democracy

Millennials are growing complacent, petulant in civic duty
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP After a historic election in which Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, high school and college students were seen walking out of schools chanting “Not my President!” The 2016 election will surely go down as among the most passionate and divisive in our nation’s history, so it makes sense that protests would emerge. Peaceful protest is a sacred aspect…
Annual Summit to focus on democracy
By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Every year the Office of Faith and Justice engages students for two weeks on a specific topic with the intention of addressing human rights issues that are prevalent both in America and throughout the world. This year’s Summit on Human Dignity is entitled “We, the People: Inclusive and Faithful Citizenship in Modern Democracy,” and it intends to focus on democracy and how Catholics and…
Uniformed opinions kill democracy (and they’re annoying)
Staff Editorial The Issue: Political ignorance is rampant and detrimental to the democratic process. Our Stance: Having an opinion is great, but be prepared to back it up. We all know people who parade around election season espousing a party, whether it be through sophomoric insults against Obama posted on Facebook, unwarranted vitriol towards Romney on Twitter or through repeated statements insisting that “Ron Paul had it right” when they…