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Theresa Mulhern ’13 By Andrew Marini ’13 THE ROUNDUP To start off can I get your name and grade? Theresa and I am a senior. So why did you decide to do this interview? You told me I had no choice. Oh yeah, OK. So summer is coming up, going anywhere exciting? Yeah I’m going somewhere new and exciting, aka Coronado. So you enjoy the beach? Yeah, the ocean is…
Biopic ‘42’ grips audience through story of American hero Jackie Robinson
‘42’ – starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford 8.5 out of 10 By Andrew Marini THE ROUNDUP The movie “42” tells the story of Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman), the first African American athlete to break the race barrier and play in an all-white baseball league. Wasting no time getting to the point the film opens with Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), the general manager for the Brooklyn Dodgers sitting in an…
Oleksak’s carpentry creates business opportunity
By Andrew Marini ’13 THE ROUNDUP Brophy student Steven Oleksak ’13 is gaining popularity for his handmade iPhone cases. With more than 60 cases sold, Oleksak’s carpentry hobby has turned into a successful business opportunity. “I first started my carpentry hobby as a freshman when I made handmade Ping-Pong paddles to use for our old tables,” Oleksak said. “This was also the first time I started a business with handmadepingpong.com,…
Opportunity gap present in high school sports
Commentary by Andrew Marini ’13 THE ROUNDUP This year’s Summit topic on the economic opportunity gap presents itself on a daily basis in the form of high school sports. With the price of college already high and continuing to rise, many teenagers hope to use high school athletics as a pathway to pay for college through scholarships. The opportunity gap appears when you look at the financial burden of some…
Exam Cram creates new study environment for finals
By Andrew Marini ’13 THE ROUNDUP The first “Exam Cram” will take place both Monday, Dec 17 as well as Tuesday Dec, 18 in both the Harper Great Hall and the Information Commons. Organizers said Exam Cram is a Brophy event that should incorporate the fun of Friday Night Lights with the helpfulness of a study session in which teachers will be around for questions about finals. “It is a…
Senior Croom defines himself through local indoor rock climbing
Climbing provides mental, physical tests By Andrew Marini ’13 & Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP With his hands covered in chalk, Jonathan Croom ’13 swings from rock to rock with ease. Croom frequently spends his time after school, doing what he loves, rock climbing. On any given weekday afternoon Croom can be found hanging upside down on a rock wall at AZ on The Rocks. He also climbs at Phoenix…
‘Red Dawn’ proves great remake of good 1980’s film
By Andrew Marini ’13 THE ROUNDUP “Red Dawn” – Starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck and Josh Hutcherson 7 out 10 When I saw that Chris Hemsworth was going to be starring in a remake of the 1984 film “Red Dawn” that helped propel Patrick Swayze into his stardom, needless to say I was excited. The original “Red Dawn” circulated around a group of Midwest born teenagers who take up arms…
Affleck’s biopic ‘Argo’ conveys award worthy story
By Andrew Marini ’13 THE ROUNDUP “Argo” – Starring Ben Affleck, John Goodman and Brian Cranston 9 out of 10 Ben Affleck continues to impress as a director as well as the lead role in the film “Argo,” which revolves around the Iran hostage crisis. The film follows the six members of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran who escape captivity and are hiding out in the Canadian Ambassador’s house.…
Wehn uses charcoal as medium of expression
By Roan Enright ’13, Aakash Jain ’14 & Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP Gus Wehn ’13 meticulously scrapes the flaky black charcoal over his newest piece of art, a unique interpretation of “Under My Thumb” by The Rolling Stones. Intently focused, Wehn’s eyes never waver for longer than a moment from the task at hand. Such dedication is not exclusive to this specific instant. Wehn has sought all year…
Oldani takes helm as activities director, plans new events
By Andrew Marini ’13 The Roundup Mr. Tony Oldani said he believes he has “enormous shoes to fill” as he takes on new role as Brophy’s director of student activities. Mr. Oldani took over for a period of time last year when Student Council and the Activities Department were in a transition process after the departure of Mr. Jeff Glosser. Now he is at the helm ready to begin an…