Chase Manson

New pop songs catchy but annoying
By Chase L. Manson THE ROUNDUP “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift 7 out of 10 A few years ago Taylor Swift experimented with electronic music and produced hit singles such as “We are Never Getting Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.” However those songs had a little bit of country flare. After the success of these singles, Swift decided to abandoned her country image and exchange it for…
‘Days of Future Past’ brings dark tone, amends franchise problems
X-Men: Days of Future Past- staring Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and Michael Fastbender 9 out of 10 By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP In the early 2000s the first X-Men films showed that comic book movies could be cool. Then they messed it up with the third film “X-Men: The Last Stand.” Hoping to amend the problem Fox created “First Class,” A movie that was somewhat of…
Olson enjoys Space Mountain, not golf attempts
Teacher’s Pet: Mr. Paul Olson By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Choquette’s question from last month: “Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses or one horse size duck?”  I would fight the one horse size duck. I would be able to outrun it or fit into a place where a horse size duck could not fit. What got you into music?  Because I am incredibly good looking…
Teacher’s share in Catholic education experience
By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Not so long a go, Brophy teachers sat in a desk ready to learn. Like their students some attended Catholic schools.  Ms. Lauren Karp attended a Catholic school named Loretto High School in Sacramento,Calif. Ms. Karp also attended Santa Clara for college, a Jesuit university in the Bay Area.       “I adored Loretto as a school,” Ms. Karp said. “Santa Clara just built…
2014 pop music looks to be promising, yet safe in new tracks
By Chase Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP  With 2013 being declared a year of twerking, Justin Bieber’s infamous scandals and the return of pop stars such as Cher and Lady Gaga, 2014 is looking to be a year of subtle change in music. The year begins with a greatest hit compilation by indie-rock band, My Chemical Romance. This will be their first greatest hit and supposed last album as they broke…
New Perry, Gaga, Cyrus singles catchy, over saturated, repetitive
By Chase L. Manson ’16  THE ROUNDUP  While the hot summer months wind down, new music from singers we love and some new faces start to rev up. The debates are endless: “Roar” versus “Applause,” Lady Gaga versus Miley Cyrus. The fandom Twitter wars are dominating the site. The hot new singles are about to face judgment,whether they like it or not. “Roar” by Katy Perry 8.5 out of 10…
U.S. government shutdown displays lack of effort, compromise
By Chase L. Manson ’16 The Roundup Politicians in Congress have once again shown their inability to play in the same sandbox. Predictably, it was over the same issues we always hear about–the Affordable Health Care Act and our nation’s budget. This time it led to a government shutdown and nearly caused financial catastrophe for the world. Hopefully, they will realize that this is why their approval ratings are at…
‘The Butler’ a satisfying but complicated movie
‘The Butler’- starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey  8 out of 10 By Chase L. Manson’16 THE ROUNDUP During the 1960s, Th United States underwent a series of large and significant changes. “The Butler” attempts to show just that through the eyes of an African American White House butler. Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” is filled with a great cast of Forest Whitatker, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Mariah Carey and Robin…