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Xavier Gator

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
I spend a lot of time with my cat, because she’s friendly and a good listener.
Really now? What’s your cat’s name?
Frodo.

It came from the Internet

Are you one of the millions of people who buys things online and agrees to terms and conditions with just a click of a button?
If so, you may have just sold your soul.
More than 7,500 people did just that on April 1 when they bought games from British videogame retailer Gamestation. They included a clause in their terms and conditions that said that if you buy a game from them, they owned your soul.

The Music Sounds Better

So here I am again with another exciting issue of The Roundup’s premier music podcast, “The Music Sounds Better.”

This time around I’ll be covering the minimalist disco-rock of Germany’s The Whitest Boy Alive, Kanye West’s pick of favorite chill-gazer, Toro Y Moi and the renowned animated stars Gorrilaz.

The Whitest Boy Alive (led by Erlend Øye of Kings of Convenience) have been around for a few years starting as a project that was intended to be a computer-based electronic band.

Computerized campus adjusts to learning curve

Three years ago, I was one of a few hundred green Brophy freshmen standing in line to collect their computers as part of the new Tablet program.

We have since had the unique experience of watching the program evolve from being a class-exclusive experience to being a school-wide phenomenon.

Students will drink soda despite vending change

It’s more than 100 degrees outside as I wait in the seemingly endless Brophy lunch line, for a soda.

I can’t help but think that this took less time and money the previous year.

This year regular soda was removed from the campus vending machines in favor of more healthy options.

Brophy eco-students globetrot their way to Germany

Five Brophy students scramble off a departing German tram and walk past the sign for the Jesuit retreat center Henrich Pesch Haus.

These students are not Brophy’s European Jesuit counterparts, but in fact Brophy students about to join an international conference on climate change.

More to recent Honduran politics than first meets the eye

Central America was thrown into chaos this summer when the Honduran head of state Manuel Zelaya Rosales was forced out of power by his own armed forces.

Controversy in the nation stemmed from the former president’s plan to overhaul the Honduran constitution. In early 2009 Zelaya announced plans for “La Cuarta Urna,” a vote to gauge the nation’s opinion on redoing the governing document and allowing for Mr. Zelaya’s eternal reelection.