2016 Campus Divided?

Students look to November vote while faculty reflect
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Greyson Beck ’17 and Ms. Susan Maynard show off voter ID cards. By Hunter Franklin ’19 THE ROUNDUP Voting is a rite of passage. For at least some Brophy students this November will be their first time to vote for a U.S. president. Clinton or Trump? Voters, whether conservative, liberal, or independent will have some serious decisions to make this presidential election. “I think that…
Staff Editorial: Students should engage in election regardless of age
The Issue: Many students who cannot vote in the 2016 election may feel there is no reason for them to pay attention or get involved. Our Stance: Paying attention to current election is key to becoming an informed voter later. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 & Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP For most Brophy students, the question of who they are voting for come Nov. 8 is not a relevant one.…
A Campus Divided? Students Weigh Election Decisions
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen ’17 | Michael Ruta ’17, left, president of the Young Democrats, and Greyson Beck ’17, right, president of the Young Republicans, pose for a portrait. Every four years, classrooms, hallways, clubs, and everywhere in between buzz with passionate and productive conversations about the issues facing our nation and which candidate offers the best solutions. Election cycles give students and teachers alike the opportunity to reflect…
Government teachers encourage opinions while maintaining unbiased classroom
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP With the presidential election in full swing, government teachers say maintaining an unbiased classroom while promoting student activism can prove challenging, especially with an election as unique as this one. “I think it’s definitely difficult to walk the line of creating an environment where students don’t think they have to feel pressured to represent certain beliefs and they feel comfortable to represent their own…
Ryan: No faculty policy toward Trump paraphernalia
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Students face no official restrictions on political paraphernalia on campus.  By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Despite reports of teachers telling students to remove Donald Trump stickers and clothing from the classroom, Principal Mr. Bob Ryan said that the school will not adopt a definitive policy on whether students can wear these politically related items. “We do not have a long list of do’s and don’ts as you…
Hispanic students offended by Trump’s rhetoric
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | Trump Speaks at a campaign event By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP With a school diversity that closely mirrors that of Maricopa County, Hispanic students say they are offended by the divisive rhetoric of the presidential campaign. Most of this ire is pointed at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “If I had to choose the worst of two evils, I would put some…
Johnson offers a bipartisan option to frustrated voters
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service- Gary Johnson speaks during the Libertarian Party presidential candidate debate at the Embassy Suites in Orlando, Florida, Saturday, February 11, 2012. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/MCT) By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Gary Johnson is mounting an independent bid for president as a Libertarian and his bipartisanship is making an Libertarian victory possible. Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, is running alongside another…
Trump defines election, keeps Clinton on defensive
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP According to a recent poll by The Washington Post, 56 percent of Americans view Donald Trump “strongly unfavorably,” but he could still be our next president. With the passionate, wholehearted support of a section of America obscured from mainstream society, Trump, an unorthodox presidential aspirant, has somehow muscled his way into a party who shunned his entire candidacy until it was too late. Now…
Pro/Con: Hillary vs. Trump
Photos Courtesy of Tribune News Service Trump will usher in era of prosperity, strength By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP Our country is at a political crossroads, a position where we have two options: the failed status quo or a reinvigorating, populist movement with fresh ideas. Donald J. Trump represents the latter, whereas Hillary Clinton represents the failed establishment that needs the boot. This establishment has been active in pushing…
Super Delegates hurt Democratic party
By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP According to dictionary.com, a super delegate is an unelected Democatic party delegate who is free to support any candidate for the presidential nomination at the party’s national convention. The problem with this is the word “unelected.” Why are we allowing people the party picks to have votes at the convention? Superdelegates have no obligation to vote for who their constituents want; they have complete freedom.…