Opportunity Gap

Summit on Opportunity Gap exasperates the need for change
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP With Brophy’s annual Summit on Human Dignity wrapped up, the topic of the Opportunity Gap has sparked much conversation around campus. Beginning with the Summit’s opening Mass and first school-wide presentation lead by special guest the Rev. Jim Gartland, S.J., he left us with the questions such as what we are supposed to do when we see homeless people on the street and…
Economic realities impact students’ social, academic lives
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP When the phrase “economic gap” comes up, it’s easy to get lost in numbers and figures. In reality, the differences in socioeconomic status manifest themselves in tangible ways that go beyond statistics, such as a student’s ability to maintain a social life or apply to college. Do costs cut into socialization? Students often spend their weekends engaging in a variety of activities on…
Economics factor into how students get to school
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP On any given day, all of Brophy’s three parking lots are tightly packed with cars of all types. Although this could give some the impression that Brophy is simply a school of well-off drivers and carpools, students utilize several means of transportation in order to get to and from campus. This diversity in how students find their way to school is a visible…