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Authors Articles by Alex Motter '16

Alex Motter '16

Alex Motter '16
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Joining the Roundup later in his time at Jesuit, Alex has experienced a plethora of extra curricular activities from the school outwards. His multifaceted interests led him to sing in monthly masses, compete and win in national Latin competitions, finish his Eagle Scout, direct the theater tech department, and practice martial arts for his tenth year. Also engaging in extensive charity work, Alex helped found both Heart Gift and Paper for Water, two organizations benefiting those most desperately in need. With what free time remains, Alex voraciously reads and watches films.
Dear readers of The Roundup, I think I had to pick a word to describe my involvement in The Roundup, that word would be “atypical.” Unlike the past Chiefs before me, I haven’t served on the student newspaper since my freshman or sophomore year. In fact, the only reason I joined the newspaper junior year was because Dr. Degen asked...
On stage, a giant beacon of white light glows. It burns brightly for almost two hours, the seats in front of it slowly filling with zealous followers. When anticipation in the coliseum builds to palpable levels, the icon suddenly begins to rotate and display bizarre voodoo images reminiscent of American Horror Story: Coven. As the day turns into night, the...
I have a confession to make; I’m in love. The object of my affection, a charity by the name of HeartGift, helps children with congenital heart defects receive the care that they need. By raising money and funding a child’s transportation, surgical, and rehabilitation costs, sponsors at HeartGift ensure that kids have a second chance at life. It first came...
Art doesn’t imitate life, art is life. It takes the most complicated, spectral, changing emotions from everyday life and freezes them into an instant, a snapshot that endures the test of time. Reflectionists like renowned painter JD Miller channel the energies around them and use art to describe these ineffable feelings. On April 22nd, Miller opened up his creative...
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” these iconic lines ran through my head as I walked into the Xavier High School entryway, shivering from the biting New York cold. On its surface, Xavier appears nothing like Jesuit, each space optimized to serve countless functions, missing the sprawling athletic fields characteristic of 12345 Inwood Road....
Without paying careful attention, you can walk right past the America media headquarters on West 56th Street. The nameplate, worn and faded through years of exposure to weather, blends seamlessly into the charcoal entryway. Who knew that a doorway so humble would hold within it the creative engine behind one of the most popular magazines in the media capital...
Fast food only takes a front seat in our cars and lives at the last minute. Whether grabbing a quick snack before practice, eating lunch on-the-go, or picking up a family sized meal for dinner, fast food rarely texted precedent as our first food option in life. Because of this, discussion of the health ramifications and negative trends in...
A large crowd forms around a table spanning the length of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Vietnamese church’s basement. Emblazoned on the table are six logos: a fish (cá), shrimp (tôm), deer (nai), crab (cua), chicken (gà), …and a squash? The entire room from young kids to seasoned adults places bets on these symbols, waiting with bated breath as...

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