Jackson Santy

Roundup named best in state for 3rd year, earns other state, national honors
The Roundup staff recently earned multiple top honors from state and national journalism associations, including being named Arizona’s “Best High School Newspaper” for the third year in a row. The Arizona Newspapers Association along with the Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors named The Roundup the 2013 “Best High School Newspaper” in it’s annual Better Newspapers Contest. The Roundup won the same award in 2012 and 2011. The Arizona Scholastic Press…
Editor-in-Chief steps down from soapbox
By Jackson Santy ’13 CO EDITOR IN CHIEF I’ve never been good with good-byes. It’s not that they make me sentimental or teary eyed—I’ve just never quite grasped the art of a farewell. But as it is customary for exiting editor-in-chiefs of The Roundup, the time has come to say it. However, I still have at least 104 more words to do so. If there’s one thing I can say…
Long awaited ‘Bankrupt’ creates procession to preceding chart-topper album
Phoenix—“Bankrupt!” 8.5 out of 10  By Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP In 2009, the French indie-pop group Phoenix stormed on the music scene with their album “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.” Featuring notable songs such as “Liztomania,” “Lasso” and their most well-known track “1901,” Phoenix began their climb to fame. The band is notable for its combination of synthesized dance-pop and glam rock. Four years later, the band is releasing their fourth…
Star studded Summer movie lineup packed with sequels, prequels
By Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP When we think of words synonymous with summer, we think sunshine, the beach and lazy. Similarly, lazy is the word that comes to mind when I think of this summer’s movie lineup. Aside from a few exceptions, it seems every movie advertised as the “can’t miss hit of the summer” is a sequel, prequel or revamp. Summer releases are becoming two-hour, unoriginal explosion fests…
Xavier Gator
Taylor Kinnerup ’14 By Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP What do they call you? Taylor, but I get Taykinn a lot. Can I call you Super Laser Tiger? Do you get that a lot too? Every day of my life. Since the topic for this month’s issue is travel, where’s one unexpected place you’d want to go? The Dean’s office at Brophy or Kate Upton’s closet. What sites would you…
New app ‘Lulu’ exacerbates cyber bullying
By Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP  Nobody thinks twice when rating a movie or a new album, giving it a 10 if they thoroughly enjoy it or a one if they were nauseated by it—this is a perfectly normal expression of personal preference. But what happens when you change that movie or album to a human being, specifically a student you know? “Lulu,” an app run through Facebook with this…
Mr. Ryan: Lacrosse team hits reset on season
LAX teams shut down for 1 week after reported incident By Julian De Ocampo ’13 & Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP Following a string of incidents that resulted in the suspension of the lacrosse team in February, Principal Mr. Bob Ryan said that the lacrosse team is having a “do-over” this season. “There was an incident that occurred during tryouts,” Mr. Ryan said. “And then there was an incident where…
Flynn fosters and models ‘culture of inclusion’
By Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP Jack Flynn ’13 initially came to Brophy his freshman year for the academics, or at least that was the “justification” he had in the eighth grade. Now as a senior, Flynn has made his mark in far more than just academia, spanning his involvement in Speech and Debate, managing editor of BLAM, the Brophy Literary Arts Magazine, and a volunteer for Teen Lifeline. “Most…
Politics looks to dominate Oscar night, Sunday, Feb. 24th
By Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP Directors, Hollywood moguls and movie buffs alike are becoming more and more excited as the Oscars approach, Sunday, Feb. 24th. Despite the fact that I am not an actor nor a director, I usually hold an excitement equivalent to those who    are nominated for a golden statuette. However this year after nominations were released, my feelings have changed and my interminable enthusiasm has turned…
First generation college students seek newfound opportunities
By Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP Over these past few weeks, colleges have sent out decision letters to students around the country. Seniors eagerly wait to rip open the envelopes determining their future for the next four years. Some students will follow in their parents’ footsteps attending their alma maters. Others will set off on their own college legacy and some will even be the first of their families to…