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Globetrotters: The Learning Curve of Studying Abroad in Ireland

By Maureen McGarry Before leaving for Ireland, I was beyond excited for my study abroad experience and all of the new opportunities I was going to have. Everyone told me what a fun time I was going to have, and how great my time abroad in Ireland would be. Don’t get me wrong, I am Read More …

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Op-Ed: Observations on the Faculty Assembly from Select SGA Representatives

By Jimmy Harrington, Weston Kirby, and Aaron O’Brien Mackisey As student leaders, we are called to stand up and speak out. As members of Student Government, we have never shied away from either. During a Special Session of the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate on March 4th, 2019, the Senate passed Resolution 014, “A Resolution Read More …

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Rap or Go to the League: A Review of 2 Chainz Fifth Studio Album

By Jared Prenda There has long been a stigma of the inner city that young men are born to either play professional sports, become a rapper, or die a trapper in the hood. Rapper 2 Chainz, born Tauheed Epps, has embodied all three aspects if this stigma at points in his life, but the title Read More …

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Digging for Gold

By Abby Wolpiuk Students who thrive on routine and consistency are continually being faced with new fences set up all over the most populated parts of campus. During the morning scramble to get to class, the last thing students need is to have to change their usual route. However, with the recent outbreak of new Read More …

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Dr. Pakaluk, Human Dignity is Higher than Academic Freedom

Op-Ed Submitted By Matthew Chavira Over a month ago, I sent a letter to The Busch School of Business, asking them to rescind their invitation to Fr. Frank Pavone, a well-known anti-abortion political operative in the conservative wing of the Catholic Church. Days before his talk at Catholic, he tweeted “Honest to God, I am Read More …

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Tragedy in Aurora

By The Tower Staff Trevor Wehner walked into his first day at an internship Henry Pratt Co. plant in Aurora, Illinois. Wehner was born in Aurora and raised in Sheridan, a small community in which he was actively involved. He was a senior at Northern Illinois University and was pursuing his degree in human resource Read More …

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Brain Fuel: 6 Foods for Successful Students

By Pamela Nguyen As you live your daily life as a college student, there will constantly be lots of brainwork. With your daily classes, homework, projects and many other school activities to handle daily, not to mention your socialization activities, you will need to make sure that your brain is always active. And what better Read More …

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Letter to the Editor: Dismissal of Tenured Faculty

By Stephen K. Wright I am writing to you as Professor Emeritus of English Language and Literature.  It has been my distinct pleasure and pride to serve my students and colleagues at CUA from 1982 until my retirement in 2013.  Yet today, I am writing to you to express my profound dismay at the reprehensible Read More …

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The Criteria for Redemption

By William James If you have been following the news with any regularity, you may have noticed a trend in recent months. Be it a positive or a worrisome one, this trend has been highlighted in the slew of accusations against Virginia politicians including Democrat Governor Ralph Northam, Republican Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment, and Read More …

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Professor of Economics on University’s Dismissal of Professor Stephen J. McKenna

By Dr. Ernest M. Zampelli Statement of Dr. Ernest M. Zampelli, Emeritus Professor of Economics, to the Faculty Assembly Regarding the University’s Dismissal of Professor Stephen J. McKenna In my almost 35 years at CUA as faculty member, department chair, president of the academic senate, and member of a seemingly endless number of senate and Read More …

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