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Finding Long Term Care

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.
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.
August 24, 2020
With so many activities canceled, many had to find new traditions to partake in this year.

Democratic National Convention Turns to Dust

The Democratic National Convention was moved from its original location of Fiserv Forum to the Wisconsin Center. The convention was also moved to an almost entirely virtual format.
August 24, 2020

Milwaukee is quiet. An occasional passerby walks past Fiserv Forum, peering into the closed of concourse. Restaurants space out their patrons, already a limited number. Conversations are hidden behind...

Homelessness in Milwaukee: Securing Shelter and Health Safety

August 24, 2020
Often staying in crowded locations and without resources for sanitation and protection, the homeless are at a great risk during the COVID-19 crisis.

A Bus Card and a Mask

Many MCTS bus line schedules do not match with Marquette students' schedules.
August 24, 2020
In Milwaukee, different transportation companies, such as the Milwaukee County Transit System and Bublr Bikes, have been striving to increase usage numbers as some pandemic restrictions are lifted.

Summerfest? More like Bummerfest

Summerfest was one of multiple Milwaukee festivals to be canceled during summer 2020.
August 24, 2020
Although Milwaukee is the city of festivals, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen to it that practically all of those festivals which Milwaukee has become known for are either canceled or postponed.

Hobbies at Home

Hobbies at Home
August 24, 2020
Cal Papineau, a senior in the College of Engineering, ended up going viral on the popular social media app TikTok after posting a video of an obstacle course he and his sister made from everyday items lying around the house.

Students Continue to Work

Marquette sophomore Molly Sullivan works at an outdoor theater in McHenry, IL during the summer of 2020.
August 24, 2020
Often staying in crowded locations and without resources for sanitation and protection, the homeless are at a great risk during the COVID-19 crisis.

What’s Summer without Baseball?

A revised schedule has allowed MLB teams, like the Milwaukee Brewers, to play games at their home stadiums.
August 24, 2020
As the season geared up, positive cases postpone many games, including the Brewers entire home-opening series at Miller Park due to multiple St. Louis Cardinals players testing positive.

BEG: Wear a mask

Graphic via Economic Policy Institute.
Essential workers sacrifice their lives to keep us alive, so we must do the work necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
August 24, 2020
This is a time where Americans must recognize their privilege. While this country’s COVID cases surpass 4 million, we must begin to question what it is we are doing wrong.

Bucks’ Big Year

Fiserv Forum, the arena for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, is also the home court for the Marquette men's basketball team.
August 24, 2020
Prior to the suspension of the season, the Bucks were cruising. Milwaukee holds a league-best 54-12 record, was 28-3 at home, and is poised to be a No. 1 seed in the playoffs, which means they will host a majority of the postseason.
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