Entertainment

Animation club uses different methods to work on a common goal
Photo by Carl Justice ’21 | Nathan Zonn ’21, Rajveer Walia ’21, and Dean Kobs ’20 work on animation during a meeting. By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP At the beginning of the year, two different animation clubs were created at Brophy. Dean Kobs ’20 created a club with Mr. Steve Smith ’96, and Nathan Zonn ’21 and Rajveer Walia ’21 created a club with Mr. Cooper Davis ’10. Once they were asked to band together, the…
Brophy Student Theatre, Write Life Club produce, perform original theatrics
Photo courtesy of Sarah Fox ’19 | The cast of The Bronco Room, a BST original sketch comedy show, on opening night. By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy Student Theatre (BST) collaborates with the Write Life club in order to present creative shows and programs on the Brophy artistic stage.  The two clubs work together to make authentic student written, produced, performed and directed theatre.  Membership between the two groups…
Hodge expresses life through illustration, animation
Photo by Camden Andl ’19 | A boxer delivers an uppercut to his opponent in an “Inktober” sketchbook illustration by Avery Hodge ’19. By Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP Many on the Brophy campus have seen the artwork of Avery Hodge ’19, but they may not realize the work behind each piece, and Hodge’s art in general. Hodge, like most kids, began doodling at a young age. In grade school, he…
Tie tradition serves as a part of Brophy history
Photo illustration by Raymond Link ’20 | Brophy ties have been required for Mass since 1993. By Alex Cannella THE ROUNDUP  Brophy went through a rebranding year when Father Edward Reese S.J. took over as president in 1993. This idea of rebranding the school’s insignia would spark the creation of the Brophy tie. Before 1993, Brophy students were free to choose any tie they wanted on mass days. There was…
Agliano discusses dream trip, speaks on education
By Luke Odden ’21 THE ROUNDUP Ms. Freeman’s question from the last teachers pet: Did you always know you would be a teacher? No, I did not always want to be a teacher. If you told 18-year-old Mr. Agliano that he was going to be a teacher, he would have said that is ridiculous. But, over the course of my studies at Boston College Vanderbilt, and study of theology, it…
“Lavatory” offers interactive art installation
Photo courtesy of The Lavatory | Customers wander in The Lavatory Ball Pit. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP The Pit is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, or experienced, ever before. As the sixth room of an immersive and interactive art installation called the Lavatory, The Pit is an underground ball pit that Bill Tonnesen, the owner, advertises as “the mother of all the ball pits with 120,000 glowing balls…
Eclectic music options engage aficionados, encourage expression
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Three members of the band play the guitar at Mass in Robson Gymnasium. By Peter Warner ’19 THE ROUNDUP  Different clubs and bands on campus allow students to express themselves through music. There are many different music clubs and bands on campus. One of the clubs is the Rap Club, run by president Ari Anderson ’21. “I think that the atmosphere in the Rap…
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 Parson ’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…