Football wins big over Dobson, keeps playoff hopes alive
Brophy 52 Dobson 3 By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos’ put up a season-high 52 points and held their opponent to a season-low three points Friday, Oct. 26, leading to a blowout victory over Dobson.. Players and coaches celebrated on the sidelines after the last home game of the year, taking pictures and talking with friends and family. This was an important win for the team as “it…
Country in need of support, not bandwagon bashing
By AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP When we think of the United States, we think of a falling nation of incompetent schoolchildren, an oppressive government, and fat chauvinists that has somehow managed to dissatisfy everyone to the point that, on Oct. 1, it had to roll on its belly and play dead. The government shutdown seems to have broken a lot camel’s backs, heavy from controversies that have wreaked havoc…
Contreras leads student body in song
By Hayden Prescott Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP The opening speaker at Mass gives the introduction, and the musicians on stage begin to play a hymn. At the forefront stands a Brophy student who is recognizable from nearly all school and parish Masses held at Saint Francis Xavier Church. Andrew Contreras ’15 is that familiar face. He was born June 20, 1997, in Los Angeles, Calif. “I love singing church music,…
SPACE Club soars with new projects, seeks more members
By Riley Morrison ’16 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy Space(Student Planetary, Astronomy, and Cosmology Enthusiasts Club), moderated by Mr. Noah Lewkowitz ’98 for the past three years, continues to help members understand the big questions in life: Where we come from, where we are and what’s out there. “I think it’s important to understand space because its where we come from,” Mr. Lewkowitz said.  “I think it’s also good to understand…
“ARMA 3” marks monumental advances
Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP  8.5 out of 10 Simulation isn’t the acme of “Armed Assault 3”, better known as ARMA,it’s the scale. Hundreds of miles of open island to roam and explore this in military sandbox dominates the requisites of other sandbox titles of the genre. “ARMA” defines the meaning of large-scale military conflicts, and it does so with a certain grace and immersion providing an impossibly stunning…
‘Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs’ inspires fear, causes insomnia
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP 8 out of 10 The house rattles and shakes, the telephone rings, grotesque monsters roam the eerie darkness, an infernal machine roars beneath the floor. Only the calls of children beckon the player forward. Enter “Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs,” by Frictional Games for the PC and Mac. The year is 1899 (60 years after “Amnesia: The Dark Descent”): Players take the role…
‘White out’ game leads to a black out on the field
Chaparral 44 Brophy 10 By J.P. Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP With 49 seconds left in the game Thursday, Oct. 17, the lights went out on Chaparral’s field, but by this point Brophy’s offense had already experienced a power outage of its own. Chaparral defeated Brophy 44-10 in the first ever game between the two football programs, which was televised on Cox 7. Brophy struggled to score throughout the entire game.…
Cross country led by runners of all grade levels
By J.P. Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP The cross country season is more than halfway completed and the runners are looking towards the next few races to finish the season strong. This team is highlighted with athletes across all grade levels. Assistant coach Mr. Steve Smith ’96 said he is very proud of the work the competitors have done all year. “We have a great group of seniors like Bobby Bullington…
Homecoming sweetens up students’ week
By Brendan C. Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Last week Brophy students can be seen putting off homework, sending candy-grams to Xavier students and participating in lunchtime activities because Homecoming had arrived. Saturday Oct. 5, marked the annual Brophy/Xavier Homecoming dance, and this year Student Council wasn’t holding back. “It’s going to be probably one of the best dances we’ve had yet,” said student council member Jack Rose ’16. “All of…
Student body, administration call for immigration reform
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP A letter sent out by Principal Mr. Bob Ryan in September regarding activism for immigration reform struck a chord within the student body. The purpose of the email, originally sent Sept. 19, was to inform students and faculty of the upcoming events immigration reform. In the email, Mr. Ryan referenced a recent letter sent by the Rev. Mike Weiler SJ that touched upon immigration…