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College editor fights to get newspaper back

April 23, 2006

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— Editions of a student newspaper that featured a front-page story about crime at Catholic University were removed from a news rack outside the school's admissions office, the paper's editors say.

The school hosted hundreds of potential new students Friday when the newspaper, the Tower, ran a story about a recent wave of violent robberies and carjackings, some of which happened on the school's campus.

"We knew that people weren't going to be exactly excited about the fact that our lead story was going to be about the crime on campus," said 21-year-old editor in chief Kate McGovern.

But what surprised her was that one of her editors learned that about 100 papers had been removed from the newspaper rack near the admissions office.

When McGovern went to the office and asked about them, she was given a stack of roughly 20 and told that the rest would be put back on Monday.

University spokesman Victor Nakas denied that the school was trying to hide the fact that crimes had happened on campus.

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