Opinions

Student-run newspapers taking over for closing local organizations
Photo by Ridge Peterson ’21 | Communities across the country might start turning to student publications as one of the only sources of news. By Ridge Peterson ’21 THE ROUNDUP Many local news organizations have been closing down or merging in large numbers over the past ten years. In some communities, student-run newspapers are being left as the only daily or monthly publications available. According to research done by the…
Art Classes are essential to student development
Photo by Jacob Cross Mayhew ’20 | Brophy’s ceramic studio is just one example of the many art classes provided on campus By Jacob Cross Mayhew ’20 THE ROUNDUP Art classes are essential to the education of any Brophy student. Brophy emphasizes the education of the whole person in accordance with our Jesuit heritage. Students being required to take art classes is a fulfillment of this Jesuit ideal. Many students…
Brophy students save face with make up
Illustration by Victor Beck ’20 | A young man is experimenting with lavish makeup By Francisco Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP It is time for Brophy and its dress code policy to update with the sign of the times. Brophy must be open to growth and allow its students to express their identity in whichever way they see fit. During summer vacation, I experimented with my attire. For the very first…
Faith should be defined by public service, acts
Photo by Frankie Pastor ’20 | The St. Ignatius of Loyola statuette sits in the McCain Colonnade. By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP It is easy for us to define faith as simply having a belief system or belonging to a certain religion. We think that having faith is different depending on the religion we are affiliated with, but this isn’t always the case.  Faith shouldn’t be defined by our…
College Board now unreliable due to scandals, stress
Photo illustration by Raymond Link ’20 | Nate Kerber ’19 shows fear as the overwhelming amount of standardized tests loom over the near future. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP In wake of the recent college scandals, it might be a good time to look at the validity of standardized testing. Even saying the words “standardized testing” gives some people anxiety. The ACT and SAT are two standardized tests that…
Quiet room says goodbye to quietness, effectiveness
Photo by George Anton ’21 | Mikey Stehly ’21 and Christian Kelly ’21 (left) discuss classes while Charlie Cobb ’21 (right) plays Clash Royale with Noah Nuez watching. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP Two years ago, K10, a room in the Keating building, was transformed into a quiet room designated for students looking for a place to study without noise or interruption. For the most part, K10 stays quiet…
Fossils fuels degrade Earth’s environmental cycle
Illustration by Reid Shniderman ’20 | Oil pumps and drills not only emit air pollution when burned, but also can cause disasters such as oil spills. By Frankie Pastor ’19 THE ROUNDUP Let’s face the world’s reality – it’s in danger. We have negatively changed the world’s climates by our use of fossil fuels.  Sea levels and temperatures are rising, the poles are melting at unprecedented rates, and climates in…
Stereotyping Catholic schools: an injustice overlooked
Photo courtesy of Vox Media | Nick Sandmann, the 16-year-old student from Covington High School, stands in front of Native American elder Nathan Phillips during the Indegenous Peoples March in Washington. Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP For so long, people have seen Catholic high schools as the epitome of white privilege and conservatism.  However, Brophy is a prime example against this stereotype. Many people ask me where I go to…
Loyola Project vans provide a unique, fun experience
Photo by Mark Rossbach ’21 | Students board the LP busses on their way to on of their service sites. By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP For the past twenty years or so, almost all Brophy students have had one similarity: a love/hate relationship with the Loyola Project vans. The Loyola Project (LP) vans were a shining example of frugality on campus, as they were purchased brand new in 1999…