Entertainment

Celebrities leave legacy of positivity, convey messages missing today
Photo courtesy of Bernard Dupont | Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, waves to a crowd after performing an educational performance with a crocodile at the Australia Zoo. By Jackson Moran ’19 THE ROUNDUP For over fifty years, children’s television has had a Renaissance with programming directed towards children diversified to include nature shows, educational shows and purely fun based programming. Lessons instilled in our malleable child brains by the hosts…
‘THUG’ vividly shows racial divide in America
Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore | “The Hate U Give” actress Amanda Stenberg at 2018 San Diego Comic Con. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP “The Hate U Give” (“THUG”) beautifully highlights the harsh reality combated by black people in America, honing in on the perpetual struggle to justify their very right to live and exist. “THUG” begins the film with a significant scene that many blacks have partaken in…
Fueled by passion, free time, Macneil releases debut album
Photo courtesy of Jack Macneil ’19 | The album cover for Jack Macneil’s debut album Silhouettes. By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP Jack Macneil ’19 is an aspiring musician and released his debut album Silhouettes this February on Spotify. The album was uploaded to Spotify on February 25th of 2019 but the album has been a work in progress since June of 2018.  “I woke up one day in the…
Animation club uses different methods to work on a common goal
Photo by Carl Justice ’21 | Nathan Zonn ’21, Rajveer Walia ’21, and Dean Kobs ’20 work on animation during a meeting. By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP At the beginning of the year, two different animation clubs were created at Brophy. Dean Kobs ’20 created a club with Mr. Steve Smith ’96, and Nathan Zonn ’21 and Rajveer Walia ’21 created a club with Mr. Cooper Davis ’10. Once they were asked to band together, the…
Brophy Student Theatre, Write Life Club produce, perform original theatrics
Photo courtesy of Sarah Fox ’19 | The cast of The Bronco Room, a BST original sketch comedy show, on opening night. By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy Student Theatre (BST) collaborates with the Write Life club in order to present creative shows and programs on the Brophy artistic stage.  The two clubs work together to make authentic student written, produced, performed and directed theatre.  Membership between the two groups…
Red Dead Redemption 2, a promising prequel
Screenshot by Ryan Loo ’21 | John Marston riding his horse in Red Dead Redemption 2. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP Making its debut over 8 years after the release of the first Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 has met, and surpassed, all expectations. Hours after Rockstar Games dropped the long-awaited sequel, it became a fan favorite, being nominated for game of the year, and going on…
Hodge expresses life through illustration, animation
Photo by Camden Andl ’19 | A boxer delivers an uppercut to his opponent in an “Inktober” sketchbook illustration by Avery Hodge ’19. By Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP Many on the Brophy campus have seen the artwork of Avery Hodge ’19, but they may not realize the work behind each piece, and Hodge’s art in general. Hodge, like most kids, began doodling at a young age. In grade school, he…
Tie tradition serves as a part of Brophy history
Photo illustration by Raymond Link ’20 | Brophy ties have been required for Mass since 1993. By Alex Cannella THE ROUNDUP  Brophy went through a rebranding year when Father Edward Reese S.J. took over as president in 1993. This idea of rebranding the school’s insignia would spark the creation of the Brophy tie. Before 1993, Brophy students were free to choose any tie they wanted on mass days. There was…
Agliano discusses dream trip, speaks on education
By Luke Odden ’21 THE ROUNDUP Ms. Freeman’s question from the last teachers pet: Did you always know you would be a teacher? No, I did not always want to be a teacher. If you told 18-year-old Mr. Agliano that he was going to be a teacher, he would have said that is ridiculous. But, over the course of my studies at Boston College Vanderbilt, and study of theology, it…
“Lavatory” offers interactive art installation
Photo courtesy of The Lavatory | Customers wander in The Lavatory Ball Pit. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP The Pit is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, or experienced, ever before. As the sixth room of an immersive and interactive art installation called the Lavatory, The Pit is an underground ball pit that Bill Tonnesen, the owner, advertises as “the mother of all the ball pits with 120,000 glowing balls…