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Paying Rent and Keeping Up

Junior and senior students living in university-owned apartments have the option to be released from their leases if they choose to take their classes fully online.

Grace Dawson, Investigative Reporter

August 24, 2020

Shutdowns in major industries due to the coronavirus pandemic has led to furloughs and layoffs, leaving people financially insecure. Housing insecurity, as well as issues with renting agreements and paying rent are major ways in which this has manifested. According the research done by the Milwaukee ...

The Helping Hand

Benjamin Wells, Assistant News Editor

August 24, 2020

When the COVID-19 outbreak forced Marquette to transition to an online format, student and campus-run volunteer programs had to reassess how to continue their community support. 

KOCH: New solutions needed for students who struggle with mental health

Marquette transitioned to online learning last semester after spring break.

Jenna Koch, Opinions Columnist

August 24, 2020

Marquette must adapt a better plan to approach mental health issues among students for the upcoming semester.

Call for Change

Annie Mattea, Managing Editor of the Marquette Tribune

August 24, 2020

Stephanie Rivera Berruz, an assistant professor of philosophy, wrote an open letter to Marquette University to address racial injustices in the Marquette community June 17. The same day, Rivera Berruz spoke at a Marquette virtual town hall to address racial injustice, where she read the open letter out ...

PICKART: Sustainable recovery necessary after the Pandemic

Max Pickart, Opinions Columnist

August 24, 2020

Although we have seen massive improvements environmentally, such as an estimated 5% decrease in carbon emissions relative to 2019, there are also immense environmental consequences due to the economic setbacks of COVID-19. 

Mental health or good grades? Students are divided over doing their best while feeling their best

Beck Andrew Salgado, Projects Reporter

August 24, 2020

One resource that the Counseling Center is excited to introduce during the fall semester is the Silvercloud app. The mental health app is used at a variety of other universities across the country and allows users to participate in therapy modules that are geared to help individuals who suffer from an array of mental health issues.   


Maria Crenshaw, Investigative Reporter

August 24, 2020

Barriers to receiving proper healthcare treatment directly affects the disproportionate rates with which African Americans contract COVID-19.

Defining Defunding the Police

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

August 24, 2020

After a worldwide outcry against police brutality and racial injustice in this summer after the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Milwaukeean Joel Acevedo, many are calling not just for reform, but for the police to be defunded or abolished. In 2013, Wisconsin Act 265 authorized Mar...


People organize at a Black Lives Matter protest in Milwaukee.

Hope Moses, Opinions Columnist

August 24, 2020

Moving into the next half of 2020, it is essential to remember the words of Martin Luther King who preached that “an injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere.” This calls us as human beings to recognize the hardships that our neighbors endure and assist in the efforts towards equality.

Finding Long Term Care

Lelah Bryon, Amanda Parrish, Executive Project Editor, Assitant Projects Editor

August 24, 2020

Due to the frailty of older populations, nursing homes are susceptible to serious and potentially fatal coronavirus outbreaks.

Cleaning the University

Custodians and student employees and worked to help prepare residence halls for the fall semester.

Kelli Arseneau, Managing Editor of the Journal

August 24, 2020

Aside from ensuring they clean with chemicals that can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the facilities department has also adjusted hours and given employees different assignments.

Traditions Canceled

Milwaukee's Fourth of July fireworks celebrations were canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.

Ariana Madson, A&E Reporter

August 24, 2020

With so many activities canceled, many had to find new traditions to partake in this year.