Opinions

Pro AirDrop; easy, fast, efficient
Illustration by Reid Shniderman ’20 |In the fall of 2018, the administration dismantled Airdrop on all new school issued devices. By Reid Shniderman ’20 In a world of constant change, sharing information and detailed work between people has evolved over the course of human history, starting with the carrier pigeon. These ways of communication have adapted as time went on, changing to easier methods such as telephones, telegrams and radio.…
AirDrop easily replaceable, leads to problems
Illustration by Reid Shniderman ’20 |In the fall of 2018, the administration dismantled Airdrop on all new school issued devices.  By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP Recently, students have realized that AirDrop is no longer accessible on their school-issued computers. While some have been unhappy about this change, it is important that they realize that AirDrop is a completely unnecessary feature that can only cause harm. The benefits of AirDrop…
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…
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…