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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…
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…
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 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%…
Original Barrio Café in jeopardy of closing
By Sergio Arvizu-Rivera ’23 THE ROUNDUP After 18 years in the valley, Barrio Café, owned by chef Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, is in jeopardy of closing due to COVID-19.  Barrio Café opened in 2002 after chef Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza came back from her tour around Mexico. Since the opening of Barrio, Chef Silavana’s food has been featured on Sunset Magazine, Esquire Magazine, and on the Food Network’s Diners Drive…
Robles-Barrera named The Roundup’s Man of the Year
By Jackson Moran ’21 The Roundup Ivan Robles Barrera ’21 has won The Roundup’s 2021 Man of the Year award.  Robles is known to many as a Distinguished Student, leader in the Advocacy Club fighting for Dreamers, a Big Brother, a Romero Project student and Retreat leader, but there is much to his story that remains untold, especially to those who may rarely come into contact with him.  However, Robles’s…
Kairos stresses bring about change
John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP Anthony Runfola ’21 has attempted to secure a spot on a Kairos retreat since the very first one that was offered in October, but due to limited numbers of participants and extracurricular priorities, Kairos has begun to look like less of a reality. Many seniors are facing similar problems since COVID has promptly changed how Kairos, a retreat that is considered a culminating experience for…
Future for AMDG Protocols remains undecided
John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP As the school year wraps up, wearing masks and cleaning desks has become normal for students, but what will “normal” look like next year at Brophy? Questions have arisen as to what the future for AMDG protocols will look like, especially since more and more students have the ability to and are getting vaccinated. Principal Mr. Bob Ryan explained that AMDG protocols have been constantly…
Phoenix artists express themselves on the canal
The Phoenix Mural Festival was an art event spanning from Feb. 3 to March 6 to paint neighborhoods and shop walls facing the Phoenix Grand Canal. These murals were painted from 7th Street to 15th Avenue along the canal and were created by both local artists from the group Love Fights Back and the Chicago-based art group Paint the City. The project was intended to give artists a space to…
Teen Lifeline hotline available on the back of Brophy, 200 other high school student ID’s
By David Albelais ‘22 The Roundup “Teen Lifeline, how may I assist you today?”, says the volunteer of Teen Lifeline. Brophy students, along with many other schools, have  a phone number on the back of their school IDs every year. This is the number of Teen Suicide Hotline placed by the Teen Lifeline Organization. “Teen Lifeline has their number on the back of around 200 different schools around the state…