Student Health

Runner-up Maanik Chotalla submerges himself into loving community
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Maanik Chotalla ’16 introduces the guest speaker before her keynote address. By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP If you do not know Maanik Chotalla ’16, the roundup’s Man of the Year runner-up, he points out he is that one guy walking around campus with the beard. Chotalla said that attending Brophy wasn’t in his plans. “Admittedly I was very hesitant to come here…
Runner-up Torres active in multiple ways on campus
Photo courtesy of Brophy Facebook – Luis Torres ’16 was awarded the Sullivan Leadership Award from Seattle University. By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Luis Torres ’16 is more than just a leader on Student Council. Torres also started the Hip-Hop Club, ran varsity cross country and track, attended the El Salvador and KBI immersion trips, and has received a full ride scholarship to Seattle University. But if you talk…
Feature Package: Student Health—a diagnosis of habits, food, exercise and lifestyle
Illustration by Miguel Montañez-Aragon ’16 – Staying healthy can concern anything from working out and eating right to sleeping well and properly treating illness. While we may consider everyday activities such as eating, hydrating, exercising and sleeping to be unimportant or regular functions, these activities can have profound effects on our health. This edition The Roundup looks at the multiple ways our lives and educational careers depend on keeping our…
Track team continues tradition with new talent from freshmen
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP This season, the track team has won the March 2 home meet and the March 5 Rattler Booster Invite. They placed third at the March 10 AMDG Invitational with records by the freshmen 4×400 relay at the March 26th Desert Vista Invitational, and the March 23rd Fr. Harry “Dutch” Olivier Invitational. “I think the season has been going really well for the team as…
Students grapple with long drive to school, cite stresses on schedule
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP It’s well known fact that students come to Brophy from all over the Valley, but what are some of the adverse effects of these long commutes on student health and success? What pressure does it put on sleep, extracurricular participation, family and schedule flexibility? One of the biggest issues that Cameron Grams ’17, Conn Den-Boer ’17 and James Ruberto ’17 all say they face…
Students take active role in politics on and off campus
By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP While most high school students focus heavily on athletics and academics, others have a distinct interest in the political process. Brophy already has two large political groupings, the Young Democrats and Teenage Republicans, and many members of these groups are active in politics both on and off campus. Greyson Beck ’17 was initially quiet in the Teenage Republicans, but is now happy in an…
Sophomore Grennan focused on future in baseball
By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP With tryouts for varsity baseball lasting three days Feb. 9-12, sophomore Lucas Grennan ’18 knew he had to give full effort the whole time. His dedication and effort put him on the varsity squad as the youngest player and youngest starter for the 2016 season. “Sophomores making the varsity team is a huge deal because of how rare it is at Brophy,” said Jake…
Staff Editorial: Students must seek healthy balance between work, free time
The Issue: Students often overburden themselves with classes and activities in the hopes that colleges will notice them. Our Stance: Students must choose healthy workloads, including healthy amounts of sleeping, eating and exercising over truly onerous ones. Too often it is the case today that a student stays up into the dead of night working on an assignment or an essay, having overburdened themselves with their work schedules. In fact,…
Senior athletes learn lessons in teamwork, health from sports participation
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Graduating athletes cite trust, camaraderie, health and nutrition as important lessons from participation in sports. “I have learned how important team chemistry is,” said Jacob Talamante ’16, an outfielder for the baseball team. “No matter how much talent a team has, it will always need to have chemistry.” He said that the team chemistry helped him become a better teammate, and Alex Paul ’16,…