‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ lacks strong plot, energy
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”—Starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett and William Fitchner 5 out of 10 By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Here is a question: Did anyone expect “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” to be good? My guess: probably no one. Yet another nostalgia franchise reboot produced by Michael Bay, starring Megan Fox and numerous CGI monstrosities—in this case turtles—”Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” certainly shocked no one by being subpar.…
Paperback books aren’t essential to Brophy’s curriculum
By William Borders ’16 THE ROUNDUP When was the last time you checked out a book from the library? When did you last see someone looking at a book in the library? For me the answer is never. We are reaching a point in history where digital books may replace bound books on a shelf. Printed books in the library are unnecessary now that technology dominates Brophy’s curriculum and our…
Obama devotes too many military resources to new threat in Iraq
By Tanner D. Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP President Barack Obama reinstated air strikes in Iraq Aug. 7, targeting ISIS militant forces who are committing acts of genocide. This came as a shock to me. Obama had pledged to end the war in Iraq. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants have been marauding in Iraq, killing those who do not convert to their extremist Islamic beliefs. Religious communities are being…
New teachers draw styles from various backgrounds
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 & Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Already accomodating themselves to the Brophy lifestyle, 16 new teachers on campus come from a variety of places beyond the Phoenix metropolitan area. One such person is Mrs. Kristin Venberg, who grew up in Buffalo, NY, but travelled extensively as an adolescent. “I went to school in Switzerland when I was younger,” Mrs. Venberg said. “I have lived in…
Swim team adds depth, seeks No. 27
By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP As the swim season gets started, the team looks to add new talent and make a push for a 27th state championship. “This year will be exciting, especially having home meets at the new and fast pool,” said head coach Mr.Patrick O’Neill. With the opening of the new Brophy Aquatics Center, home swim meets will now be on campus. “With returning seniors Isaiah Williams…
Video: Club Fair promotes student involvement
By Austin Norville ’15 & Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Students convene in the Great Hall Sept. 15-17 for the annual Club Fair, where students come to represent their clubs or seek their niche within the community.
Audio: Walk between classes more than mundane
By Cory Wyman ’16 & AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP Whether going from a classroom in Brophy Hall to a laboratory in Piper or from the gym to the parking lot, walking around on campus can be a tedious yet universal part of being a student at any school. Brophy is not an exception. The Roundup caught up with Krishna Sinha ’18 and Martin Eslava ’17 between classes one day in September for this “audio postcard.”…
Fisko becomes new assistant principal
By AK Alilonu ’16 & Chase Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Paul Fisko assumed his new role as assistant principal for ministry in the Office of Faith and Justice on Aug. 1. He replaces Mr. Chris Calderón S.J., who held the position last year and recently left for Boston College to study theology as part of his Jesuit formation. This is Mr. Fisko’s 10th year working in the Religious Studies Department. “My…