Charles Louis Dominguez

‘Oxymoron’ delves deeper in to rapper’s aesthetic, offers infectious tunes
Schoolboy Q – “Oxymoron” 7.5 out of 10 By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP It’s 2014 and all eyes are on Top Dawg Entertainment, the West Coast rap music label that houses the Black Hippy collective. Fronted by notable rappers Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q, it’s no wonder that the label’s music reaches wider audiences every day. Each of Top Dawg’s figureheads has developed their own…
Wisely planned naps show considerable benefits
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP More than 85% of all mammals are polyphasic sleepers, meaning that they sleep periodically throughout the day. Human beings are the minority. We’re monophasic; our days are divided in to two distinct periods: the time we’re supposed to be awake and the time we’re supposed to be asleep. However, since children and elderly people nap regularly, it is unclear that this is the…
2013 music finishes strong, offers eclectic mix of tunes
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP With 2014 off to a start, it’s a good time to fairly judge last year’s music. 2013 was an eclectic year, bringing us unexpected returns from the likes of Daft Punk and My Bloody Valentine, along with solid releases from notably consistent artists like Kanye West and Kurt Vile. Along with the usual wave of releases came a new trend: releasing albums with…
Students bare legs despite winter weather
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP Despite the winter season, students from all grade levels regularly wear shorts on campus. Students cite numerous reasons for this phenomenon including weather conditions, fashion choices, dress code restrictions and ownership, or lack thereof, of dress code-approved pants. “In Phoenix, since it doesn’t have normal fashion seasons, it’s never too cold to wear shorts,” said Chase Hart ’14. “And since we can’t wear…
‘GTA V’ boasts expansive, forward-thinking gaming experience
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP Guinness recently announced that “Grand Theft Auto V,” Rockstar Games’ latest installment to the popular GTA series, broke seven world records, including “fastest entertainment property” to generate $1 billion. From this news alone, it is clear that video game culture is worth looking in to. As someone who doesn’t usually play video games, I was surprised that I really enjoyed “Grand Theft Auto…
Nation desperately in need of proactive gun control legislation
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 The Roundup  The United States has every reason to believe that its current system for gun ownership is in need of major reform. In the wake of a year that seems to be riddled with gun massacres and violent attacks, gun enthusiasts and supporters continue to subscribe to the belief that gun ownership is indispensable to a properly-functioning society. This is completely outlandish. The main…
Alumni Service Corps offers opportunity to grow, give back to community
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP The Alumni Service Corps is a program designed to allow recent graduates of Jesuit high schools and Jesuit universities the opportunity to fulfill a year of service as faculty members at Jesuit middle or high schools. This is the third year of the ASC program at Brophy. The start of the school year brings yet another group of Alumni Service Corps members to…
‘Doris’ showcases production talent, lyrical prowess
Earl Sweatshirt – Doris 7 out of 10 By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP   Earl Sweatshirt isn’t as mysterious as he once was. A crucial member of the Odd Future collective, Sweatshirt’s strange disappearance from the spotlight, immediately following the release of his 2010 mixtape, “Earl,” started an entire movement spearheaded by his status as an enigma. As it turned out, he was sent to a school in…
Mr. Pionk ‘locks up castle,’ performs plethora of other duties
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP If you’ve ever found yourself on Brophy’s campus after school, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen Mr. Eddie Pionk, a night maintenance worker, scrambling around campus in order to complete any number of tasks. “It’s almost like a movie. You see the star, the celebrity, of the movie or a concert, like Taylor Swift performing, but you really don’t know about the…
Practice proves essential to musical performances
Between the performances, rehearsal key for best sound  By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP Across Brophy’s campus, students foster creativity through a hodgepodge of means; everyone is encouraged to. The campus houses several musical ensembles that put on seemingly countless performances throughout the course of a school year. Whether it be a seasonal band concert, Open House, the power breakfast or Weapons of Mass Percussion’s “Stomp” concert, the music…