Opinons

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.…
People, not Guns, root of America’s recent mass shooting
By Alex Kirshner ‘18 THE ROUNDUP Gun control has been an issue in The United States for many years and, in light of recent events, has been pushed to the forefront by activists looking to put further restrictions on purchasing a firearm. Some of these activists want to ban all gun owners from keeping their firearms, which is absurd. American citizens should not have to go through immense precautions just…
Relevancy enhances learning, future outcomes
Photo Illustration by Cory Wyman ’16 and AK Alilonu ’16 – Students learn through unique styles, intrests. By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP What causes someone to be willing to learn? “Willing” is the operative word here because without a desire to learn something, the learning process is sure to be stymied. There are several reasons why people decide to learn a new skill or concept. Some people enter…
Students debate homework loads
Homework plays crucial role in effective learning By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Homework remains one of the most dreaded aspects of school, but most people realize to some degree that it has a role to play in learning. According to a study by Duke University, homework significantly helps students learn the material they are studying, especially students in high school. “With only rare exception, the relationship between the amount…
Editors Goodbye: Journalism is essential in story driven society
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP When I started Brophy four years ago I never expected that I would be working on the newspaper. And I was split on the concept of newspapers and news media for their common manipulation of stories so that the reader prefers one side over the other. However, once I started writing for and developing The Roundup, I came to realize that when done right…