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,…
Column: Jackson’s Favorite Things
A Quirky Start to the School Year  Back to school: the magical time when Walmart becomes a battlefield, siblings cry over the number of crayons in their box compared to that of Aubrey F. and the first day of school brings about the climactic ending to a summer which was essentially one long Tuesday. This year, I will be channeling my inner Oprah in order to give you a comprehensive…
A retrospective on being one year deep into the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Griffin Winter ’21 THE ROUNDUP  Around one year ago, during the last day of the Summit on Human Dignity, we were told that we would return to school on the following Monday. That was not the case. Everyone at Brophy went online due to COVID-19 and the rest is history. The class of 2021 is about to graduate after having lived in the world of COVID-19 for around 25%…
Spotify launches “Play Your Part” campaign to encourage, inform young voters
By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP Music streaming service Spotify recently launched the non-partisan “Play Your Part” initiative with the hopes of informing and engaging listeners with regards to voting in the upcoming election.  As more and more corporations have sought to create voter-centric initiatives, Spotify has jumped into the fray by targeting younger, often first-time voters through the use of outreach campaigns.  One of the main tactics the platform…