Marquette Wire

  • April 3BREAKING: Summer classes to be online

BREAKING: Summer classes move to online format

BREAKING: Summer classes move to online format

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2020

The decision was made to "ensure that students can continue their studies from the safety of their homes."

Democratic National Convention pushed to August to prevent COVID-19 spread

Democratic National Convention pushed to August to prevent COVID-19 spread

Shir Bloch, News Reporter

April 2, 2020

DNC Chair Tom Perez said the decision was made to ensure the health and safety of Milwaukee residents and convention attendees amid the coronavirus pandemic.

How students can vote

How students can vote

Nick Magrone, News Reporter

April 1, 2020

The deadline to register to vote online was March 30, but voters are able to register in person.

COVID-19 likely to influence voter turnout

COVID-19 likely to influence voter turnout

Annie Mattea, Executive News Editor

April 1, 2020

Students are able to request voter ID cards from Marquette and use a scanned version to vote absentee.

Jill Karofsky challenges incumbent Daniel Kelly for State Supreme Court

Jill Karofsky challenges incumbent Daniel Kelly for State Supreme Court

JK Rees, News Reporter.

April 1, 2020

The Supreme Court currently holds a conservative majority of 5-2. Despite the race being officially nonpartisan, Karofsky receives support and endorsements from liberal groups against Kelly's conservative support and endorsements.

Incumbent Tom Barrett faces Wisconsin Senator Lena Taylor in mayoral election

Incumbent Tom Barrett faces Wisconsin Senator Lena Taylor in mayoral election

Kelli Arseneau, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2020

Barrett has been mayor of Milwaukee for 16 years while Taylor has been in the Wisconsin State Senate for a nearly equal 16 years.

See your Election Day ballot

See your Election Day ballot

April 1, 2020

Election Day ballots for April 7 vary based on the ward of your residential address.

Wisconsin’s history, impact as a swing state

Wisconsin’s history, impact as a swing state

Alexa Jurado, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2020

In 2012, Democrat and former president Barack Obama won Wisconsin by 6.94% of the votes. In 2016, Donald Trump won Wisconsin by 0.77% of the votes.

Students face barriers in voting due to understanding voter identification laws

Students face barriers in voting due to understanding voter identification laws

Matthew Choate, News Reporter

April 1, 2020

A voter ID law requires people to show some form of identification on Election Day. Each state's voter ID laws vary.

Polarization becomes more prevalent in politics

Polarization becomes more prevalent in politics

Nicole Laudolff, News Reporter

April 1, 2020

Pew Research reported the percentage of Americans who consistently express either liberal or conservative views has more than doubled over the past two decades from 10% to 21%.

Marquette voters voice their opinions

Marquette voters voice their opinions

Benjamin Wells, News Reporter

April 1, 2020

There are several key issues Marquette voters are worried about: the novel coronavirus, healthcare, gun laws and military presence in the Middle East.

Milwaukee Marathon cancellation impacts student-run business

Milwaukee Marathon cancellation impacts student-run business

Matthew Choate, News Reporter

March 31, 2020

There is still a digital option for runners to participate. Runners can send in their results if they participate in the virtual run.