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PRO: Class rank fails to diminish collaborative spirit, boosts test score importance, high achievers
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP   While some detractors contend that class rank damages a collaborative spirit, the measurement serves as a useful college admissions tool––not to mention that class rank rewards hard-working students and has a limited impact on community.  Class rank at Brophy could act as a useful benchmark with which students and college admissions counselors can judge students’ academic records within the context of a certain…
PRO: Handwritten notes enhance memorization and comprehension
Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | Joey Schillinger ’21 writes his history notes in his composition book on Oct. 4, 2018. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Taking notes is extremely beneficial to students who are trying to learn what is taught to them and memorize it for later. As technology enhances, there is now the option to take notes on a computer, rather than to write them down…
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…
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.…
Students debate the place of school spirit
School spirit is an integral part of high school experience By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP School spirit plays a much larger role in the success of a high school community than a person may initially believe. It is no secret that intense school spirit can pervade our campus. Whether it be the chants at football games, or the pride one feels when they say they go to school, our…
Late school day start boasts pros, cons
Pushing back morning bell inhibits student productivity  By Reece M. Krantz THE ROUNDUP  The controversy over the length of school days is a never ending tug of war that neither science nor logic can comprehend. Some people say that pushing back the time school starts will reduce sleep deprivation, a way to reduce the stress and complexity of school life. I disagree with this; getting up early prepares students for…