Cameron Bray

Editor’s Farewell: Journalism builds community and brotherhood, checks power
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Outgoing Co-Editor In Chief Cameron Bray ’16 poses for a photo in Mr. Mica Mulloy’s room as The Roundup staff works in the background. By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP This is the last edition of  The Roundup I will ever produce as a student. Words cannot fully express what I am feeling, so I will leave you with a simple “wow.” Four years…
Government wrong in forcing Apple to create anti-encryption software, hack iPhone
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP It seems that the classic, post-9/11 debate of security versus privacy has come to boil once again. Relying on the “All Writs Act of 1789,” Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym of the Federal District Court for the District of Central California ordered Feb. 15 the technology company Apple to create a special software to bypass iPhone security features. This software would allow FBI investigators…
‘The Martian’ excites with strong plot, acting
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service – Matt Damon in “The Martian.” ‘The Martian’ excites with strong plot, acting “The Martian”—starring Matt Damon 8.5 out of 10 By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Based off the 2011 novel of the same name, “The Martian” is both an astonishing science-fiction film and an uplifting tale of survival and endurance. In fact, this is probably the second best film I’ve seen…
Mason: ‘Number Theory stresses creative thinking, problem solving’
Photo by Krishna Murugan ’16 – Students in Number Theory work together on their in class assignment. Number Theory is a class for students on an accelerated math curriculum. By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP This year, the Math department created Number Theory as a brand-new course available to students studying the highest levels of mathematics. Taught by Ms. Jessie Mason, the course lasts one semester and is available…
Staff Editorial: Standardized testing should be optional, play smaller role in college admissions
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen The Issue: Universities like George Washington University are eliminating standardized testing requirements for their admissions process. Our Stance: Standardized testing should be optional and should play less of a role in college admissions. Although standardized test scores certainly help colleges sift through the thousands of applications they receive a year, too great an emphasis on tests harms both students and administrators. In July of this…
Despite recent trends, testing still a big part of college admissions
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 & Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP George Washington University, a school of about 25,000 students located in Washington D.C., announced July 27 that it had dropped its testing requirements for freshman admissions. High school applications can still submit SAT or ACT scores if they want, but it’s not a mandatory qualification for admission. With this move, GWU is joining the ranks of more than 125…
Summer pilgrimage follows Ignatius, illuminates Jesuit history
Photos by Mr. Paul Fisko and Cameron Bray ’16 — Several students traveled to Spain over the summer By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Our pilgrimage across Spain began July 10 when we reached Azpeitia, a city in the Basque Country near where St. Ignatius of Loyola was born. When we reached the convent where we were staying, we exited the bus and were immediately awed by the gorgeous…
Attacks on AP U.S. History unwarranted, unreasonable
Photo by CameronBray ’16 — Mr. Matt Hooten teaches an AP U.S. History class Feb. 23rd in Brophy Hall. Some convervatives across the country want to ban the class because they say it is “revisionist” and “anti American.” By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP It seems that AP U.S. History has become the most controversial course offered by the College Board. Disliking the revisions recently introduced by the College…
Death penalty fails to deter crime, stop criminals
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Capital punishment has to be one of mankind’s oldest institutions, dating back to the earliest civilizations thousands of years ago. The death penalty not only violates basic human dignity, but it also fails to deter crime. Moreover, the death penalty is impossible to administer humanely and, as recent exonerations based on DNA evidence show, it poses the tremendous risk that innocent prisoners will…
U.S. prison system fails to fix crime, reform prisoners
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Sadly, the United States has not had a particularly proud history when it comes to prisons and its correctional system, and we see this awful trend continue today. During the country’s early history, U.S. prison inmates faced unspeakably horrendous and miserable conditions, to say the least. “Corruption was rampant; prisoners were expected to bribe their keepers for minimally adequate treatment, and those without…