Joe Satriani’s latest release exceeds expectations

By Greg Goulder ’13

Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani’s new album has not only met, but raised the bar set by his previous albums.

The guitarist’s 14th studio album, “Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards,” brings back Satriani’s signature sound after two weaker albums: “Super Colossal” in 2006, and “Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock” in 2008.

This album features no vocals, simple drums and basic bass riffs, but extraordinary ’80s metal guitar.

All tracks on this album consist solely of guitar backed by a rhythm section of drums, bass and keyboard.

Arizona has mixed-up midterms

By Chase Stevens ’12

On Nov. 3, after the results of the midterm elections were held, one could hear a faint weeping coming from the 216th room in the Eller building.

Mr. Tom Danforth ’78 and other liberals alike were rather upset over the results of the midterm elections.

The fact that Ben Quayle, running on a platform of going to Washington and knocking the hell out the place, got elected as a U.S. Representative is an insult to democracy. It proves that not everyone should have the right to vote.

Gov. Jan Brewer managed to not have a horribly long awkward pause in her political career by keeping her position as Arizona governor.

Three and Out: Top four story lines from Brophy vs. Mountain Pointe

By Erik T. Masingill ’12

First Down: Brophy eliminated from playoffs after loss to Mountain Pointe

After beating Mountain Ridge in the first round of the state football playoffs Nov. 12, the 13th seeded Broncos looked to add another upset to their list when they traveled to Mountain Pointe to battle the fifth-seeded Pride on Nov. 19.

However, Mountain Pointe beat the Broncos 13-12. The Pride’s defense scored the only touchdown for the team on an interception return by Izzy Marshall and limited Brophy’s offense to 12 points.

“Our defense was excellent,” said head coach Mr. Scooter Molander. “Those guys really played their tails off. We’re six inches away from winning that football game.”

Brophy ‘six inches from winning’ against Mountain Pointe

By Tyler J. Scott ’12

The Broncos fell to Mountain Pointe 13-12 Nov. 19, knocking Brophy out of the playoffs in the second round for the second year in a row.

The game started well for Brophy when the Pride fumbled the opening kickoff and it was recovered by Jake Faust ’12 of the Broncos on the the 30-yard line.

After a Fred Gammage ’12 third down conversion pass to Matt Auran ’13 for 23 yards, Josh Dennard ’11 punched it in for a touchdown.

State championship streak hits 23 years for Bronco swimmers

The Brophy swim team has been the 5A-1 state champions for 23 consecutive seasons.

They have clinched the title every year since 1989, a year in which rebellions in the Eastern Bloc would end the Soviet Union.

With 33 total state championships, the Broncos have more titles that any MLB, NBA, NFL or NHL team.

Swimming captures title–again

Brophy’s juggernaut swim team extended its state championship streak to 23 Saturday, Nov. 6 with a victory at the Kino Aquatics Center in Mesa.

The Brophy swim team, which ended the meet with 474.5 points, now has won 23 consecutive state titles and 29 out of their last 30. Mr. Pat O’Neill captured his fifth title as coach of the Brophy team and he was confident heading into the meet.

“We have depth,” Mr. O’Neill said. “We are the only team that can put three or four swimmers in nearly every state event.”

Kid Cudi revolutionizes hip-hop with new album

Ben Jackson ’11

When most people think about hip-hop think it is all about money, girls and cars, along with bass heavy beats and lyrics that are generally repetitive and offensive.

Kid Cudi has been revolutionizing the hip-hop scene with his lyrical genius and catchy beats.

His beats and style are close to that of B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco but Cudi has flow and lyrics similar to Eminem and Wale, which make him standout from other artists.

Devastation strikes twice in Haiti

By Brett Mejia ’13

Haiti has been slowly recovering from the earthquake in early January that left more than 300,000 people dead.

Now only nine months from this event, cholera finds its way to Haiti.

Cholera has killed nearly 300 people and has infected approximately 4,000 people within the past few weeks of its discovery, according to MSNBC.

“The cholera bacteria that originated in Haiti is similar to what has been found in Southwestern Asia,” according to SIFY News.

Three and Out: Top four story lines from Brophy vs. Mountain Ridge

By Tyler J. Scott ’12

First Down: Brophy advances to second round of the playoffs

On Nov. 12 the Brophy Broncos defeated the Mountain Ridge Mountain Lions to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

This was a rematch of last year’s first round playoff game where the Broncos beat Mountain Ridge 24-0 at home. This time, however, the game was played on the Mountain Lions’ field.

This year also led to a Broncos win, 24-17.

“We just kept battling,” said coach Mr. Scooter Molander.

Broncos upset 4 seed Mountain Ridge in first round of playoffs

By Erik T. Masingill ’12

Two fourth-quarter interceptions by the Brophy defense helped secured an upset of Mountain Ridge in the first round of the Arizona state tournament.

Friday Nov. 12 was a repeat matchup between Brophy football and Mountain Ridge.

Last year in the playoffs, Brophy defeated Mountain Ridge in the first round by a score of 24-0 at Phoenix College. The difference for this game though was that it was Mountain Ridge who had home field advantage.