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Whenever I approach one of my parents' friends, I brace myself for an interrogation. They always ask one of two things: where do you want to go to school, or what will your major be? To me, the latter of the two is more pressing because the first question is probably a bit easier for most seniors to answer...
58,981 words and counting. To many this may appear to be a random number pulled out of thin air. To me personally, it is something much more. At the moment, (according to WordPress) that is the exact amount of words I have written for The Roundup. I believe that I could have written more during my brief two years...
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...
Senior year at Jesuit is a wild roller coaster ride consisting of many memorable experiences, a lot of fun, too much stress, plenty of college applications, and, of course, the inevitable outbreak of senioritis. As this school year draws to a close, some students in the Class of 2016 shared some of their new-found wisdom with the underclassmen at...
“Hey Chan, I need to talk to you about something.” As soon as my mom uttered this daunting phrase to me, my first thought was, “Uh oh, what did I wrong this time? Little did I know, she was about to give me some of the best news I had ever received in my entire life. “You can go back to...
For the rising junior or senior, the college admissions process is the next step in life, and it is a very important process that can, if done correctly, help you get into a great variety of colleges. However, the college admissions process is very long and arduous, requiring many hours of essays, resumé building, and applications that ask anything from...
It seems as though in this day and age, in a society so fast-paced and driven that even stopping to take a breath is frowned upon, the mental health day gets a bad rap. Stories of parents refusing to let their child stay home from school unless he’s bleeding or dying are common. “Man up and go to school,”...
I'm sure you've thought about it at least once: sitting with a select few of your classmates in front of a backdrop featuring the school logo as you sign a National Letter of Intent while listening to the applause and flashing of cameras. Maybe you've gone as far as picturing yourself on the field, standing in an enormous stadium...

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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.

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

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