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Math department strives to accommodate advanced students
By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s math curriculum has undergone changes in recent years in order to adapt to the large influx of advanced math students. Many of these students come from the Basis system, and arrive at Brophy already equipped to handle AP Calculus BC, which used to be the final math course available. Mr. Ian Aston, the department chair, credits the beginning of this revamping process to…
Revisiting the Classics: ‘Rocky IV’ provides plenty of revenge, patriotism
‘Rocky IV’-starring Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Talia Shire 9 out of 10 By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP By placing the underdog American versus the powerhouse Russian in the boxing ring, Rocky IV cultivates its audience even through many mundane scenes in the movie. One of the best movies of the Rocky series, Rocky IV provides viewers with a great story of revenge and patriotism. With the surging Ivan Drago…
Music preference affected by gender
By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Men and women differ in opinion regrading countless topics, and music is no exception. Musicmachinery.com provides Spotify statistics that show who the top artists were for men and women were in 2014. Some artists are nearly equal in rank with men and women, such as Bruno Mars, who is ranked as the second most popular artist for women and the fourth most popular for…
Bercy explores elite soccer in Italy
Photo courtesy of Karl Bercy ’17 | Bercy spent his spring semester playing soccer in Italy.  By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Karl Bercy ’17 decided to spend the second semester of his junior year studying abroad in Italy while exploring his future interests in soccer. Bercy lived and studied at Convitto Nazionale Principe Di Napoli, a boarding school with a soccer team, from January to June of 2016. He spent most…