Entertainment

Teacher’s Pet: Gaimari bares all about growing up in Chicago

Where are you from?

Chicago, Ill., originally.

What was it like growing up with Walter Payton, Mike Ditka, Barack Obama and Kanye West?

It was pretty good. Kanye West used to steal my lunch money in school, but Walter Payton was actually one of my childhood heroes when I was growing up.

What did you do at Boston College?

I went to class, made a lot of friends that I still have today, I worked in the Office of First Year Experience and I explored the great Italian food in the north end of Boston.

Read More
Entertainment

Flogging Molly, others hold St. Patrick’s Day celebration

This last St. Patrick’s Day, Irish and non-Irish alike rejoiced as Flogging Molly, accompanied by three other bands in a concert denoted the “Green Seventeen,” made its way into town.

Festivity was in the air as concertgoers filed into the concert grounds in Tempe Beach Park.

Of the three supporting bands, the Keltic Cowboys were the first to take the stage, performing a handful of Irish Punk songs including a cover of one of Flogging Molly’s pieces.

Read More
Entertainment

Gamers go back to their roots on the tabletop

The human lay on his back, sweating intensely, arms outstretched with crossbow in hand.

He now gazed upon his two strange companions engaged with one monstrous undead.

Slowly, he pressed his finger to the trigger, letting loose the tautly held bolt. As the bolt pierced the air, one of the human’s companions dressed in robes shot out his arm, fingers down and outstretched, setting the passing bolt aflame.

Read More
Entertainment

Random reigns supreme on Internet with off-the-wall memes

Pop culture is an infectious thing.

Like the flu or humanity according to Hugo Weaving, pop culture will surge its way through any adaptive mass capable of regular access by the general first-world population.

Such is true with the Internet. While it is also a host for external pop culture like television and movie stars, media, literature and news about all three, it has also proved capable of developing a popular culture of its own.

Read More
Entertainment

Return to Rapture, but don’t expect much else

Back in 2007, 2K Games, developers of the “System Shock” series, created a spiritual successor called “Bioshock” that invited gamers to visit the underwater city of Rapture.

Swapping the vast enormity of space for the depths of the sea, what 2K Games created was a deeply atmospheric experience. Now under a new developer, 2K Marin, Rapture has returned to enchant players once again in the new multi-system game “Bioshock.”

The story takes place years after the original game. Rapture has fallen deeper into deterioration, and now that the founder Andrew Ryan is gone, a new villain named Sophia Lamb has stepped in.

Read More
Entertainment

The Noise

“The Noise” is a new feature in The Roundup created as a forum for all things music.

Every month writers Quinn McGovern ’12 and Kevin Cabano ’12 will review bands, new songs or emerging artists.

Is there a Brophy band you would like to see reviewed? E-mail your suggestions to The Noise at roundup@brophyprep.org.

Read More
Entertainment

Cavnar-Lewandowski wins poetry contest and will go to state

Walking into the Black Box Theater for the first annual Poetry Out Loud contest, a poetry enthusiast might expect to see just a handful of students.

This was not the case in January when, there were 30-40 Brophy students crowded into the Black Box Theater.

Brophy’s first ever Poetry Out Loud poem recitation contest took place on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21.

Read More
Entertainment

NBC pulls the plug on Conan O’Brien

The last episode of the “Tonight Show” with Conan O’Brien aired Jan 22 on NBC.

Due to Jay Leno not doing well on his own primetime show, NBC tried to move O’Brien back into a later time slot instead of the regular 10:35 time slot.

However, instead of moving the “Tonight Show” to 12:05 A.M., O’Brien instead resigned.

Read More
Entertainment

Mi Patio serves Americanized Mexican food

Mi Patio is a Mexican restaurant located on the southeast corner of Osborn and 7th Avenue.

It provides pretty good food for a fairly reasonable price.

The decor inside of Mi Patio leaves much to be desired. It is annoyingly “Mexi-Kitch.” What I mean by this is that the walls are painted to look like cracked adobe and the ceiling is covered in fake, hanging tropical birds, some wearing sombreros.

Read More