Splish splash at Beach Day ’09

Upon entering campus on Sept. 24th, I could see hundreds of students wearing board shorts, carrying colorful towels, sporting flip flops and varied sunglasses.

I thought these beach goers had taken a wrong turn on their way to California.

Instead, they were celebrating Beach Day. Beach Day when Brophy students are allowed to forego their formal dress clothes and instead wear beach attire.

Is ‘Madden ’10’ worth the hype?

Is “Madden ’10” worth the $60 price tag or should you keep playing Madden ’09?

The quick answer is a definitive yes.

According to EA Sports, “Madden ’10” features many new and improved aspects over Madden ’09, including better graphics, more details, an overall more realistic experience and a new animation technology called PRO-TAK.

The best never heard

During lunch or after school, any Brophy student can hop online and download the newest music album or single and listen immediately.

However, this can mislead many avid fans of music. The large amounts of new artists emerging at any given time is a blessing and a curse for discerning ears. Fear not, there is hope because amongst the rough there is a diamond, and he goes by Drake.

‘ODST’ packs in even more ‘Halo’-style destruction, aliens, gunfire

Many people try to call video games art.

With newer and more advanced graphics, storylines, voice acting and actual conceptual beauty as a result of a hard day’s work, this claim is reaching credibility with each technological leap.

Of course, there are video games which are pure fun. With no real will to supply innovations to the industry other than by providing entertainment, these tend to be addictive, fast paced, and containing either plenty of geometric shapes and puzzles or lots and lots of explosions.

Indie super group deliver monstrous debut

Musical collaborations usually turn out one of two ways. Amazing, like anything featuring Kanye West, or dreadful, like anything featuring Akon.

For indie folk super group “Monsters of Folk,” the collaboration turned out wonderfully.

Five years ago, the stars aligned when stunning folk figures, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes and M. Ward collaborated for a tour under the banner “An Evening with Conor Oberst, Jim James, and M. Ward” which included an appearance of the PBS program “Austin City Limits.”

‘The Invention of Lying’ is too good to be true

Was lying the summation of years of scientific observations and experiments, or the brainchild of an intellectual prodigy?

Neither. Average Mark Bellison stumbles upon the quintessential truth, or untruth, of honesty in this season’s first comedy “The Invention of Lying,” in theaters since Oct. 2.

Students, faculty help save lives

Eighty-five students and six faculty members donated blood on Oct. 2, saving up to 243 lives.

Students who donated had to sign up online, and were e-mailed the time of their blood donation appointment.

The first students and faculty members began arriving by 8:30 a.m. to the south side of the Harper Great Hall where staff members from the United Blood Services were ready to collect blood, which will be used to help those in need.

‘Wild Things’ speaks to inner child

It is rare when a movie based on a book summarizes everything the book was enjoyed for.

It is even rarer to find a movie that will add a new layer of complexity to the story.

Studios often make the mistake of taking a well known property (“Harry Potter” for instance) and mass-producing it to the public with little respect given to the original source material.

Hamilton outlasts Brophy second half comeback

Phoenix College’s Hoy Stadium might as well have been renamed Heartbreak Hotel Friday, Oct. 23.

Despite Brophy overcoming a 21-0 first half shutout and tying the game, Hamilton was able to hold off the late Bronco surge and take the win, 24-21.

Brophy deals full house on Casino Night

The hum of slot machines, the clink of poker chips, the buzz of students as they hope for raffle prizes; these are the sounds of Brophy’s Casino Night.

This late-night event took place on Thursday Oct. 8, in the Great Hall from 8 to 11 p.m.