Luis Torres

‘Views’ intertwines sentiments with accomplishments
‘Views’ by Drake 8.5 out of 10 By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP The 29-year-old Canadian rap phenom Drake released his fourth studio album on the night of  April 29. “Views” became highly anticipated by rap enthusiasts and critics after Drake announced he had an album on the way earlier this year. In between an album hiatus of nearly two and a half years, Drake dropped two mixtapes and a…
Runner-up Torres active in multiple ways on campus
Photo courtesy of Brophy Facebook – Luis Torres ’16 was awarded the Sullivan Leadership Award from Seattle University. By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Luis Torres ’16 is more than just a leader on Student Council. Torres also started the Hip-Hop Club, ran varsity cross country and track, attended the El Salvador and KBI immersion trips, and has received a full ride scholarship to Seattle University. But if you talk…
Volleyball’s younger players stepping up
Photo by Isaac Myers ’18 – Wednesday, April 6, Frosh Volleyball defeats Hamilton in a 2-0 set. By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP With a record of 16-17-1 as of April 19, volleyball’s young team is rising to the occasion despite their inexperience.   “The season is going a lot better than I thought it would,” said head coach Mr. Tony Oldani. “The biggest challenge so far has been instilling…
‘untitled unmastered’ is a story worth telling, fueled by jazz
Photo courtesy of Tribune News Service – Kendrick Lamar performs at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. ‘untitled unmastered’ by Kendrick Lamar 9 out of 10 By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP Seven-time Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar unexpectedly released his fourth studio album “untitled unmastered” on the night of March 3. Before the album dropped, Lamar teased new music…
McNeil looks to San Fran game, hopes to play in college
By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP What is your name and year? Patrick McNeil and I’m a junior. How long have you been playing lacrosse? I’ve been playing since the 6th grade, so six years. Favorite memory of playing lacrosse? I’d have to say it was in the 7th grade winning the middle school championship. It was fun. What position do you play? Have you always played there? I grew…
Students search for convenient, local food after school
Photo by Isaac Myers ’18 – Brophy and Xavier students eat outside at Flower Child. Many students eat out Friday afternoons because of the 1pm dismissal. By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP Monday through Thursday, students get their lunches from their mini-refrigerators or a pizza and Gatorade from Michael’s Cafeteria. But what about Fridays? Although Michael’s Cafeteria is open after the final bell on Friday, many students go elsewhere to…
Surrounded by violence: Street, gang violence take toll on world, not just home
By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP Gang and street violence victimize people on a local and global scale. According to the FBI’s website, there are currently 1.4 million members that create 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs and prison gangs that inhabit our country today. Based on the large number of gang members and the fact that this is a prevalent domestic issue, gangs should attract more fear than outside…
Soccer looks to build on tradition with young team
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – The soccer team takes shots on goal at practice Nov. 11. The team looks to make a big impact with many young players this year. By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP After soccer earned a 15-3-4 record last year and a loss to Chandler in the semifinals, head coach Mr. Noah Lewkowitz ’98 has his eyes on the state championship this year. “We want…
KBI brought me to my heritage, a harsh reality  
Photo by Luis Torres ’16 — Students participated in Brophy’s immersion trip to Nogales. Video by Mr. Pete Burr and Jake Lee ’16 By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s immersion trips aim to show students the reality of the world around them by varying in locations from Appalachia Mountains to the “campos” of El Salvador. I was fortunate enough to have gone on the weekend trip with my Brophy…
Hip Hop Appreciation Club focuses on education, not just music
Photo by AK Alilonu ’16 – Hip Hop Club members look at lyrics during a recent meeting. The hip-hop club meets every other Tuesday to discuss hip-hop lyrics in Mrs. Susan Maynard’s room. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP In Ms. Susan Maynard’s room on the second floor of Brophy Hall, a club meets that is more related to education and learning than anyone might think. The Hip Hop Appreciation…