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For First Time Ever, Xavier Hosts Frosh Mixer
Chris Stanek’19 THE ROUNDUP After hosting the annual Frosh Mixer every year since its creation, Brophy turned the event over to Xavier this year. Due to this change many opinions struck up about how it was going to turn out, but no one was sure. Aidan McGuire ’20, a freshman at Brophy, said he enjoyed the Frosh Mixer very much. “I met a lot of Xavier girls and didn’t expect…
Fine Brothers attempt to monopolize reaction videos
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service – Rafi Fine, left, and Benny Fine, right, who comprise The Fine Bros., a mega-popular YouTube channel with more than nine million subscribers, pose for a portrait July 17, 2014 in their studio in Burbank, Calif. Their success has enabled them to start their own production company, Fine Brothers Entertainment. Commentary by Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP In a time where copyright issues on…
Brophy accepts personal tastes in fashion, hobbies
By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP While some high school students may feel pressured to conform in regards to fashion, many Brophy students say they feel the opposite. Blaise Schaefer ’18 said he believes that there “isn’t much student pressure” when it comes to attire. “I don’t think that many people here are trying to please people based on what they’re wearing,” Schaefer said. “That’s a nice thing, Brophy students…
Hepsen competes, learns life lessons from ‘Madden’
Photo by Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 – Jack Hepsen ’18 plays Madden Mobile competitively in a game-mode called Ultimate Team. By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Jack Hepsen ’18 not only plays “Madden 16,” but also involves himself in Madden culture on social media and heightens the excitement of the game by playing competitively online. Hepsen plays “Madden,” a NFL inspired video game, in a game-mode called Ultimate Team. In…
In world of ever-changing tastes, reflection required to discern what is right
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP In Mr. Joe Klein ’86’s room, there hangs a banner displaying one of my favorite quotes of all time. A quote from the famous physicist Albert Einstein, it reads: “What is right is not always popular; what is popular is not always right.” A basic restatement of the bandwagon fallacy, which posits that popularity does not prove validity (otherwise the Earth would be…
Teacher’s Pet: Mr. Jose Mendoza ’88 enjoys family, remembers time before social media
By Chase Manson ‘16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. O’Neil’s question from last month: “In the history of recorded time what is your favorite era?” Definitely the time before social media, I think what you see now is different human interaction. People don’t really know how to talk to people. Growing up there was always that one on one relationship. I think that’s one of negative things of having virtual friends. So…
Rowe expresses himself through mixtapes, freestyle rap
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Under the alias of “602god,” a reference to Phoenix’s area code, Michael Rowe ’18 crafts freestyle rap mixtapes—a hobby that has earned him the reputation as “the rapper of sophomore year,” according to Michael Murphy ’18. Rowe said he first became interested in mixtapes after vacationing in California last summer. “Over the summer in California I got challenged to a rap battle,” he…
Brophy accepts personal tastes in fashion, hobbies
By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP While some high school students may feel pressured to conform in regards to fashion, many Brophy students say they feel the opposite. Blaise Schaefer ’18 said he believes that there “isn’t much student pressure” when it comes to attire. “I don’t think that many people here are trying to please people based on what they’re wearing,” Schaefer said. “That’s a nice thing, Brophy students…
Staff Editorial: Unique style choices crucial to student individuality, diversity
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Paul Cassidy ’19 (left) and Elias Sabbagh ’17 (right) showcase their different fashion styles. The Issue: In a world of fitting in, it is becoming harder and harder for students to have and display a unique style. Our Stance: Students should be proud of their tastes, and not afraid of being judged by others. A recent study attempted to answer the controversial question of…
Faculty, students boast diverse opinions on favorite food
By Anthony Totri ’16 THE ROUNDUP Something everyone likes is food. Though our love for food is shared, it does not necessarily mean we share the same desire to eat certain foods. For instance, Counselor Mr. Gil Martinez has a fondness for Mexican food, but specifically New Mexican food. “I like the New Mexican food with the red and green chiles, the flavor of the enchiladas and tacos, it has…