Productive season thus far leads Track and Field towards state meet
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP The track and field team has set a number of state and school records thus far this season. Cole Walsh ’13 set the school record in the pole vault, Devon Allen ’13 set the state record in the 110m hurdles and the 4x400m relay team set a school record. The squad is not only setting records, but is also performing consistently in the…
Jimi Hendrix becomes reincarnated for one more performance
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP 9/10 “People, Hell, and Angels,” Jimi Hendrix’s newest album debuted March 5. That’s right a new album. The late guitar legend left all of us one final gift with the release of his of the collection. Hendrix died too young in 1970 and only made a presence in the music world for a short time, but it is what his music was able…
Pope Francis selection shocks Brophy Jesuits
By Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP Pope Francis was elected March 13, 2013 to the surprise of the Jesuit order. Pope Francis was known as the Rev. Jorge Bergoglio, S.J., a Jesuit from Argentina. The election is a surprise because Jesuits, when initiated to their order, take a vow to not seek higher power within the church. Although this would disqualify any Jesuit from taking a position of power, according to World Language…
New Pope needs to tackle important, modern issues
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP With the resent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the swearing in of Pope Francis, there are myriad issues in the Catholic church needing to be addressed and fixed. After Pope Benedict XVI resigned, many questions were raised, and many became curious to why he resigned. He was the first Pope to resign in 600 years, and the second Pope to resign overall. These…
Tennis looks to repeat behind talented seniors
By Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbin’13 THE ROUNDUP  Last year, Brophy tennis walked off the court for the last time in 2012 as state champions. This is a new year, however, and a very different team that is gearing up to make a second straight state championship run with high expectations from the returning seniors. “This is a new year, but I think the players expect a repeat,” said Head…
Music supplements adventures
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP  As iconic as ice cream or bathing suits, road trips are easily likened to summer vacation, almost synonymous. The adventures and memories promised by these endeavors are what make them so alluring. As anyone who has ever crammed in to a car with their sweaty friends knows there are essential musts to any worthwhile car trip – one of them being music. With…
The Art of Pop: New tunes (Harlem) shake up March pop charts
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP The music video has been quietly waxing and waning over the past decade. In the 90s, MTV made the video the king of musical promotion, and it seemed as if image and audio were going to be inseparable. Now, while great videos come out every year, record companies are a little less eager to drop cash on multi-million dollar “November Rain”-esque video shoots.…
‘On the Road’ paints vivid adventure
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP “On the Road” – by Jack Kerouac 9 out of 10 Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel “On the Road” seeps with adventure. Wildly credited as the inventor of the term “beat generation,” Kerouac’s work is of historical literary significance in addition to just being good writing. “On the Road” documents the author’s nomadic youth, as he, along with other friends and famous writers, go…
John McClane can’t save ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ from humdrum plot
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP “A Good Day to Die Hard”—Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney 5 out of 10 John McClane’s latest adventure is full of dull and boring moments, along with an abundant amount of car crashes. Bruce Willis returns as the ever-loving father figure and New York City police officer John McClane in director John Moore’s film, “A Good Day to Die Hard.” The premise of…