Editorials

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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Metal Straws Don’t Suck

By Paige Spera Metal straws, while designed to be a positive solution to the plastic pollution problem, have stirred up quite a controversy. But the pros of metal and other reusable straws far outweigh the cons. By making the switch to reusable straws, consumers are making a pledge to be more environmentally conscious. Plastic straws Read More …

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Trump Delivers Second State of the Union Address

By Alexander Santana President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address on Tuesday evening in the U.S. Capitol’s House of Representatives chamber. Trump spoke about many domestic and foreign policy priorities and significant pieces of legislation passed in the 115th Congress with bipartisan support. He focused his speech on the state of Read More …

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The Los Angeles Fan Perspective: Roll Rams!

By Jack Campsom “I promise you guys it will get fixed. I’ll give everything in my heart and soul to get it fixed.” That was Jared Goff, star quarterback, in 2016 after losing his seventh game to start his career. The majority of NFL fans wrote Jared Goff as a bust, potentially the biggest bust Read More …

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