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…
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…