Summit

Students debate effectiveness of mandatory minimums
Mandatory minimums still effective By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP As mandatory minimums become increasingly unpopular due to a worrisome number of cases in which people are over-sentenced, the concept still remains a viable idea, so long as they’re given fairly. Mandatory minimums are laws that require criminals to serve a predetermined, minimum amount of time in jail for their specific crime. Judges do not have the power to lower…
Death penalty fails to deter crime, stop criminals
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Capital punishment has to be one of mankind’s oldest institutions, dating back to the earliest civilizations thousands of years ago. The death penalty not only violates basic human dignity, but it also fails to deter crime. Moreover, the death penalty is impossible to administer humanely and, as recent exonerations based on DNA evidence show, it poses the tremendous risk that innocent prisoners will…
Summit seeks to shed new light on justice system
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP Each year a new social issue takes center stage on campus. From topics like income inequality to where your food is actually coming from, this discussion serves the community by raising awareness. The title of this year’s Summit on Human Dignity is “Safe and Sound: a Case for Restorative Justice.” It will focus on the United States criminal justice system and the tribulations…
Sheriff Arpaio’s ‘Tent City’ unjustifiable, violates human dignity
By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP Sheriff Joseph Arpaio modified the Maricopa County Jail in the 1990s, which is now better known as “Tent City.” In the years since its creation, Tent City has been the subject of numerous debates, mainly due to the fact that it is nothing more than a array of Korean-War-era tents in the desert that house inmates. Debates regarding whether or not Tent City is…
Status offenses offer both good, bad outcomes for teens under 18
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP Status offenses are a set of laws based on minors’ status of being a minor and most go away upon turning 18. Some examples are that minors can’t runaway from their house, can’t ditch school or be out past curfew. While I understand why these laws exist and most are reasonable, I can see some cases where they can be harmful. If a minor…
Summit speakers to offer unique perspectives on restorative justice
By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP The Office of Faith and Justice has selected a diverse group of presenters for this year’s Summit on Human dignity who will speak regarding the issues in our current criminal justice system and present their solutions. The title for this year is “Safe and Sound: The Case for Restorative Justice.” The Summit will start on March 2 and end on March 13. One keynote…
U.S. prison system fails to fix crime, reform prisoners
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Sadly, the United States has not had a particularly proud history when it comes to prisons and its correctional system, and we see this awful trend continue today. During the country’s early history, U.S. prison inmates faced unspeakably horrendous and miserable conditions, to say the least. “Corruption was rampant; prisoners were expected to bribe their keepers for minimally adequate treatment, and those without…
Annual Summit concludes after 2-week focus on race
By Jace Riley ’16 & AK Alilonu ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s annual Summit on Human Dignity came to a close March 14 after two weeks of keynote assemblies, workshops, extra curricular activities and prayer. This year’s topic was on race and it was handled in a very careful way, according to planning committee member Mr. Ryan Hubbell. “When we were starting to select a topic a lot of people were…
Photos: Annual Summit focuses on race
Photos by Nick Park ’15, Amir Khawaja ’15, Kyle Scheuring ’15, Alec Vick ’15 & Cory Wyman ’16 THE ROUNDUP This year’s Summit on Human Dignity, titled “Beyond Colorblind,” focused on issues related to race. The annual event ran March 3-14. Click here to see photos from the two week Summit
Assembly kicks off race Summit

Photo by Nick Park ’15 – Assistant Principal for Ministry Mr. Chris Calderon, SJ speaks to the student body Feb. 26 during an assembly about the upcoming Summit on Human Dignity. The Summit, which focuses on race this year, officially starts Monday, March 3.