2016 Summit: Surrounded by Violence

Audio: Students, faculty feel called to action after Summit
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Mr. Ryan Hubbell speaks in the Summit workshop on Violent Masculinity. By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Following the Summit on violence in early March, students and faculty say they feel called to action with the information they’ve been given.
Feature: 2016 Summit on Violence
Illustration by Miguel Montanez-Aragon ’16 The Summit on Human Dignity is an annual event sponsored by the Office of Faith and Justice. Running for two weeks in March, the Summit aims to focus on an issue of national importance through the lens of the Catholic faith. Featuring workshops and presentations hosted by guest, faculty and student speakers, the Summit looks  not only to identify problems related to the topic, but…
Surrounded by Violence: Violence in sports creates rift among fans
By Henry Erlandson ’16 & Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP How often do we hear about new incidents involving a star athlete who has either been the victim or the perpetrator in an act of violence outside of their profession? In the case of football players like Greg Hardy and Aldon Smith, UFC fighter Jon Jones or basketball player Ty Lawson, these are all players who have committed either major…
Controversial comedy brings laughter to suffering
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Humor is something that seems omnipresent in teenage lives. Often we can be intently serious one moment and laughing hysterically the next. As the Internet and social media-sharing platforms have made comedy more accessible, the amount of comedy produced has grown dramatically. Many people have successfully made livings off comedy channels, especially on platforms like YouTube. But as the field of comedic content rapidly…
Surrounded by Violence: Brain patterns tied to violence, though not conclusive
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Many studies have been done on aggressors to find patterns in brain behavior and function. Mr. Chris White, PE Department Chair, athletic trainer and anatomy teacher, examined some of these studies for a presentation during last year’s Summit on Human Dignity. “Obviously the brain controls all of our emotions and trains all of our physical activities, so you can tie any violent act to…
OFJ looks to make Summit on violence socially impactful and relevant
By Anthony Totri ’16 THE ROUNDUP The Summit on Human Dignity is something the majority of people appreciate at Brophy, a time when the community can take a break from the rigor of school and gain further knowledge on a relevant issue in society. All of the necessary elements to make this year’s Summit on violence great are in place. If everything goes as planned the 2016 Summit may be…
Surrounded by Violence: Students debate violence in video games
Violent video games, movies do not correlate with real life violence By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP In a society polarized by issues of gun violence, a popular sentiment is that violent video games and movies lead to increased gun and societal violence. That idea may sound logical, but many studies have shown that there isn’t a correlation between violent entertainment and real acts of violence. This is for a…
Surrounded by Violence: Students debate gun control
Gun regulations provide for common sense, natural rights By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP President Barack Obama’s new executive order will usher in an era of regulations for handguns, assault rifles and more. President Obama ordered this after a series of violent events cascading from school shootings to terrorism, in San Bernardino, Calif. Gun regulation has been the hot-button topic in the United States for the past few years.…
Surrounded by Violence: Evidence of violent video games, music all around us
Photo by Reece Krantz ’16 – Screenshot of Doom. Many argue that violence in media promotes a violent culture and may even contribute to mass shootings. By Anthony Totri ’16 THE ROUNDUP The recent release of video games such as “Black Ops 3” and “Fallout 4” have revived the discussion regarding the culture of violence in video games and music. The popular first-person shooter game “Black Ops 3” was a…
Surrounded by Violence: Social media promulgates violence, increases terrorist power
Graphic by Bryce Owen ’17 – Terrorist groups use social media as a platform for communication and propaganda. By Anthony Cardellini THE ROUNDUP In The Roundup‘s November 2014 edition, Cameron Bray ’16 heralded a warning to the praise social media was receiving for increasing student activism. “ISIS, perhaps the most notorious terrorist group alive today, uses social media to showcase its brutality and ruthlessness,” he stated. Over one year later,…