Editorials

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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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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Tower Editorial: Can’t Buy Our Love

No matter if you’re a student athlete or not, or if you’re in the Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics or the School of Music, you appreciate free cookies. No matter if you’re a politics, mathematics, studio art, or sociology major, you would definitely take a free cupcake if it were offered. Read More …

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Editorial 3/31/2017

Remember the 2016 election? How hyped up everyone got, how excited and dedicated people became? Well the Democrats and the Republicans ain’t got nothing on SGA. For those of you who don’t follow The Tower on Twitter or Instagram (@cuatower), a debate was hosted Monday night by CUA Debate Club, WCUA, and The Tower, in Read More …

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Tower Editorial: DC As a College Town

       Most students come to CUA looking to expand their interests, meet new people, and experience all the situations college sitcoms promise us. And maybe for a semester or two people will go to a few new club meetings and try a couple of different restaurants in a part of the city they haven’t been Read More …

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Tower Editorial: Don’t Do it for the Insta

       While welcoming students, faculty, and staff back to campus after a much-needed week of springtime rest, it is typical to get some of the same stories from many of our classmates. In the wake of midterms, many students chose to spend Spring Break vegetating at home, reading books and seeing movies, or heading down Read More …

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