Brophy suffers 2nd straight loss to Sunnyslope
Sunnyslope 48 Brophy 33 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos struggled to score in a lopsided defeat Jan. 12 to the hands of the Sunnyslope Vikings. The Broncos lost by a score of 48-33, making their record 5-6 and dropping their third straight game. Sunnyslope’s Dane Maggi had a big game, draining three 3 pointers and scoring several other times. At the end of the first quarter the…
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ exceeds fan expectations, leaves excitement for new films
Photo courtesy of Tribune News Service – Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” ‘Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens’—starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson 10 out of 10 By Jack McAuslan ’16 & Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Be warned, this review contains massive spoilers for ‘Star Wars VII,’ but to those who have not…
Surrounded by violence: Street, gang violence take toll on world, not just home
By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP Gang and street violence victimize people on a local and global scale. According to the FBI’s website, there are currently 1.4 million members that create 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs and prison gangs that inhabit our country today. Based on the large number of gang members and the fact that this is a prevalent domestic issue, gangs should attract more fear than outside…
Internet news often misleading, masked by spam
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Many websites use articles known as “click bait”, which often contain useless or false information, but attract viewers based on their flashy titles. By Isaac Myers ’18 THE ROUNDUP Have you ever read an article and wondered: was that even news? Most likely you have due to the increasing Internet nonsense sites that portray false or useless information. Do we really need to know…
2015 music fluctuates throughout the year
By Chase L Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP This last year saw a variety of music produced and recorded. From new hit maker the Weeknd to the triumphs return of Adele, popular music in 2015 can’t really be pinned by a dominate singer or act. However, there were many shining and distinguishable songs and tracks that to need to mentioned. Best: 5. “Hold My Hand” by Jess Glyns: jazzy, carefree and…
Cutting weight for wrestling not tolerated on campus
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Cutting weight solely for the purpose of being put into a lower weight category is discouraged by the wrestling program. By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy has a zero tolerance policy on cutting weight, a practice that has often been used in wrestling to try to gain an advantage before a match. Wrestlers who “cut weight,” or lose weight rapidly by not eating, not…
Mountain View’s 2nd half threes help top Brophy
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Sean Even ’17 defends the ball on the perimeter Jan. 8. Brophy lost to Mountain View 73-48. Mountain View 73 Brophy 48 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy kept it close Jan.8 to start the game against Mountain View, but could not hold on in the second half. Mountain View beat the Broncos by a score of 73-48, dropping their record to 5-5.…
Ducey’s call to stop refugees makes unfair generalization
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP In the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris that claimed 130 lives Nov. 30, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued a statement saying, “I am calling for an immediate halt in the placement of any new refugees in Arizona.” This shows a sad pattern of the generalizations many Americans make when dealing with immigration and resettlement. Obviously, the Paris attacks were horrifying violations of human…
AIA football playoff locations unfair to lower seeded teams
Site choices contradict AIA’s “neutral” location listing Commentary by Henry Erlandson ’16 & Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP The Arizona Interscholastic Association sure has a unique interpretation of the word “neutral.” In a Division 1 semifinal playoff game this December that was supposed to be at a “neutral location,” Centennial played Mountain Pointe at Desert Vista High School. Desert Vista is a nine minute, 3.6 mile drive from Mountain Pointe in…
‘Mockingjay Part 2’ disappoints, weakest film in series
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service – ”The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2.” Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Willow Shields 6 out of 10 By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP “Mockingjay Part 2” was supposed to be the strongest film in the “Hunger Games” series and the epic conclusion to a genre defining franchise, but it falls terribly short. The “Hunger…