Editorials

Editorial: A Year in Review

By The Tower Staff As another school year at Catholic University comes to a bittersweet close, students in all majors are both looking forward to beach days and looking back on fond memories shared with their classmates. It was a great year for the Cardinals in the field, in the classroom, and at the Hill, Read More …

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Op-ed: A Psychological Look at Empty Nesters

By Bo Williams, Class of 2018 When a child goes off to college, it is not simply returning to school after summer break. Whether it is going off to a four-year university or a junior college, it is an important transition into adulthood. Legally speaking, an adult is defined as anyone over 18 years old, Read More …

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Op-ed: It’s Not Easy Being Green

By Tim Jones, Luke Cocchi, Omer Qureshi, & Will Flood Earth Day is this upcoming Sunday, April 22nd. On this day, many of us in our campus community will take some sort of action to help our planet. Maybe we will plant a tree, maybe participate in a river clean up, or maybe even take Read More …

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Editorial: How to Win an SGA Election

By The Tower Staff The Tower would like to congratulate the “Representing Catholic You” ticket on its sweep victory in this year’s Student Government Association (SGA) elections. It was a well-run campaign, and it’s clear that the awareness efforts paid off to get students to vote. After this year’s election, a few themes have seemed Read More …

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Op-ed: Representing Catholic You

  By Weston Kirby, Class of 2020 The Representing Catholic You campaign represents a ticket for the Student Government Association executive that is not only experienced and prepared, but which also has a proven track record of caring for the students and a drive to unite CUA. The age of the SGA political parties is Read More …

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Editorial Neutrality

  By The Tower Staff The Tower’s editorial has been at the forefront of speaking up for ordinary Cardinals as an independent voice in student journalism since its very beginning in the fall of 1922. Unlike traditional mainstream print news outlets, in which the collective opinions of editorial board members endorse an individual candidate running Read More …

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Op-ed: Smith-Maser – The Outsiders in the Race

 By Justin Smith, Class of 2019 In the three years that SGA has existed, there has been a common trend with those who run for student body President and Vice President. More often than not, the candidates for the SGA Executive have served in either the SGA Senate or some other student government position. It’s Read More …

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Editorial: The State of Higher Education

By The Tower Staff The state of higher education nationwide is deteriorating as we speak. Despite its global rankings amongst developed countries, accessible, qualitative, and affordable higher education in the United States of America is becoming more rare and scarce than ever before. While Catholic University of America is facing economic controversies with expanding exterior Read More …

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Editorial: Departing Departments

By The Tower Staff Recent announcements have been made that the university will decide in June whether or not to merge several departments and layoff many staff members in an effort to save several million dollars. While this is not the first time The Catholic University of America has raised proposals to save the institution Read More …

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Whose Turn Is It to Talk?

By The Tower Staff The Catholic University of America has a free speech dilemma. This school is encountering an issue with its free speech policies that differs from other universities. The university will not permit any individual or organization to come and discuss issues regarding women’s reproductive healthcare or LGBT rights. Catholic seems to contradict Read More …

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