E-cigarettes, vaporizers added to school drug policy
By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP A new clarification to the student handbook prohibits students from using or possessing increasingly popular e-cigarettes. Brophy administrators emphasize unseen risks and repercussions in the use of vaporizers and e-cigarettes when defending the new drug policy. “Most people don’t realize that these devices can be used to take illicit drugs, not just nicotine,” said Dean Mr. Pat Higgins. “The danger that concerns Brophy the…
Obama’s transportation policy incomplete, needs resolution in 2nd term
By Joe Skoog ’13 THE ROUNDUP In a list of important issues for President Barack Obama’s second term, the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” would usually not seem very relevant. This transportation bill focused on creating both incentives for companies to build infrastructure and subsidies for companies to streamline the highway system and pave the way for further advancements in green transportation technology, as well as better…
Stricter policies hit school dance floor

By Tyler J. Scott ’12
The Roundup

Future school dances may look different than they used to—or at least look smaller.

In light of the heavily attended Hoopcoming dance Sat. Jan. 22, Brophy administrators amended the school dance policies.

“The main change in policy, really the only official change in policy, is that we’re going to start requiring guest passes just like every other school does, so, from now on, it will still just be one guest per Brophy student,” said Dean Mr. Jim Bopp. “If you want to bring somebody from outside you’re going to have to do the standard, have the guests fill it out, have their administration sign it, have their parents sign it, put down their emergency contact information, that type of thing. Then you’ll have to get that on file with the Dean’s office a week ahead the dance or so.”

School-wide meetings spur look at teen drug use

Almost half of America’s teenagers have had some encounter with drug-related substances upon reaching senior year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The NIDA found 47.4 percent of seniors say they have used some type of illicit drug in their lifetime.

Out of this number 42.6 percent is marijuana.

Campus drug policy serves students well

Substance abuse has always been a concern for Brophy College Preparatory, as it is for just about any other school today.

This month The Roundup reported that 47 percent of high school students said they have used illicit drugs in their lifetime.