Author Archive for Ryan J. Reilly

Ad Revenue Down at College Rags Too

Michael Oliva walks into the student newspaper office in the Pryzbyla Center just before 2 p.m. and checks his e-mail. He's got class in a few minutes, but the sophomore at Catholic University, business manager at The Tower, needs to check in on how advertising revenue is looking this week.
"It's not good," says Oliva. "National [...]

Godspell, Broke Student Orgs., and Costly Donuts

Junior Kelsey Flynn is selling tickets to this weekend's performances of Godspell in the lobby of the Pryzbyla student center. The musical is put on by student organization Center Stage.
"It's a bunch of stories of the life of Jesus taking place on a playground," said Flynn.
Sitting at the table with her is Michael Pratt, [...]

God v. Hannah Montana, Chinese Soap Operas, and Made-up Animals

Professor Holger Zaborowski, Dr. Z for short, leans up against the chalkboard. Wearing a navy blue sportsjacket over a green v-neck sweater, he starts up a discussion in his Tues-Thurs 9:35 a.m. Philosophy of Religion, a familiar topic to students at Catholic University.
Today, the focus is on the concept of God – Dr. Z. plays [...]

Where the Brookland Bloggers At?

Over at why.i.hate.dc, a local D.C. blogger has declared war on local D.C. blogs, and written a sarcastic list of tips for creating a successful neighborhood blog (which if you follow, "you should find yourself linked by DCist and The Washington City Paper in no time!").

One anonymous commenter joked that he/she was "so inspired I'm [...]

Shotgun-Wielding Man Robs Catholic U. Student in 7-Eleven Parking Lot

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A shotgun-wielding man with a bandanna across his face robbed a Catholic University student in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven early Saturday morning, according to a release from CUA's Department of Public Safety [PDF]. The release describes the suspect as a black male, 21-27 years of age, 5’9’’, 160 lbs., and wearing [...]

College Rag Wrap Up for Feb. 9

College Rag Wrap-up: Your weekly roundup of what’s new(s) in D.C. college papers (and blogs). Each Monday, City Desk summarizes the most interesting stories from college oriented newspapers and blogs in the area. Links are compiled by City Paper intern Ryan J. Reilly, who is an editor at Catholic University’s student newspaper, the Tower.

‘Keeper of the Cage’ for 62 Years Honored by CUA

At every home game the Catholic University basketball team has played in the past 62 years, Francis E. “Franny” Murray has been cheering the Cardinals on from the sidelines. But Saturday was not a typical home game for the 86-year-old employee. This time, the long time equipment manager was on the receiving end of the [...]

Breaking: JuicyCampus Comes to an End

Ding, dong, Juicy Campus is dead.
It seems even the slimiest of web gossip websites cannot seem to make the cut in these economic times. JuicyCampus.com (which the Sexist wrote about here) is shutting down tomorrow, according to a press release sent out just after 12:30 p.m. today.
From Matt Ivester, Juicy Campus founder & CEO:
"Unfortunately, even [...]

Howard Zinn @ Busboys & Poets: ‘Democracy doesn’t come from the top, it comes from the bottom’

A People's History of the United States author Howard Zinn appeared at Busboys & Poets Monday night to promote and and search for investors for his film The People Speak. Zinn's appearance proved so popular that the progressive hot spot on 14th Street filled up 1 hour and 15 minutes before Zinn took the stage [...]

College Rag Wrapup: Constructive Criticism Edition

College Rag Wrap-up: Your weekly roundup of what’s new(s) in D.C. college papers (and blogs). Each Monday, City Desk summarizes the most interesting stories from college oriented newspapers and blogs in the area. Links are compiled by City Paper intern Ryan J. Reilly, who is an editor at Catholic University’s student newspaper, the Tower.

Attention Google Crawler Bot: JEFF JARVIS, WHAT WOULD GOOGLE DO?, READ THIS IT’S IMPORTANT

If Jeff Jarvis had his way, this post would not exist. In his new book "What Would Google Do?," Jarvis lays out a number of rules to help dead tree newspaper types and corporations in general face the new online reality–including "do what you do best and link to the rest."
Just like the newspaper industry [...]

College Rag Wrap-Up: Post-Inauguration Edition

College Rag Wrap-up: Your weekly roundup of what's new(s) in D.C. college papers.
Today City Desk kicks off a new weekly posting. Each Monday we'll summarize the most interesting stories from college newspapers in area. Links are compiled by City Paper intern Ryan J. Reilly, who is an editor at Catholic University's student newspaper, the Tower.

Kids in the (Inauguration) Crowd

Malia and Sasha were not the only kids having fun at the inauguration today—plenty of kids in the crowd as well. Here are just a few that were hoisted on their parents' shoulders to see the action.

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