Objects on teachers’ desks hold unique origins
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 | Oct. 8, Mr. Burke sets up for class in the morning. His desk is filled with a variety of trinkets that give it unique character. By William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP From classroom to classroom, teachers possess many items on their desks that students don’t know the origins of. Whether sentimental, practical or comical, objects on a teacher’s desk can reveal a…
‘Alien Isolation’ delivering horror in time for Halloween
By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Alien Isolation- Creative Assembly/ Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC 8 out of 10 While it may not be perfect, “Alien Isolation,” made by Creative Assembly, evokes profound feelings of nostalgia in the player. Since the release of the film “Alien”in 1979, fans of the series have been waiting for a video game to recreate the dark atmosphere and fearsome Alien…
Adult Jazz releases crisp, lengthy debut album
By Hayden Prescott Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP Adult Jazz—“Gist Is” 7 out of 10 A buzz slowly creeps up in volume as the space left by the absent instruments is filled. Adult Jazz is a four-piece band from Leeds, England that released their debut album “Gist Is” Aug. 4. The feel of the album is overall spacious in its musicality, using vocals as its main source of melody and tribal…
‘Forza Horizon 2’ adds countless options, proves series moving forward
By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP “Forza Horizon 2”: Playground Games 9/10 “Forza 5” has been out for about a year now and it was a huge disappointment considering the massive amount of hype for this new, next generation racing game. It had one very simple problem: It lacked gameplay options. The list of cars in “Forza 5” was much shorter than expected and the same can be said for…
‘Super Smash Brothers’ builds anticipation amid 3DS success
By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP After a successful opening for the 3DS, “Super Smash Brothers” is now on the WiiU with 14 new characters and plenty of changes. Many can admit to the large amount of time when they played “Smash Brothers” with their friends, playing as some of the most iconic video game characters ever created. You know, the legends, like Mario, Donkey Kong, Kirby and Pikachu. When…
‘Shadow of Mordor’ offers magnificent, original gameplay
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor”—Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment—for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. 9.5 out of 10. To put it simply, “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor” is a great game and you should definitely play it, “Lord of the Rings” fan or not. In “Shadow of Mordor” you play Talion, a ranger captain of Gondor, stationed at the…
Basketball preps for tough schedule, seeks cohesion
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 |  Frederick Erlandson ’15 reaches for the ball as the varsity Basketball team practices after school Nov. 6. Returning players have been practicing, lifting weights since the start of the school year By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP With the 2014-15 season on the horizon, the Brophy basketball team is looking for a return to the state playoffs after just missing the cut last year.…
Soccer looks for 3rd straight state championship win
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 | The Varsity Soccer team plays a scrimmage match Nov. 16 after school at the Brophy Sports Campus during the last day of tryouts. 2nd year head coach Lewkowitz relies on seniors to help lead team By Blaise Schaefer ’18 THE ROUNDUP Last year’s state championship soccer game went all the way down to penalty kicks, where Fergus Shanks ’15 made the game winning goal.…
Donlan discusses Ignatius’ reaction to ISIS, displeased with foreign policy
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,…
Hermanos Unidos strives to build community, charity
By Carter Santini ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Hermanos Unidos club builds a community of Hispanic students through soccer, food and service. The club started 10 years ago but overtime devolved into a group of students who just played soccer together, according to club member Anthony Gutierrez ’15. Gutierrez said that two years ago, through the efforts of teachers Mr. Christopher Calderon and Mr. Cristopher Agliano, the group began to grow…