Football receiver Nicholson to join Navy, serve United States
Photo Courtesy of Nico Nicholson ’17 | Nico Nicholson ’17 takes his oath to the United States Navy. Nicholson will forego college to enlist in the Navy and hopes to work in the nuclear division. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Attending a university is generally thought of as customary after a student obtains his or her high school diploma. However, one soon-to-be Brophy graduate and former football player, Nico…
Designated Survivor does not live up to potential, melodramatic plot
‘Designated Survivor’ – starring Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto 6 out of 10 By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP “Designated Survivor” is one of those “it could have been” television shows; it is good, but it could have been a whole lot better. I love politics, so I was accordingly enthralled when I saw the first trailers for “Designated Survivor.” A television series that imagines the worst attack on…
Citizens must take action, state Legislature overlooked as outlet
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP As I was reviewing some concepts for the Advanced Placement United States History exam this May, there was a line in my test prep book that resonated with me: “The Founding Fathers understood such a system to have hope of success only when the citizenry was moral and responsible.” While I’m not going blame Americans for being immoral and irresponsible, I do think that…
Trump Billboard conveys minority perspective, embodies 1st Amendment
By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP If you drive down Grand Avenue and Taylor Street in Phoenix, you might have seen the President Donald Trump billboard that has caused a stir of political conversation. The artist of the Trump billboard, Karen Fiorito, is an ASU graduate who created the symbolic art that featured President Trump infront of nuclear clouds and dollar signs that resemble Nazi swastikas. The billboard has…
Mock Trial Advances 1 team to state finals
By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP The Mock Trial club had one of their three teams advance to the state finals at the Sandra Day O’Connor Courthouse on April 1. The team consisted of Cooper Ryan ’17, Will Mulkern ’17, Noah Sugden ’17, Zach McCarthy ’17, Manny Alemany ’18 and Robert Baransaka ’18. All three of Brophy’s teams took part in the regional event two weeks ago, according to the…
Sequel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ flips the narrative in brilliant way
“Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee 8 out of 10 By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a beloved American novel by Harper Lee that set out to demonstrate a critical view of race relations in the south. Many people are familiar with the book as a story involving a wrongfully accused African American man, Tom Robinson, who is killed for a crime he never…
Mumble rappers introduce new style of rap that should be appreciated
By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Lil Uzi Vert’s and Lil Yachty’s rise to fame is questionable in the rap industry because of their form of art, known as mumble rap, focuses on the beat and feeling rather than the lyrics. Moderator of the Freestyle club Mr. Quentin Orem said that this is not something new in the industry. “For all of history, lyrics like [One night by Lil…
‘Beauty and the Beast’ revamps the old classic, fixes leaps of logic
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service ‘Beauty and the Beast’ — starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens 8 out of 10 By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP “Beauty and the Beast” is a remake of a classic Disney cartoon of the same name, and it carries that name well. The film holds much of the same magic as the original, but tweeks small things that work with massive effect.…
Cartledge stays busy with Honor Chorale, plays
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Cole Cartledge ’18 rehearses for Brophy Student Theatre’s: Punchline a Super Musical. Cole has also recently peformed in Once in a Lifetime and sings for Brophy’s Honor Chorale. By Edwin Perez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Cole Cartledge ’18 immerses himself in the Brophy fine arts program from Honor Chorale to theater. Cartledge has been part of choir ever since freshman year. He moved to Honor…
TopGolf provides unique atmosphere, integral in promoting sport
By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP TopGolf is like the 21st Century bowling alley. A visitor at the trendy, multi-story driving range can spend time with friends and enjoy outside activity. All while also improving their golf game. At the turn of the millennium, TopGolf was founded in the United Kingdom. Since then, it has expanded and spread across both England and the United States. One proponent of TopGolf, Bryce…