Editorials

The Hazards of Living Off-Campus

By Jared Prenda Finally moving off campus is a rite of passage for most Catholic University students. There is no more signing in friends, kicking them out at midnight, risking being written up by RA’s and HSA’s. For many it is their first taste of adulthood, their first taste of true independence. Despite this, there Read More …

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Parish Goes Cashless for Tithing

By Lucas Parker “Credit or debit?” can now be heard during collection time at Sunday Mass. Tithing at St. Ambrose Parish in Boise, Idaho has taken a progressive turn, as ushers have been armed with PIN pads for rounding the pews, leaving the fraying wicker baskets behind. Pastor Fr. Ralph Maloney, “sick and tired” of Read More …

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Christians in Palestine: Why Are They Leaving?

Op-Ed Submitted by Adam Zeidan Next week, the Catholic University of America will receive a Christian from Palestine to speak on the state of Christianity in Palestine. I feel it necessary, as a Palestinian-American Christian, to make other students aware that this event may not be properly representative of the Palestinian Christian community and their 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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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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Why the Anti-Straw Crusaders Are Critically Misinformed

By Ben Gardner The elimination of plastic straws from restaurants in favor of alternatives seems to be the newest and most promising eco-trend going around the U.S. and Germany. However, while many have joined this bandwagon, hoping to feel better about their own plastic usage, very few have actually done any research into this topic. Read More …

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