Marquette Wire

First-generation students persevere

Natallie St. Onge, News Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under Higher Education, Journal, News

Although first-generation student say they struggle with time management, financial aid and the transition into college, the students are motivated to work hard and achieve their goals.

RING out Ahoya: Marquette Love Stories

RING out Ahoya: Marquette Love Stories

Natallie St. Onge, News Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under Journal

At Marquette University, falling in love is possible everyday — and many people have already found it.       

DUFAULT: Political views are no longer discourse, but definers

DUFAULT: Political views are no longer discourse, but definers

Jackson Dufault, Opinions Columnist

May 7, 2018


Filed under Journal, Opinions

Some of the greatest advice I ever received is to never talk about politics, or my political party affiliations, with anybody. It took me years to realize how sage this advice was. But, today, I'm choosing not to follow it. That’s because I believe political discourse and activism is the most...

HARRINGTON: Legalize it – Case for marijuana decriminalization

HARRINGTON: Legalize it – Case for marijuana decriminalization

Reilly Harrington, Opinions Columnist

May 7, 2018


Filed under Journal, Opinions

There’s a change in the air — and it sure smells funny. The legalization and decriminalization of marijuana has been contentious policy matters for decades. With contemporary attitudes toward both medicinal and recreational marijuana usage becoming more positive, the marijuana industry has grown...

Behind the beak: Alumni have fond memories of wearing Golden Eagle costume

Behind the beak: Alumni have fond memories of wearing Golden Eagle costume

Brendan Ploen, Assistant Sports Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Journal, Sports

Dan Carcamo, a 2016 graduate of the College of Communication, vividly remembers the first time he wore the Golden Eagle mascot costume for the tryout during fall semester of junior year.

Johnston Hall’s Sunshine

Johnston Hall’s Sunshine

Sarah Lipo, News Reporter

April 21, 2018


Filed under Journal

It's 4 a.m., and most of the Marquette community is sleeping. Before the sun starts to rise, Felicia Milam is already hard at work. She's Johnston Hall's own morning sunshine. Milam has been a custodian at Marquette for the last 14 years. She split her time between Carpenter Hall and Johnston Hall...

What it feels like to be sexually assaulted

What it feels like to be sexually assaulted

April 15, 2018


Filed under Journal, Uncomfortable Truth

What it feels like to be sexually assaulted, as told by an anonymous sexual assault survivor.  This summer, my life changed. I don’t mean an existential, “Eat Pray Love,” "Walden" kind of change. My life wasn’t propelled forward. I didn’t experience some kind of emotional breakthrough. My life ...

Men’s soccer uses GPS, InStat to advantage

Men’s soccer uses GPS, InStat to advantage

Brendan Ploen, Assistant Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Journal, Men's Soccer, Sports

There is a new set of eyes on men's soccer players this season, and it is not just coaches, scouts or supporters – it's satellites. Data analysis has been one of Marquette's cornerstone pieces this season. College soccer is going through a data revolution, and it's helping teams change the way they train one download at a time. Marquette is using Catapult, a global positioning system monitoring device that measures various internal and external statistics, helping coaches understand how hard a player is working and how well they are standing up to the pace of a given practice or game.

JOURNAL: Tools from past help BIG EAST reclaim identity, remain relevant

JOURNAL: Tools from past help BIG EAST reclaim identity, remain relevant

John Steppe, Assistant Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Golf, Journal, Men's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Men's Hockey, Men's Lacrosse, Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Men's Track & Field, Sports, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Lacrosse, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Women's Track & Field

Five years ago, tensions were boiling between football and non-football members in a once-proud basketball conference. “The last several years prior to the basketball schools breaking away, we had a lot of tension in our conference meetings,” BIG EAST associate commissioner John Paquette said. “And the tension was clear.” Fed up with football-centric decisions tarnishing the conference’s superb basketball reputation, the seven Catholic non-football members, dubbed the “Catholic Seven,” split with the rest of their former conference and formed the new BIG EAST. As the conference enters its fifth season of play in 2017-’18, similar tactics to what put the BIG EAST on the map originally are leading its resurgence into the college basketball landscape.

JOURNAL: Harrington: Global warming is no joke

JOURNAL: Harrington: Global warming is no joke

Reilly Harrington, Opinions Columnist

November 29, 2017


Filed under Journal, Opinions

Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy made landfall and decimated my hometown. I was stuck inside my home as the second-costliest storm in United States history displaced my neighbors, destroyed landmarks and flooded New York City. The effects of this storm reached as far as Wisconsin, causing waves upwards...

Editorial: Consent education should begin at adolescence

Editorial: Consent education should begin at adolescence

November 29, 2017


Filed under Journal, Opinions

Sexual assault on college campuses is pervasive. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reports 11.2 percent of all students have experienced some form of sexual violence, and a study published in the academic journal Violence and Victims found that 63 percent of rapists were repeat offenders. But...

Nattie’s dog days

Nattie’s dog days

Sanya Sawlani, News Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Journal

Walking down Wisconsin Avenue can be a little ruff day-to-day, and it's safe to say most of us get excited, or maybe even homesick, when we see a dog roaming the streets of campus. Luckily for us, there's Nattie, Marquette University Police Department's newest furry friend, whose main purpose as a...