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The Corral removes plastic bottles from menu
Jack Kyle ’24 THE ROUNDUP   Gatorade bottles, plastic bottles, and  are all products that were available in the Corral in the past that have been removed since the end of the 2020 school year. Plastic Gatorade bottles have been replaced with smaller, metal Gatorade cans that have a similar appearance to vintage cans from the 1990s. Blue aluminum water bottles sold in the cafeteria are now a common sight…
Mr. Johnson inside of his new office located in Loyola Hall.
Brophy takes new efforts to create restorative justice on campus
By Jude Unrein ’23 THE ROUNDUP   At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, Brophy employed an assistant dean, Mr. Brian Johnson.    The reason for not only creating this position, but hiring Mr. Johnson in particular, was to “Support students in their formation in a way that falls outside the lines of discipline or punitive consequences,”  said Dean Austin Pidgeon ’08.    Brophy also wants to offer more…
COVID-19 policies spark conversations within the Brophy community
By Joshua Hori ’24 THE ROUNDUP Principal Mr. Bob Ryan published a new document with the COVID-19 policies for this year on August 10. New major changes, such as masks and vaccination mandates, have been received with both praise and controversy by students and parents alike.    A major controversy between parents and the Brophy faculty about Brophy’s new COVID-19 guidelines occurred when an accumulation of arguments against the policies,…
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…
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…