student health

The correlation between sleep and major health issues
By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP According to the Center for Disease Control, the correct amount of sleep may be the most important aspect of a high school student’s life, but there are numerous reasons why many students do not get enough sleep. According to a study conducted by the CDC, almost 70% of teenagers were categorized as “getting insufficient sleep.” Those in this category included respondents who reported 8…
Sedentary students’ physical, emotional health at risk
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Students who fall below the standard recommended 60 minutes of exercise six days a week are more prone to bodily and mental health problems, according to studies and experts. According to the World Health Organization, people ages 5-17 “should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.” If students do not get their 60 minutes of exercise on their own…
New restaurant Flower Child offers unique eating options
By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Flower Child offers Brophy students and faculty a close, healthy alternative menu to live by for a better diet and lifestyle. “We try to use healthier alternatives and specific recipes to make sure the items that we have are healthy,” said Lindsay Johnson, general manager of Flower Child, which is now open at Central and Camelback She said that everyone should always start a…
Campus water filler stations save nearly 130K plastic bottles
Graphic by AK Alilonu ’16 – Brophy has saved nearly 130,000 bottles of water since introducing the new filler stations. Students say stations cleaner, save waste By Jose Cardenas ’16 THE ROUNDUP In the beginning of the spring semester of last year, the maintenance crew installed water fountains with automatic water bottle fillers in locations across campus. Principal Mr. Bob Ryan said that the installation of these fountains is part of Brophy’s…
Some students suffer from severe food allergies
By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Many students Brophy have food allergies of some sort, although some are more serious than others. According to a September 2015 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the most common allergen in teens is milk, which is followed by eggs and peanuts. It is not uncommon for people to grow out of their allergies as they get older, but often with…
Students face difficulties incorporating health into busy schedules
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Students who are heavily involved with academic and extra-curricular activities say they have a hard time maintaining balancing healthy habits while also retaining a commitment to grades. Clubs and commitments like speech and debate, theatre and robotics, have rigorous, commitment-required schedules. Tucker Brown ’17, who has competed on the Speech and Debate team since his freshman year, is one example of a committed student…
Research advises against supplements, students disagree
Photo by Isaac Myers ’18 – Students often take a large amount of protein powder in an attempt to gain muscle, but Mr. Denk says that is not a necessity for students. By Anthony Totri ’16 THE ROUNDUP Over the last few years working out has become popular among not only student athletes, but students who aren’t involved in sports. With more people working out comes more competition to be…
Balanced workload crucial in student mental health
By Jack Cahill ‘17 THE ROUNDUP In a rigorous academic environment such as our own, it is crucial that students are conscious of their stresses and anxieties. While mild amounts of stress can build incentive, excess school stress can induce anxieties and depression. As opposed to treating stress as a natural byproduct of a rigorous school, students and faculty should work to address stress and school anxiety as a legitimate…