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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.…
Students debate the place of school spirit
School spirit is an integral part of high school experience By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP School spirit plays a much larger role in the success of a high school community than a person may initially believe. It is no secret that intense school spirit can pervade our campus. Whether it be the chants at football games, or the pride one feels when they say they go to school, our…
Online activism’s role unclear in modern society
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP In recent social movements, online networks have become mass communication tools and vehicles for mobilization. Online services have created a superficial and often arbitrary mental state between man and the world’s plaguing problems by scaling them to clicks or “likes.” Websites such as Facebook and Twitter are being widely used by activists and citizens to relay information that is not always accessible through…
Late school day start boasts pros, cons
Pushing back morning bell inhibits student productivity  By Reece M. Krantz THE ROUNDUP  The controversy over the length of school days is a never ending tug of war that neither science nor logic can comprehend. Some people say that pushing back the time school starts will reduce sleep deprivation, a way to reduce the stress and complexity of school life. I disagree with this; getting up early prepares students for…
Excessive TSA security measures need change
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Don’t you just love lines at airports, especially going through security? Airport security in the United States is controlled by TSA and, love it or not, security is important. However, the extent of airport security in the United States far exceeds necessity. The Transportation Security Administration was first formed Nov. 19, 2001 when Congress enacted the Aviation and Transportation Security Act. Just nine…