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First World Problems on Campus

By The Tower Staff Students had a particularly rough Monday this week after buildings across campus had their water shut off. At 4:30 PM Monday afternoon, University Communications sent out an email to the student body saying that the water in the Pryzbyla Student Center, Columbus Law School, Centennial Village, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, and Read More …

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Saving Money, But Not Students?

By The Tower Staff The Tower reported last week that the University is considering changes to the budget that would potentially lead to lay offs of faculty here at Catholic, from the adjunct level to tenured status. These budget proposals are very much still in the works, but based on the feedback we received from Read More …

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One Nation, Under the Kochs

Guest Commentary by Katie Ward, Class of 2021 Billionaire Charles Koch is not known for being a friend of the Catholic Church, so why are his recent donations changing the business school’s curriculum, and his recent publications getting him a three-day conference at the school? Koch is well-known for being a leader of the national Read More …

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St. Francis, An Instrument of God

By Tom Dompkowski We all hopefully know the prayer of St. Francis, but do we really know the man whose name is attached to this beautiful hymn? Countless books have been written about him. Religious orders and churches bear his name. Our pope even has his name! But why am I, a freshman from New Read More …

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Consider the Old While We Spend for the Future

By The Tower Staff As many of you may or may not know by now, Murphy’s Grill is open to the university’s public as well as traveling guests whether they are fellow alumni or prospective families. While it will become a new and delicious addition to the university’s prolonged list of buildings as well as Read More …

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On Kneeling in the NFL

By Luke Cocchi What comes to mind when you think of America? Do you think of baseball, apple pie, the smell of fireworks; or do you think of brave men? Men such as Crispus Attucks, a former slave who found himself as one of the patriots who fell on the cold, March night in 1770. Read More …

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Editorial: Rank the Vote

From The Tower Staff This Wednesday was yet another grassroots styled election cycle for the Student Government Association Senate here at the Catholic University of America. From posting the links to vote on social media to a university email reminding those eligible to vote between certain time periods, students utilized their own democratic rights on Read More …

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Op-ed: Corporate Killed The Retail Superstar

Guest Commentary: Alycia Monaco, Class of 2018 The day that F.A.O. Schwarz closed its doors in July of 2015, I knew the retail industry was having trouble. The toy store, with its famous floor piano as seen in Big starring Tom Hanks, would become a part of New York City history. Around the corner on Read More …

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Op-ed: By the Way, You Have a Left & Right Hand

Guest Commentary: Lauren Hand, Class of 2018 A lot of controversy has sparked from mainly the right, but some on the left regarding the President’s most recent talks with Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schummer regarding immigration reform, specifically DACA. For those of you who don’t know, never turn on your television, or go Read More …

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9/15 Editorial: Stay Informed!

From The Tower staff:  The last couple of weeks has reminded the Tower staff that students should keep themselves informed about the happenings of this university. We are constantly barraged with tweets, emails, and messages to our inboxes and minds, and some items of news inevitably slip through the mental cracks. It’s a great thing Read More …

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