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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 storylines followed the NFL into Superbowl XLVII. The long rebuilding San Francisco 49ers had finally found their groove after the decades of ineptitude following their...
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...
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 itself across so many people's minds" so blatantly. He provided an excellent analysis of the history and overall trends set in Hollywood and some harrowing statistics....
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 leaves off of the maple trees. The leaves crackle underneath your 35-millimeter tires filled with 30 psi of pressure, still rolling smoothly. Scenes like this...
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 of stories, movies have passed on the ideologies of their makers or the stereotypes of peoples, inadvertently or not, throughout history. In this way, movies...
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 iconic shriek of violins paired with the scream of sheer terror of has encapsulated cinema fanatics and casual movie watchers alike for decades. Everyone has...
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 Oscars was full of surprises, one of the largest being the fact that nearly all of the nominees were white. Even with the threat of...
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. Immediately, you recline in the red, faux leather movie theater seat, naturally curious to see the imminent movie trailer. As expected, dramatic violins, heavy sound...

About Viewpoints

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.

The Roundup will publish all articles that meet these guidelines without regard to endorsing any particular point of view.

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Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas offers young men an excellent, Catholic education in the classical Jesuit tradition with the purpose of forming a community of men with high moral principles and service to others.

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