politics

President Trump asks for military parade
By Francisco Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP After witnessing the Bastille Day parade in a state visit to France last July, President Donald  Trump ordered the Pentagon and top military officials to prepare an American military parade. However, the U.S. has not had a military parade since President George Bush Sr. was president back in 1991, after the victory against Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War. It is reported in The…
Opinions: What both Parties are doing wrong
Illustration by Camden Andl ’19 By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP One of the greatest characteristics of the United States is the ideal that everyone has a right to believe in whatever they want, to be whatever they dream and to be a part to a part of whatever political parties that they wish to be affiliated with. According to the latest Gallup poll, 26 percent of the overall population…
Students say ‘cloudy’ post-election Wednesday fading
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | President Donald Trump greets Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP The three days after November’s presidential election involved tears, celebrations and a much-discussed speech from Principal Mr. Bob Ryan at the Jesuit martyrs prayer service on Nov. 10. Mr. Ryan opened the annual prayer service with a reflection on the election results. “I wanted…
Students look to November vote while faculty reflect
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Greyson Beck ’17 and Ms. Susan Maynard show off voter ID cards. By Hunter Franklin ’19 THE ROUNDUP Voting is a rite of passage. For at least some Brophy students this November will be their first time to vote for a U.S. president. Clinton or Trump? Voters, whether conservative, liberal, or independent will have some serious decisions to make this presidential election. “I think that…
Government teachers encourage opinions while maintaining unbiased classroom
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP With the presidential election in full swing, government teachers say maintaining an unbiased classroom while promoting student activism can prove challenging, especially with an election as unique as this one. “I think it’s definitely difficult to walk the line of creating an environment where students don’t think they have to feel pressured to represent certain beliefs and they feel comfortable to represent their own…
Hispanic students offended by Trump’s rhetoric
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | Trump Speaks at a campaign event By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP With a school diversity that closely mirrors that of Maricopa County, Hispanic students say they are offended by the divisive rhetoric of the presidential campaign. Most of this ire is pointed at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “If I had to choose the worst of two evils, I would put some…
Super Delegates hurt Democratic party
By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP According to dictionary.com, a super delegate is an unelected Democatic party delegate who is free to support any candidate for the presidential nomination at the party’s national convention. The problem with this is the word “unelected.” Why are we allowing people the party picks to have votes at the convention? Superdelegates have no obligation to vote for who their constituents want; they have complete freedom.…
Biased news media becomes more obvious in election year
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump frequently calls out the biased media on the campaign trail. It seems as though the media is both Trump’s go to scapegoat and punching bag. However, Trump’s accusations carry a lot of truth. When one says Fox News and CNN, the first two words that come to mind are Republican and Democrat, or red and blue. As a matter…
Political internships give skills for engaging citizens, insights into campaigns
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Students interning for Arizona campaigns and political officials participate in interaction with the public and learn lessons relevant to politics and government. One student, Connor Owen ’17, said in an email that he was involved with “field operations” for the Democratic Party. “I have been making phone calls, going door to door, [helping with] voter registration and helping out in the field offices,” he…
Trump has set himself up for November Defeat
By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has set himself up for a loss in November. As much as I oppose Trump and his policies, it has been his own actions that have set him up to fail in November. Trump began his campaign in June of 2015, giving a speech that focused on illegal immigration; a speech that many found to be extremely…