March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, CU!   In this issue: Students Announce Candidacy for Student Body President and Vice President Student Government Association Votes on Resolutions and Bills Catholic University Closes in Response to Winter Storm Stella Heaven at The Barber of Hell’s Bottom What to Watch: The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital Tower Editorial: Don’t Read More …

Tickets for Student Government Association President and Vice President Announced

by Justin Smith        The election of next year’s Student Government Association Executive Board will occur on April 5, 2017. At the time of publishing, three presidential and vice presidential tickets have announced their candidacy.       The first ticket to publicize their campaign consisted of junior politics major Andrew Elder running for president and vice Read More …

Student Government Association Holds Meeting and Changes Bylaws

by Rachel Gallagher          The Catholic University of America’s Student Government Association hosted another meeting Monday night, voting to pass four pieces of legislation: three resolutions and a bill. Among the legislation passed was Bill 002 proposed by Senator Jimmy Harrington containing changes to the Student Government Association’s Bylaws.         “I have been in Read More …

California’s 49th District in 2018 Midterm Elections

By Duane Paul Murphy       One of the most competitive congressional seats during the 2018 midterm elections will be California’s 49th District, represented by Darrell Issa and located in Orange and San Diego Counties. Last year in 2016, Issa won re-election with only 51% of the popular vote due to a strong Democratic opponent, Doug Read More …

The Hidden Fees of Graduation at The Catholic University of America

by Paige Wearmouth For most undergraduate seniors, recent preparation for graduation exercises have included purchasing caps and gowns, taking senior portraits, and buying tickets for senior week events. While some of these costs are optional, such as photos and senior week tickets, each and every graduating senior was charged an additional graduation fee of $150 Read More …

CUA on Tap: “Gay and Catholic”

by Rachel Gallagher The latest CUA on Tap event hosted author Eve Tushnet for an event titled, “Gay and Catholic: Accepting my Sexuality, Finding Community, Living my Faith.” Students filled the Edward J. Pryzbyla Great Room to hear Tushnet talk about the ways in which members of the LGBT community can navigate their faith as Read More …

Catholic University Students Voice Concerns to President Garvey at Town Hall

By: Sarah Donofrio The Student Government Association held its annual Town Hall with President John Garvey on Wednesday night in the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center in order to address student concerns. After discussing various aspects of the university’s master plan and enrollment details, President Garvey answered questions submitted before the event by students before giving Read More …

Milo Yiannopoulos Controversy

By Chris Motola Conservative journalist and public speaker Milo Yiannopoulos faced heavy criticism this week over comments he made on both the Joe Rogan and Drunken Peasants Podcasts, where he appeared to endorse sexual relationships with boys as young as 13. As a result, Yiannopoulos was disinvited from the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, Read More …

Day Without Immigrants in Brookland

Duane Paul Murphy Nationwide protests and boycotts called “Day Without Immigrants” took place last Thursday in response President Trump’s potential plans for policies to build a physical border wall along the country’s southern border with Mexico and deport millions of undocumented immigrants. In Washington, D.C., more than 50 restaurants were closed. In D.C.’s Northeast neighborhood Read More …