Julian De Ocampo

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…
Storytelling, journalism a vital process in modern society
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 CO EDITOR IN CHIEF “We have art in order to not die of truth,” Nietzsche wrote in the 19th century. From my experience as a journalist, I’ll have to disagree with the venerable German philosopher. Journalism is paradoxical in that it is both an art and a science. Just check out the nation’s top journalism schools and you’ll see that they’re torn between awarding Masters…
The Art of Pop: New tunes (Harlem) shake up March pop charts
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP The music video has been quietly waxing and waning over the past decade. In the 90s, MTV made the video the king of musical promotion, and it seemed as if image and audio were going to be inseparable. Now, while great videos come out every year, record companies are a little less eager to drop cash on multi-million dollar “November Rain”-esque video shoots.…
2 stages, 9 bands play Battle of the Bands
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP Once the music started, there was scarcely a moment of silence during the annual Battle of the Bands concert, which took place in the Octagon on Valentine’s Day. The Feb. 14 concert, which was canceled and replaced last year by an online performance video contest, marked the welcome return of the annual competition in the live setting. Its return featured a few key…
Music fans make yearly pilgrimages to festivals
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP If you’re still thinking about venturing into the Mecca of music known as Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. this following spring, you might want to check out the price tag first. Festival passes run at $349 and camping passes go for $85. Toss in gas, food and merchandise costs and you’re looking at a price potentially running more than…
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…
Economic realities impact students’ social, academic lives
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP When the phrase “economic gap” comes up, it’s easy to get lost in numbers and figures. In reality, the differences in socioeconomic status manifest themselves in tangible ways that go beyond statistics, such as a student’s ability to maintain a social life or apply to college. Do costs cut into socialization? Students often spend their weekends engaging in a variety of activities on…
Digital Blues: Online networking poses problems for social behavior
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP In a New York Times blog post last November entitled “How to Live Without Irony,” Princeton professor Christy Wampole penned a stunning critique of contemporary culture’s ironic detachment, attributing much of this shift to the rise of social media. “Our incapacity to deal with the things at hand is evident in our use of, and increasing reliance on, digital technology. Prioritizing what is remote…
Leander, Hoffman paint picture of Red Army
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 & Roan Enright ’13 THE ROUNDUP Every army needs its generals. This fall, the stands at Phoenix Community College stadium swelled with The Red Army, Brophy’s student cheering section. But a select few stood proud at the front, leading the pack through high-energy chants and amplifying the energy through the crowd. Keaton Leander ’13 and Nate Hoffman ’13 are two of the many who paint their bodies at football…