Books

Sequel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ flips the narrative in brilliant way
“Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee 8 out of 10 By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a beloved American novel by Harper Lee that set out to demonstrate a critical view of race relations in the south. Many people are familiar with the book as a story involving a wrongfully accused African American man, Tom Robinson, who is killed for a crime he never…
‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ revives storyline
‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ by J.K. Rowling and co-authors John Tiffany and Jack Thorne 7 out of 10 By Andrew Brown’18 THE ROUNDUP J.K. Rowling and co-authors John Tiffany and Jack Thorne released “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” this summer to huge anticipation. Taken directly from the play, the new Harry Potter book strives to give its readers new content from a series most thought long concluded…
Fr. Renna Reading Room offers space to interact with literature
Photo by Isaac Myers ’18 – In the west end of Brophy Hall’s second floor, BLAM has created a space for students to read on campus. By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Once a location that Mr. John Damaso ’97 called a “hallway to nowhere,” the western corridor of second-floor Brophy Hall hosts a new place for students to gather: the Fr. Renna Reading Room. The Brophy Literary and Arts…
Paperback books aren’t essential to Brophy’s curriculum
By William Borders ’16 THE ROUNDUP When was the last time you checked out a book from the library? When did you last see someone looking at a book in the library? For me the answer is never. We are reaching a point in history where digital books may replace bound books on a shelf. Printed books in the library are unnecessary now that technology dominates Brophy’s curriculum and our…