Former player reflects on coach’s ‘Shear’ brilliance
By Jack Hutt ’14 THE ROUNDUP After 15 seasons—six of them undefeated—Mr. Shear finished his career earlier this fall as head freshman football coach with a record of 121-13-1. “Mr. Tim Sanford and the principal at the time wanted me to take over the program, and that is what I did,” Mr. Shear said. Based on my own experience playing under him as a freshman in 2010, it is not…
Cross country team places 9th in state meet
By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP The varsity cross country team finished 9th overall place in this year’s November state meet. The team was an underdog coming into the 2013 season with a handful of juniors, a senior, a sophomore and a freshman. Mr. Matt Williams ’07, a former cross country runner himself, is now entering his third year as an assistant varsity cross country coach. Despite the loss, he…
Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ dazzles listeners
By Brendan J Bohannon ’14 THE ROUNDUP 9 out of 10 Arcade Fire’s 2011 Grammy winning triumph “The Suburbs” and a wave of guerilla marketing created a level of anticipation for “Reflektor” that seemed like it could only result in a complete letdown. Typically, after garnering accolades like “Album of the Year,” bands are pressured into producing a flimsy imitation of their previous work. However, Arcade Fire managed to avoid…