This Week in Tower History

The “This Week in Tower History” column will collect relevant, historical, or humorous excerpts from any past editions of The Tower’s 97-year-existence. Compiled weekly by Tower editors. March 26, 2010  SGA (then called SAGA) started its CUA Express service A front-page article about the challenging job market started with “The current economic climate is one Read More …

Governor Cuomo Calls on National Guard to Aid New York Coronavirus Outbreak

By: Thomas Curry As New York City remains the epicenter of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United States, Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to call on the National Guard to aid efforts in eradicating coronavirus in New York.  In a conference on March 27, Gov. Cuomo spoke to soldiers of the Read More …

CUA Moves to All-Online Classes Following Spring Break

By Katie Ward University President John Garvey announced on Wednesday, March 18 that classes would continue to be taught online through the remainder of the semester, and residence halls would remain closed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The campus was closed, and all athletics events, team practices, recreational activities, and student organization events planned for Read More …

Knives Out: a Celebration of Compassion and Originality

By Noelia Veras Rian Johnson’s latest film, Knives Out, is thrilling, mysterious, and extremely intricate. The film has been compared to the incredibly well renowned works of Agatha Christie. Knives Out has done particularly well with audiences and was nominated for Best Screenplay at the Oscars earlier this year.  The film follows the death of Read More …

Ways to Thrive During Quarantine: Spring Cleaning Your Space and Mentality

This article is part of a series in response to the SARS-CoV-2 quarantine. Read Renee’s other articles in the series here. By: Renee Rasmussen It’s safe to say the past month has been one of chaos, confusion, and frustration. After going from a life of routine to being forced to go to one of unfilled Read More …

Are Pass/Fail Options Becoming a Reality for Homebound Students?

By Angela Hickey With the Catholic University of America  spring semester now strictly online, many students are wondering how this will affect the overall grading process. The move to online learning prompted students to take the initiative and advocate for a pass/fail system in order to help ease the transition that many are having trouble Read More …

How’s the Economy Looking? – A Brief Overview

Courtesy of the Foreign Policy Research Institute By Chris Carey For months, the United States’ economy steadily chugged along. Typical economic indicators such as GDP, which measures how much is produced; inflation, which measures the value of money; and interest rates, which determine loans and investment, have been seemingly so good that continued growth has Read More …