Staff Editorial: Charlie Hebdo massacre reinforces necessity of free press
Media organizations across the world, including the National Scholastic Press Association that The Roundup is affiliated with, have tied their names to the Je Suis Charlie, or “I am Charlie,” movement. The Roundup and The Wrangler are lending their names to the cause, not necessarily in support of what Charlie Hebdo published, but in support of the right to publish freely without fear of violent retaliation.   The Issue: The…
Post Office property remains exclusively auxiliary parking lot
By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP After Brophy recently considered renovating the newly acquired former Post Office building on 7th Street and Highland Avenue, administrators decided to leave the land to be used only as overflow parking. The Post Office property will remain only as an auxiliary parking lot for the time being, having over 100 parking spaces available. Brophy Vice President Ms. Adria Renke said a wrestling facility was on the…
The Hobbit Trilogy Boasts Epic Ending
‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Starring- Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Ian McKellen. 8 out of 10 By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Peter Jackson’s retelling of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel “The Hobbit,” a book about Bilbo Baggins accompanying 13 dwarves and a wizard on an epic journey, had viewers mesmerized. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” hit theaters with a boom Dec. 17 starring Martin…
Students take part in annual MLK Day Festival
By AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy students participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day March in Central Phoenix Monday, Jan. 19, where a festival was held in honor of King’s work. Vendors sold food and other merchandise at Margaret T. Hance Park, and many of the marchers spent the bulk of the day there. Several musical performers entertained crowds of hundreds, all commemorating the legacy of the African-American Civil…
Former Brophy teacher to read his poetry on campus
By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP Former Brophy English teacher Mr. F. Douglas Brown will be reading poetry from his new book “Zero to Three” Monday, Jan. 26 at lunch in the Black Box Theater. Poetry recitations will continue at lunch in the Black Box on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with the first stage of Brophy’s school-wide Poetry Out Loud competition. Mr. Brown currently teaches at Loyola High School, a…
Bigege shoots for Michigan colleges
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 – Rus Bigege ’15 plays in the game against Corona Del Sol Jan. 8. This past year Bigege switched from basketball to soccer. By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP Rus Bigege ’15 decided to switch from playing varsity basketball last year to varsity soccer this year. “Out of basketball and soccer I’d have to say soccer is my favorite,” Bigege said. “I’ve played soccer since…
Brophy unable to overcome Chaparral’s early lead, loses at home
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 | Mason Zwillinger ’15 calls out a play against Chaparral Jan. 14. Brophy lost the game 59-47. Chaparral 59 Brophy 47 By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy basketball lost to Chaparral at home Wednesday, Jan. 14th after falling behind early in the first quarter and failing to slow down Chaparral’s high-powered offense. Chaparral led the entire game. Chaparral jumped to a quick 10-2 lead…
“Mockingjay: Part 1” sets up for solid finale
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP “Mockingjay: Part 1”- starring Jennifer Lawerence, Josh Hutercson, and Liam Hemsworth 6 out of 10 Much of the criticism I heard about “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” going into the theater was that it didn’t need two movies. People, especially book fans, regarded this as a marketing tactic, based off multiple installments in “Harry Potter” and “The Hobbit.” But if you look at…
‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ boasts vast open world, excellent gameplay
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP “Dragon Age: Inquisition”—Electronic Arts—for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One 9.5 out of 10 Words simply cannot express how stunned I was by “Dragon Age: Inquisition.” I haven’t been so engrossed in a video game since the release of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”—nor have I sunk so many hours. Over Thanksgiving Break I spent hours exploring the vast…
New ‘Call of Duty’ refreshes franchise, produces superior multiplayer
By Will Schubert ’15 THE ROUNDUP “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”—Activision- Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 9 out of 10 Activision released “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” in November and it helps bring back a dying franchise. The past few editions of the games have been failures in my opinion. “Call of Duty Ghosts,”  “Modern Warfare 3,” and “Black Ops: Declassified” have had subpar campaigns and their…