Hooten cites college history classes as inspiration
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Mr. Hooten inputs grades at his desk before school, Feb. 26. Mr. Hooten primarily teaches APUSH, and used to teach for the Teach for America program. By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Now teaching all of the Advanced Placement U.S. History classes, Mr. Matt Hooten began his teaching career 11 years ago. “I began in Teach for America,” Mr. Hooten said. “I was…
Fuller uses off season to fine tune offense, coaching
Photo by Alec Vick ’15 — Coach Fuller runs his team through practice a few days before their first round playoff matchup vs. Westview. By William Joseph Borders IV THE ROUNDUP Head varsity basketball coach Mr. Tony Fuller is starting his ninth year coaching for Brophy. “I think he is a great coach, knows a lot about basketball, and he’s experienced it for many years at every level.” Brock Brunkhorst…
Basketball loses OT thriller to Westview, knocked out of playoffs
By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP After the game couldn’t be settled in four quarters, the Broncos came up short in overtime losing to Westview 65-60 Feb. 19, in the first round of the playoffs. Bo Brunkhorst ’16 led the team in scoring with 27 points, including six three-pointers. Leading rebounders Freddie Erlandson ’15 and Michael Kempton ’15 both produced many second chances on offensive rebounds. The Broncos were trailing…
Aphex Twin’s new album disappoints
Computer Controlled Acoustic Instrumentals pt 2 EP Aphex Twin 5 out of 10 By Carter Santini ’15 THE ROUNDUP Aphex Twin’s “Computer Controlled Acoustic Instrumentals pt 2 EP” won best new music from review site Pitchfork in January. Apex Twin was one of the founders of a genre of techno called “Acid” that focuses on ambient sounds and off-beats. Think of this genre as electronic jazz with a focus on…
Students should strive for a more diverse language options
By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy offers very few languages, and because of the great things languages can teach us we need to change this. Currently, Brophy only offers Latin and Spanish, and while Xavier offers French and Mandarin for Brophy students, few are accepted into these programs. Our school prides itself on having many class choices and groups, so why are the language choices so limited? Mr. Andy…
‘Birdemic’ inspires with terrible acting, screenwriting, editing
“Birdemic: Shock and Terror”—starring Alan Bagh and Whitney Moore 2 out of 10 By Cameron M. Bray ’16 & Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP “Birdemic: Shock and Terror” is one of those beautiful paradoxes you find in life. Objectively, it stands as one of the worst films ever created. But subjectively, it is one of the most enjoyable films you will ever watch. It falls into that fun category by…
Track and field starts season with inter squad pentathlon
By JP Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP Track and field held a pentathlon event at Brophy, Feb. 13 including only runners from the team. Isaiah Oliver ’15 set pentathlon records for the Broncos with a 6.89 second 60-meter sprint, a 7.48 second 60-meter hurdle, and finished with 4,111 points overall. For the seniors, Oliver and Ken Conklin ’15 finished at the top of the leader board. Joshua Benjamin ’16 and Gabriel…
Students attend Super Bowl, celebrate victory
Photo courtesy of the Metzler family – Ryan Metzler ’16 attended Super Bowl 49. The New England Patriots won 28-24 over the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP Every year, one sporting event is watched by millions of Americans and is then talked and written about for weeks after. This year, Super Bowl XLIX, “49,” was hosted in Brophy’s backyard at…
Waste Management Open attracts golf players, students
By Jace Riley ’16 and William Joseph Borders IV ’16 THE ROUNDUP The Waste Management Open is one of the biggest PGA tournaments held in the United States, and with it being in our own backyard it is likely to draw many students. Every year in late January Phoenix hosts this giant tournament at the Tournament Players Cup, or TPC, of Scottsdale. This years tournament is from Jan. 25 to…
Binding of Isaac: Rebirth prompts disturbing yet addictive gameplay
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP Binding of Isaac: Rebirth 9 out of 10 Strange video games exist, from those that have you shoot aliens to full blown Medieval feudal system simulators. Perhaps one of the most imaginative and disturbing games this year is the “Binding of Isaac: Rebirth,” a remake of another game with the same namesake. While there is no story per say, it does follow the…