Haiti

Haiti immersion trip opens eyes, changes perspective
Brophy students and teachers visit with children at a Haitian orphanage Fermathe.  By Anthony Cardellini ’17 & Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Sometimes it is difficult to imagine how much and how great the world’s poverty is. More frighteningly, it is difficult to think of any ways for students like us to make a dent in that poverty. Going on the first Brophy Haiti immersion trip, March 27 to April 2 offered…
Devastation strikes twice in Haiti

By Brett Mejia ’13

THE ROUNDUP
Haiti has been slowly recovering from the earthquake in early January that left more than 300,000 people dead.

Now only nine months from this event, cholera finds its way to Haiti.

Cholera has killed nearly 300 people and has infected approximately 4,000 people within the past few weeks of its discovery, according to MSNBC.

“The cholera bacteria that originated in Haiti is similar to what has been found in Southwestern Asia,” according to SIFY News.

Brophy Earthquake Relief Fund should help Chile

As I was watching the Spanish news on TV recently, I saw with my own eyes the devastation the people in Haiti suffered after the earthquake on Jan. 12.

Similarly, I saw the news of the disastrous earthquake in Chile on Feb. 27 and realized that there is a need to help a fellow American country.

According to The New York Times, the first Chilean earthquake on Feb. 27 was at an 8.8 magnitude on the Richter scale. CNN stated about subsequent quakes on Mar. 15 and 16, “A 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit at 11:39 a.m. local time (9:39 a.m. ET), followed by a 6.7-magnitude quake 16 minutes later, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. A third, measured at magnitude 6.0, came 27 minutes later.”

Haiti tragedy ripples across BCP, students respond

Immediately after an earthquake devastated Haiti, students and staff members at Brophy heard the cry for help and banded together to raise thousands of dollars through a multitude of fundraisers and created a vigil to commemorate the people of Haiti.

The recent earthquake in Haiti left hundreds of thousands dead, missing or badly hurt. Even more are left without homes and without adequate food and water.

Haiti tragedy sends ripples through school community

Immediately after an earthquake devastated Haiti, students and staff members at Brophy heard the cry for help and banded together to raise thousands of dollars through a multitude of fundraisers and created a vigil to commemorate the people of Haiti.

The recent earthquake in Haiti left hundreds of thousands dead, missing or badly hurt. Even more are left without homes and without adequate food and water.

As aid services from all over the world flock to the small island country to help them, the ripple effect of graciousness and caring has reached the Brophy community with great fervor.

Students need to take a look at the world on a larger scale

The first time I ever heard of Haiti was back in 2008 in Mr. JP Jarcyzk’s Gospels in Actions class.

As part of the curriculum we read Tracy Kidder’s “Mountain Beyond Mountains,” which highlighted the poverty and economic inequality of Haiti.

It discussed the work of Dr. Paul Farmer, who was trying to give Haitians basic medical supplies to improve their quality of life.

Student needs to consider the world at large

The first time I ever heard of Haiti was back in 2008 in Mr. JP Jarcyzk’s Gospels in Actions class.

As part of the curriculum we read Tracy Kidder’s “Mountain Beyond Mountains,” which highlighted the poverty and economic inequality of Haiti.

It discussed the work of Dr. Paul Farmer, who was trying to give Haitians basic medical supplies to improve their quality of life.