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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…
Sophomore rapper Lil Guac releasing album Oct. 7, hoping to wow listeners
Album art by Charles “Charlie” Fallon ’21 | Diego “Lil Guac” Acevedo Garcia presents his debut album. It drops on Oct. 7. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP   With his interest in rapping beginning last Christmas, Diego Acevedo Garcia ’21 said he is going to release his first album, entitled Diabeto, on Oct. 7 via the music sharing platform called Soundcloud. When Acevedo Garcia started writing lyrics down around…
Breuer rediscovers love for theater, friendship in Seussical
Photo by Nate Kerber ’19 | Ryan Breuer ’20 rehearsing during a practice. Seussical debuts on Oct. 10.   By Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Junior Ryan Breuer ’20 is returning back to the stage with a lead role two years after his last show. Last performing in eighth grade, Breuer decided to audition for Brophy and Xavier’s fall musical: “Seussical.” “I actually did this show in fifth grade,…
New photo studio setup includes ‘infinity wall,’ opens doors to photo students
By Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP Hidden in a relatively secret room on the third floor of Eller, the new photo studio is the campus’ newest addition in the last few months. Located in what used to be the darkroom, this new studio setup includes a black backdrop for portraits and product shots, professional studio lights, and a state of the art cyclorama, or “cyc” wall. Cyclorama walls are also…
Brophy finishes spring play ‘Peter and the Star Catcher’
Photo by Graham Armkencht ’18 | “Peter and the Star Catcher” serves as the prequel to the fairytale Peter Pan.  By Peter Warner ’19 THE ROUNDUP “Peter and the Star Catcher” stars Jack Keeton ’19 as Peter in the prequel to the classic fairytale, Peter Pan. “Peter and the Star Catcher” is a story of how Peter Pan and Captain Hook came to life, as well as showing their backgrounds. It…
Rascon uses artistic ability to promote campus advocacy and culture
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores’19| Saul Rascon’19 talks to Charels Gbekia’19 about student council taken on Friday April 13th, 2018. By Victor Beck’ 20 THE ROUNDUP Saul Rascon Salazar ’19 has been a continuous student leader in the Brophy community since his freshman year. He is apart of numerous clubs such as Brophy Advocacy Club, Brophy Culture Project, Photo/Video club and Student Council. He contributes his gifts of design and photography…
Looking back on the monster legacy of Elton John
Photo Courtesy of Chicago Tribune| Elton John performs “Tiny Dancer” at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP As Elton John’s career is coming to a close, it’s time to look back on the legacy he is leaving behind. Elton John has just recently announced his retirement after a final three-year-long worldwide tour. Elton John…
Art continues to fill the Eller halls
Photo by Josh Spano ’18 | Located on the second floor of Eller, many current and former students’ art can be seen throughout the hall. By Mike Niezgodzki ’18 THE ROUNDUP When one walks into the Eller building not only are they greeted by the sculptures that fill the staircases but, there are the countless art pieces, photos, and musical instruments that fill the first, second, and third floors. Most…
Fortnite takes Brophy by storm
By Pierce Braun ’20 THE ROUNDUP Fortnite, a building-based survival game that debuted July 25, 2017 has had an effect on how students now spend their free time. The Battle Royale-style of gameplay is not necessarily a new concept, but was reintroduced by “Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds”(PUBG). Fortnite, which has a similar style of playe has now reached upwards of 40 million players across PS4, Xbox, and PC, helping them outperform PUBG’s…
Opinion: Music is alive
By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP Music is currently having another golden period in artists and innovation. With the rise of rap and R&B as the most popular genres in music today, many incredible artists have surfaced. In just the last few decades artists like Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Logic, SZA, Adele, and Rihanna have all risen to be music royalty. They all have brought something new and unique to…