Charles Luis Dominguez

Mr. Petrich: ‘It’s fun to see our students succeed’
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP It’s fifth period and a young Jesuit-in-training holds open the door to Loyola Academy’s lounge. The Jesuit sports a backpack and, along with the white collar typical of priests, a pair of black dress shoes that have a considerable amount of mud caked to the bottom from coaching young scholars. As Mr. Perry Petrich sits cross-legged on a plush black sofa, his presence…
Legislation should fix problems, not seek them out
Staff Editorial The Issue: Legislation like Senate Bill 1062 opens the possibility for legalized discrimination Our Stance: The protection of religious freedom shouldn’t come at the potential cost of basic human rights Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062 Feb. 26, a bill that aimed to amend an existing statute and give any individual an exemption from a state law if it is in conflict with a person’s religious…
Conversations more important than simple solutions
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP As a senior, I’ve benefitted from three years of the Summit on Human Dignity. In every conversation following the Summit, there was always someone who would say that the Summit was great at presenting a problem that we face, but didn’t tell us how to fix it. Whether or not you’ve attended a Summit yet, you’re bound to hear at least one of…
’12 Years a Slave’ avoids genre clichés, boasts powerful acting performances
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP In a very important way, Steve McQueen’s new film “12 Years a Slave” doesn’t feel at all like a movie. Its depiction of the tale of Solomon Northup, a born-free black man who is kidnapped and sold in to slavery, is anything but triumphant. For the most part, “12 Years a Slave” is all thorns, sparing the viewers the superficiality that can come…
‘Government Plates’ continues Death Grips’ legacy of nonconformity
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP Death Grips – “Government Plates” 6.5 out of 10 I’m a die-hard Death Grips fan. I fell in love with their music freshman year and have been following them fervently ever since. Naturally, when they surprised fans by randomly releasing their fourth full-length album “Government Plates” for free download Nov. 13, I was elated. On my first listen to their new album, I…
Responsible digestion of media proves essential
Staff editorial by Christian Guerithault ’14 & Charles Dominguez ’14 The Issue: People are not digesting information they receive from media responsibly. Our Stance: Checking multiple sources to filter out false information is almost always necessary. In a generation characterized primarily by technology and digital media, informing one’s opinion with the right information requires a certain level of finesse. The sheer amount of information available today alone marks an unprecedented…
New York ‘stop-and-frisk’ policy destroys trust, purports destructive racial profiling
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP It is everyone’s duty to combat discrimination, wherever it occurs. Benjamin Franklin once said, “(Those) who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” This echoes my feelings towards New York State Criminal Procedure Law section 140.50, also known as New York City’s “stop-and-frisk” program. The program grants New York City police officers the authority…
Students, teachers find comfort, convenience in parking spots
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP Starting at around 7 a.m. each morning, a wave of student drivers make their way on to campus. The truly observant will notice that, with minor exceptions, the parking lot looks largely the same on a day-to-day basis. Student drivers campus-wide said they have a sense of connectivity to the place they park each morning. Reasons for this phenomenon differ greatly. While many…