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Alex Garner, Executive Opinions Editor

April 22, 2020

Peering outside the plane’s window, a blue mass moves slowly beneath me. Below me, it is immense and wide, reaching before and behind me. I squint, wanting to see the details of its surface. Small waves flicker on the top and then disappear. Something moves, swimming just underneath the surface, so ...

Cost of Being a College Athlete

Tyler Peters, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

A law that allows athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness passes in California on Sept. 30, 2019. It's a law that gives athletes the ability to benefit from their athletic status but "makes clear that compensation for athletic performance or participation is impermissible." The National Collegiate Athletic Association Board ...

The Great Debate

Ariana Madson, A&E Reporter

April 22, 2020

YES OR NO TO PANTSUITS? Zoe Marmitt, a junior in the College of Engineering, says yes to pantsuits. She sees it as a very professional look and as a matter of gender equality. “I feel like men wear suits, so women (should have) equal rights," Marmitt says. "Women should be treated just as fairly a...

Finding Hope and Mentorship in Times of Need

Lelah Byron, Investigative Reporter

April 22, 2020

Students, higher education professionals and community members gathered at Alverno College for a summit to discuss underrepresentation on college campuses Feb. 21. The summit, Advancing Equity in Our Colleges and Universities, was hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary E...

Diagnosing the System

Diagnosing the System

Matthew Martinez, Assistant Projects Editor

April 22, 2020

In 2020, health care weighs heavy on the minds of Americans. During a global outbreak that's seen governors 'competing' for medical supplies and marginalized communities particularly affected, the conversation has never been more pressing. Lowering the cost of health care is the top domestic priority among both Democrats and Republicans, according to a ...

Power of One

Power of One

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

The power of one. It's the slogan BIG EAST commissioner Val Ackerman remembers when she considers hiring more females in the sports industry. “Diversification is a point of emphasis across the association,” Ackerman says. “We all have a role, it’s like the power of one to try to bring along...

The Privilege of Political Apathy

The Privilege of Political Apathy

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

April 22, 2020

“T. E. R. R. O. R. I. S. T.” These are the harsh letters that pierce my ears and strike my eardrums as I sit on the serene Florida beach trying to soak up some sun while a man gives his opinions of the scarf on my head. My anxiety heightens and my heart beats faster as I walk through a Transportation...

A Shot in the Dark: The Conversation around Gun Violence

Joseph Beaird, Investigative Reporter

April 22, 2020

From the Milwaukee Courthouse to Red Arrow Park, Linnea Stanton marches with over 8,000 people. The crowd is young, mostly students who have taken to the streets in opposition to gun violence. It's March 24, 2018. Stanton is at Milwaukee's March for Our Lives. A month earlier, Stanton hears the news of a...

Knowing Madre Rosa

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Francisco Hernández, Janet Peña, and Isabel Piedra

April 22, 2020

In 2017, history professor Laura Matthew goes in search of local archives in Jacaltenango, Guatemala. Instead, she finds the larger-than-life legacy of Marquette alum and Maryknoll sister Dorothy Erickson, Class of '52. Erickson is also known as Madre Rosa Cordis, the name she took as a Maryknoll nov...

Keeping the Peace

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Jaiden Schueller

April 22, 2020

“Dispute over politics leads to fight at Sacramento State”  “Political fight leads to Cape shooting”  “I Can't Work With You! How Political Fights Leave Workplaces Divided”  These headlines are a few of many that have sprouted across the news over the past year. We have all seen...

Paying the Price of Education

Nicole Laudolff, News Reporter

April 22, 2020

In 2018, outstanding federal student loan debt reached a historic high: $1.41 trillion, according to data from the Department of Education.

Overflow

Overflow

Grace Dawson, Investigative Reporter

April 22, 2020

"We really wanted to stay," Morgan Schnabl says. "We loved that location ... but after about two months, we realized 'Dang. Well, it's not really an option.'" Schnabl is the owner of Milwaukee restaurant Brunch that was located along the Milwaukee riverfront at 800 North Plankinton Street. The...