Audio Story: UofA hoopsters transition from high school to college ball
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP  College basketball enters its most important and competitive part of the season, the NCAA National Tournament. In December the No. 1 team in the country, the University of Arizona Wildcats, caught a flight to Ann Arbor, Mich., for an early season game. During the flight players reflected on transitioning from high school to college basketball. Click below to listen to the story [mp3t track=”http://brophyroundup.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/U-of-A-Basketball-Players.mp3″…
Audio Story: Light Rail serves as more than transportation
By Garrison Murphy ’15 & Hayden Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP  Phoenix’s Metro Light Rail runs dozens of routes daily and thousands of people utilize it for transportation. For many riders though, the train has taken the shape of a shelter or place of refuge. The Roundup interviewed some of these individuals as well as  students who regularly ride the Light Rail. Listen to the audio story [mp3t track=”http://brophyroundup.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/LightRailAudio1.mp3″ play=”Start me”…
Photos: Annual Summit focuses on race
Photos by Nick Park ’15, Amir Khawaja ’15, Kyle Scheuring ’15, Alec Vick ’15 & Cory Wyman ’16 THE ROUNDUP This year’s Summit on Human Dignity, titled “Beyond Colorblind,” focused on issues related to race. The annual event ran March 3-14. Click here to see photos from the two week Summit
Phantogram album delivers seductive vocals, heavy percussion
Phantogram-Voices 8 out of 10 By Riley Morrison THE ROUNDUP “Voices,” Phantogram’s second studio album, was released Feb. 18th to generally good reviews, based on it’s heavy use of catchy vocals and the albums largely atmospheric electronic backing. A much better album than their last, “Eyelid Movies,” “Voices” raises the bar on the atmospheric R and B rock scene. Much of the album’s energy comes from Sarah Bartel, one of…
‘Lego Movie’ works humorous plot into a great family experience
“The Lego Movie”- Starring; Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson and Will Ferrell 9 out of 10 By Tanner Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP My initial expectation for “The Lego Movie” was merely a longer, less interactive version of the Lego brand games. That was not the case at all. The movie revealed a humorous plot centered on saving the world from the evil Lord Business, voiced by Will Ferrell. The…
Cage the Elephant’s songwriting progresses
Cage the Elephant—“Melophobia” 8 out of 10 By Hayden Prescott Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP ‘Melophobia’ is Cage the Elephant’s third studio album and was released Oct. 8, 2013. The album, produced by Jay Joyce, features 10 original songs filled with fuzz, reverb and tender moments. It is a record that takes the band a step away from the sound they had been producing. The band had previously recorded songs which…
Farm Bill unduly pares down nutrition programs, provides other benefits
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Congress passed the first farm bill in 1933, known as the Agriculture Adjustment Act, as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal. The Act granted farmers subsidies for leaving certain parts of their land fallow and for killing excess livestock. The Act’s purpose was to reduce crop surplus, and thus raise the low prices on crops that were threatening the agrarian lifestyle of farmers…
Robocop’ good throwback to original
Robocop-Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton 7 out of 10 Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP The new “Robocop” certainly brings back some of the magic of the original 1987 movie. The first thing you need to know about the knew one is that it’s rated PG-13, whereas the original was rated R. The second thing you need to know is that the plot is different. Detroit police officer Alex…
Gilbert Mormon Temple connects two communities, opens eyes to importance of temples
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Gilbert Mormon Temple had its grand opening open house Jan. 14, bringing in thousands of people from all over the state to get a tour before it is only accessible to the Mormon Community. Having never spent any time in a Mormon Temple, I had the unique opportunity to visit the Gilbert facility during the open house tour. I had an eye opening…
‘The Breakfast Club’ offers heartfelt message, genuine characters
Revisiting the Classics “The Breakfast Club”– starring Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy 9 out of 10 By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP During the 1980s, the John Hughes’s coming-of-age comedies began to achieve popularity. Some of these films included hits such as “Ferris Buller’s Day Off,” “Pretty in Pink” and “The Breakfast Club.” Even though “The Breakfast Club” was filmed in the…