The Roundup’s football game coverage continues to evolve, improve
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP 240,000 impressions in a 28-day period or roughly 8,400 impressions a day. That is how many people looked at, @brophysports, The Roundup’s sports Twitter account’s, tweets during the last month, according to analytics.twitter.com. As a first year, first-time reporter, knowing that tens of thousands of people are about to read your tweets is an unbelievable amount of pressure. For me, it kind of felt…
Movie rating agencies unfairly sway box office sales
By Hayden Welty ‘19 THE ROUNDUP Over the summer of 2016, certain movie review aggregators like Rotten Tomatoes have been blamed for manipulating a movie’s reputation as good or bad to a point where that film ends up having poor opening weekends at the box office, ruining its financial viability. Movies like “Ghostbusters” have been plastered across all forms media and labeled as “rip-offs” or a waste of time. As…
Walk On The Wild Side: Out Of Africa Ziplining
By Hunter Franklin ‘19 THE ROUNDUP People often regret their actions after the fact. I quickly regretted my decision before the fact as I climbed the 119 steps up the 80-foot wooden tower to the first zip line platform. The farther I climbed with our two guides and 10 other participants, the more nervous I got. My family and I were about to brave the Predator Zip Line Adventure at…
Green Day, Rick Astley make comebacks in spectacular fashion
Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio’ and Rick Astley’s ’50’ 9 out of 10 By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Green Day and Rick Astley came out with their new albums on Oct. 7, “Revolution Radio” and “50” respectively. These albums seemingly have nothing in common; both are from completely different bands, genres and eras. However, both of these bands resurfaced on the same date and both of them have some deep…
Mac Miller gets emotional with smooth new album
“The Divine Feminine” by Mac Miller 8 out of 10 By Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP With the wild success of Mac Miller’s 2015 release “GO:OD AM,” fans expectations were high for an even better rap album in 2016. The rapper released “The Divine Feminine” Sept. 16. What they got is something they did not expect: a soulful side to Mac Miller. This album is absolutely filled with jazzy beats…
Kauffman finds inspiration in students
Photo by Ethan Winkler ’17 | Ms. Deborah Kauffman lectures her class on “Dante’s Inferno.” By Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP After almost 20 years on campus, Ms. Deborah Kauffman said that there is one thing that keeps her coming back every year: her students. “I learn something every day that I didn’t know the day before because of you,” Ms. Kauffman said. “When I get into the class and I have this relationship…
Album Review: ’22, A Million’ takes vocal distortion to new levels
Photo courtesy of Tribune News Service | Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performs Aug. 12, 2016 at the Eaux Claires Music Festival. ’22, A Million’ by Bon Iver 7 out of 10 By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP It has been five years since the release of Bon Iver’s Grammy-winning second album “Bon Iver,” and nearly a decade since the intimate, Wisconsin-cabin recorded “For Emma, Forever Ago.” In that time,…
Revisiting the Classics: ‘Rocky IV’ provides plenty of revenge, patriotism
‘Rocky IV’-starring Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Talia Shire 9 out of 10 By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP By placing the underdog American versus the powerhouse Russian in the boxing ring, Rocky IV cultivates its audience even through many mundane scenes in the movie. One of the best movies of the Rocky series, Rocky IV provides viewers with a great story of revenge and patriotism. With the surging Ivan Drago…
Students lament over NCAA video games pulled from production
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | The NCAA videogame series allows players to play as their favorite college football teams similar to the Madden football games. The series was cancelled after a lawsuit was filed against the NCAA and EA sports By Bryce Owen ’17 THE ROUNDUP Sports and videogames go hand in hand with successful titles like Madden, FIFA and the NBA 2K series dominating the market for…
Warner focused on pursuing career in music, songwriting
Photo by Edwin Perez-Morales ’18 | Jack Warner ’17 plays the piano in a practice room. Warner has taught himslef to play music for over 10 years and writes nearly every day. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP A musical teacher can be an idol in any young, aspiring musician’s life, but Jack Warner ’17 had the opposite experience as a child. “When I did have [music] teachers I would…