‘Stranger Things’ atmosphere, acting supports exemplary storytelling
‘Stranger Things’ –– starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown 9.5 out of 10 By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP When Netflix released “Stranger Things” July 15, no one quite expected it to explode like it did in the following months. On the outside, especially from the trailer, it looks like a regular mystery series, where some kid goes missing and it’s up to the old small town…
Venberg brings 23 years experience into classroom
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Mrs. Venberg speaks with students at lunch discussing global affairs. By Chris Stanek ’19 THE ROUNDUP It is a different dynamic for Mrs. Kristin Venberg being the only female U.S. History teacher at Brophy, although she said it does not affect her. “It really does not feel any different being a female teacher.” Mrs. Venberg said. “I do not really think about it that much because my gender…
‘Blonde’ Lives Up To The Hype, Despite Many Hurdles
‘Blonde’ by Frank Ocean  8 out of 10 By Ibu Oluyi ’17 THE ROUNDUP Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” lives up to the hype despite being plagued with delays over the last three years A follow up to his much acclaimed debut album “Channel Orange”, “Blonde” had been in the works since February 2013. Whether it be that Ocean’s original target release of July 2015 proved to be too ambitious or that…
Frosh Retreat exceeds freshmen expectations
Photo Courtesy of Brophy College Prep | The freshman class of 2020 and their big brothers participated in the freshman retreat Sept. 17 and 18. By Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy continued the annual tradition of the Frosh Retreat Sept. 17. For over 20 years, Brophy has consistently hosted this weekend for the freshmen class as one of its most important events. Mr. Scott Heideman, leader of Brophy’s Big…
Mumford & Sons, Catfish and the Bottlemen rock Phoenix stage
Photo by Camden Andl ’19 | Mumford and Sons performed at Ak-Chin Pavilion Oct. 5 By Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP British bands Mumford & Sons and Catfish and the Bottlemen performed Oct. 5 at Ak Chin Pavilion in Phoenix. Catfish and the Bottlemen, an indie rock band that formed in Wales in 2007 began gaining popularity in the United States after winning a BRIT, British Record Industry Trusts, award…
Brophy loses to Chandler, drops 3rd consecutive game
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 | Chandler defeated Brophy 56-7 Friday Oct. 21 at Chandler high school. Chandler 56 Brophy 7 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Led by sophomore quarterback Jacob Conover’s four touchdown passes, Chandler defeated Brophy 56-7 Oct. 21 in Brophy’s last regular season game at Chandler High School. The defeat marks Brophy’s third straight loss, making the Broncos’ record 7-3 after winning their first seven games…
Students look to November vote while faculty reflect
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Greyson Beck ’17 and Ms. Susan Maynard show off voter ID cards. By Hunter Franklin ’19 THE ROUNDUP Voting is a rite of passage. For at least some Brophy students this November will be their first time to vote for a U.S. president. Clinton or Trump? Voters, whether conservative, liberal, or independent will have some serious decisions to make this presidential election. “I think that…
Perry defeats Brophy in back and forth game
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19. Noah Pittenger looks on after being defeated. Perry defeated Brophy 35-27 Friday October 14 in Gilbert. Perry 35 Brophy 27 By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP After a first-half lead Brophy did not score in the fourth quarter and lost to Perry 35 to 27 Oct. 14 in a back in forth game filled with penalties at Perry High School. With 1.6 seconds left, Brophy still had a chance to…
Brophy upset by Basha, drops 1st game of season
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Brophy players walk off the field as time expires after a missed field goal. Basha defeated Brophy 27-24 Friday Oct. 7 at Phoenix College. Basha 27 Brophy 24 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Basha’s Ryan Kelley threw for three touchdowns to lead the Bears over Brophy 27-24 during the Oct. 8 Homecoming game at Phoenix College. Kelley threw his first touchdown of the…
‘Edward Burtynsky WATER’ conveys urgency, grounds sense of morality
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP “Edward Burtynsky WATER” is an exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum that features paintings and photographs of water from around the world in order to promote environmental issues relating to water. Specifically, the art documents water’s many uses while highlighting its fragility and rarity. I actually would have never gone to see the exhibit if it was not for an extra credit project in…