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Cobeen Hall is one of the residence halls to charge an extra expense for laundry. Marquette Wire stock photo

RUFFOLO: The university has too many extra expenses for students before, during pandemic

Lucia Ruffolo, Opinions Columnist October 27, 2020
Marquette University should lower the costs of the extra expenses that students have to pay, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Service learning develops new ways to serve during pandemic

Service learning develops new ways to serve during pandemic

Megan Woolard, News Reporter October 27, 2020
“We’ve had to do a lot of pivoting because of COVID. We’ve got a lot more virtual placements than we’ve ever had before,” Kim Bohat, director of service learning, said. 
In-person classes for undergraduate students will end Nov. 24. Photo by Zach Bukowski

PICKART: MU needs to decide about spring semester classes before Thanksgiving break

Max Pickart, Opinions Columnist October 27, 2020
The university must make a decision regarding spring semester courses before the upcoming break.
This past summer, SPARK took place virtually.

Future of SPARK program to look different

Skyler Chun, Executive A&E Editor October 20, 2020
As of right now, changes to the program are just being made specifically for 2021.
Marquette University eliminated spring break and Easter break for the spring 2021 semester, and replaced them with four mental health days. Marquette Wire stock photo

EDITORIAL: Marquette must reevaluate changes to spring 2021 semester

October 20, 2020
Marquette University's choice to replace spring and Easter break with mental health days in the spring 2021 semester does not provide students, faculty and staff with adequate time to relax.
Many students have said that the Mental Health Days are not a sufficient substitute for spring break

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Midterm and Easter break cancelled for Spring 2021 semester

Natallie St. Onge, Executive Director October 20, 2020
In a Oct. 16 news release, and letter from Provost Kimo Ah Yun, the university announced its Mental Health Days for Feb. 8, March 10, April 20 and May 5 rather than its usual five-day spring semester break and Easter break.
Governor Tony Evers issued an emergency order in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases Oct. 6 to reduce capacities for restaurants and indoor events. Photo via Flickr

PICKART: Wisconsin must act now against COVID-19

Max Pickart, Opinions Columnist October 20, 2020
Wisconsin's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the wake of its exponential rise in cases is not occurring due to polarized politics.
Graphic by Sketchify

RUFFOLO: Kids should be allowed to trick-or-treat this Halloween

Lucia Ruffolo, Opinions Columnist October 16, 2020
While these restrictions have been put in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, there are certain activities that can be done in a safe way, and it is necessary to still celebrate holidays vivaciously and live happily during difficult situations like a pandemic.
Spring semester will begin one week later than normal.

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University cancels mid-semester and Easter break for the 2021 spring semester

Ben Wells, Executive News Editor October 15, 2020
In replacement of the break, the university will designate four mental health days throughout the semester.
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EDITORIAL: MU must not cut faculty, staff

October 12, 2020
The Marquette Wire supports faculty and staff and their right to job protection and better treatment from the university, especially during the middle of a pandemic. 
Students will be able to get free flu shots, administered by Marquette students.

Flu shots are available on campus through Nov. 10

Megan Woolard, News Reporter October 6, 2020
“We have partnered with the College of Nursing who provide us with Juniors and Senior students to assist in the vaccine administration”, Lynda Connor, a staff nurse said.
Many students have said that the Mental Health Days are not a sufficient substitute for spring break

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EDITORIAL: MU must make decision regarding rest of semester

October 6, 2020
Marquette University must make a decision of how the university will move forward this semester while prioritizing the community’s safety and well-being. 
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