‘Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag’ steps in right direction for franchise
By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP 9.5 out of 10 For a long time now, ever since the introduction of naval combat in “Assassins Creed III”, there has been dissension between whether such a dynamic improves the game or makes it too complicated. It seems that this new game is just fuel for the fire; at least half of the game takes place while on the main character’s ship, the…
Conceptual meaning, photojournalism ethics come into play behind ‘the eye’
By Alec Vick ’15 THE ROUNDUP The cover photo for the September edition of The Roundup was an eye, and on the inside of the eye was the logo belonging to the social network site Facebook. The picture caused more discussion around campus that these cover photos typically seem to earn. So I, as the photo editor of The Roundup, would like to share some insight into how I produced…
“Battlefield 4” cultivates its dominance over FPS genre
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP  7 out of 10 “Battlefield 4” is the next installment in the highly iterative series of modern First Person Shooters that focus on large, combined arms warfare with dynamic maps and destruction. The Battlefield franchise has always been about the mix of infantry and vehicular combat, striking a delicate niche within the industry that no one else has managed to compete. The fourth…
Nintendo innovates classic formula for Pokémon
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP “Pokémon X and Y” 9 out of 10 In 1998, the United States got its first taste of the world of Pokémon. Since then there have been 20 video games leading up to the newest release of “Pokémon X and Y.” Like in the past the games are released separately to encourage trading with your friends to fill up the expansive pokédex. However, this…
Players contribute to teams from back up roles
By Jeffrey J. Kimball Erdely ’14 THE ROUNDUP Tryouts for a school team are some of the most tense and stressful days of the year for athletes. Imagine making the team after all the stress and then never playing a single game. Meet the benchwarmers. Most teams have second and third string players who compete at the same level as everyone else, but may never see playing minutes during the…
2 future college athletes commit to schools
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP Ryan Castellani ’14 and Brad Nordstrom ’14 signed their letters of intent Nov. 13 at lunch in Harper Great Hall. Castellani committed to Arizona State a few weeks ago for baseball while Nordstrom committed to Farifield University about a year ago for lacrosse. By signing their LOI, their commitments become official and they are expected to enroll next year for their respective schools.
Fine Arts Extravaganza to add new venues
By Tanner Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Fine Arts Department and Student Council will come together  Nov. 26 for the 2013 Fine Arts Extravaganza. “We are looking to change a few of the venues, a nd spreading out and using the whole campus, rather than having everything be in mall,” said Mr. Tony Oldani. “We are trying to make the artists and art more accessible to people.” The FAE will…
Brophy upsets Westview’s perfect season with 1st round playoff win
Brophy 28 Westview 14 By George Liddy ’14 The Roundup When asked about his performance in Brophy’s Nov. 8 first round playoff win over Westview, running back Ryan Velez ’16 said, “It was a team effort, and that’s all I have to say about that.” The 12th seeded Broncos needed both their defense and their offense in order to beat previously undefeated Westview Friday night. The defense was able to…
Molander inducted to PC Hall of Fame
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP Phoenix College alumni and Brophy football head coach Mr. Scooter Molanderwas inducted into the Phoenix College Hall of Fame Thursday Nov. 8. Molander was one of 12 alumni honored at the college’s annual Alumni Gala and Scholarship Dinner as a “History Maker 2013.” He is currently head coach of the varsity football team and has amassed a record of 82-23 over his career…