Affirmative Action needs reform, should focus more on root of problem
Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP It was in the spring of 1961 when the words “affirmative action” were first publicly strung together on President John F. Kennedy’s Executive Order 10925. Fifty-three years and eight separate federal “affirmative action” bills later the status of the innovative bill and its successors remain controversial. While effective at providing a more integrated classroom environment and providing opportunities for students who otherwise would not have…
Hockey caps off regular season with 8-6-6 record, seeks momentum going into playoffs
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Crisp ice shearing, wooden sticks cracking and rubber pucks flying as players check each other into the boards. This season, the Brophy varsity hockey team leads the D1 league with a 8-6-6 record through 20 games. They faced and surpassed rivals Pinnacle High School in standings with a total of 37 points to 35, leading the D1 Division. Kyle Perez ’14 leads the…
Grant races towards collegiate career at Miami
By Will Schubert ’15 THE ROUNDUP  After three years of winning races and setting records, Bobby Grant ’14 has decided to take his track talents to the University of Miami next fall. He said that with the help of friends, family and coaches he decided that the school was the right fit for him. “It was an excellent choice for him to go to the University of Miami,” said coach…
Baseball’s Succow enjoys mentoring students, developing players
By J.P. Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Tom Succow is a college counselor and the head coach for the varsity baseball team. Mr. Succow said he enjoys his job as a college counselor and mentoring students as they head to college. “I like working with individuals, especially college counseling,” Mr. Succow said. “I really enjoy working and directing young people in the college process in helping or assisting them in…
Senior guard Bottini shows veteran leadership, enjoys team mentality this season
By Michael Scheinert ’16 THE ROUNDUP Ever since the first grade, Romano Bottini ’14 has had a love for basketball. As captain of the varsity basketball team, Bottini said this season is particularly special. He is a veteran presence to the seniors and especially the two-thirds of the team that consists of juniors and sophomores. According to Bottini, his favorite part about his senior season is the leadership role he…
Summit to address racial issues
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP The Summit on Human Dignity has been an annual tradition that began in 2008. This year the Office of Faith and Justice has a topic yet to be discussed during a Summit: race. “Three years ago our topic had to deal a great amount with gender, we focused on masculinity but we covered gender issues, equality and how it’s effected via gender issues,”…
‘American Hustle’ amazes audiences
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP  American Hustle – Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper 9 out of 10 Great costumes, outstanding acting and an amazing soundtrack is what makes “American Hustle” one of the best movies of the year. Irving Rosenfeld, played by Christian Bale, is a con artist. Upon meeting and falling in love with Sydney Prosser, played by Amy Adams, he takes her into the…
‘Anchorman 2’: One of the funniest movies of 2013
By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP  ‘Anchorman 2’ – starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate 8 out of 10 After years of hopeful waiting for the sequel to “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, the legend does indeed continue. In a turn of events that lead Will Ferrell’s character, Ron Burgundy, and his old crew to a new news station in New York City,…
Frozen displays superior animation, mediocre storytelling
By Chase L. Manson ’16 The ROUNDUP Frozen- Walt Disney Animated Studios, staring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell 7 out of 10 Two years after Disney scored a mega success with their first 3D animated fairy tale,”Tangled,” they hope to strike again with “Frozen.” It is loosely based off of the Hans Christian Andersen’s “Snow Queen” story. Disney had planned this adaptation ever since “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.”…
Basketball overtakes Horizon in final quarter, shoots for playoffs
Brophy 51 Horizon 42 By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP Thanks in large part to a fourth quarter in which the Broncos outscored their opponent by 10 points, Brophy was able to pull ahead of Horizon Wednesday, Jan. 29 for the 51-42 win. After leading 22-15 at halftime, Brophy cooled down and went into the fourth quarter down by one. “The reason they got the lead was because we started…