Rocketry club launches into its 1st year
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 — Cameron Kurtz ’15 and the Rocket Club watch a video during a meeting on Oct. 27. Group looks to do well in competition, creates rocket that meets rigid standards By Will Schubert ’15 THE ROUNDUP Not every student can send something flying hundreds of feet into the atmosphere, unless they are members of the Rocketry Club, of course. The Rocketry Club enters its first…
1st Loyola Scholars transition to high school life
By Will Schubert ’15 THE ROUNDUP By the end of August most freshmen have become familiar with campus, classrooms and new faces of teachers and upper classmen. For one group of freshmen though Brophy’s halls are familiar territory as they have already been in them for three years. The first ever class of Loyola Academy graduates are adjusting to high school life after finishing eighth-grade, and say they are doing…
‘Hacktivism’ proves unnecessarily harmful in digital culture
By Garrison Murphy ’15 The Roundup The Guy Fawkes mask wearing, Internet championing hacktivist group “Anonymous” globalized the idea of “hacktivism” that has become so prevalent in our digitized society, and in doing so showed us how dangerous it really is. Hacktivism is defined as an act of political and social activism done through computer hacking. While hacktivists have done some good for the web, the potential hazard hacktivism poses…
Hubbell shares passion for women’s rights
Teacher’s Pet: Mr. Ryan Hubbell By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Pidgeon’s question from the October “Teacher’s Pet”: If you were to sing one song on “American Idol” what would it be and why? “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. It is a karaoke go to of mine. Everybody loves it and nobody can’t sing along to Bon Jovi… I am not a huge Bon Jovi fan. I…
Social media sites need to censor nefarious content to prevent harm
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Most people would agree that social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter are primarily used in a light and social manner, especially for entertainment. In fact it would be hard to believe social media can be and is used for other, more nefarious purposes. However, social media today is also used as an outlet for spreading propaganda, fear and hatred. Clearly, those…
Wrangler strives to make news funny
Editors Anand Swaminathan ’15, left, and Alec Gonzales ’15 lead The Wrangler staff this year. By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP Sometimes a headline is just too good to ignore, even if it’s fake. Take for instance, “Anarchy looking more and more appealing to student with C- in government class.” Or perhaps “Freshman who got ‘sixteen numbers’ at Frosh Mixer now the king of Class of 2018.” The headlines from…
Hashtag activism brings issues to social media feeds
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP This August students couldn’t log in to Facebook without seeing videos of someone dumping ice water on their head. The most recent online activism campaign was the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” According to alsa.org, the challenge involves people dousing themselves in buckets of ice water on video, posting the video to their social media, and then challenging others to do the same in an…
Students’ music taste changes for fall season
Cooler temps inspire new playlists By Hayden Prescott Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP The leaves change colors, argyle sweaters get dusted off and music listeners’ tastes change for the fall season. I am a seasonal music listener who makes playlists depending upon the weather. I listen to a lot of the same music year round, but when it begins to cool down in the fall, I will listen to songs such…