Campus personalities form detailed mosaic
The Brophy community is full of a variety of people who participate in all types of activities. In this issue, The Roundup spotlights some of these individuals and what they do on a daily basis. From Mr. Tom Danforth ’78 working in Africa to Matt McMurry ’16 racing cars, there are a lot of great stories to be told. Brophy is a mosaic. In this edition we break down the…
Cast, crew of ‘The Crucible’ practice daily for their premier
By Cory Wyman ’16 THE ROUNDUP The fall play to be featured in the Black Box Theatre this year is “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. The play will run on Nov. 6, 7, 9, 13, 14 and 16. The cast has been practicing daily, and will continue to practice their roles up to and in-between the shows. Van Cummerford ’14 stars as the protagonist, Proctor, while Julia Dooley ’16 is…
McMurry races formula cars, follows in father’s footsteps
By Cory Wyman ’16 THE ROUNDUP During the first weekend in October while most students attend the Homecoming Dance Matt McMurry ’16 was in Texas for a race in the USF2000 series. Driving a race car. McMurry currently races cars in the IMSA Lites and USF 2000 series, and has been racing since age four, after his father encouraged him to start. His father, Chris McMurry, used to race in…
New Perry, Gaga, Cyrus singles catchy, over saturated, repetitive
By Chase L. Manson ’16  THE ROUNDUP  While the hot summer months wind down, new music from singers we love and some new faces start to rev up. The debates are endless: “Roar” versus “Applause,” Lady Gaga versus Miley Cyrus. The fandom Twitter wars are dominating the site. The hot new singles are about to face judgment,whether they like it or not. “Roar” by Katy Perry 8.5 out of 10…
‘GTA V’ boasts expansive, forward-thinking gaming experience
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP Guinness recently announced that “Grand Theft Auto V,” Rockstar Games’ latest installment to the popular GTA series, broke seven world records, including “fastest entertainment property” to generate $1 billion. From this news alone, it is clear that video game culture is worth looking in to. As someone who doesn’t usually play video games, I was surprised that I really enjoyed “Grand Theft Auto…
Violent video games used as scapegoat for recent shootings
By Tanner Nypen ’15 The Roundup First-person-shooters are one of the most popular video game genres, but are these games the reason behind recent shootings? Many quickly point to video game violence as the catalyst for recent events such as the Navy yard shooting and school shootings. This is not new: blaming video games for violence goes back to Columbine. After reading  about the  video game violence debate, I have…
Former UCLA pledge Castellani commits to Sun Devils for baseball
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP Last year baseball prospect Ryan Castellani ’14 committed to UCLA for baseball. According to a ROUNDUP article from last year, Castellani said this about his future at UCLA: “I just want to be a part of it, UCLA is an awesome school, I love it in California.” Over the course of a year his opinion has changed though and he made a verbal…
Hockey starts off season 3-1-3, desires more support from students
Moderator McShane hopes to create more of a following for team By Brendan C. Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP Hockey is one of the many club sports offered, which means that the team is in a non-Brophy organized league. Mr. Lane McShane ’82 said he has grown up around hockey his whole life, and became the hockey moderator for Brophy because he loves the sport and the team. “I’ve never seen…
Junior Liang brings home gold at U.S. Fencing summer nationals
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP You find yourself standing in front of a masked man pointing a thin weapon at you. He lunges forward trying to hit you, yet you manage to parry his attack and strike him. This is what a fencing match is like. Two men or women try to land a blow on the opponent first. Calvin Liang ’15 has been fencing for just around nine…
Swim begins season undefeated, looks to build upon early success
By Will Schubert ’15 THE ROUNDUP  The swimming team is undefeated so far this season, winning all four dual meets and both invitationals. Varsity swim competed with 32 other teams at the Brophy/Xavier Invitatonal  Sept. 28. With a score of 396, Brophy was able secure a win at the invitational. The closest score to theirs was Chaparral with 253. Brophy defeated Chaparral in the 200-freestyle relay and Colby Palivathuhal ’14…