Category: Occupy Wall Street
By Joe Skoog ’13
“We are the 99 percent.”
While the Occupy Wall Street movement may have far reaching effects on the United States, many do not know what the idea of being the “99 percent” entails The Occupy Wall Street movement sprung up in response to what their website calls, “The Arab Spring, which gave rise to the European Summer, and finally continues on into the American Spring.”
By Rohan Keith Andresen ’12
For the last few months, the United States has been introduced to a stream of domestic protests called “Occupy Wall Street” in solidarity for the plight of the “99 percent.”
The protesters, mainly students and younger Americans, believe that they make up the 99 percent of Americans who have been tread upon by the wealthiest—and therefore most powerful—one percent.
They also point to a growing gap between the top and everyone else.
“We are the 99 percent!”
This battle cry resonates in protests, all over the Internet and in various news outlets.
But how do the Occupy Wall Street movements affect Brophy students?
The Roundup examines these questions, among others, in this month’s edition.
By Logan Hall ’14 THE ROUNDUP Protestors marched around Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District on Sept. 17 with signs that read “We Are the 99%” and “OWS.” The Occupy Wall Street protests have been a point of interest since they began and have spread as far as Phoenix. However many students do not know [...]
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP Over the past three months protestors have agglomerated in the Wall Street financial district of New York City, causing much debate. This protest was given the title “Occupy Wall Street,” to raise awareness of the increasing divide between the rich and poor. This protest has inspired people across [...]
By Aakash Jain ’14
The Occupy Wall Street movement personifies the growing discontent of our nation with public policy.
Many of its adherents claim to be advocating against the widening gap between the rich and poor.
This certainly is a legitimate issue with hefty importance, and as Brophy “Men for Others,” it is our responsibility to seek justice and righteousness.
By Colin Marston ’13
It has been three years since that period of financial abyss in 2008, and it feels like a blur.
Lehman Brothers was going bankrupt, the Dow Jones plunged 777 points in one day and there was a real possibility of systematic risk in the U.S. financial system and likewise in the world economy.
By Joe Skoog ’13
The Occupy Wall Street movement’s main goal is to do away with “business as usual” economic practices by companies around the world.
As good as this may sound, however, this message is far too vague to accomplish anything.
In reality, a more precise and clear mission for these protests are the only ways to create social change.
The Issue: Occupy Wall Street protesters are advocating against corporate greed and the increasing divide between the rich and poor.
Our Stance: The protesters are justified in their demonstrations; however, they fail to realize the entire scope of the problem, and are somewhat hypocritical in what they choose to fight against.
By Chase Stevens ’12
All across the nation, people are protesting against corporate greed and the widening wealth gap.
Occupy Wall Street has been gaining in popularity, sparking peaceful protests in many cities, ranging from New York City to Los Angeles.