‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ leaves something to be desired
By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP “Assassin’s Creed Unity”- Ubisoft 7 out of 10 Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC “Assassin’s Creed Unity” is a beautifully detailed and complex adventure taking place during the French Revolution, but it suffers from the acclaim that its predecessors earned. The previous entry in the series, “Assassin’s Creed Black Flag,” was applauded for its complex protagonist as well as its stunning naval combat gameplay. Not…
Roundup reporter sees St. Francis remains in India
Photo by Andrew Howard ’17- People waiting in line for the remains of Saint Francis. At this time over 20,00 people are waiting in Goa, India, Dec. 28. Editor’s Note: Roundup reporter Andrew Howard ’17 traveled to Goa, India over the Christmas break to see the remains of St. Francis Xavier. He wrote about his travels for the publication Goa Streets. By Andrew Howard ’17 To be completely honest, the…
Wrestlers place in Mile High Challenge
Photo courtesy of Brophy Wrestling — The Varisty wrestling team traveled to the Mile High Challenge in Prescott Valley. Keenan Woodburn ’15 (pictured) took home 4th place at the event. By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP The wrestling team competed in the Mile High Challenge in Prescott Valley over the weekend of Jan. 2, and finished with multiple wrestlers medaling. The team, led by head coach Mr. Jose Leyba, filled…
Uneven distance between schools characterizes semifinal football game
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 | Brophy lost to Hamilton 24-7 Friday, Nov. 21 in the state semifinals. Game hosted at lopsided field despite AIA policy on neutrality By Garrison Murphy ‘15 THE ROUNDUP Brophy football’s season ending semifinal game against Hamilton High School Nov. 21 should have been played at a neutral location, according to Arizona Interscholastic Association policies, but was more than six times closer to the opposing…
Swift serves up pop delight, bubblegum bliss
“1989” by Taylor Swift 8 out of 10 By Chase L. Manson THE ROUNDUP Every since her debut Taylor Swift has tired to balance her made-for-pop melodies and her country flare. It seems that her pop melodies have won out as her latest album, “1989,” is purely pop and inspired by the same year in the title, which is Swift’s birth year. Swift has a deep understanding of ear catching…
Students bond over love of music
Photo by Gray Olson ’17 — Student band Rightwise performs on stage at Friday Night Lights on Oct. 17th By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Sophomore students Cooper Dinowitz ’17, Max Fees ’17 and Alonso Salas ’17 come together through a shared passion to form the band Rightwise. “I think music was the thing that united the three of us,” Fees said. He said they have gotten together every Sunday afternoon for…
Mazier strives to improve campus sustainability
Photo courtesy of Mrs. Patty Mazier | Mrs. Patty Mazier and her students recycle during class Oct. 21. By Hunter Cisiewski ’17 THE ROUNDUP  Science teacher Mrs. Patty Mazier and Arizona State University doctoral student Mr. Jorge Ramos have started a campaign to make Brophy more sustainable. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony that permit fulfilling the social, economic and…
Students push for strong Turkey Drive finish
By Tanner D. Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP Each year around the start of November until just before Thanksgiving break, the Office of Faith and Justice organizes the Brophy Turkey Drive. During each sixth period during that time period, students and teachers donate money to benefit various charities and organizations that have some association with Brophy, whether through donations such as this or immersion trip programs. This year Brophy students raised…
‘Far Cry 4’ showcases vibrant world, stellar gameplay, realistic story
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP “Far Cry 4” – Ubisoft – for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC 9 out of 10 “Far Cry 4” by Ubisoft is the newest addition to the critically acclaimed first person shooter franchise, “Far Cry.” Coming off their huge success with “Far Cry 3,” which revolutionized the first person shooter and open world games, there was a lot of pressure…
Police body cameras offer best option to prevent future tragedies
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP “I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner—a 43-year-old, 350-pound black man—before his death July 17, repeating the phrase several times. To many he would become a martyr, and his dying words proverbial. Once a grand jury decided the police officer responsible for the chokehold on Garner would not face charges, peaceful protests began rocking New York City. In addition, the hashtag #ICantBreathe took its…