March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, CU!   In this issue: Students Announce Candidacy for Student Body President and Vice President Student Government Association Votes on Resolutions and Bills Catholic University Closes in Response to Winter Storm Stella Heaven at The Barber of Hell’s Bottom What to Watch: The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital Tower Editorial: Don’t Read More …

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 …

Baseball Wins Spring Break Double Header 

by Jared Prenda        The Catholic University of America Baseball team had an impressive showing over spring break, going a phenomenal 9-1 during the team’s Spring Break excursion in Myrtle Beach, SC. The team entered the week with a strong 3-1 record, outscoring their opponents a combined 35-11. The team looked to continue their success into Read More …

Heaven at The Barber of Hell’s Bottom

by Piero J Filpi          Before the Civil War, the area located near 8th Street NE and P was referred to as “Hell’s Bottom.” Similar to Daredevil’s rendition of Hell’s Kitchen in New York, the D.C. area was riddled with crime throughout the 1850’s and 1860’s. Walking into the Barber of Hell’s Bottom, a Read More …

The Hidden Fees of Graduation at The Catholic University of America

by Paige Wearmouth For most undergraduate seniors, recent preparation for graduation exercises have included purchasing caps and gowns, taking senior portraits, and buying tickets for senior week events. While some of these costs are optional, such as photos and senior week tickets, each and every graduating senior was charged an additional graduation fee of $150 Read More …

CUA on Tap: “Gay and Catholic”

by Rachel Gallagher The latest CUA on Tap event hosted author Eve Tushnet for an event titled, “Gay and Catholic: Accepting my Sexuality, Finding Community, Living my Faith.” Students filled the Edward J. Pryzbyla Great Room to hear Tushnet talk about the ways in which members of the LGBT community can navigate their faith as Read More …

Catholic University Students Voice Concerns to President Garvey at Town Hall

By: Sarah Donofrio The Student Government Association held its annual Town Hall with President John Garvey on Wednesday night in the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center in order to address student concerns. After discussing various aspects of the university’s master plan and enrollment details, President Garvey answered questions submitted before the event by students before giving Read More …

Baseball Cruises in Season Opener

by Jared Prenda The CUA Baseball team had a dominant showing in their 14-1 blowout victory over St.  Mary’s College in Maryland in the Tuesday, February 21 season opener. The Cardinals look to improve heavily upon last seasons .513 win percentage (20-19 overall record). They looked to be in good form, only surrendering 1 run Read More …

Men’s Swim and Dive Wins First Landmark Title

by Jared Prenda       The Catholic University of America men’s swimming and diving team captured their first Landmark Conference title in school history this past weekend. The team racked up 806 points over the course of the weekend, a staggering 220 points more than runner ups University of Scranton.       The Cardinals kicked off their Read More …