Kanye dons Confederate flag on tour clothing, spurs reaction
Hayden Prescott Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP Kanye West is notorious for being a controversial rap figure head. His “Yeezus” tour has seen the creation of new West clothing that makes some people upset. One of the designs includes the Confederate flag. The National Action Network is one group that is boycotting West due to his use of the Confederate flag. The National Action Network is an organization founded by Rev.…
‘Forza Motorsport 5’ has incredible features, but lacks in critical areas
Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP 7.5 out of 10 The last few Forza titles have displayed a constructive pattern: Each new game sported more cars, more tracks and better graphics. Forza games are racing simulating games for Xbox. At least one of these is true for “Forza 5”. The graphics are simply amazing. They are so realistic that it is truly difficult to imagine a better looking racing game. Colors…
Summit schedule to feature keynotes, workshops
By Will Schubert ’15 THE ROUNDUP  Starting Monday, March 3 Brophy students and faculty will partake in the annual Summit on Human Dignity with this year’s topic being racism. There are a few guest speakers that will be present during the Summit that will include: Jose Magana, who is a key beginning member of the Dream Act, and Cheryl Brown, who is the daughter of Oliver L. Brown who led…
‘Xbox One’ makes dreams nightmares of console gaming realities
Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP 8/10 Microsoft released the much anticipated, and criticized, Xbox One in November of 2013. The launch was a huge success, leaving video game stores and shops empty of Microsoft’s next generation console. Out of the box, the Xbox One comes with the console itself, power chords, HDMI cable, the new Kinect system, one wireless controller with batteries and the new default headset. Just like last…
Grindey shares high expectations for this year’s Summit theme
By Tanner Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP wMrs. Casteneda’s question from last edition: Why do they call “apartments” apartments when they are just connected buildings? I would rather call them modified condos. How long have you been teaching here at Brophy and what have you been teaching?   I have been teaching for seven years. Scripture, Christian Ethics and Senior Synthesis. Do you have a favorite class to teach? Ethics and Synthesis…
OFJ schedules diverse group of Summit speakers
By Riley Morrison ’16 THE ROUNDUP  For this year’s Summit on Human Dignity, Beyond Colorblind, Brophy will host a variety of keynote speakers, from children of historical civil rights figures to modern leaders in the immigration debate. The Summit, beginning March 3 and ending two weeks later on March 14, will explore racism and its effect on the global, national and local scale. The first speaker, Cheryl Brown Henderson, is…
Maynard: Racism still simmering in society
By Hayden Prescott Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP Ms. Susan Maynard was born in 1952 in Tennessee and moved to Huntsville, Ala. when she was five years old. The civil rights movement had already begun in Alabama with Rosa Park’s demonstration. Ms. Maynard’s family took a stand on the issue of civil rights. “My parents were very active in the Civil Rights movement,” Ms. Maynard said. Her family belonged to a…
Cordova inspires inside, outside classroom
By Christian Guerithault ’14 THE ROUNDUP People from all over the world aspire to come to the United States in search of the American Dream, of more opportunity and a better life. Mr. Richard Cordova is one of those people. Mr. Cordova teaches five Spanish classes at Brophy: four Conversational Spanish classes and now one Spanish 2 class, which he took on after Ms. Maria Dominguez’s departure. Mr. Cordova has…
Students, faculty believe racism is still an issue despite improvements
 By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP Students and faculty believe racism is still a problem today. “There’s definitely still racism, there always has been and generally always will be,” said Tom Rainer ’15. “You’re never going to be able to get rid of that tension between groups.” According to Rainer, the reason racism occurs is because it is just a part of human nature. “You can cut down on it;…
Mandela’s passing shines light on accomplishments
By William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Nelson Mandela passed away from a respiratory infection Dec. 5, 2013 in South Africa, at the age of 95. His life’s work has been seen and has affected people across the globe, including on Brophy’s campus. “He was a freedom fighter,” said Mr. Christopher Agliano, a religious studies teacher. “He was a public figure and in my mind somebody who transcends this…