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Authors Articles by David Plocica '22, Associate Editor

David Plocica '22, Associate Editor

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On December 6, 2021, the White House announced that it won't send political representatives to attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. This came after the global condemnation of Chinese human rights violations and suspicious military activity. This bi-partisan motion represents the struggling relationship between the two nations, and many are wondering if the decision is a meaningless gesture or a...
After four days of jury deliberations, Kyle Rittenhouse has been vindicated of three homicide related counts and two counts of endangering public safety. This closes a politically charged trial filled with legal misconduct and further fuels the current political division between conservatives and progressives. The Criminal Charges On August 26, 2020, Rittenhouse, an Illinois resident, turned himself in after a lethal...
Recently, The Roundup had the privilege to sit down with Mrs. Miki Bone Melsheimer. A teacher, theatre arts pundit, and mother of two Jesuit Dallas alumni, she also inspired the new Melsheimer Family Theatre. Along with Owen Brown '22 and Nathan Carley '22, two performers in Jesuit Dallas' most recent production, Of Mice and Men, I asked Mrs. Melsheimer about...
On September 14th, the nation waited for California's recall election results. Republicans rooted for leading conservative candidate, Larry Elder (R), while Democrats stood loyal to a sitting governor, Gavin Newsom (D). Sixty-two percent of voting Californians opted to keep Newson, leaving Elder no chance of winning. The question now is: How will this sudden challenge to Newsom's power affect his...
In May of this year, California's Recall Governor Newsom effort hit its required votes. The legal process is launching and over forty candidates race to the podium. From radio-host Larry Elder (R) and former San Diego governor Kevin Faulkner (R) to self-proclaimed moderates like trans-activist Katelyn Jenner (R) and YouTube financial advisor Kevin Paffrath (D), some faces stand out. The...
Undoubtedly one of the most controversial bills passed in the 2021 Texas Legislative Session, The "Heartbeat Bill" protects unborn babies once a doctor detects cardiac activity - roughly around 6 weeks after conception. Today Governor Greg Abbott made history by signing the proposed bill with a majority of Republican supporters. Proposed by Representative Shelby Slawson and Senator Bryan Hughes, the...
On March 23 of this year, a 40-mile per hour desert wind blew the Japanese-owned Ever Given cargo ship to wedge 30 degrees into the side of the world’s most vital maritime commerce artery, the Suez Canal. Shortly after, global eyes watched release efforts to free the lodged ship and allow over 400 other cargo to continue their journey. Egyptian tug...
California governor Gavin Newsom has received substantial backlash this past year for what many people consider poor management of the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently, nearly 2 million Californians want to recall Newsom from his position, and the petition has already passed the required 1.5 million mark to put the process into motion. But did his handling of the Pandemic kick this...

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