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CUA Tries the 40-Day Challenge

By Tower Staff Happy beginning of Lent from the Tower staff— and apologies to those of you who had to give up Valentine’s Day sweets for the day’s fast (Exactly how many candy hearts equals one “small meal”? We’ve all wondered.) It’s so easy to see that Lent has begun on campus at the Catholic Read More …

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Where’s Your Winter Olympic Spirit?

By the Tower Staff The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are quickly approaching as spectators and participants arrive this week to compete and watch in the Games. However, on campus here at the Catholic University of America, there seems to be a lack of awareness or enthusiasm from our own university community, especially Read More …

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Catholic Love: A Personal Story

Liz Friden, Class of 2019 Even as the oldest cousin, I do not know my own grandmother. As I was learning how to talk, she was forgetting. Joan D’Arcy was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2002 and still has it to this day. Despite this disease, my grandma has taught me so much about what matters Read More …

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State of the Campus

Fellow Cardinals. The current state of our own campus is at a tipping point. Almost eight years after one of the worst financial crises since the Great Depression, our university community is starting to become stronger than ever. However, many problems exist within these historic grounds. If we fail to act now or soon, we Read More …

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Op-ed: An Open Letter to the CUA DREAMers and Students and Staff in the DACA and TPS Program

 By The Faculty, Instructors, and Staff of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures The faculty, instructors, and staff in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures come from fifteen different countries and four different continents. Although some of us were born here, many of us, like you, have come from somewhere else and have Read More …

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How Far Will $6 Million Go?

By The Tower Staff The announcement of a large donation and new or renovated building on campus is becoming the new norm here at CUA. The new business school in Maloney Hall, now the Tim & Steph Busch School of Business and Economics, and Murphy’s Bar & Grill in the Pryz are two of the Read More …

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Op-ed: Thoughts on the #MeToo Movement

By Carrie Kirby “Me too.” You’ve probably seen these words all over social media, signs, and posters lately, due to the recent popularization of a movement of solidarity, healing, and empowerment. The necessity of this movement cannot be overstated, for in this day and age of incredible opportunity and development, we cannot still be allowing Read More …

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Editorial: Did you REALLY hear us, Pryz?

From the Tower Staff At the beginning of this semester, the Pryz Student Restaurant hours changed again. For those of you who fell victim to the lack of communication from Dining Services, here are the new hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM-10 PM, Friday 7:30 AM-8 PM, Saturday 8:30 AM-8 PM, Sunday 8:30 AM-10 PM. For upperclassmen Read More …

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Op-ed: I Stand With the Pro-choice Movement

Op-ed: By Regina Brennan, Class of 2021 The Supreme Court made its 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade under the Fourteenth Amendment. In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled that because of the right to privacy, women have total autonomy over their bodies, especially within the first trimester of a pregnancy. Women already experience gender Read More …

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Op-ed: On the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Op-ed: By Rachel Garfield, Class of 2019 I live in an unusual place on the Internet. I am a feminist and am engaged in many virtual circles that talk about women’s equality. I have been following many of these pages for years because they are the ones, for the most part, who are loudly speaking Read More …

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