Marquette Wire

SCHABLIN: The Academy Awards need more diverse voices, genres

SCHABLIN: The Academy Awards need more diverse voices, genres

Kevin Schablin, Opinions Columnist

January 21, 2020

The Academy should follow the public's lead when nominating movies that are more representative and diverse across gender, race, life experience and genre.

GARNER: My experience in Cuba

Alex Garner, Executive Opinions Editor

January 21, 2020

Solidarity and compassion are essential to society, and witnessing them in action in Cuba gives me hope that we can achieve similar means of community.

EDITORIAL: Absence of coordinator jeopardizes sustainability

EDITORIAL: Absence of coordinator jeopardizes sustainability

January 21, 2020

Four months after an event to discuss sustainability, Marquette University remains without a sustainability coordinator. This failure to prioritize and maintain sustainability is detrimental to Marquette and the broader community.

BEG: Celebrity ‘activism’ often insincere, hypocritical

BEG: Celebrity ‘activism’ often insincere, hypocritical

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

January 21, 2020

While celebrities often use their social platforms and influence to talk about world issues, few take the next step to enact actual change.

EDITORIAL: Provost Ah Yun’s statements not consistent with past actions

EDITORIAL: Provost Ah Yun’s statements not consistent with past actions

January 14, 2020

After stepping in as permanent provost and executive vice president for academic affairs last month, Kimo Ah Yun highlighted areas he will focus on in his positions. But many of his statements do not align with his past actions.

SCHABLIN: It is time to abolish the Electoral College

SCHABLIN: It is time to abolish the Electoral College

Kevin Schablin, Opinions Columnist

January 14, 2020

The changing role of the Electoral College in United States Presidential Election is hurting the people, rather than helping them.

FOGARTY: The 2010s favored digital, not personal relationships

FOGARTY: The 2010s favored digital, not personal relationships

Sheila Fogarty, Opinions Columinst

January 14, 2020

The 2010s brought new technological advancements, but it also prioritized digital relationships, rather than face-to-face interactions.

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.