Opinions

OPINIONS: Abortion too often forgotten in advocacy efforts

By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Advocacy efforts on campus this year have included remarkable, student-led campaigns to protect DREAMers (undocumented minors), condemn gun violence and promote mental health awareness. Students have also participated in the Civil Rights March on Martin Luther King Holiday, the Women’s March, the March for Life and the March for […]

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OPINIONS: Efficacy vs Advocacy

By Mike Niezgodzki ’18 THE ROUNDUP How can we determine when enough is enough? When is too much promotion a bad thing? These are all questions we need to consider we discussing efficacy and advocacy. According to Merriam-Webster, advocacy is the process of supporting a cause or proposal the act or process of advocating something. […]

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OPINIONS: Is investing in stocks a good idea for students right now

By Pierce Braun ’20 THE ROUNDUP As the New York Stock exchange seems to be reaching record high after record high, the choice of whether to buy or sell is clear: SELL. Looking back to October of 1929, similar the Dow Jones industrial average was reaching the highest it had ever been, but what followed […]

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OPINIONS: Money fuels good

By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Former President Barack Obama says that “money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.” At a Jesuit school like Brophy, we learn that a life devoted only to the accumulation of wealth is dangerous. The key word here is only. Money cannot be our only our […]

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OPINIONS: Avarice inevitably begets corruption

By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Whilst the benefits of possessing money are easily evident, the resulting greed that comes from the (attempted) satiation of avarice exists as a negative force in the world. Undeniably, money can be a force for good. After looking at the multitude of wonderful charities, groups and organizations that rely […]

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News

OPINIONS: Financial aid, diversification efforts create unique community

By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP In the same way that money can be a powerfully uplifting force for some families, a lack of it can also suppress people’s voices from being heard. Historically speaking, even government-sponsored social safety nets have done a lousy job at allowing for merit-based progression through the ranks of the […]

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OPINIONS: The Circulation of the Penny: Is It Worth It?

By Reid Shniderman ’20 THE ROUNDUP The American penny is a large part of the United States’s currency, and its manufacturing cost is still growing. The penny was first put in production in 1793, just a year after the country’s first national mint was founded. Since then, the one-cent coin has made many changes, both […]

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OPINIONS: Kairos should not be required, but stressed as integral to student experience

By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP Kairos, the retreat juniors and seniors, should continue to not be required, but encouraged even more. You may wonder why I am writing this article since Kairos is already not required, but there is an underlying sentiment among some retreatants that the retreat should become mandatory The retreat lasts […]

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OPINIONS: Faculty workshops brings harsh realities and a strong call to action

By Chris Agnone ’18 and Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy held its annual Summit workshop day on human trafficking on Wednesday, February 28th. The workshops played host to a plethora of extremely qualified speakers, as well as students and teachers. These speakers varied from officers of the law, to adult movie industry escapees, to […]

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Entertainment Opinions

Opinion: Music as we knew it faces extinction

By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Music of the 20th century featured The Beatles, Rolling Stones, U2, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Temptations, The Eagles, Nirvana, and Bob Dylan–artists who rose to the heights of American culture and changed its scope forever. These artists created the American songbook if you will, […]

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