Soccer completes playoff run as back to back DI state champions
By Christian Guerithault ’14 THE ROUNDUP Brophy Soccer went four for four in the playoffs and defeated Hamilton Feb. 15 to win its second consecutive state championship. The soccer team was led by its eight seniors, four of whom were the team captains. First year head soccer coach Mr. Noah Lewkowitz ’98 said the team captains were Alex Broglia ’14, Tyler Dial ’14, Adam Mosharrafa ’14 and Conor Coleman ’14.…
Rapa: Music composition ‘like reading a book’
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Senior Phillip Rapa ’14 has directed and written music for several Student Theater musicals such as “A Very Potter Musical” and “Pokemusical,” and hopes to study music composition in college. Rapa has played the piano since he was five years old and has also added the synthesizer, guitar and percussion to his repertoire over the years. A self-described “chord progression go-to guy,” Rapa said…
Assembly kicks off race Summit

Photo by Nick Park ’15 – Assistant Principal for Ministry Mr. Chris Calderon, SJ speaks to the student body Feb. 26 during an assembly about the upcoming Summit on Human Dignity. The Summit, which focuses on race this year, officially starts Monday, March 3.

Soccer defeats rival Hamilton in PK’s for second straight title
Brophy 1 Hamilton 0 By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy soccer team was able to secure their second straight Division 1 state championship with a 1-0 victory over the Hamilton Huskies Saturday, Feb. 15, after going 4-2 in penalty kicks. The top two ranked teams in Arizona were scoreless at the end of regulation, leading to the game being decided by penalty kicks. After the Broncos pulled ahead…
New pool slated to open next fall, 2nd gym confirmed
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP  Next year Brophy will once again boast an on-campus swimming pool. Construction started Dec. 6 on what used to be Loyola Field. On Aug. 1 of this year, a new pool complex will open on the eastern half of the field. “God willing when school starts you’ll have access and that is our hope and dream,” said vice-president Mrs. Adria Renke. The new,…
Childish Gambino’s sophomore album reveals a mixed bag
By Riley Morrison ’16 THE ROUNDUP Childish Gambino—Because the Internet 5 out of 10 Childish Gambino’s newest album “Because the Internet,” released Dec. 6, has a few nuggets of gold, but more than half doesn’t come close to his previous efforts. Childish Gambino is a stage name for New York-based actor and comedian Donald Glover. His previous album “Camp” was critically panned and it’s difficult to see this album going…
2013 widened spectrum of cinema
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP  In 2013 there was a multitude of bad and good movies, spanning all all categories. In action and adventure movies there were “Pacific Rim” and “Elysium”. “Pacific Rim” brought stellar visual effects and an actually good and fresh storyline on an old concept. The effects were truly outstanding and left viewers in awe. In “Elysium”, Matt Damon gave a stellar performance to go along…
’47 Ronin’ boasts fast, intense action, poor pacing
“47 Ronin”—Starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada and Kou Shibasaki 7 out of 10 By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Swords clash and battles rage as 47 ex-samurai, or “ronin”, fight to regain their honor in an exciting bit of action. Enter “47 Ronin” by Universal Studios. The story begins with Kai–the orphaned son of a British sailor and a Japanese farm girl–growing up alongside Mika, the daughter of Lord…
‘PS4’ boasts promising innovation despite slow start
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP 8 out of 10 The PlayStation 4 was released Nov.  15 to great reviews and promises of incredible innovation. The PlayStation 4 is similar to the PlayStation 3 in many ways except for the power of the system. Game graphics are the best of any generation; they are cleaner and the movements of character models are smoother. One can see the difference from the…