Roundup wins 46 awards in state journalism contest
The staff of The Roundup brought home 46 awards from the 2014 Arizona Interscholastic Press Association Fall Convention. The awards cover a spectrum of categories including writing, design, photography and online journalism. Roundup staff members earned nine “superior” honors, the top individual award, and the staff won second place in both the Newspaper and Online general excellence categories. Click here to see a list of all the winners. The annual AIPA Fall…
Campus History: Brophy’s founding donation nearly given to U of A
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Many members of the Brophy community are familiar with the story of the school’s founding, but most are not likely to know a Jesuit institution was not the original plan for Mrs. William Henry Brophy’s $250,000 donation. Only two years before Brophy’s 1928 founding did Mrs. Brophy decide to fund a Jesuit institution. The original destination for the money she inherited from her late…
Campus history: Class of ’76 state university trends prove similar to ’14
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP With tuition rising and colleges becoming more selective, many seniors are faced with the decision to stay in state or venture out of state for college, but this trend isn’t new. The Brophy class of 1976 encountered similar dilemmas, according to an article written in The Roundup during the same year. As reported by the article, out of the 120 students in the class…
Brophy beats Dobson on the road for 6th straight win
Brophy 49 Dobson 19 By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy racked up seven touchdowns and handedly defeated Dobson 49-19 Oct. 24 at Dobson High School despite starting quarterback Cade Knox ’16 not playing because of an injury. The Broncos juggled between quarterbacks Sean Roberton ’15 and Chad McClanahan ’16 all game, making it difficult for the Dobson Mustangs to counter Brophy’s offensive attack. Running back Ryan Velez ’16 had…
U2’s album release causing a stir
By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP The release of the new U2 album “Songs of Innocence” angered many iTunes users due to the unique release style used by Apple. “Songs of Innocence” is meant to serve as the flagship album of the newly released iOS 8 software. Apple CEO Tim Cook touted the release of the album as “the largest album release of all time.” The album was released for…
‘Maze Runner’ exceeds expectations with quality cinematic elements
“Maze Runner” -Starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Blake Cooper 7.5 out of 10 By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP After walking into “The Maze Runner” with low expectations, its fast paced action, suspense, quality soundtrack and sufficient acting left me pleasantly surprised. The film is a mostly faithful adaptation of James Dashner’s book with the same title, but there are slight differences. The plot follows Thomas…
Donlan discusses Ignatius’ potential reaction to ISIS
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP In his Oct. 2 Great Hall presentation on St. Ignatius’ hypothetical reaction to ISIS, Mr. Tom Donlan made sure the audience knew that not everyone would like what they were about to hear. As predicted, not necessarily everyone agreed with the ideas of St. Ignatius when he founded the Jesuits. “It’s a difficult subject,” Mr. Donlan said. “I don’t want to disappoint some people,…
U.S. must offer humanitarian aid, not just military intervention to Middle East
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Dr. Tom Donlan gave a speech at lunch Oct. 2 in the Great Hall entitled “How would Ignatius respond to ISIS?” On reflection, its premise alone was intriguing: Combining the two dissimilar subjects of the Islamic State and St. Ignatius of Loyola in the same speech would certainly be challenging. Yet he managed to do it successfully, and by the end his presentation…
Brophy holds off Chaparral for 5th straight win
Brophy 17 Chaparral 9 By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP In an up and down game featuring everything from muffed punts to a safety, Brophy held off the Chaparral Firebirds 17-9 Oct. 17 at Camelback High School. The game was marked by solid defense and just enough key plays on offense for Brophy to get the win, but also a total of 15 personal fouls and another 14 procedural calls…
New ‘Smash Bros.’ embraces competitive scene, offers new niche
New ‘Smash Bros.’ embraces competitive scene, offers new niche By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP “Super Smash Brothers for 3DS” – Nintendo 8.5 out of 10 When I first heard news of a new “Smash Brothers” game my heart was torn. I was excited for it because I loved the series, but I didn’t own a Wii U so I couldn’t get the game. Then they announced that there would…