Jace Riley

Annual Summit concludes after 2-week focus on race
By Jace Riley ’16 & AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s annual Summit on Human Dignity came to a close March 14 after two weeks of keynote assemblies, workshops, extra curricular activities and prayer. This year’s topic was on race and it was handled in a very careful way, according to planning committee member Mr. Ryan Hubbell. “When we were starting to select a topic a lot of people were…
Annual Summit concludes after 2-week focus on race
By Jace Riley ’16 & AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s annual Summit on Human Dignity came to a close March 14 after two weeks of keynote assemblies, workshops, extra curricular activities and prayer. This year’s topic was on race and it was handled in a very careful way, according to planning committee member Mr. Ryan Hubbell. “When we were starting to select a topic a lot of people were…
Volleyball sets sights on upcoming season
By Jace Riley THE ROUNDUP  After their 32-9-2 season last year, the volleyball team prepares for a new season. Head coach Mr. Tony Oldani said that team chemistry is a big focus for this year’s group. “I think the most important thing for our staff is getting them to understand the love they     have to have for their teammates in order to be successful,” Mr. Oldani said. Senior…
2013 widened spectrum of cinema
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP  In 2013 there was a multitude of bad and good movies, spanning all all categories. In action and adventure movies there were “Pacific Rim” and “Elysium”. “Pacific Rim” brought stellar visual effects and an actually good and fresh storyline on an old concept. The effects were truly outstanding and left viewers in awe. In “Elysium”, Matt Damon gave a stellar performance to go along…
‘American Hustle’ amazes audiences
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP  American Hustle – Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper 9 out of 10 Great costumes, outstanding acting and an amazing soundtrack is what makes “American Hustle” one of the best movies of the year. Irving Rosenfeld, played by Christian Bale, is a con artist. Upon meeting and falling in love with Sydney Prosser, played by Amy Adams, he takes her into the…
Spy vs. No Spy: Students weigh pros, cons of NSA spying program
NSA spying oversteps boundaries, strains U.S. relations By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Americans learned the truth about U.S. espionage and covert operations when The Guardian’s article on Edward Snowden’s leaks hit newsstands in May. The revealed secrets about the NSA’s program PRISM, NSA call database and Boundless Informant, quickly drew the public’s eye. What a bad day for the rights of U.S. citizens. Thousands read the articles before…
‘Lucky Number 7’ leads to contest victory
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Brophy’s BLAM contest, Bronco Adventures, has a winner. The contest was to write a story about what Brophy students do. Justin Hegyi ’14 won with his story entitled: “Lucky Number 7” about choosing between what starter Pokémon to pick. The piece and the second place piece can be read on blam.brophyprep.org.
Nintendo innovates classic formula for Pokémon
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP “Pokémon X and Y” 9 out of 10 In 1998, the United States got its first taste of the world of Pokémon. Since then there have been 20 video games leading up to the newest release of “Pokémon X and Y.” Like in the past the games are released separately to encourage trading with your friends to fill up the expansive pokédex. However, this…
Junior Liang brings home gold at U.S. Fencing summer nationals
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP You find yourself standing in front of a masked man pointing a thin weapon at you. He lunges forward trying to hit you, yet you manage to parry his attack and strike him. This is what a fencing match is like. Two men or women try to land a blow on the opponent first. Calvin Liang ’15 has been fencing for just around nine…
Electronic-Sports becomes rising force in the world through tournaments
International E-sports participants recieve same visas as professional athletes By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP Sports have been an American pastime for some time, but there might be a new sport on the way. E-sports, or electronic sports, are video-games with a professional scene and large tournaments. At Brophy, there are two clubs that involve two of the biggest games on the e-sport scene. These two games are “Dota 2”…