Entertainment

The End of the Skywalker Saga
Photo courtesy of Star Wars Celebration | The “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker” cast at Star Wars Celebration. Photo by Star Wars Celebration By Griffin Winter ’21 and Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP On Dec. 20, 2019, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will release to audiences around the globe. “The Rise of Skywalker” will be wrapping up the sequel trilogy which started in 2015 with the release of “The…
Artists Vs. Leaks: The Problem
Streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora are popular amongst students on campus. Other than providing students with large varieties of music genres for students to suit their music-listening needs, there have been reports of artist’s music being leaked. Famous artists have has unreleased material being leaked onto non-music mediums such as podcasts in order to avoid being taken off. Famous artists such as Travis Scott and Playboi…
The Questionable Rise of Mobile Gaming
Photo illustration by Victor Beck’20 | A photo illustration of a mobile gamer playing candy crush. By Quentin Dunnigan ’22 Around the late 2000s, mobile games gained much popularity, becoming more accessible and more frequently used. Now, almost every phone or other portable device has one or more video games installed. Video games have been around since 1958 when physicist William Higinbotham and created the first video game, “Pong.” Since…
Teacher’s Pet: On the Shores of Education
Photo by Adrian Munguia ’22 | Mr. Jon Shores engages in a class discussion in his fifth period History of the Catholic Church class. How long have you taught at Brophy? And what was your favorite year teaching? This is my 20th year teaching. My most memorable year here was with the class of 2004, which was my second year teaching here at Brophy. I don’t know why, but that…
Late releases in rap music anger fans, build anticipation
Photo courtesy of Caleb Musfeldt | Arizona rapper, Coolpicsofty, performs in front of a large audience. In recent years, there has been a trend in hip-hop of artists failing to release music on their initially-set release dates. Rappers like Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert and Kanye West have been a few of the most notable artists to follow this trend. Students across Brophy’s campus have grown increasingly aware and frustrated…
Hot Milk heating up
Photo by Mark Rossbach ’21 | Norman Hall ’23 (Right) and Will Hall ’23 perform one of their singles in an Eller practice room. The duo practices in that room multiple times a week to keep improving their musical capabilities. By Mark Rossbach ’21 Hot Milk is one of the newest bands to join Brophy’s assortment of musical talent this year. Its members, cousins Will Hall ’23 and Norman Hall…
PSAT Memes affect Your Path to College.
Photo courtesy of Twitter | This PSAT meme trended on social media after students across the nation took the standardized test on Oct. 19. Memes are an immense part of current teen culture. An example are the references to famous memes, like the Pikachu meme and VSCO girls, occurring here at Brophy or making appearances on Brophy students’ social media. Participants taking the PSAT signed a contract agreeing that they…
Community members reflect on first JUGs
By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP Justice Under God (JUG) is the go-to punishment for a wide range of offenses from not wearing a belt, to playing games in class and even the more serious transgressions that warrant a four hour Saturday JUG. Taking the place of standard detention, JUG can manifest itself in a number of different ways from picking up trash in a parking lot to doing odd…
Zander discusses roles at Brophy, background in Catholic education
Photo by Nick Pecora ’21 | Mr. Jerry Zander presents a lesson to his seventh period Honors Pre-Calculus class By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP Question from Sr. Schmidbauer from last edition: Describe your first job that you actually received a paycheck for. That’s a good question. I worked at a grocery store, stocking shelves. It was easy! What are your jobs at Brophy? Other than teaching math, I’m also…