A Year in Activism

Soto engineers ‘Stop the Stigma’ campaign
By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Engineered by Freddy Soto ’18, the Stop the Stigma campaign is presenting the Brophy community a week of advocacy, including presentations at lunch and a prayer service. Soto said that the purpose of the movement is to allow kids the opportunity to come and talk about how they truly feel when no one is around. “Too often, we tend to suffer in silence when…
Rascon uses artistic ability to promote campus advocacy and culture
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores’19| Saul Rascon’19 talks to Charels Gbekia’19 about student council taken on Friday April 13th, 2018. By Victor Beck’ 20 THE ROUNDUP Saul Rascon Salazar ’19 has been a continuous student leader in the Brophy community since his freshman year. He is apart of numerous clubs such as Brophy Advocacy Club, Brophy Culture Project, Photo/Video club and Student Council. He contributes his gifts of design and photography…
OPINIONS: Abortion too often forgotten in advocacy efforts
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Advocacy efforts on campus this year have included remarkable, student-led campaigns to protect DREAMers (undocumented minors), condemn gun violence and promote mental health awareness. Students have also participated in the Civil Rights March on Martin Luther King Holiday, the Women’s March, the March for Life and the March for Our Lives against gun violence. Student advocacy is truly comprehensive and covers a wide array…
OPINIONS: Efficacy vs Advocacy
By Mike Niezgodzki ’18 THE ROUNDUP How can we determine when enough is enough? When is too much promotion a bad thing? These are all questions we need to consider we discussing efficacy and advocacy. According to Merriam-Webster, advocacy is the process of supporting a cause or proposal the act or process of advocating something. On the other hand, efficacy is the process to create power and effect. These two…
Tussell speaks at March for Science
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Dr. Ramon Tussell addressed the Phoenix March for Science regarding the importance of immigrant contribution in the science community. The march, held on April 14th, featured a series of 15 speakers ranging from Congressman Ruben Gallego to science students, teachers and professionals from across the Valley. Roughly 1,000 people attended. Dr. Tussell, an immigrant himself, said he wanted to speak out about his journey…