World Issues, Campus Views

PRO: Handwritten notes enhance memorization and comprehension
Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | Joey Schillinger ’21 writes his history notes in his composition book on Oct. 4, 2018. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Taking notes is extremely beneficial to students who are trying to learn what is taught to them and memorize it for later. As technology enhances, there is now the option to take notes on a computer, rather than to write them down…
CON: Online notes create effective system, paper notes detrimental to success
Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | Max Tiffany ’21 works on his online notes during his fourth period flex on Oct. 1   By Noah Lederer ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Many people on campus rely on online notes to have easily accessible documents that can be pulled up from almost every technological device. On the other hand, paper notes can be destroyed and ruined or even lost. When I first…
Catering should strive to offer diverse options for vegetarians
Small Green Salads are just one of the options available to vegetarians on campus. By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Michael’s Catering does not currently provide diverse foods for students who prefer not to eat animal products with the ability to eat as a vegetarian and still have a satisfying, healthy meal.Each year for the Lenten season, I abstain from all meat products, contrary to most Catholics who isolate…
Pro/Con: Wake up! Students debate favorite java
Illustration by Camden Andl ’19 | The Dutch Bros. and Starbucks mascots battle it out over who has the best cup of coffee on the west coast. Trophy students attend both of these coffee shops.  Dutch Bros. offers superior pricing, options, customer service By Jack Davis ’17 THE ROUNDUP Dutch Bros. Coffee was founded in the early 1990s and since then, it has expanded across the west coast, providing a…
Media must play key role in checking Trump administration
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe depart the White House on Feb. 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP In this new era of presidential politics, it has become increasingly important for the media to keep deceit at bay and away from the public. It is the job of a journalist to report only the facts.…
Philosophy needs to be a required religion course for students
Photo by Ethan Winkler ’17 | Mr. Tom Mar proposes to his Philosophy class Feb. 8 that to acknowledge God is to acknowledge His existence. Philosophy teaches students to search for the truth and is vital to a whole education. Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP When the entire classroom was visibly stunned and baffled, I knew that this course was going to stick with me. We all walked in that…
Arizona public school teachers deserve a real raise
By Michael Taszarek THE ROUNDUP According to the National Education Association the average public school teacher in Arizona makes $45,506 per year, more than $10,000 less than the average American public school teacher salary of $57,420. The average Arizona public school teacher salary was included in this year’s State of the State address, Gov. Doug Ducey made clear his intentions to raise teacher’s wages. “It’s time for a raise for…
Larger emphasis on need-based college scholarships well justified
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP When looking at the base price of a college tuition, it’s easy to fall right out of your chair at how outlandish the numbers can be. Many people realize as a way to soften the blow of these numbers is the possibility of a scholarship in some form from the institution. However, the reason students are getting these scholarships has become a disputed topic…
Today’s Classes: Can We Flip Them?
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen ’17 | Mr. Philip Birgenheir uses a flipped classroom style of learning where students do homework during class and learn outside of class. [poll id=”36″] Flipped classroom allows for self pace learning By Edwin Perez ’18 THE ROUNDUP The flipped classroom is an innovative way of teaching that allows for students to learn at their own pace. A flipped classroom is a way that some…
‘Safe Space’ signs spread, sparking controversy
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Teachers have put up safe space signs, like this one in front of Ms. Jessie Mason’s class, in the last half of the first semester. Safe spaces offer productive comfort in trying times By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP After the recent election cycle and many current events such as the Black Lives Matter protests, tempers flared over a variety of political and social…