By Aakash Jain ’14
Sleep deprivation is a wide-spread epidemic among American teenagers, according to multiple national studies.
The American Sleep Disorders Association recommends the average teenager get nine and a half hours of sleep per night to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
By Jonathan M. Gornet ’14
This November a small portion of students and teachers strolled around campus with unshaven upper lips, an unusual sight considering the school’s dress code.
“Movember” was in the air, a fundraiser sponsored by The Wrangler for raising awareness for men’s health issues. Following the lead of the national campaign, students and faculty alike could buy into the event for at least $25 and then compete to see who could grow the best mustache in one month.
The Issue: Brophy has a bright future but needs some changes in order to achieve its full potential.
Our Stance: Adopting changes in our technology program, student health system, campus sustainability and general attitude is necessary.
The Brophy community has grown a lot in recent years, both physically and intellectually.
The growth in different areas has been evident and positive for this school, but there is still progress to be made.
One of the major issues Brophy must further embrace is sustainability on campus.
After the 2010 Summit on the environment, Brophy’s efforts to make the campus more sustainable accelerated, leading to new programs being put in place to foster environmental responsibility on campus.
By Eric Villanueva ’11
Everyone can name a few causes of stress, like school, clubs, sports, jobs and relationships, to name a few.
However, no one stops to ponder the most elemental question, a question that if answered could help teens to alleviate their stress: What actually happens in our body when we’re stressed out?
If we know how the stress reaction works in our bodies we can better handle our stress and hopefully avoid stress-induced chronic illnesses
To understand the chemical reactions and processes in our bodies that make our palms sweat or our tongues tie, we need to go on a foreign Safari.
By Chase Stevens ’12
Brophy has started to measure and track every freshman’s health and give them a diet plan they can follow.
Called the Brophy Healthy Weight Management Program, the endeavor requires every freshman to have health data tracked, beginning the first time they step into health class.
“We just got funding from the owner of Michael’s (Chef Michael DeMaria) to do this. He believes very strongly about this,” said Mr. Christopher White, Health/P.E. Department Chair and head of the Brophy Healthy Weight Management Program.
Brophy, in partnership with Mollen Clinic, will host a flu shot clinic for students and faculty Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Parents and students are asked to go https://register.flushotusa.com/schools and select Arizona, K-12, Catholic Schools – Diocese of Phoenix, Brophy, which will bring up the registration document.
The vaccine is covered by insurance, but if a student does not have insurance the vaccine will be provided to the student free of charge, according to Dean Mr. Jim Bopp in an e-mail.