News media intrinsically important to democracy, freedom
By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP The news media has been under attack from every angle this year, with both parties criticizing media coverage of the election. “If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn’t put false meaning into the words I say, I would be beating Hillary by 20 percent,” Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, said. Trump made harsh statements throughout his 2016 campaign…
‘Birth of a Nation’ showcases excellent cinematography, acting
‘Birth of a Nation’ – Starring: Nate Parker and Gabrielle Union 9 out of 10 By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP “Birth of a Nation” is an American period drama that details the life of Nat Turner, an enslaved man who led a rebellion in 1831 in Southampton County, Va. The film is directed, co-written and co-produced by Nate Parker. Parker also stars in the movie as Nat Turner. Armie…
Students should seek more co-ed clubs
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Students meet at Model UN during lunch. Coed clubs allow the opportunity for Brophy and Xavier students to collaborate and socialize. By Collin McShane ’19 THE ROUNDUP Extra curricular activities are the heart and soul of Brophy for many people, and Xavier students should have the opportunity to join them if they want to. The culture here allows for so much innovation and experimentation…
Komlan takes advantage of all Brophy has to offer
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Axell displays his affinity for the alto saxophone by playing in the concert band. By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP  Want to meet someone who shares all of the Graduate at Graduation qualities? Meet Axell-Giovanni Komlan’18. Whenever he walks down any of Brophy’s halls he will smile and say hello to anyone he sees. Fellow Student Council member Justin Pasionek’18 described Komlan as “The nicest and kindest person you’ll…
Saucedo hopes to end BCP career with championship, earn scholarship offer
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Carlos Saucedo ’17 dribbles the ball on the sideline. The team looks forward to entering the season with strong senior leadership. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP There’s three seconds left in the game. Westview holds a 49-48 lead over Brophy at Talking Stick Resort Arena Dec. 22, 2015. Brophy inbounds the ball. The shot is up and it doesn’t fall. The game seems…
Music preference affected by gender
By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Men and women differ in opinion regrading countless topics, and music is no exception. Musicmachinery.com provides Spotify statistics that show who the top artists were for men and women were in 2014. Some artists are nearly equal in rank with men and women, such as Bruno Mars, who is ranked as the second most popular artist for women and the fourth most popular for…
Michael’s staff offers positivity to students
Photo By: Andrew Brown’18 | The ladies in Michales are commited to serving the Brophy community on a day to day basis. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP The employees of Michael’s Catering Service have a daily presence in the lives of students going through the lunch line. Brophy’s branch of Michael’s is managed by Ms. Sharon Byers. “I like doing fun things for the kids,” Ms. Byers said. “We try to do…
Soccer aims for personal growth after 1st-round exit
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | The Brophy soccer team practices during 7th period at the Brophy Sports Complex. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy walked off the field for the last time Feb. 3 after No. 16-seed Desert Vista beat the top-seeded Broncos 4-2 in the first round of the playoffs. Since the upset, Brophy has been working to put themselves in the position to contend again. This…
Apple’s mercenary tendencies, lack of innovation exemplify corporate greed
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen ’17  By Hayden Welty ‘19 & Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP Since the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. has been the most profitable company in the world, yet they are seemingly putting minimal effort into improving their new products. With the announcement of the iPhone 7 came the news that Apple was replacing their popular headphones with something called AirPods. These AirPods are a…
Xavier students provide unique classroom experience
By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Every day, Brophy and Xavier students make the walk to each other’s campuses to take classes their school doesn’t offer. Xavier students can take many electives at Brophy, including languages that Xavier doesn’t offer such as Latin and AP Spanish IV. They can also take classes like AP Government and Economics, Advanced Video Production, Sculpture and more. Ms. Kelly Guffey, who teaches some of…