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Microtransactions becoming a key aspect in all games
By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP One common thread in the world of gaming is the increase of microtransactions. Microtransactions are in game purchases with real life currency in order to get a cosmetic item or other virtual good in the game. According to the publication PC Gamer microtransactions will generate about $22 billion, while base games without microtransactions will only generate about $8 billion. When someone buys a new…
BodPod allows students to know body fat percentage, get healthier
Photo by Edwin Perez ‘18 | The Bod Pod sits ready to be used for students to examine their weight in Mir White’s room K1. The Bod Pod is a test that takes a couple of minutes which when it finishes it measures your body mass index. By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Many students are looking to improve their overall health, and one way they can make healthy changes…
Varsity football wins first game after last second two-point conversion
Photo by Viper Photos| John Waters ’18 scores a touchdown and is helped up by Xavier Juniel ’18. Brophy 28 Westview 27 By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy picked up their first win on the road Friday Sept.1 at Westview improving their record to 1-2. After going for two with 25 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Brophy beat Westview 28-27. Marcus White ’19 had an interception and caused…
Hiking Club capitalizes on Arizona’s beauty, climate
By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP The Hiking Club, formed by Sterling Sourk ’18, takes advantage of Phoenix’s beautiful weather by going on hikes all over the Valley. Because of the weather and environment Phoenix, provides residents with plentiful hiking trails. Co-moderator of the Hiking Club Mr. Blair Cook said he takes notice of Phoenix’s trails. “We are lucky to be in Phoenix. We have a lot of mountains nearby…
Phoenix identity growing, but still has ways to go
By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Many big cities have a unique identity such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Yet, while Phoenix is the sixth largest city by population in the United States it still does not seem to have an identity. Part of this comes from the many people who have moved to Phoenix in the last 35 years. In 1980 Phoenix only had a population of…
Transportation, restaurants, contribute to Phoenix growth
By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Phoenix is the sixth biggest city in the United States and has grown from 790,000 residents to 1,560,000 in the last 30 years. As the city continues to grow so do the sprawling suburbs around it. Physics Teacher Mr. Mike Welty ’83 has seen the growth of Phoenix’s suburbs. “In high school I did a lot of theatre, and north of Bell Road you…
Kalkman stays involved, shows dedication toward theatre, music
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Keegan Kalkman ’18 sings as a cantor at the Summit opening Mass Feb. 27. Kalkman participates in many musical activities on campus and performs at many events. By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Keegan Kalkman ’18 stays involved on campus by staying after school for plays, participating in his band and the Wind Ensemble, and by having a love for both music and theatre.…
Kalkman stays involved, shows dedication toward theatre, music
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Keegan Kalkman ’18 sings as a cantor at the Summit opening Mass Feb. 27. Kalkman participates in many musical activities on campus and performs at many events. By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Keegan Kalkman ’18 stays involved on campus by staying after school for plays, participating in his band and the Wind Ensemble, and by having a love for both music and theatre.…
BLAM chooses contest winners through student staff
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Members of the BLAM literary committee select winners for the recent submission contest March 7. The BLAM editors and committee help select what makes the final edition and wins submission contests. By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy Literary Arts Magazine (BLAM) hosts many contests around campus, but whether a piece makes it into the BLAM magazine at the end of the year it…
Today’s Classes: Can We Flip Them?
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen ’17 | Mr. Philip Birgenheir uses a flipped classroom style of learning where students do homework during class and learn outside of class. [poll id=”36″] Flipped classroom allows for self pace learning By Edwin Perez ’18 THE ROUNDUP The flipped classroom is an innovative way of teaching that allows for students to learn at their own pace. A flipped classroom is a way that some…