough questions. Fortunately, I…
Decision 2020, but not the important one
By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP We’re in an election year and the final vote is coming up really quickly. There are so many things to dislike or hate about this election, so in the spirit of levity and in the absence of brevity, I present a list of “would you rather” questions, instead of my regular list of admittedly useless and wholly subjective  favorite things. Enjoy a much better,…