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4 football players commit to Division 1 schools
By Ian O’Riley ’24 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy Varsity Football Team is in the beginning of one of its most competitive years. The team is very promising, and there is a lot of potential for this year to be special, says Head Varsity Football Coach Mr. Jason Jewell.   In 2021, the team produced 44 high-quality football players in the senior class, 11 of which have received 4-year college…
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…
Brophy-Saint Mary’s rivalry revived in season opener
By Thomas Haak ‘23 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s football team will face rival Saint Mary’s for the first time in nine years on Friday, Sept. 4th at Central High School’s stadium. The rivalry began when Brophy shut down due to the Great Depression in 1939 and gifted the green and white jerseys to the Saint Mary’s football team. When Brophy opened back up in 1952, it purchased used equipment from Santa…
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…