Should the electoral college be exterminated?
By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Whether you are a Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump supporter, any issues concerning the electoral college should concern us as the people. While there are potential problems with the system, it still allows for better representation of minority groups. The electoral college is systematic voting process where we elect a group of people who represent our vote in the presidential election in November.…
Logic creates modern rap classic with latest mixtape
“Bobby Tarantino” by Logic 9 out of 10 By Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP Release after release, Logic has been able to impress his listeners and improve upon his music. His latest mixtape, “Bobby Tarantino,” is no exception. Dropped with no warning July 1, this album does a fantastic job at blending quality production and mind-bending lyrics. There is also a good amount of variety across the EP. There’s hard…
‘Pokémon Go’ gives new meaning to gaming despite flaws
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Michael Rowe ’18 poses the Pokémon themed t-shirt from the varsity shop. By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP “Pokemon Go” became an instant success and sensation on the App Store for every Pokemon and non-Pokemon fan when it debuted in the United States July 6. Prior to being released in the United States, it had constantly been delayed. Pokemon Go was released in other…
For First Time Ever, Xavier Hosts Frosh Mixer
Chris Stanek’19 THE ROUNDUP After hosting the annual Frosh Mixer every year since its creation, Brophy turned the event over to Xavier this year. Due to this change many opinions struck up about how it was going to turn out, but no one was sure. Aidan McGuire ’20, a freshman at Brophy, said he enjoyed the Frosh Mixer very much. “I met a lot of Xavier girls and didn’t expect…
Berg demonstrates growth in theatre, looks forward to possibility of film
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Stokley Berg ’18 has already made his mark in the theatre department, largely because he had discovered his love for acting since long before freshman year. “My favorite aspect of the plays is getting to connect with other actors and getting to display someone who I’m not to other people, I just think that that’s fun,” Berg said. In just two years at Brophy,…
Pittenger’s 5 TDs lead broncos to win over Westview
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 | Noah Pittenger ’17 runs the ball against Westview Sept. 2 at Phoenix College. Brophy Defeated Westview 35-14. Brophy 35 Westview 14 By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Noah Pittenger ’17 led Brophy to victory over Westview Sept. 2 scoring all five of the Bronco’s touchdowns at Phoenix College. Pittenger carried the ball 14 times for 183 yards and four scores on the ground and one more…
Class schedule spices up daily life, provides relief from rigor
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP As you walk around campus this first month of school, it is likely you will see freshmen asking upperclassmen for clarification about the schedule. As a freshman, I was confused by the seemingly unpredictable and pointless barrage of numbers that I was required to memorize during an already hectic week. However, as time progressed and I was able to adjust to high school, I…
Revisiting the Classics: ‘Memento’ is a masterpiece, showcases Nolan’s first successes
‘Memento’ — starring Guy Pierce, Carrie-Ann Moss, and Joe Pantiliano 9 out of 10 By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Sometimes it helps to start with the end of a movie and work your way back for a story to make sense. Such is the case with “Memento” (2001), a fantastic movie that’s hiding in plain sight. The movie starts out with Leonard Shelby (Guy Pierce) shooting and killing the man…
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ presents excellent animation, story
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ — starring Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey 9 out of 10 By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP “If you look away, even for an instant, then our hero will surely perish.” That is how I felt as I watched “Kubo and the Two Strings,” the latest in a string of movies made by the Oregon-based stop-motion animation studio Laika. “Kubo and the Two Strings” follows…