Soccer turns up heat in second half, knocks off Desert Vista for championship
Brophy 2 Desert Vista 0 View photos from the game By P. Erik Meyer ’14 & Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP Brophy soccer scored two goals in the second half Saturday, Feb. 9 against the No. 3 Desert Vista Thunder to clinch the Division I state championship for the second time in three years. “Last year’s team was very similar to this year’s team,” said head soccer coach Mr. Marc…
Soccer wins in OT, advances to state championship game
Brophy 3 Tolleson 1  By George Liddy ’14 & Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP Brophy defeated Tolleson in overtime Thursday, Feb. 7, advancing them to the state championship game. There was no score through the first half, however Brophy had nine shots in the first half and four of them were on target. “I thought we attacked well throughout the first half and controlled possession most of the time,” said…
Xavier Gator: Andy Lopez ’15
By P.J. Binsfeld ’15 THE ROUNDUP Xavier Gator: Andy Lopez ’15 For the purposes of the Roundup, please state your name and year. Andy Lopez, sophomore. When you walk over to Brophy, do you ever see any snakes? No. If you’re walking down the road, and you trip, what kind of ice cream would you eat? That’s a tough question.  I would say dirt ice cream. What is your favorite…
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…
Summit’s primary goal to spark action in our community
By Joe Skoog ’13 THE ROUNDUP This year’s Summit on Human Dignity calls us to examine the opportunity gap created through economic inequality and how its effects can be seen throughout our own interactions. Through all of the speakers and workshops we gain powerful insights. It should be noted that the insights and knowledge we gain matter. They matter to us as students and they matter to the people affected…
Union power and lack of competition hurting schools more than funding
By Nick May ’13 THE ROUNDUP The opportunity gap in America is a problem that has increased in size over the past 50 years. One of the most widely talked about opportunity gaps is that of education. Students in struggling schools do not have the same amount of opportunities as a school that is productive and well run. Many attribute America’s struggling education system to a direct lack of funds…
Mainstream methods to bridge opportunity gap often lack long-term viability
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP This year’s Summit will focus on finding solutions to address the so-called opportunity gap, which refers to the growing global disparity in income, education and ultimately, standard of living. While most reasonable people generally agree that helping the poor and underprivileged should be a priority, there is usually heated debate as to how to achieve this elusive goal. Many people advocate “safety net” programs,…
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 over…
Bridging the Gap: Summit aims to address economic inequality causes, effects
More on this topic: •  Jesuits weigh in on Catholic positions regarding economic inequality • Economics factor into how students get to school •  First generation college students seek newfound opportunities • OFJ boasts diverse Summit schedule, activities • Summit speaker lineup provides insight into opportunity gap •  Summit shouldn’t be taken for granted • Opportunity gap present on campus through financial programs • Commentary: Opportunity gap present in high…
Summit speaker lineup provides insight into opportunity gap
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP This year’s summit will feature four keynote speakers. All students will be required to attend these assemblies. The focus of their speeches will revolve around the opportunity gap created by economic inequality, not only in America but around the world. Rev. Jim Gartland, S.J. Fr. Gartland is a Jesuit from the Midwest. Through his travels to South America, particularly Peru, Fr. Gartland has…