Photo Slideshow: Artists, writers spark creativity at this year’s Fine Arts Extravaganza
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Spectators stood captivated at the Fine Arts Extravaganza Tuesday, Nov. 25, as student bands rocked away passionately, wandering observers admired student art and prudent listeners enjoyed the medley of student writings. Mr. Tony Oldani described the event as “the biggest social event of the year” in an email sent to students. Mr. Oldani also promised entertainment, snacks, drinks and even a grilled cheese…
‘Enders Game’ effects stunning, storyline good enough
By Riley Morrison ’16 THE ROUNDUP  “Enders Game” 7 out of 10 Starring: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld With stunning effects, convincing acting and a decent-enough story line, “Enders Game” exceeded expectations, but didn’t meet hopes. Based of Orson Scott Card’s novel of the same title, “Enders Game” begins strong with a quick prologue and swiftly launches you into Enders childhood. Time flys by as Ender is recruited…
Bastille freshman album reveals catchy beats, lacks originality
By Riley Morrison ’16 THE ROUNDUP Bastille-Bad Blood 5 out of 10  With epic choirs, African sounding drum beats and resonant male lead vocals, Bastille’s slightly bland and generic freshman album is never the less mildly satisfying to listen to. Released Sept. 3, Englishman Dan Smith’s brainchild “Bad Blood” has achieved two Top 40 singles. “Pompeii,” the first track on the album, is the most popular and has received the…
Xavier Gator
Hayden Riley 14′ By William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP Could I get your name and year? Hayden Riley, I’m a senior. Any siblings? Younger brother and older sister Does he go to brophy? Yeah How’s Xavier? I like it, it’s difficult but it’s fun Worst class, be honest? Probably geology, don’t like sitting in lectures Same… Any sports teams that you are on? I play badminton, we just…
It Came From The Internet
Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP candybox2.net Oh God, Why? What horrible genius came up with this simple yet addicting Role Playing Game in the vain of “Cookie Clicker.”  “Candy Box” is a persistent game that starts off simple and intriguing, but evolves to be a fully fledged American Standard Code for Information Interchange, better known as ASCII, based RPG with in-depth mechanics of currency. Your currency is actually candy…
Traditions play role in student, campus life
Traditions play a significant role in many communities and Brophy is not an exception. In this issue, The Roundup exposes many of the rich traditions that students experience in the classroom, on the field and at home. With its inception 85 years ago, our school has developed exponentially alongside our students ability to keep old traditions alive while creating new ones both on campus and in their own lives. Click…
’12 Years a Slave’ avoids genre clichés, boasts powerful acting performances
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP In a very important way, Steve McQueen’s new film “12 Years a Slave” doesn’t feel at all like a movie. Its depiction of the tale of Solomon Northup, a born-free black man who is kidnapped and sold in to slavery, is anything but triumphant. For the most part, “12 Years a Slave” is all thorns, sparing the viewers the superficiality that can come…
‘Thor: The Dark World’ starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins funnier more thrilling than first
By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP 9 out of 10 Could you imagine a wor ld covered in darkness and chaos? Would it be possible to survive in a world where light does not exist? In “Thor: The Dark World” the dark elves have returned and plan to take control of the universe with an unstable substance that has been long buried away. The dark elves are led by Malekith,…
Lego game builds cast of superhero characters to smash crime
By Brendan C. Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP Lego Marvel Superheroes 9 out of 10 The new video game “Lego Marvel Superheroes” brings together every character with a large fan base that marvel has made. It allows for the player to be a marvel character from The Avengers, to X-Men, to the Fantastic Four and more. The game also includes a diversity of marvel villains, and it becomes the game player’s…