Marquette Wire

SCHABLIN: University must promote collections, emphasize significance

SCHABLIN: University must promote collections, emphasize significance

Kevin Schablin, Opinions Columnist

December 3, 2019

If Marquette University promoted the large collection of valuable artifacts at Raynor Memorial Library and Haggerty Museum of Art, students would learn about their cultural significance and benefit from it.

BEG: We cannot ignore oppression, torture of Uighur Muslims

BEG: We cannot ignore oppression, torture of Uighur Muslims

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

December 3, 2019

People remain silent in the face of oppression and torture as the Chinese minority group of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang are placed in concentration camps.

FOGARTY: Marquette should follow Syracuse students’ lead

FOGARTY: Marquette should follow Syracuse students’ lead

Sheila Fogarty, Opinions Columnist

December 3, 2019

A group of protesting students at Syracuse University organized a sit-in in response to a rush of overt white supremacist and anti-Semitic rhetoric and actions on campus.

FOGARTY: Traditional Thanksgiving rhetoric perpetuates ignorance

FOGARTY: Traditional Thanksgiving rhetoric perpetuates ignorance

Sheila Fogarty, Opinions Columnist

November 19, 2019

Gratitude can negate injustice if it isn’t acted upon. The pilgrims' thankfulness swept the exploitation and abuse of indigenous Americans under the carpet. Today, gratitude can still negate modern injustices and inequalities, as it can promote ignorance towards the systematic support that White Americans have.

BEG: Muslim misrepresentation in media exacerbates stereotypes

BEG: Muslim misrepresentation in media exacerbates stereotypes

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

November 19, 2019

The entertainment industry needs to understand Muslims' stories to depict them correctly in movies. They need to do a better job at making accurate, strong characters.

GARNER: Administration fails to exhibit Jesuit values, make MU home

GARNER: Administration fails to exhibit Jesuit values, make MU home

Alexandra Garner, Executive Opinions Editor

November 19, 2019

The university abuses its administrational powers with the implementation of the four foundational pillars changes. It shows its disregard for students with the termination of programs and people essential to student and campus success. As a private institution, it can and did choose to silence our voices on campus property.

SCHABLIN: Colin Kaepernick deserves to be in NFL

SCHABLIN: Colin Kaepernick deserves to be in NFL

Kevin Schablin, Opinions Columnist

November 19, 2019

Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL for three years due to a protest that involved kneeling during the national anthem before sports games. His protest was blown out of proportion and should be allowed back into the game.

EDITORIAL: New university task force preemptive, expends unnecessary resources

EDITORIAL: New university task force preemptive, expends unnecessary resources

November 19, 2019

While the task force aims to support students and Marquette's reputation, the university's decision to allocate so many resources toward a largely unfounded issue is problematic.

Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

November 13, 2019

Marquette University requires underclassmen to live in residence halls and have a meal plan.

A Responsibility to Hold

Sheila Fogarty, Opinions Columnist

November 13, 2019

Marquette must acknowledge and fight social inequities, specifically poverty, in Milwaukee not because it is in Jesuit nature to do so, but because it is integral in identifying as part of embracing Milwaukee as part of Marquette. 

BEG: White people’s comfort not responsibility of minorities

BEG: White people’s comfort not responsibility of minorities

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

November 12, 2019

Minorities hold just as many rights as white people. Caucasians must change their ways and start taking action to give minorities those rights.