Staff Editorial

Student behavior at Mass inappropriate, detrimental to experience
By Hayden Welty ’17 THE ROUNDUP The Issue: Some students are disruptive and rude during Mass. Our Stance: Students need to be respectful during Mass and of the hard work of the OFJ. The actions of some students during recent Masses are inappropriate and hinder an otherwise enjoyable communal celebration. Mass is an integral part of our Brophy community and brings all of us together in united participation. Unfortunately, the…
Staff Editorial: Students need more female influence in classroom
The Issue: Female influence at Brophy is significantly less than male influence. Our Stance: Students should have access to a more equal amount of male and female faculty. Brophy has over three times as many male teachers as female teachers. How can the student body be prepared to enter a world with 51 percent women when we do not have a closer to equal population of male and female faculty…
Staff Editorial: Students should engage in election regardless of age
The Issue: Many students who cannot vote in the 2016 election may feel there is no reason for them to pay attention or get involved. Our Stance: Paying attention to current election is key to becoming an informed voter later. By Anthony Cardellini ’17 & Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP For most Brophy students, the question of who they are voting for come Nov. 8 is not a relevant one.…
Staff Editorial: Unique style choices crucial to student individuality, diversity
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Paul Cassidy ’19 (left) and Elias Sabbagh ’17 (right) showcase their different fashion styles. The Issue: In a world of fitting in, it is becoming harder and harder for students to have and display a unique style. Our Stance: Students should be proud of their tastes, and not afraid of being judged by others. A recent study attempted to answer the controversial question of…
Staff Editorial: Most successful learning includes conversation, one-on-one discussion
Ink and coffee drawing by Miguel Montanez-Aragon ’16 | What resources are on your learning bookshelf? The Issue: Each student learns differently, and the best ways of learning are often over-generalized as unique students are marginalized.  Our Stance: Learning is at its best when it’s a two way street between student and teacher. Regardless of the way you look at it, students at Brophy are diverse. This diversity mandates itself…
Staff Editorial: Standardized testing should be optional, play smaller role in college admissions
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen The Issue: Universities like George Washington University are eliminating standardized testing requirements for their admissions process. Our Stance: Standardized testing should be optional and should play less of a role in college admissions. Although standardized test scores certainly help colleges sift through the thousands of applications they receive a year, too great an emphasis on tests harms both students and administrators. In July of this…
Staff Editorial: All aspects of a school contribute to spirit
Photos provided by Chase L. Manson ’16. Anthony Gutierrez ’15, Kyle Scheuring ’15 and Michael Ging — Top left: The Mock Trial Team celebrates after a competition. Top right: The band preforms in the Great Hall. Bottom left: The Quidditch team poses after a match. Bottom right: Mr. Paul Olson conducts the Honor Chorale in the chapel The Issue: School spirit is often defined as participation in extracurricular activities and…
Staff Editorial: Charlie Hebdo massacre reinforces necessity of free press
Media organizations across the world, including the National Scholastic Press Association that The Roundup is affiliated with, have tied their names to the Je Suis Charlie, or “I am Charlie,” movement. The Roundup and The Wrangler are lending their names to the cause, not necessarily in support of what Charlie Hebdo published, but in support of the right to publish freely without fear of violent retaliation.   The Issue: The…
Social media can be beneficial to democracy
Staff Editorial The Issue: Social media’s role in a democratic system is unknown Our Stance:Students should participate online, but be weary of the political considerations By Reece M. Krantz ’16 & Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Democracy has been called into question many times in the past few decades. From questionable laws and political infighting to terrorism, there seems to be questions about whether our democracy is really by…
Spiritual diversity worth celebrating on campus
By Christian Guerithault ’14 & Charles Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP The Issue: Some people see Brophy strictly as a Catholic school. Our Stance: There’s religious diversity on campus, and that’s part of what informs our campus as a whole. With traditions and practices like morning prayer, monthly Masses and the daily Examen, Brophy has never shied away from its Catholic identity. As a school, we wear our label as a…