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Not Your Average Airline

A voice sounds from the loudspeaker: "Please stow all of your carry-on luggage at this time." A flight attendant interrupts someone on his phone, asking him to place it in airplane mode while assuring...

Hypocrites and False Prophets: Colin Kaepernick

The Roundup invites and encourages all students to submit articles that reflect their personal perspectives regarding politics, culture, student life, sports, art, music, or hobbies.  The Roundup does not endorse any particular point of view. Many...

Beyoncé: The 8th Wonder of the Modern World

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...

White-Washing Ghost in the Shell

Spoilers for Ghost in the Shell are present. Connor Thomas wrote a phenomenal piece about "Racism in Film: Movies and Society Part 8." In it he mentioned that "in no other place can racism project...

A Comprehensive Guide to Buying a Bike

The cool autumn wind rushes over your face as your bike rolls over the asphalt like glass, nothing has ever felt this smooth. You continue to pedal harder, and the breeze blows the auburn...

Racism in Film: Movies and Society Part 7

In no other place can racism project itself across so many people’s minds. Movies captivate young and old, man and woman, black and white. Viewed by millions upon millions and telling a wide variety...

Blood and Gore: Movies and Society Part 6

WARNING: The links to film clips are graphic in nature. Viewer discretion is advised.  As the white shower curtains are drawn back, and the awaiting outline of the shady attacker wields his knife aloft, the...

The Oscars, Hollywood’s Annual Whiteout: Movies and Society Part 5

The Oscars are Hollywood’s night to celebrate great accomplishments in film over the past year, and every year the film industry’s elite gather inside the Dolby Theater to participate in the ceremony. This year’s...

The King of the Blockbuster: Movies and Society Part 4

You've been there: a bright green screen with firm white lettering flashes on the previously dull-white screen, reading "The following preview has been approved for all audiences" and denotes that the feature is rated PG-13....

To Unlock or Not to Unlock: Catholic Morality Weighs In

My colleague, Hunter Gilbert '16, recently published an opinion on the issue in which he states that "We as a society cannot allow for this man’s rights, regardless of what awful crime he committed,...

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The Roundup invites all students to submit articles that reflect their personal perspectives regarding politics, culture, student life, sports, art, music, or hobbies.

Articles should be written in a respectful tone, with language reflecting thoughtful and accurately researched discourse and, at all times, supporting the mission of the newspaper and the Jesuit Dallas community.

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