a 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…
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…
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…
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.…