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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…
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…