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Loo uses creativity, work to convey stories
Photo by Victor Beck ’20 | Justin Loo ’19 works on upcoming piece transforming from original medium to animation. By Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP Justin Loo ’19 is an aspiring artist and comic illustrator who finds inspiration in telling stories through his work.  Loo’s artistic expression ranges from small doodles, to custom denim jackets, to large canvas comic book installations. However, accompanying these projects, problems often arise.  For example, Loo describes the difficult…
Rock reborn at the hands of alternative musicians
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons | Rock band Greta Van Fleet performs in their signature Led Zeppelin rock style. By Cooper Parsons ’20 THE ROUNDUP With pop music being dominated by mostly synth heavy rap tracks, the rise in rock music is surprising to say the least.  Rock music never really left the scope of popular music. Contrary to popular opinion, anyone who is a fan of alternative music would hear rock-esque…
Tik Tok polarizes student body between fans and haters
Photo Illustration by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Brophy student watching popular Tik Tok-er, ryannyancosplay, in her iconic “Hit or Miss” video. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP Tik Tok took the United States by storm on Aug. 2 when the Chinese company, ByteDance, merged with the popular lip-syncing app, Musical.ly. It became an immediate hit, quickly claiming the title of the Apple Store’s most downloaded app in the world in…
Freeman discusses travel, love for birth country
Photo by Vipul Dua ’20 | Ms. Freeman teaches to one of her Honors Spanish classes in Brophy Hall. By Vipul Dua ’20 THE ROUNDUP Teacher’s pet interview with Ms. Rosalinda Freeman, Spanish Teacher Mr. Smith’s question from last teachers pet: If you could put any two historical figures together for a lunch, who would they be and what would they talk about? Thomas Jefferson for sure because I am…
Sneakers divide community: obsession or expression?
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | A number of student’s shoes lay together stacking up to create a parody on the large amounts of money sneakerheads spend on shoes. By Ryan Loo ’20 THE ROUNDUP    High school is a crucial time for the development of kids’ sense of identity and self-expression. Clothing and personal style choices offer one of the most readily available and visible ways for students to…
‘Egypt Station’ demonstrates Paul McCartney’s ability to keep up with contemporary music ‘Egypt Station’ by Paul McCartney 10 out of 10
Photo by Frankie Pastor ’20 | Paul McCartney’s musical ability has influenced Brophy, with his guitar in display inside Eller. By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP   With many contemporary musicians such as Drake, Cardi B, and Travis Scott claiming the top position in the American album charts over the past few months and weeks (otherwise known as Billboard 200), a surprise twist has occurred this fall as Paul McCartney’s…
NEEDTOBREATHE perform powerful show in Phoenix on “Forever On Your Side” tour
Photo by Camden Andl | NEEDTOBREATHE lead singer, Bear Rinehart, performs song “Difference Maker,” donning a mirror covered jacket. NEEDTOBREATHE performed Sept. 24 at Comerica Theater in Phoenix. By Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Folk inspired bands NEEDTOBREATHE, Johnnyswim and Forest Blakk performed Sept. 24 at Comerica Theater in Phoenix. Forest Blakk, a solo urban-folk artist from Montreal Canada, opened first, playing songs from his recently released EP, “Minutes.”…
Teacher’s Pet: Smith uses experiences from his Brophy past to help current freshmen
Photo courtesy of the Brophy Yearbook Team | Mr. Smith (bottom left) in the 2018 Yearbook. By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Mr Davis’s question from the last Teacher’s Pet: What is the most awkward thing that has happened to you this year? Every year, I try to take an awkward photo in the great hall. It becomes my picture in the yearbook at the end of the year.…
Coffee and taekwondo: pastimes of Paul Cassidy
Photo by Camden Andl ’19 | Paul Cassidy ’19 cleans up after making a pressed cup of coffee in Lake Pleasant on a school camping trip. By Victor Beck ’20 & Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Paul Cassidy ’19 has been a staple in the community for many years being a driving force in organizations like STUCO and Brophy Culture Project.. Aside from being the three-time winner of Poetry…
Reddit thread turns Kolbe’s musical passion into career
Photo by Saul Rascon Salazar ’19 | Jack Kolbe ’19 (right) practices his guitar while sitting alongside artist Jelani Aryeh (left) during a sound check before a performance at a SoFar Sounds event in San Diego, CA. By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP   At the beginning of his sophomore year, Jack Kolbe ’19 began producing music as a way to productively fill a load of free time that had opened up after…