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…
Brophy should take Veterans Day off, have school on Columbus Day
By William Joseph Borders IV THE ROUNDUP Veterans Day is a day that we should have off, not because I want extra sleep, but because those veterans who supported us deserve it. That we don’t have this day off is startling to me because we have days off like Columbus Day. Columbus Day is hypocritical in the sense that he took away another group’s freedom for something as simple as…
‘Interstellar’ creates mind-blowing movie experience
By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP “Interstellar”–starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine 9 out of 10 It seems like every movie Christopher Nolan comes out with is a masterpiece for one reason or the other. The “Dark Knight” trilogy and “Inception” were incredible. It’s no surprise then that his new film “Interstellar” blew my mind and kept me thinking about it for the next few days.…