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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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An Open Letter to CUA by a member of the Class of 2017

When I was young, I collected snowglobes. My father used to call them “miniature worlds in glass.” I thought this was fascinating. What is even more astounding is how you, CUA, are a perfect little snowglobe; I could not have asked or prayed for anything more. Through good times and bad, through laughter and tears, Read More …

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A Free and Open Society for All

Duane Paul Murphy, Class of 2019 As a self-describe leftist, individual freedoms and liberties as well as social equality, representation, and justice are the primary principles and goals in order to have a nation with liberty and justice for all of the citizenry. These values and objectives include the freedom to believe and worship any Read More …

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Tower Editorial

In 2013 a few hundred students, mainly from “right outside Philly” and a couple other towns, showed up on the CUA campus for orientation knowing nothing and nobody. They went to a few classes, complained about the food in the Pryz, changed their major two or four times, made, lost, and made some more friends, Read More …

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The Minimum Wage Gap 

         A widely recognized issue on campus is that of the disparity between DC minimum wage and the wage paid to student workers. The District’s $11.50 per hour towers high over the university’s $8.25. Many students wonder if the university has taken their rights as a “private institution” too far. From the Read More …

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Poem 

by Alex Huntley, Class of 2019 what’s the point of existence when I’m pitted against the resistance mud sucks up to my knees I slipped down the rabbit hole in a squeeze darkness crushed me under too far down to hear the thunder away from a three dimensional world a new form of depth unfurled Read More …

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Let’s Save Our Planet Earth and Its People

by Duane Paul Murphy, Class of 2019         As Earth Day, which is going to be on April 22nd, approaches towards the global general public once again, we need to act and think bolder for the sake of our future generations in order to have a sustainable, blue and green terrestrial planet Read More …

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