Sikh students search for identity, fight prejudice
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Chandan Saini ’14 and Maanik Chotalla ’16 have many things in common. They are both basketball fans, both come from traditional Indian families and they are both practicing Sikhs. One thing Saini and Chotalla don’t have in common is the experience of getting a haircut. Last November Saini cut his hair and shaved his beard for the first time, which are both customary articles…
Robotics Club recaps success at regional tournament
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy robotics team placed first in the Phoenix regional First Tech Challenge league in overall standings after performing at competitions including a regional tournament during the 2013-2014 season. In March, Robotics had just begun its semester-long journey on the road to the FTC top spot after already competing in a series of competitions and placing fifth at regionals.
’Salad Days’ mixes old with new
Mac DeMarco’s 3rd album successfully mixes his familiar style with new ideas Mac DeMacro- “Salad Days” 8 out of 10  By James Lee ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Canadian musician Mac DeMarco’s third full length album, “Salad Days,” dropped April 1. For any of DeMarco’s previous records, a release on April Fools’ Day would seem fitting. His earlier albums, “2” and “Rock and Roll Night Club,” often walked the line between hilarity…
2014 Annual Battle Royale
16 enter, 1 remains. Who will be crowned champion this year? The annual Battle Royale staged each May is intended to be a satirical and humorous look at what may happen if the faculty did indeed compete in a tournament of wit and strength. The Roundup thanks all participants for their permission. Can’t view the image below? Click here to read a PDF version.  
Minton named ‘Man of the Year’
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP For Sam Minton ’14, Nelson Mandela’s words, “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front,” represents how he tries to conduct himself every day. Whether Minton is on the football field, in the classroom or participating in extracurricular activities such as Key Club or Big Brothers, Minton’s peers said he is a role model and caring leader. Minton is…
‘Man of the Year’ runner up Vatsa leaves lasting impact on campus
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Not every student starts a club dedicated to building schools for children in the developing world, or considers researching treatment for brain cancer their main extracurricular endeavor. The Roundup selected Raj Vatsa ’14 for qualities such as those that allowed him to create the build On club and work after school at the Barrow Neurological Institute. “He’s just a very happy and cheerful person…
‘Man of the Year’ runner up Herstam boasts spirituality, school spirit
By Will Schubert ’15 THE ROUNDUP Being open to growth is just one requirement in order to become a man for others and, according to Jack Herstam’s ’14 friends and family, he goes above and beyond on these requirements. The Roundup named Herstam a runner up for its annual “Man of the Year” award. Herstam is currently involved with Big Brothers, track and field, Student Council, youth and church ministry,…
Editors pass torch, look back at highlights
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Co editor in chief I am so grateful to have been a part of The Roundup for the last three years. I have especially valued the amazing friendships and strong sense of community that have developed over those years. Moreover, working as a student journalist has undoubtedly improved my writing skills and ability to conduct interviews and edit articles. However, what I have valued most…
Keating on writing: ‘It’s kind of a roller coaster’
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Now writing “two to three pages a day,” Alex Keating ’14 said he began creative writing when he took Honors English II with Mr. John Damaso ’97. “It wasn’t really until Damaso’s class sophomore year that I gave writing a serious thought,” Keating said. “I’d always read a lot, but never really considered it until that class.” More specifically, Keating said it was…
Olson enjoys Space Mountain, not golf attempts
Teacher’s Pet: Mr. Paul Olson By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Choquette’s question from last month: “Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses or one horse size duck?”  I would fight the one horse size duck. I would be able to outrun it or fit into a place where a horse size duck could not fit. What got you into music?  Because I am incredibly good looking…