Marquette Wire

COVID-19 BLOG: Living in ‘The Twilight Zone’

Alexa Jurado created a collection of prints documenting her time on campus during the 2019-20 academic year. Photo courtesy of Alexa Jurado.

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

April 22, 2020

I could've never imagined a time in which I wouldn’t be able to hug my grandparents, in which the grocery store shelves are consistently empty, in which every moment spent outside my home feels like a potential risk.

COVID-19 BLOG: Checking the numbers

Aminah Beg meets with her colleagues on the leadership team of the Ott Memorial Writing Center on a Zoom call April 21. Top row (L to R):  Rebecca Nowacek, Aminah Beg and Nikita Deep. Bottom row (L to R): Maria Shenny, Jenn Fishman and Ariana Chapas. Photo courtesy of Aminah Beg.

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

April 22, 2020

I realized to keep some of my sanity I had to stop checking the numbers every morning. It was making me anxious about the future and completely uncertain on where my life would go.

BEG: Colleges should lower tuition if classes remain online

BEG: Colleges should lower tuition if classes remain online

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

April 22, 2020

The switch to online learning should be accompanied by reduced tuition rates for college students as they deal with financial stress and adapt to challenges of the new remote learning environment.

COVID-19 BLOG: Staying connected

Ariana Madson (far right) poses with her roommates for a picture on their last night as first-year students in spring 2018. From L to R: Natalie Schmaus, Alissa Wuorinen and Kate Lawlor. Photo courtesy of Ariana Madson.

Ariana Madson, A&E Reporter

April 22, 2020

I know I’m not the only one feeling frustrated. I know I’ve never done well with change. But I know that during this time of social distancing, everyone must do their part for the benefit of others as well as themselves.

GARNER: 50th Earth Day presents opportunity for change during, after pandemic

The 50th Earth Day is April 22, 2020. Photo via Flickr.

Alexandra Garner, Executive Opinions Editor

April 22, 2020

Earth Day cannot serve solely as a day for environmental celebration. It should serve as an opportunity to take deliberate environmental action. As we continue to address the immediate effects of the coronavirus on our society, we cannot ignore that climate change is still present in our communities.

Academic Senate discusses uncertainty of fall semester, enrollment

Academic Senate met virtually Monday to discuss the fall semester, enrollment and numerous other issues.

Jk Rees, News Reporter

April 21, 2020

Provost Kimo Ah Yun addressed the uncertainty of the fall semester during the Academic Senate meeting Monday.

Gross reflects on time spent at Marquette

Derek Gross runs in Allendale, Michigan at the Grand Valley State University meet Feb. 14. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Sam Arco, Sports Reporter

April 21, 2020

Distance runner Derek Gross attended Neenah High School where he lettered in cross country and track and field while serving as team captain during his senior season, foreshadowing his career as a collegiate athlete.  In high school, Gross reached out to then-Marquette head cross country coach Mike ...

Esports thrives during COVID-19, still not varsity sport

The Esports club poses on the Al McGuire court. (Photo courtesy of Meredith Cavaleri.)

Bryan Geenen, Sports Reporter

April 20, 2020

Despite the postponements and cancellations taking place in the sports world right now, one sport has not slowed down — in fact, esports has seen a rise in popularity during the quarantine. At Marquette, the Esports team cannot meet in person but are still competing in online tournaments from their...

EDITORIAL: MUSG postponement of spring elections unnecessary

EDITORIAL: MUSG postponement of spring elections unnecessary

April 20, 2020

Marquette University Student Government's decision to postpone spring elections due to COVID-19 concerns was not necessary with the option to utilize alternative modes of communication with students, which would maintain voter turnout and protect the right of student voters. 

NCAA waives standardized test scores for 2020-21 incoming first-years

Students taking a test. (Photo via Wikimedia.)

Tyler Peters, Assistant Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

The NCAA announced April 17 that incoming Division I or II student athletes enrolling in the 2020-21 academic year will not be required to submit an SAT or ACT score.

COVID-19 BLOG: Finding your inner child

Alexandra Garner and her younger sister Sophie take a photo together in September 2019. Photo courtesy of Alexandra Garner.

Alexandra Garner, Executive Opinions Editor

April 20, 2020

As I played with my younger sister, I realized why kids are so awesome: they are natural storytellers. They are creative at heart, seeing worlds and creatures that have not yet been seen, or may never be seen. 

Marchan looks to settle unfinished business

Breanne Marchan (center) runs at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Feb. 22. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Sam Arco, Sports Reporter

April 17, 2020

Senior Breanne Marchan’s high school track and field resume prior to Marquette speaks volumes.   A native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Marchan attended Wild Rose High School, where she lettered in track and field, volleyball and basketball. Her high school accolades include being named 16-time A...