2011 Summit Special Section

Familiarity, branding is the downfall of the battle against big business

Commentary by Sean Harris ’11
THE ROUNDUP

Everyone knows McDonald’s food is bad, right?

With kitchens that smell like blocked arteries, the fight against fast food has been waging fiercely as of late, and with the Summit on Human Dignity being focused in on the issue of food, Brophy students are likely to carry this hamburger hate in the same fashion as they adorned Nike “Slavery” shirts last year.

However, every person who says they hate McDonalds and their evil unhealthy food has also had the concept of McDonald’s shoved down their throats until it has become a staple in our culture. And therein lies the problem.

Student, faculty committees bring Summit to the peak

By Julian De Ocampo ’13
THE ROUNDUP

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “summit” has two meanings: “the highest point or peak” and “a conference of high-level officials.”

Each year, the Brophy Summit on Human Dignity creates this conference by hosting dozens of speakers and conversations to educate students about important social issues.

But if the Summit is like a mountain, then who brings the students to the peak?
Look no further than the Summit Committee, a group of dedicated students and faculty members who bring the entire program together.

Community members reflect on last year’s Summit, challenges, future goals

By Julian De Ocampo ’13 & Tyler J. Scott ’12
THE ROUNDUP

Despite the fact that many speakers at last year’s Summit on Human Dignity on globalization urged students to enact changes in their lifestyle, it isn’t hard to find students filling the halls with Nike shoes and socks on their feet.

Still, other students and faculty members have made changes in their lives.

“I haven’t done anything to change, but my best friend, Anthony Broglia ’11, hasn’t bought Nike products since then,” said Justin Dizon ’11.

Scheduled Summit Speakers

Compiled by Sean Harris ’11
THE ROUNDUP
Aaron Woolf

Aaron Woolf is the first all-school assembly speaker on Tuesday, March 1.
Woolf is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has focused on the human dimension of government policy.

He has spoken extensively on policy issues ranging from immigration and agriculture to rebuilding America’s infrastructure.

How do you come up with a summit topic?

By Colin Marston ’13
THE ROUNDUP

The Summit on Human Dignity is a wide and all-encompassing event that involves practically the entire Brophy community.

But who determines its topic every year?

Its birth starts with e-mail proposals each spring, sent to Mrs. Kim Baldwin, assistant principal for ministry in the Office of Faith and Justice.

‘Food Inc.’ leaves companies walking on eggshells

By Josh Galvin ’13
THE ROUNDUP

It may seem like a silly question, but do people really know where their food comes from?

This is exactly what Robert Kenner, director and producer of “Food Inc.,” sets out to answer in his documentary.

In the film, the questionable inner workings of the commercial food industry that most do not know about are brought to light.

Student involvement shouldn’t end after Summit concludes

Commentary by Joe Skoog ’13
THE ROUNDUP

The Summit is a great opportunity for students to spur real change, but only if they keep having a vested interest in the Summits’ topics.

Because of this, it is important that the Summit be not just about talking, but also about taking an active role in supporting and engaging in efforts to give us a more food conscious world.

It is important for students to realize they should attempt to solve many of the food related problems in our world.

Summit should focus on agricultural ethics, moral system of food distribution

Commentary By Joe Skoog ’13
THE ROUNDUP

A major issue in the realm of food is agricultural ethics.
Agricultural ethics is the approach to both farming and the environment in an ethical and moral way.

This is practiced through collective discussion and knowledge about conservation efforts in relation to our environment and farms.

This way of approaching our production of food through a pragmatic,or more logical lens is key to actually using the Ignatian principles of “Men for Others” and other social justice imperatives.

Familiarity, branding is the downfall of the battle against big business

Commentary by Sean Harris ’11
THE ROUNDUP

Everyone knows McDonald’s food is bad, right?

With kitchens that smell like blocked arteries, the fight against fast food has been waging fiercely as of late, and with the Summit on Human Dignity being focused in on the issue of food, Brophy students are likely to carry this hamburger hate in the same fashion as they adorned Nike “Slavery” shirts last year.