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This Week in Tower History

By Katie Ward 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 of the worst our nation has seen since the Great Depression.” The Things That Make John Nervous column (aptly) focused on “European Vacations” April Read More …

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

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 time and different environments, the transition can be difficult. While we all are spending some quality time at home and practicing Read More …

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Spring: An Excuse to Clean and Upgrade Your Closet

By: Renee Rasmussen  With the seasons changing from winter to spring, it has become the time of year for our closets to change as well. From jeans to capris, sweaters to t-shirts, it’s time to spruce up our closets and get ready for the new season. This task can seem daunting and expensive, but there’s Read More …

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Top Ten Things To Do in D.C. This Weekend

By Theresa Whitfield  Are you looking for something to do this weekend but can’t figure out exactly what? Look no further. Featured is a diverse list of events happening that will be sure to enrich your experience of D.C. this weekend. Many events will be in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, however Read More …

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Sustainability in the Face of Fast Fashion

By Jacqueline Jedrych Today’s trends change faster than many brands can keep up with. Corporation’s solution to this is fast fashion: basically disposable clothes, aimed mostly at young and teenage women. The clothes are manufactured inexpensively and often under poor working conditions and sold at a profit.  Historically, there were four fashion seasons, coinciding with Read More …

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The Tattoo Guide for the Common Student

By Angela Hickey With tattoos come many questions and concerns, especially from anxious parents. In D.C., there are no basic tattoo regulations that have to be enforced, such as the sanitation of parlours in the area. This causes some pretty big problems and raises important questions:  “Where is a good place to get a first Read More …

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Açai Bowl vs. Pressed Juice: Review + Best Place to Find in D.C.

Courtesy of Bella Ramon By Bella Ramon Being a busy college student can make it difficult to find time or the resources to consistently eat healthy. Sometimes it simply isn’t an option to meal prep, go to Trader Joe’s, buy healthy food, and cook it on a regular basis. Açai bowls and pressed juices are Read More …

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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. The Tower Year 97, Edition No. 17 10 YEARS AGO – Feb. 26, 2010 edition Announcement that the university had sold South Campus to D.C. to put up Read More …

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Musical Spotlight: Lennon Stella

Courtesy of Regina Vahey By Regina Vahey The belief that someone only gets one chance to make a first impression doesn’t seem to apply to singer-songwriter Lennon Stella. The Ontario-born singer’s career began when a YouTube video of Stella and her younger sister Maisy’s cover of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” went viral in 2009. Since Read More …

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Are the Oscars Really Doing Their Job?

By Miriam Trujillo There can only be ten films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar every year.  The award will only go to one of the potential ten. These factors of cinema’s awards season will not change.  Yet, so much of the Academy’s criteria could change. Perhaps, the presuppositions that this prestigious body of experts Read More …

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