The Bronco Beat

Listening with a critical ear is a craft
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP Who cares about what the critics say anyways? Comb through the discographies of your favorite artists and there’s a significant chance that you’ll find the classic anti-critic anthem that’s become a staple of successful artists. Most fans don’t often hold the critics in better esteem. A poor review of someone’s favorite artist might have someone throwing down their copy of Rolling Stone and…
Death Grips’ abrasive sound mastered on ‘No Love Deep Web’
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP Death Grips – No Love Deep Web 7.5 out of 10 Death Grips are so punk rock. On the morning of Sept. 30, the Sacramento-based act announced that they would be self-releasing their latest project, “No Love Deep Web.” Meant to be their second album on Sony’s Epic label, they expressed disdain toward the label, posting inflammatory comments to their various social-networking accounts.…
‘Cruel Summer’ lacks consistency, underwhelms

By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14

G.O.O.D. Music – “Cruel Summer”
6 out of 10
Every once in a while an album is released amidst an almost unbelievable amount of hype.

Chances are that Kanye West released that album.

Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ offers heartfelt summer soundtrack
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP Frank Ocean – Channel Orange 8.5 out of 10 The hip-hop world was dealt a much-needed surprise this summer when Odd Future’s resident crooner, Frank Ocean, announced his first love was a man. This is certainly a brave action in a genre that has traditionally been dominated by feelings of male chauvinism, homophobia and an extreme admiration for all things machismo. Ocean’s latest…
Rapper Macklemore garners more attention through live shows
By Alec Vick ’15 THE ROUNDUP The styles of the rising star Macklemore are coming to Club Red in Tempe Oct. 28, as he continues his multi-continental tour of 2012. The Seattle-born superstar sings an interesting brand of hip hop that many look forward to hearing. He occasionally sings of his life’s experiences, but mixes humor into many of his songs. “I think that he is a great artist. He…
Puritanism permeates politics, some influences not all bad
By Rohan Keith Andresen ’12 THE ROUNDUP The other day, I read an editorial in USA Today discussing how the legal attack on former presidential candidate John Edwards has been fueled with traditional puritan beliefs and guidelines. Edwards’ campaign committee was recently accused of using campaign funds from wealthy donors to pay off Edwards’ mistress. The author explained how Edwards’ aid, who is responsible in the misuse of campaign funds,…
Three and Out: Top four storylines from Brophy vs. Boulder Creek

The Bronco offense portrayed another productive week as they scored 45 points Friday, Sept. 2 off of six touchdowns (three rushing, three passing) and a 31-yard field goal.

After the first two weeks, quarterback Tyler Bruggman ’13 has a total of six touchdown passes and no interceptions.

Devon Allen ’13, Fred Gammage ’12, Matt Auran ’13, Andrew Simon ’12 and D’ Amani Grayer ’13 have all recorded a touchdown in the first two games.

Three and Out: Top four storylines from Brophy vs. Mountain Ridge

By Ian C. Beck ’12

First Down: Defense shuts down opposing offense

On Friday Aug. 26, opening their 2011 season against Mountain Ridge, the Broncos locked down the Mountain Lions from the first drive to the very last in a 32-0 shutout.

Mountain Ridge mustered up only one trip to the red zone, one that originated when a punt bounced off a Brophy blocker and was recovered by the Mountain Lions on the 18 yard line. They would drive to the one yard line but a costly five yard penalty on fourth down and goal forced them to settle for a 29-yard field goal attempt that sailed wide.

The longest play from scrimmage the Mountain Lions had was a 14-yard pass in the third quarter.