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(photo of Pyongyang, by How Hwee Young, EPA) Parading through the streets of Pyongyang, festooned with colorful banners in a sea of uniformed soldiers, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) flaunts its increasingly advanced missile technology.  The lavish occasion, which marked the 105th birthday of North Korean founder, Kim Il-Sung, was meant to display North Korea’s advancing nuclear weapons...
Social media has greatly increased the capacity for mass communication of news, ideas, and data. However, these social networks allow users to censor the information with which they come into contact. This often one-sided communication has resulted in the emerging of an incredibly hostile political climate that allows users to subconsciously, or even consciously, edit, out of their news stream, information...
Among the ether of Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube that exist as our sources for day to day news, media outlets channel information to those broader platforms in order to reach a massive audience. This is the role of the press in modern times, a role protected by the Constitution of the United States of America under the 1st Amendment....
Perhaps you've been following the most controversial action yet enacted by the Trump administration: the decision to temporarily shut down the Office of Refugee Resettlement and, to prohibit foreign nationals of seven nations from entering the United States. Although a federal court has suspended the enforcement of the executive order, its legal future remains uncertain. In addition, upcoming executive...
Heated debate and fiery rhetoric are exchanged amid the controversial election. Passionate students on both sides vie to get a few words in the conversation. The ultimate decider looms: A vote. In the days leading up to the election, Jesuit held a mock presidential election to determine the Jesuit student body's selection for the next President of the United States....
"All I'm going to say is, let's pray for God's intercession on this election." While this quote echoes the thoughts of the majority of voters in America, it also holds a certain amount of relevance to it. This election is one of the most important elections in our lifetimes. We are not just voting for the next President of the...
It seemed as if they went over everything but the questions from this debate, from old issues such as Hillary's emails to the new video of Donald Trump. On Sunday, October 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off again in a town hall meeting style debate, the event moderated by Martha Raddatz (ABC) and...
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...

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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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