Spanish Honors Society’s “Las Posadas” celebration breaks cultural boundaries
By Josh Galvin ’13 THE ROUNDUP The crowd huddled around the door on a cool December morning, singing a plea for entrance. Some spoke only English, while others sang the verses in fluent Spanish. Clearly, these people came from two different cultures; under normal circumstances, they would not associate in this way. However, during this particular celebration, it did not matter. In that moment, they became united through God. Dec.…
Kepler mission discovers Earth-like planet

By Aakash Jain ’14
THE ROUNDUP
NASA’s Kepler program recently announced the discovery of an Earth-like planet.

Named Kepler-22B, the newly found planet is approximately 2.4 times the size of the Earth.

It is the first planet confirmed to orbit in a sun-like star’s habitable zone—the region where liquid water, a requirement for life on Earth, could potentially persist.

Democrats, Republicans espouse the status quo

By Aakash Jain ’14
THE ROUNDUP

The Democratic and Republican parties’ domination of the U.S. political landscape has been an accepted reality for the preponderance of most Americans’ lives.

Such a model allows for little diversity in government representation, in spite of the persistent, occasionally influential, bids of perennial candidates.

‘Dragon Tattoo’ film draws mystery, thrills out of best-selling novel

By Julian De Ocampo ’13
THE ROUNDUP
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara
8.5 out of 10

Let’s get one thing out of the way: David Fincher’s movie adaptation of the international best-seller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is just as cool as the trailers made them out to be.

Roundup launches redesigned website, second semester plans to follow

By Julian De Ocampo ’13
THE ROUNDUP

After being named the “Best High School Newspaper” in the state from the Arizona Newspaper Association, we here at The Roundup opened the new semester with the overhaul of our website at http://roundup.brophyprep.org and a number of upcoming plans are on the way.

The site was redesigned to show a variety of articles from each section, including a new features box that allows five different articles to be featured on the website’s front page.

Quiz Bowl takes first place at ASU competition

By Brett A. Mejia ’13
THE ROUNDUP

After what moderators said was a very long, but fulfilling 13 hour day Saturday, Jan. 19 the Brophy Quiz Bowl team took first place in a competition at ASU, competing against 15 teams from around the state.

The Quiz Bowl team is comprised of 22 students ranging from freshmen to seniors.