Vipul Dua

Should Brophy offer a pass-fail grading option?
By Vipul Dua’20 THE ROUNDUP With COVID-19 taking over the country, Brophy decided to take all its classes online and continue educating students through a different means of communication. After a few weeks of doing online school, students are starting to settle into this new normal. With all assignments and tests being online, the integrity of these assignments has been challenged. To counter this, Brophy has decided to put a…
Water Bottle Companies Pro Con
Illustration by Victor Beck’20 | Multiple water bottle companies stomp out possibility of monopoly By Ryan Middlemist’20 THE ROUNDUP The industry of bottled water has taken America by storm. With over 80 brands of bottled water in the US alone, these companies produce a massive supply of bottled water across the world. The large industry has forced companies to compete for better prices while also keeping the prices down on…
The harm of stereotypes, mascots on indigenous identity
Illustration by Victor Beck ’20 | Stereotypical sports teams’ mascots and culturally appropiating costumes harm native culture and identity. The depiction of indigenous people as sports team mascots diminishes the humanity of natives as people. It puts me and my family on the same level as animals or animated caricatures. The unnatural skin tone of mascots like the Cleveland Indians and the Washington Redskins make a mockery of indigenous people…