By Josh Galvin ’13
Even in the face of economic downturn, the masses continue to indulge in excessive holiday spending.
According to figures gathered by Coremetrics, an Internet-based analytical company, November’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday hit record highs, with sales totaling $1.8 billion in these two days alone.
Black Friday is the nickname given to the Friday following Thanksgiving, and is known to be the most lucrative spending day of the entire year. Cyber Monday, typically a much more obscure shopping venture, is the following Monday.
We went to Puebla planning to do community service work, but many of us never thought through the work we did and the people we met, we would learn about culture and realize how truly lucky and blessed we are.
On July 4 16 incoming juniors accompanied by three teachers set off to Cholula, Mexico for 10 days; thankfully, I was fortunate enough to be one of the 16 students.
The town we stayed in, Cholula, is a small city in the state of Puebla, and is located two hours south of Mexico City.
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Senior Ryan Donahue ’10 received an Honorable Mention from C-SPAN’s 2010 StudentCam competition for his video submission, entitled “The National Debt.”
This year’s StudentCam contest was to create a five to eight minute documentary on either one of our country’s greatest strengths or a challenge the country is facing.
Donahue introduced the national debt, asking students what they believe it is, and getting an explanation of it from Brophy economics teacher Ms. Kelly Guffey.
Over the past few years, the economy has taken a wild course and dropped into a recession, what some economists call the worst since the Great Depression.
Although it is rather a complicated concept to understand why the economy went into a recession, there is an explanation.
Jonathon Jarvis, an interaction and media designer, managed to lay out the situation in his animated short film “The Crisis of Credit,” which can be found on YouTube.
Brophy has traditionally put on a fairly good Summit.
The topics have been controversial to say the least, but this is to be expected from topics which carry such importance.
Each has also been covered very well, and stimulated much discussion and argumentation.
Throughout its lifetime the annual Summit on Human Dignity has engaged Brophy students in discussion about important issues, a tradition which Brophy will continue this year with the topic of globalization and the economy.
The topic is a broad one, and is intended to be that way. This is because the planners want to cover a variety of subjects over the course of the Summit, according to Assistant Principal for Ministry Mrs. Kim Baldwin, who is chairing the planning committee.