Kobe Bryant: a lasting legacy throughout sports
Photo courtesy of WikiCommons | Kobe Bryant’s memory lives on even outside of basketball and sports in general. THE ROUNDUP By Reid Shniderman’20 Kobe Bryant, former Los Angeles Lakers superstar and prominent figure in the National Basketball Association (NBA), died on January 26 this year in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA. His thirteen-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant as well as six family friends were on board, none of whom survived.…
Damning the Gila River
Photo by Adrian Munguia’20 | Dried up Gila River bed on the reservation The ROUNDUP By Adrian Munguia’20 “Actions have consequences.” This is a phrase we hear often, those consequences can affect not only us but others as well. Damming the Gila River is a great example of actions affecting others, even an entire people. In the 1870s the Gila River was dammed. The dam caused the water flow to…
The Mandalorian is a Wild and Fun Ride, with its Flaws
Photo courtesy of Disney+ By Jack Olsen ’21 THE ROUNDUP *Warning this review contains mild spoilers for later episodes in “The Mandalorian”* “The Mandalorian” was one of the biggest breakout shows of 2019. It was released with the launch of Disney+ as its star series and hit hard with its new audience. “The Mandalorian” follows Din Djarin, a Mandalorian bounty hunter working after the fall of the Galactic Empire. After…
Black History Month Festival to be held at Brophy
Photo provided by Brophy Media | Brophy will host a Black History Month Festival on Feb. 08, 2020. The ROUNDUP By Nicholas Williams ’21 Brophy is hosting a Black History Month Festival for the first time ever. It is on Saturday, Feb. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. This event is anticipated to be one of the largest Black History Month celebrations in all of Phoenix. “As an African American…
Water Bottle Companies Pro Con
Illustration by Victor Beck’20 | Multiple water bottle companies stomp out possibility of monopoly By Ryan Middlemist’20 THE ROUNDUP The industry of bottled water has taken America by storm. With over 80 brands of bottled water in the US alone, these companies produce a massive supply of bottled water across the world. The large industry has forced companies to compete for better prices while also keeping the prices down on…
Rainwater traps vital to Arizona, could save thousands
Photo by Reid Shniderman’20 | A rainwater harvester can contain thousands of gallons of water, giving it the potential to serve as a water supply for a long period of time. The ROUNDUP By Reid Shniderman’20 In recent times, the state of Arizona has seen a significant increase in rainfall. On October 2, 2018, what was perceived as just another seasonal storm caused 2.36 inches of rainwater over a 24…
Baseball team hopes to build off successes, shortcomings of last season
By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP Photo by Nick Pecora ’21 | Head baseball coach Mr. Josh Garcia ’07 instructs the team during afternoon practice on Jan. 14, 2020 The Brophy Broncos baseball team has been preparing all year for their upcoming season, which will begin with their first preseason game on Feb. 26. The team’s preparation for this season includes lifting weights before school twice a week and on-field…