World Issues, Campus Views

Electoral college debate needs to move forward
By Michael Taszarek `18 THE ROUNDUP It is time to move on.   The election is over. However, not everyone has accepted this notion, including a small number of members of the Electoral College. The self-proclaimed “Hamilton Electors” are a group of electors that wish to deny Donald J. Trump the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. This group is basing their stance on original intentions of the…
Amidst election fallout, support needed for Trump
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | President Donald Trump greets Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson. By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP It’s odd to think that the United States of America elected Donald J. Trump as its 45th president.       From someone who openly supported Hillary Clinton (and wrote a column supporting her in this newspaper), I started not knowing how to feel about the results…
Electoral college debate needs to move forward
By Michael Taszarek `18 THE ROUNDUP It is time to move on.   The election is over. However, not everyone has accepted this notion, including a small number of members of the Electoral College. The self-proclaimed “Hamilton Electors” are a group of electors that wish to deny Donald J. Trump the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. This group is basing their stance on original intentions of the…
Civil discourse in classrooms necessary for individual, societal growth
By Lennon Audrain ’17 Special to THE ROUNDUP You can often hear students discussing very real, social issues with friends and fellow classmates in the corridors and classrooms of campus. The very culture of Brophy promotes civil discourse as an opportunity for individual and societal growth, and that, arguably, is what makes Brophy one of the most unique educational institutions in the Valley (next to its stellar curriculum). Recently, House…
Millennials are growing complacent, petulant in civic duty
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP After a historic election in which Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, high school and college students were seen walking out of schools chanting “Not my President!” The 2016 election will surely go down as among the most passionate and divisive in our nation’s history, so it makes sense that protests would emerge. Peaceful protest is a sacred aspect…
Skyrocketing tuition needs to decrease
Chart showing the percent change in average tuition fees of 4-year public universities history of College tuition pricing from 1975-2015. TNS 2016 By Jack Cahill ‘17 THE ROUNDUP In the last several decades, the average college tuition bill has skyrocketed, hindering many intelligent young men and women from attaining a decent college education. While there have been a plethora of proposals to fix this, and some proposals to leave it…
Opinion: Obama’s legacy will be seen as move forward
Photo courtesy of Tribune News Service By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP Will President Barack Obama be more comparable to Jimmy Carter or Lyndon Johnson? The last sensible president before Donald Trump, or the president that just couldn’t bring the change he promised? I believe that Obama’s presidency will be looked back upon as a move forward, and that the progress his administration achieved will be more and more appreciated…
News media intrinsically important to democracy, freedom
By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP The news media has been under attack from every angle this year, with both parties criticizing media coverage of the election. “If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn’t put false meaning into the words I say, I would be beating Hillary by 20 percent,” Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, said. Trump made harsh statements throughout his 2016 campaign…
Apple’s mercenary tendencies, lack of innovation exemplify corporate greed
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen ’17  By Hayden Welty ‘19 & Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP Since the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. has been the most profitable company in the world, yet they are seemingly putting minimal effort into improving their new products. With the announcement of the iPhone 7 came the news that Apple was replacing their popular headphones with something called AirPods. These AirPods are a…
Water scarcity threatens future, sustainability
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen ’17 | The impact of water scarcity will change the way that we live in the desert. By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP While our state has the potential to go down in the history for its achievements in engineering and human adaptation of and to the environment, it might also become one of the biggest blunders in colonization history. This is due to the…