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‘THUG’ vividly shows racial divide in America
Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore | “The Hate U Give” actress Amanda Stenberg at 2018 San Diego Comic Con. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP “The Hate U Give” (“THUG”) beautifully highlights the harsh reality combated by black people in America, honing in on the perpetual struggle to justify their very right to live and exist. “THUG” begins the film with a significant scene that many blacks have partaken in…
Red Dead Redemption 2, a promising prequel
Screenshot by Ryan Loo ’21 | John Marston riding his horse in Red Dead Redemption 2. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP Making its debut over 8 years after the release of the first Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 has met, and surpassed, all expectations. Hours after Rockstar Games dropped the long-awaited sequel, it became a fan favorite, being nominated for game of the year, and going on…
“Lavatory” offers interactive art installation
Photo courtesy of The Lavatory | Customers wander in The Lavatory Ball Pit. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP The Pit is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, or experienced, ever before. As the sixth room of an immersive and interactive art installation called the Lavatory, The Pit is an underground ball pit that Bill Tonnesen, the owner, advertises as “the mother of all the ball pits with 120,000 glowing balls…
Donlan’s book brings de Sales’ teachings to Brophy
The cover page of Dr. Donlan’s book The Reform of Zeal: Francois de Sales and Militant French Catholicism. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP Dr. Tom Donlan, a Brophy religion teacher, has published a scholarly book, chronicling and “exploring the origins, nature, and impact of François de Sales’s vision of Catholic douceur (gentleness) in the era of the French Wars of Religion.” Titled The Reform of Zeal: Francois de Sales and…
Tik Tok polarizes student body between fans and haters
Photo Illustration by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Brophy student watching popular Tik Tok-er, ryannyancosplay, in her iconic “Hit or Miss” video. By Ryan Loo ’21 THE ROUNDUP Tik Tok took the United States by storm on Aug. 2 when the Chinese company, ByteDance, merged with the popular lip-syncing app, Musical.ly. It became an immediate hit, quickly claiming the title of the Apple Store’s most downloaded app in the world in…
Sneakers divide community: obsession or expression?
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | A number of student’s shoes lay together stacking up to create a parody on the large amounts of money sneakerheads spend on shoes. By Ryan Loo ’20 THE ROUNDUP    High school is a crucial time for the development of kids’ sense of identity and self-expression. Clothing and personal style choices offer one of the most readily available and visible ways for students to…