Jack Cahill

Phoenicians need to fight climate change in their own community
By Jack Cahill ‘17 THE ROUNDUP Climate change is an undeniable fact, and if we continue to ignore it, it will adversely affect our great city and state. On an international level, temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 Fahrenheit higher than average, making 2016 the hottest year on record, according to NASA. 2015 and 2014 were the other two hottest years on record, which makes it nearly impossible to deny climate…
Drake’s ‘More Life’ is experimental, diverse
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | Drake performs during the Summer Sixteen tour at United Center on Oct. 5, 2016, in Chicago. ‘More Life’ by Drake 6.5 out of 10 By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP Drake’s new release “More Life” exceeded the expectations of many, including myself, but still has room for improvement. I am not normally a fan of Drake, and I was not impressed with his…
Pro/Con: Wake up! Students debate favorite java
Illustration by Camden Andl ’19 | The Dutch Bros. and Starbucks mascots battle it out over who has the best cup of coffee on the west coast. Trophy students attend both of these coffee shops.  Dutch Bros. offers superior pricing, options, customer service By Jack Davis ’17 THE ROUNDUP Dutch Bros. Coffee was founded in the early 1990s and since then, it has expanded across the west coast, providing a…
Skyrocketing tuition needs to decrease
Chart showing the percent change in average tuition fees of 4-year public universities history of College tuition pricing from 1975-2015. TNS 2016 By Jack Cahill ‘17 THE ROUNDUP In the last several decades, the average college tuition bill has skyrocketed, hindering many intelligent young men and women from attaining a decent college education. While there have been a plethora of proposals to fix this, and some proposals to leave it…
Wage gap detrimental to all sexes, future generation of American workers
Chart showing female to male earnings from full-time, year-round workers. TNS 2016 By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP People of all political persuasions can likely agree that the wage gap, the difference in median pay between men and women, is ultimately a negative thing. The American Association of University Women released a detailed study on the facts of the wage gap. In 2015, women working full time were paid just 80…
Balanced workload crucial in student mental health
By Jack Cahill ‘17 THE ROUNDUP In a rigorous academic environment such as our own, it is crucial that students are conscious of their stresses and anxieties. While mild amounts of stress can build incentive, excess school stress can induce anxieties and depression. As opposed to treating stress as a natural byproduct of a rigorous school, students and faculty should work to address stress and school anxiety as a legitimate…
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…
Different years deal with homework in unique ways
Photo Illustration by Cory Wyman – From left, Reece Krantz ’16, Zephon Enciso ’17, Chris Agnone ’18, Charlie Wyman ’19. Many students said their work increases with each year at Brophy. By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP It is no secret that Brophy students deal with large amounts of homework, and that each student deals with homework differently. Many students have said that the amount of work increases as their…
Traditional schedule conducive to student learning
By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP The current school schedule of six or seven 45-50 minute periods each day is most conducive to learning, according to studies and students. The school schedule we have, known generally as the “traditional schedule,” is most common in U.S. schools, including our own. However, alternatives have been proposed, and are in practice in schools across the country, such as the so called “block schedule.”…