Blogs

Puritanism permeates politics, some influences not all bad
By Rohan Keith Andresen ’12 THE ROUNDUP The other day, I read an editorial in USA Today discussing how the legal attack on former presidential candidate John Edwards has been fueled with traditional puritan beliefs and guidelines. Edwards’ campaign committee was recently accused of using campaign funds from wealthy donors to pay off Edwards’ mistress. The author explained how Edwards’ aid, who is responsible in the misuse of campaign funds,…
Draw Something app gaining popularity
By Andrew J. Barnes ’12 THE ROUNDUP Are you looking for an extremely addicting smartphone app that allows you to be creative? The newest app to swarm teenagers’ and adults’ alike smartphones, Draw Something, is just that, as it is a game where players use their creativity to draw pictures of specific themes, people and places to earn points. The app, much like the game of Pictionary, is very similar…
Neeson shines in gloomy adventure-drama
By Ian Christopher Beck ’12 THE ROUNDUP “The Grey” – Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney 8 out of 10 The Alaskan wilderness is a snowy, bleak scene to say the least. Therefore, it takes a lot of imagination to craft a compelling storyline out of it, but writer/director Joe Carnahan, (“The A-Team”) pulls a rabbit out of his hat with “The Grey.” “The Grey” is a conglomeration of  Jack London,…
Kindle Fire launches to public scrutiny, faces stiff competition

By Josh Galvin ’13
THE ROUNDUP
With the holiday season encroaching upon the consumer world once more, corporations have begun to flood the market with a new round of the latest gadgets.
Yet while HDTVs, Apple products and other high-demand electronics remain at the top of lists around the globe, the fourth quarter also serves as a reminder that not all products live up to their hype.

Syria’s president not taking responsibility for crackdown

By Jack Macias ’14
THE ROUNDUP
Amid huge publicity surrounding the brutal government crackdown on Syrian protesters, the president recently met the American media with comments that are highly controversial.

President Bashar al-Assad claims that the recent violence in his country Syria is in the manner in which he has no control over. According to him, “I’m president. I don’t own the country. So they are not my forces.”

NBA owners report losses, blame CBA for lack of profits

By Aakash Jain ’14
THE ROUNDUP

Just a few weeks after Commissioner David Stern crowned Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks league champions, the National Basketball Association announced an indefinite lockout July 1 at 12:01 a.m.

Unable to successfully negotiate terms to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the National Basketball Player’s Association since the beginning of 2011, the NBA has essentially released all current players from their contracts.

3D technology rising as media revolution

By Michael Ahearne ’14
THE ROUNDUP

From red and blue glasses to high tech TVs, 3D entertainment is all around us.

We can now play videogames, watch movies and see our favorite sports stars all in the third dimension.

It is evident that a 3D revolution is on the horizon.

Are you ready for some fantasy football?

By Andrew J. Barnes ’12
THE ROUNDUP

When fall comes around, a widespread feeling is the beginning of another busy school year, but fall is also the time for fantasy football to start gloriously intruding on Sundays otherwise filled with homework.

For those who don’t know the rules, fantasy football is a game where participants draft their own football team consisting of major positional players, which typically includes a quarterback, two or more running backs, two or more wide receivers, a tight end, a team defense/special teams and a kicker.

Alumni compete in Division I lacrosse playoffs

By Michael Moroney ’13
THE ROUNDUP

Pierce Bassett ’09 was a four-year varsity starting goalie for the Brophy lacrosse team and helped lead the team to two state championships in four appearances from 2006-2009.

After his four-year tenure as the Broncos’ goalie, Bassett accepted a scholarship to play lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University. He would join his former Brophy teammate Hunter Rodgers ’08.