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. 10 Years Ago – April 23, 2010 A front-page article headlined “O’Connell Bids Farewell to Catholic University” included Rev. David O’Connell’s advice to the next university president, who Read More …

Shortening the VP’s Shortlist

Photo courtesy of Vox By Fernando Cordova After Senator Bernie Sanders removed himself from the Democratic presidential race and eventually endorsed former Vice President Biden, it has become virtually inevitable that Biden will become the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election. The current delegate count for Biden heading into the Democratic National Convention stands Read More …

The Southwestern United States Face Unprecedented “Megadrought”

Image courtesy of phys.org By Grace Pooley The western United States is no stranger to environmental woes such as seasonal wildfires and cyclical droughts. A new threat is on the horizon, however, one that is exacerbated by anthropogenic climate change—a reality that can no longer be denied. The megadrought—newly realized, not necessarily new—has descended upon Read More …

Mrs. America: A Glimpse Into How Americans Perceive the Traditional Woman

Photo Courtesy of The Verge By Renee Rasmussen  Recently released on Hulu, Mrs. America is a new series from FX about the 1970s political struggle to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The first three episodes were released on April 15, and in these episodes, viewers meet Phyllis Schlafly (played by Cate Blanchett), a conservative Read More …

Roger Stone’s Motion for Retrial Is Denied

Courtesy of Politico By Eva Lynch Roger Stone, a political consultant and convicted felon, remains one of the few clear victims of the infamous Mueller Report.  Stone was convicted on seven counts following the release of the controversial report and awaited sentencing for ten months. Less obvious than his guilt is the appropriate sentencing; prosecutors Read More …