By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP The death of African American teenager Trayvon Martin has triggered a national media frenzy, and the issue of race has been at the forefront. Many rallies have been held in Martin’s honor, often consisting of thousands of people demanding the arrest of his killer, George Zimmerman. Most notably, several [...]
By Andrew J. Barnes ’12
Troy Anthony Davis was executed on Sept. 21 at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison by lethal injection for a crime he was found guilty of committing on Aug. 19, 1989.
The Georgia Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop the use of capital punishment or the “death penalty,” as it is commonly known, after Davis allegedly murdered a police officer.
By Joe Skoog ’13
The rise of social networking sites has allowed for a new phenomenon known as “slacktivism.”
“Slacktivism” is a term used to describe the half-hearted attempts at charity or commitment to specific causes in the world that people do by joining Facebook groups.
By Chris Baca ’11 & Brian D. Brannon ’11
Recent turmoil surrounding the tragic event of the Tucson shootings has left many Arizona citizens questioning the validity of the state’s gun laws.
Opponents of Arizona’s firearm-friendly laws cite the easy accessibility to handguns and the ability to easily conceal weapons as possible factors in the shooting.
The facts brought up to support such claims do not necessarily hold ground though as Arizona’s gun laws protect its citizens and their second amendment rights.
Arizona’s gun laws stipulate that a pistol may be purchased only if the buyer is 21 or older; a person may purchase a shotgun or rifle if they are 18 or older.
One part of the AIMS test this year was a passage where a speech and debate student wrote a letter to the school newspaper saying that it should run more stories about academic clubs, rather than sports.
Most people just read the passage, answered the questions and moved on.
However, the message behind the reading was a very strong one and one that should be heavily considered.
The topic of hunting has long been the subject of heated debates and criticism.
In this day and age, it may seem that hunting is unnecessarily cruel, but hunters are actually helping the environment in more ways than one.
The first and most important way that hunters are helping the environment is through the regulation of animal populations.
‘Inception’ Movie Review: Original, innovative and labyrinthine ‘Inception’ is a breath of fresh air
It has not been a good summer for movies.
Aside from very limited exceptions, audiences and critics alike have yawned at the numerous, average-at-best adaptations.
Yet something glimmered in the far-off reaches of July. That movie was “Inception,” an original summer blockbuster brought by the same director of “The Dark Knight,” Christopher Nolan.
Underclassmen, have you looked forward to becoming a senior and wielding ultimate authority over those younger than you?
You may never get the chance.
Those who have happened to read the New York Times magazine lately or seen the relevant article will already know what I’m talking about – consideration has been given to the erasure of senior year.
As I sit at my computer, clacking away at the keyboard while my bright lamp illuminates a few items on my desk (red pen, reporter’s notebook and recorder) I am reminded of the many times I have been in this deadline situation.
However, this time is different. This is my last edition in as Editor in Chief, the last time I will be pressured by the infamous deadline and perhaps the final words I will ever publish in The Roundup.
I don’t mean to be melodramatic and count “lasts”; it’s just interesting how journalism can correlate to life in general.
As the year comes to a close once again, another group of seniors departs from Brophy.
Unfortunately, it is my class’ time to leave Brophy, and the administrators were right when, what seems just like yesterday, they said that Brophy would be the fastest four years of our lives.
I still can’t fully grasp the idea that this “group of seniors” is my class; the guys I have gotten to know so well during my time here.