The Conservatism of Russell Kirk: Transcendent Moral Order

The first and arguably most fundamental of Russell Kirk’s ten conservative principles is the belief in a transcendent and enduring moral order. Kirk was not the first to observe moral order; men have hypothesized that human nature is built with a certain order since ancient times. In Plato’s Republic, we find a theory of the […]

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Going on a 50’s Date in San Antonio

Although people typically see a lot of the dating etiquette from the 1950s as “ridiculous”  and outdated, many of the customs used then can be adapted easily into 21st century dating. We may now scoff at the idea of only the man asking the woman out or getting parental approval for a first date (especially […]

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The Allure of Tradition at Trinity’s Christmas Vespers

Photo courtesy of Trinity University’s digital access management. The experience of listening to Silent Night being sung by hundreds of hushed voices as you watch the dancing candle flames filling Parker Chapel is truly a beautiful thing, and one which makes me extremely proud of my university. Although Trinity may not be a remarkably Christian […]

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Keeping up with SGA

Trinity University’s Student Government Association (SGA) ended the year with a bang last year as we voted on the final budget proposals for all University Student Organizations (USOs). USOs are organizations whose budget and existence is guaranteed by administration–groups like SGA, Greek Council, and the Trinity Diversity Connection. These groups requested an abundance of funds […]

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Chip Roy Announces “Heart of Texas Tour”

TX-21 Republican candidate Chip Roy has announced that he will be going on a tour of all 10 counties in the district throughout August, ahead of the November 6 election. Roy’s announcement post on Facebook boasts “more than 21 public events in 21 days across TX-21.” The topics listed on the campaign website indicate that […]

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Debate to be held between CD-21 Candidates

On Wednesday, August 29th, a debate will be held between the two candidates from Congressional District 21, Republican Chip Roy and Democrat Joseph Kopser. The debate will take place in Pearl Studio, which is located in the heart of San Antonio’s Pearl Market. The debate will be moderated by San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 […]

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We Wanted to be Surprised by #MeToo

This article was co-written by Luke Ayers When the stories of sexual assault, harassment, and general impropriety began to surface, often with #MeToo, neither of us were particularly surprised. We really, really wanted to be. We wanted to be shocked that figures representing films and television series we enjoyed could be guilty of such horrendous […]

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I Endorse Chip Roy for Congress

Disclaimer: The Tower does not endorse political candidates. However, our writers are permitted to express their opinions.  Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a campaign event for Congressional District 21 candidate Chip Roy. The event included a meet and greet with both the candidate and also Pastor Rafael Cruz—father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz. […]

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Governor Greg Abbott Endorses Upstart HD-122 Candidate Chris Fails

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has officially endorsed Chris Fails for State Representative from House District 122. In a video released Monday morning, Governor Abbott explains why he supports Fails for State Representative, touching on his desire to reform property taxes and to fight for conservative values in the state of Texas. Fails is the current Mayor of […]

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For Tobacco 21, an Addiction to Fiction

In reading this article from Rivard Report, I couldn’t help but wonder: what world is this writer living in? Amidst the argument Kayleigh Stubbs lays out for raising the legal age to buy tobacco, she states that “Advertising in movies, magazines, and social media encourages kids to think that smoking is cool. What those kids don’t realize […]

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