Garret Van Wie

Large Public Businesses Take Loans Meant For Small Businesses
Photo composite by Garret Van Wie ’22 | Small Businesses are struggling to stay in business during the COVID-19 lockdown By Garret Van Wie’22 THE ROUNDUP Shake Shack is returning a 10 million dollar federal loan from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), designed to help small small businesses with financial difficulties. In a statement during the signing of the bill that created the PPP, Trump called the bill, “historic” and…
Social Distancing Saves Lives, Slows Transmission
By Garret Van Wie ’22 People have taken to swarming the few open stores left for toilet paper, many wearing a mask of some sort. THE ROUNDUP People react to infectious diseases in two different ways. In an interview with the New York Times, two epidemiologist revealed how people react to an epidemic.“They either become completely and utterly infection conscious or they are the type of person who drops the…
Native Americans and the Water Crisis
Photo by Garret Van Wie ’22 | A Native American is starkly contrasted with a beautiful water background. By Garret Van Wie ’22 THE ROUNDUP 58 out of every 1,000 Native American households lack plumbing, compared with three out of every 1,000 white people. This in turn leads to higher rates of death, poverty and unemployment that disproportionately affect Native Americans. Thousands of years ago, the Akimel O’odham tribe, commonly…
The Blanket Drive’s Impact
Photo composite by Garret Van Wie’22 | A homeless man sitting in a clean, white room. By Garret Van Wie’22 THE ROUNDUP 37% of of the 25,800 Maricopa County’s citizens experiencing homelessness are families and the rates of families going through homelessness have only been on the rise in recent years. Each year around December, Brophy puts on a blanket drive for the Phoenix Rescue Mission Charity which helps homeless…
Chess and Esports: Do They Deserve a Banner in Robson Gym?
Photo by Garret Van Wie ’22 | A chess board with a controller replacing a fallen chess piece shows their similarities. By Garret Van Wie ’22 THE ROUNDUP Chess and esports fans may soon begin to question why their awards and achievements are not displayed on the gym wall, next to the tennis team’s or basketball team’s. Oxford Dictionary defines sport as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in…