Marquette Wire

Suicide, Theology: More than ‘a magic Jesus pill’

Suicide, Theology: More than ‘a magic Jesus pill’

McKenna Oxenden, Executive News Editor

April 11, 2017


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

Steve Austin was in college the first time he seriously contemplated ending his life. He was a freshman driving home from the University of Montevallo when he found himself staring at a yellow road sign with two black arrows pointing in opposite directions, taunting him with the choice he ha...

Communication, teamwork key to suicide response

Communication, teamwork key to suicide response

Matthew Harte, Special for the Wire

April 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Breaking the Silence, News, News

Before he was vice president for student affairs at Marquette, Xavier Cole found himself dealing with a student death by suicide. Added to the tragedy was extensive media coverage that garnered public attention. “It wasn’t just the tragedy that goes along with losing a young person in their...

National Mental Institute of Health’s Jane Pearson advises on handling suicide

National Mental Institute of Health’s Jane Pearson advises on handling suicide

Lily Wellen, Marquette Radio General Manager

April 10, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Journal, Podcasts, Radio, Radio, Uncategorized, Wire Featured

Marquette Radio General Manager Lily Wellen talks to National Mental Institute of Health's Jane Pearson to advise on how to deal with the suicidal thoughts as a friend, family member or a person's own struggle. Listen in so you can help yourself or others through this process. This story is part of the Marquette Wire's "Breaking the Silence" series to increase awareness and start dialogue about suicide in college. Read, hear and watch more coverage here. Graphics by Anabelle McDonald...

A strong line of fighters

A strong line of fighters

Jenny Fischer, Special to the Wire

April 10, 2017


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

I am tempted to start my story at the climax —the point of drama — in media res. But I am also reminded that before any story is my mother’s story. That’s where it all began. My mother moved over 11 times in her youth and found permanent sanctuary in college in playing basketball at Marqu...