Marquette Wire

Breaking the Silence: Interview with To Write Love on Her Arms founder

Breaking the Silence: Interview with To Write Love on Her Arms founder

Lily Wellen, Marquette Radio General Manager

April 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Radio, Radio

To Write Love on Her Arms founder, Jamie Tworkowski, explains what his organization does to help those dealing with suicide by sharing stories and showing people they aren't alone. He travels to colleges, music festivals and different countries to help break the silence on the topic of suicide. His c...

Breaking the Silence on LGBTQ Mental Health: Dr. Nick Heck

Breaking the Silence on LGBTQ Mental Health: Dr. Nick Heck

Lucie Sullivan, Audio Content Director

April 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Featured, Radio, Radio

Psychology professor Dr. Nick Heck discusses LGBTQ mental health, the increased stress individuals experience and how to be an ally. Heck specializes in research on LGBTQ mental health outcomes and has piloted multiple gay-straight alliance support groups at various high schools. This story is ...

Residence life system aims to help students at-risk, maintain confidentiality

Residence life system aims to help students at-risk, maintain confidentiality

Matthew Martinez, News Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Breaking the Silence, News, Wire Featured

In the Office of Residence Life employees are often a first line of response for students who struggle with suicide. Administrators and hall staff work together to serve residents and maintain confidentiality. Resident Assistants are often the first facilitators of this care. “My role is to be...

Podcasters works to give a voice to depression

Cheyenne Fischer, Special to the Wire

April 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Interviews, MUTV, Reports, TV News, Video

Terry McGuire and her sister co-host a podcast together called Giving Voice to Depression. Cheyenne Fischer has the story. This story is part of the Marquette Wire’s “Breaking the Silence” series to increase awareness and start dialogue about suicide in college. Read, watch and listen to ...

MU students on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why

April 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Interviews, MUTV, Reports, TV News, Video

Netflix Original '13 Reasons Why' has many people talking and Marquette students have mixed feelings about the themes presented in the series. This story is part of the Marquette Wire’s “Breaking the Silence” series to increase awareness and start dialogue about suicide in college. Read, wat...

Despite progress, concerns about LGBTQ+, suicide remain

Despite progress, concerns about LGBTQ+, suicide remain

Stephanie Harte, Editor of the Marquette Journal

April 26, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Breaking the Silence, News

In Marquette's LGBTQ+ Resource Center there usually isn't much to note about visiting tours. Usually. But there was one tour that Sam Perez, a program assistant for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, never forgot. While meeting with students and staff in the LGBTQ+ Resource Center one afternoon, she o...

Before college: A fight against stigma

Before college: A fight against stigma

Abby Ng, Projects Reporter

April 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Breaking the Silence, Projects, Wire Featured

The Schuster family never saw it coming. Neither did the community of Grafton, Wisconsin. No one ever thought Tim Schuster, a popular 17-year-old high school senior, known for his ability to make people laugh, would kill himself. Dec. 10, 2008 started out as a normal day for Tim’s mother, Cl...

Editorial: ‘Breaking the Silence’ aims to start conversation about suicide

Editorial: ‘Breaking the Silence’ aims to start conversation about suicide

April 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Breaking the Silence, Editorials, Opinions, Wire Featured

Over the course of the semester, the Marquette Wire has been working on its suicide project. The Wire named the project "Breaking the Silence" in an attempt to facilitate a necessary, yet currently lacking conversation around college-age suicide. In the media, suicide is often either ignored or...

Marquette researchers seek innovative treatments

Marquette researchers seek innovative treatments

Maredithe Meyer, Investigative Reporter

April 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Breaking the Silence, MUTV, News, Projects, Tribune, Video, Wire Featured

Charlie Kubly was described by his loved ones as the life of the party, even as he battled depression for years. He was 28 when that battle ended and Kubly lost his life to suicide. Kubly grew up in Milwaukee as the youngest of seven children. In high school and college, he spent time traveling, skiing, sailing and playing tennis. He loved blues m...

Breaking the Silence: ’13 Reasons Why’ review

Breaking the Silence: ’13 Reasons Why’ review

Kaitlin Majeski, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Breaking the Silence, Breaking the Silence

While there are mixed opinions on the content and production style of the show, one thing is for sure: “13 Reasons Why” got people talking. The show got more attention on social media in its first week online than any other Netflix original series.

MUR staff podcast: Mental health in music

MUR staff podcast: Mental health in music

Ian Schrank, Radio Assistant General Manager

April 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Radio, Radio, Wire Featured

There are many approaches to songwriting. For some, it is personal healing process. For others, it is a way to reach out to listeners who have had similar experiences. But what should musicians do when writing songs about mental health? Do they have a responsibility to treat the subject with c...

Behind the project of Breaking the Silence

Behind the project of Breaking the Silence

Lily Wellen, Marquette Radio General Manager

April 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Podcasts, Radio, Radio, Uncategorized

Devi Shastri, projects editor, talks about how the Breaking the Silence project came about, as well as what it was like reporting on the sensitive topic of suicide. Learn more about this here: This story is part of the Marquette Wire’s Breaking the Silence series to increase awareness and start dialogue about suicide among college-age students. Read, hear and watch more coverage here. Photos by Anabel...