Cooper Parson

College Board now unreliable due to scandals, stress
Photo illustration by Raymond Link ’20 | Nate Kerber ’19 shows fear as the overwhelming amount of standardized tests loom over the near future. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP In wake of the recent college scandals, it might be a good time to look at the validity of standardized testing. Even saying the words “standardized testing” gives some people anxiety. The ACT and SAT are two standardized tests that…
Immersion Trips excluded from service hours, disincentivizes students
Photo courtesy of Raymond Link ’20 | The Brophy Peru Immersion Trip of 2018 visits Machu Picchu before service in Cuzco, Peru. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP Last year, a new policy was put into place with what you can count for hours for your Brophy service projects. The change of policy resulted in immersion trips not counting for any of your hours in service projects. The goal of…
Rock reborn at the hands of alternative musicians
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons | Rock band Greta Van Fleet performs in their signature Led Zeppelin rock style. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP With pop music being dominated by mostly synth heavy rap tracks, the rise in rock music is surprising to say the least.  Rock music never really left the scope of popular music. Contrary to popular opinion, anyone who is a fan of alternative music would hear rock-esque…
Looking back on the monster legacy of Elton John
Photo Courtesy of Chicago Tribune| Elton John performs “Tiny Dancer” at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP As Elton John’s career is coming to a close, it’s time to look back on the legacy he is leaving behind. Elton John has just recently announced his retirement after a final three-year-long worldwide tour. Elton John…
Pop, rap genres experience wealth of juggernaut albums
Photo Courtesy of Rolling Stone | From the effort of Childish Gambino the genre of neo-soul made a big comeback in 2017. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP 2017 was a year for music, especially in the genres of rap and pop so what were some of the highlights of music in 2017? Kendrick Lamar released “DAMN” this year. Two songs that were particularly popular from the album were “HUMBLE.”…
OPINIONS: Oscars favor obscure films
By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP The Oscars have become an award show that favors movies according to how obscure and “indie” they are rather than if they are actually good movies. In recent years, the Oscar nominees for awards such as best picture have been movies that have little to no press. Not only do these movies have almost no press, but they sometimes aren’t the best movies either.…
Mr. Klein’s new class pushes students to play games
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores ‘19| Mr. Joe Klein advising Isreal Gracia ’18 on his game that he makes in Brophy Hall 211 on Wedensday Oct. 4, 2017. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Joe Klein ’86 now gives students the chance to play games during class and not get in trouble with his new History of Games and Gaming class. This new history elective for seniors is a class…
Do Immersion Trips Change Who We Interact With?
Jose Acuna ’20 Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP Brophy gives its students many opportunities to branch out and expand their horizons of other cultures. From Kino Border Initiative to the Peru Exchange, these opportunities give us the chance to see the world from a different view. But do they really make us more diverse as a community? We go out and immerse ourselves into a world different than our own,…