Marquette Wire

One Last Stand: McCormick Mems

One Last Stand: McCormick Mems

Caroline White, News Reporter

May 7, 2018

Known warmly by many as “the Beer Can,” McCormick Hall made itself a distinct silhouette in the Milwaukee skyline and earned itself quite the reputation. After 50 years of housing restless Marquette students, McCormick’s last residents will move out this May. In honor of the Marquette legend, people...

Active Shooter Training for Residence Life Employees

Active Shooter Training for Residence Life Employees

Jenny Whidden, Assistant News Editor

May 7, 2018

ORL previously provided employees with active shooter training in August, just before the start of each academic year, Renee Dowdy, the assistant director of student staffing and training, said. The training consisted of videos and a presentation from a Marquette University Police Department officer.

Editor’s Note: Spring 2018

Editor’s Note: Spring 2018

McKenna Oxenden, Marquette Journal & Special Projects Managing Editor

May 7, 2018

Young voices across the country — and world — are getting louder and louder. This isn’t the first time young adults have taken a stand. But it’s the first time we are being heard. It’s the first time legislators are taking notice, hearing our noise and opening their ears. It’s the first...

Milwaukee Public School Student Gets Full Ride

Milwaukee Public School Student Gets Full Ride

Aly Prouty, Executive News Editor

May 7, 2018

Milwaukee Public School senior Lioneal Clay set his heart on attending college four years ago, during his freshman year at Vincent High School. He knew he could do it, but it wouldn't be easy. It had been a rough year for Clay. One of his best friends entered a coma and he was on the rocks with...

Fight against gun violence continues after March for Our Lives

Fight against gun violence continues after March for Our Lives

Grace Connatser, News Reporter

May 7, 2018

Linnea Stanton and Izzy Staton are determined to keep the momentum of anti-gun violence activism going following the March for Our Lives rally March 24. Thousands marched for tighter gun control in downtown Milwaukee, alongside hundreds of thousands of other protesters in cities across the nation....

First-generation students persevere

Natallie St. Onge, News Reporter

May 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...