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September 30, 2016

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Globe Trotters

By: Janae Carter This past weekend, the thirty honors students studying abroad in Rome were able to enjoy a memorable weekend in Venice. For me, Venice was an experience like no other because it is like no other city in the world. Instead of roads, you ride on boats through the many canals that fill […]

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Politics Corner and Intern Profile

By: Duane Paul Murphy Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is accused of using more that a quarter-million dollars from his own charity fund, The Donald J. Trump Foundation, to fund his legal problems and other properties for himself. According to Washington Post’s David A. Fahrenthold, based on interviews and legal document findings, Trump apparently used […]

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A Short Piece on Tolerance

By: Vincent Principe There’s a certain degree of self-righteousness that goes into putting words on a page for others to see. One has to first think their thoughts mean something on some sort of universal level and come up with some method to put those thoughts on a page. After that, there is the waiting, […]

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Students Prepare for Extended Metro Closure

By: Duane Paul Murphy The Brookland-CUA Metro station and the red line from Fort Totten to NoMa will be closed between October 29th and November 22nd of this year due to the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (WMATA) implementation of SafeTrack. SafeTrack is a year-long accelerated public maintenance program, which was officially initiated on June […]

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CEO Lecture Gets Students Thinking About Ethics

By: Stephen Calandrino The Busch School of Business and Economics began their Fall CEO Lecture series on Tuesday September 20th. In the past, speakers from retired General Stanley McCrystal to HonestTEA founder and CEO Seth Goldman have made appearances in this lecture series have given advice to students based on their own prior experience. This […]

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Pinkerton Goes Platinum

By: Iain Higgins Post-grunge alternative rock fans can always rely on Weezer. The White Album is Weezer’s new addition to their extensive list of albums, and it hits hard with catchy hooks and cohesive riffs. Rivers Cuomo, Weezer’s slightly nerdy, yet somehow effortlessly cool front-man leads the charge in their explosive beginning. Their debut album, […]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Continue Success

By: Iain Higgins It’s been a big year for Anthony Kiedis and the gang. The Red Hot Chili Peppers dropped a new album this summer, their most recent record since 2011’s I’m With You. Their new album is entitled The Getaway, and it’s been divisive, to say the least. Fans have been loving it, but […]

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Preview of Sense and Sensibility

By: Katarina Ivancik Opening the Folger Theatre’s fall season is Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. The Folger Theatre website summarizes the play beautifully in its overview, “Reason and passion collide in Jane Austen’s beloved tale of sisterhood and romance.  When sudden financial straits force the Dashwood family to move to a distant cottage, […]

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Students Learn About Fire Safety

By: Caroline Firriolo On Tuesday, September 20th, two guest speakers came to Catholic University of America to share their experience of one tragic night in college that left 3 students dead and over 50 students hospitalized and to advise how these situations can be prevented. In the early morning of January 19, 2000, a Seton […]

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