Broncos seal undefeated season with win over Pinnacle

By Erik T. Masingill ’12
A 35-0 lead at the end of the first quarter led Brophy not only to playing its second and third string players in the entire second half, but to a 52-7 road victory over the Pinnacle Pioneers Oct. 28.

This win marked a 10-0 undefeated regular season for Brophy. The last Brophy team to have an undefeated season was the 1978 team.

Swim team confident about season end

By P. Erik Meyer

Brophy swimming is undefeated thus far this season, having competed in six dual meets and four invitational meets which they all won by a large margin.

Six-year Brophy swim coach Mr. Pat O’Neill coaches 48 students on the swim and dive team.

“We do have three of four Stars of the team but the fact that we are able to have the success we have is because every single one of these kids put in a tremendous amount of time and effort into swimming and diving, and we are talking thousands of hours.” Mr. O’Neill said.

Troy Davis execution provokes question of use of capital punishment

By Andrew J. Barnes ’12
Troy Anthony Davis was executed on Sept. 21 at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison by lethal injection for a crime he was found guilty of committing on Aug. 19, 1989.

The Georgia Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop the use of capital punishment or the “death penalty,” as it is commonly known, after Davis allegedly murdered a police officer.

‘Nevermind’ reissue allows for appreciation of classic album

By Julian De Ocampo ’13

“Oh well, whatever, never mind” is hardly the anthemic rallying cry that most people search for, but for children of the 90s, it was the perfect sentiment to match the indifferent shrugs of slackers across the alternative nation.

And when emitted from the raspy, garbled voice of one such as Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, it sounded downright exciting in 1991.

Roundup named ‘Best High School Newspaper’ in Arizona

The Arizona Newspapers Association and named The Roundup the “Best High School Newspaper” in the state at their annual awards reception Oct. 15.

The Roundup earned the first place recognition in the High School Newspaper/Large School Division category. The professional contest was sponsored by the ANA and the Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors.

Three and Out: Top four storylines from Brophy vs. St. Mary’s

By Erik T. Masingill ’12

First Down: Broncos avenge 16-13 loss to St. Mary’s

Last year’s 16-13 loss to the Knights broke the streak of seven consecutive wins for the Broncos. However, St. Mary’s consecutive win streak ended at one after the Broncos’ 63-0 victory Oct. 14.

The 63-point victory is also the highest margin of win for the Broncos throughout every game in the rivalry.

Cast, crew prepare for ‘Death of a Salesman’

By Jack Macias ’14
The acting crew seemed completely unfazed and focused amidst commotion: woodshop sounds in the back, the stage crew trying to get everything organized on the stage and actors rehearsing lines.

The stage seems like it is in a chaos.

But it’s not, said Ms. Dorothy Dunnion.

Fr. Reese celebrates half-century as Jesuit

By Ian Christopher Beck ’12
Brophy President the Rev. Eddie Reese, S.J. celebrated his 50th anniversary of being a member of the Society of Jesus Saturday, Oct.1.
Fr. Reese, who has served as president of Brophy for 15 years, became a Jesuit in 1961.

‘Moneyball’ strikes out on maudlin melodrama

By Julian De Ocampo ’13

“Moneyball” – Starring: Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill

Let’s be upfront here – I don’t know a lot about baseball; that being said, I do know enough to say that “Moneyball” isn’t a good movie.

First on the list of setbacks is simply the fundamental premise of the movie. This is a sports movie (always a niche market) that isn’t even about sports – it’s about sports management.