Chase Manson

Music Videos need to be fresh, rather than derivative
By Chase Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP In the 1980s the music video was the end all be all. It was the glory days of MTV. From Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to the endless work of Queen, the music video was the best medium for an artist to display their craft. However, lately music videos have not been as consistent. They focus more on glamour shots and quickly flashy routines, instead of…
PE provides groundwork for healthy lifestyle, stress management
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Students stretch as a part of their P.E. warmup in Robson gymnasium, April 14. P.E. is an important activity for student health and wellness. By Chase Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP A recent international study found that for the first time in recorded human history, more people are now considered obese than not. For many, these numbers come as no surprise as obesity rates have…
2015 music fluctuates throughout the year
By Chase L Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP This last year saw a variety of music produced and recorded. From new hit maker the Weeknd to the triumphs return of Adele, popular music in 2015 can’t really be pinned by a dominate singer or act. However, there were many shining and distinguishable songs and tracks that to need to mentioned. Best: 5. “Hold My Hand” by Jess Glyns: jazzy, carefree and…
Sanchez brings personality, enthusiasm to Sports Med in 2nd year
Photo by Chase Manson ’16 – Mica Sanchez, the assistant athetic trainer, applies tape to an injured wrist, Oct. 13. By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP After the departure of Assistant Athletic Trainer Ms. Arika Cozzi, Ms. Mica Sanchez continues  work with the Athletic Training department in her second year.       Sanchez currently attends AT Still University and attended North Central College in Chicago, where she is originally from. “Yes,…
Students debate testing requirements in college admissions.
Optional standardized testing allows more students to enroll By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Standardized tests are supposed to act as a measurement of a student’s critical thinking skills, but scores don’t always accurately reflect true abilities. Universities are beginning to see this problem, and some have made the submission standardized test scores, such as the SAT and ACT, optional. For example, George Washington University’s administration recently decided that they…
Teacher’s Pet: Burke loves Notre Dame, considered life as monk
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Mr. Burke talks to a student during fifth period, Jan. 13. Mr. Burke teaches Chemistry and is a huge fan of Notre Dame. Teacher’s Pet: Mr. Kevin Burke By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Mr. Hubbell’s question from November “Teacher’s Pet”: If you had to pitch a reality TV series to Fox, what would your pitch be?  “Pin a tail on a liberal.”…
Cozzi aids sports medicine, seeks career as athletic trainer
Photo by Chase Manson ’16 – Dec. 9, Arika Cozzi tapes the ankle of Brandon Theodorou ’17 after school before a soccer game at BSC. Arika Cozzi is the assistant athletic trainer to Mr. Chris White. By Chase Manson ’16  THE ROUNDUP  Brophy’s Sports Medicine Department gained a new assistant athletic trainer last year with Ms. Arika Cozzi. “My main duty is to provide medical care to all Brophy athletes,”…
Swift serves up pop delight, bubblegum bliss
“1989” by Taylor Swift 8 out of 10 By Chase L. Manson THE ROUNDUP Every since her debut Taylor Swift has tired to balance her made-for-pop melodies and her country flare. It seems that her pop melodies have won out as her latest album, “1989,” is purely pop and inspired by the same year in the title, which is Swift’s birth year. Swift has a deep understanding of ear catching…
Revisiting the Classics: Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumors’ shows raw emotion, true creation
By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP “Rumors” by Fleetwood Mac 9.5 out of 10 The music business is a cruel industry, where many experience true betrayal and personal relationships go off the rails. There are many music feuds that have lasted decades and careers. For example: British band Fleetwood Mac. This band has experienced horrible personal relationship drama such as divorce within the group. Much of this drama hinged…
Fisko becomes new assistant principal
By AK Alilonu ’16 & Chase Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Paul Fisko assumed his new role as assistant principal for ministry in the Office of Faith and Justice on Aug. 1. He replaces Mr. Chris Calderón S.J., who held the position last year and recently left for Boston College to study theology as part of his Jesuit formation. This is Mr. Fisko’s 10th year working in the Religious Studies Department. “My…