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EDITORIAL: Changes to grading system, deadlines beneficial for students

EDITORIAL: Changes to grading system, deadlines beneficial for students

April 3, 2020

Marquette should be commended for its decision to extend the pass/fail deadline to after the semester ends. This option gives students the opportunity to focus on their coursework without having to dwell on future uncertainties. 

LAUDOLFF: Postponing elections amid COVID-19 necessary

LAUDOLFF: Postponing elections amid COVID-19 necessary

Nicole Laudolff, Opinions Columnist

April 2, 2020

States should postpone primary elections to avoid the the spread of COVID-19 at the polls. Americans should not have to choose between protecting their health and exercising their civic duty.

SALGADO: COVID-19 exposes longstanding problems within US capitalism

SALGADO: COVID-19 exposes longstanding problems within US capitalism

Beck Andrew Salgado, Opinions Columnist

April 1, 2020

The U.S. economy has taken a brutal hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. The dire state of the economy begs to question whether capitalism is the best economic system for our country.

BEG: Voting amid COVID-19 crisis requires accommodation, communication from US officials

BEG: Voting amid COVID-19 crisis requires accommodation, communication from US officials

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

March 31, 2020

State and federal governments must do more to combat the negative effects of COVID-19 related to voting, such as changing the laws regulating the voting procedure. Voting is an important civic duty that needs to be protected in these turbulent times.

DYSART: Bipartisan conflict hinders urgent economic stimulus response

DYSART: Bipartisan conflict hinders urgent economic stimulus response

Annie Dysart, Assistant Opinions Editor

March 26, 2020

Bipartisan disagreement hindered Congress from providing urgent, critical aid to the American people in response to economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic. 

SALGADO: Distrust of media inhibiting Americans from protecting themselves

SALGADO: Distrust of media inhibiting Americans from protecting themselves

Beck Andrew Salgado, Opinions Columnist

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 has tested American public trust of the media. The health and safety of the population relies on the public's willingness to heed precautions from medical experts, scientists, and government officials rather than get caught up in debates of misinformation.

BEG: Younger generations must stay mindful of elderly amid pandemic

BEG: Younger generations must stay mindful of elderly amid pandemic

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

March 24, 2020

Though younger people are less likely to die from COVID-19, it does not mean they can take this disease lightly. It is all of our responsibilities to take the advice of the CDC and WHO to slow the spread of COVID-19 through social distance and quarantine.

EDITORIAL: MU must institute pass/fail grading system to ensure equality

EDITORIAL: MU must institute pass/fail grading system to ensure equality

March 21, 2020

The inaccessibility of campus facilities disadvantages students facing unhealthy home environments, distracting family dynamics, mental health struggles and other challenges.

DYSART: COVID-19 response temporary success, not climate action victory

DYSART: COVID-19 response temporary success, not climate action victory

Annie Dysart, Assistant Opinions Editor

March 19, 2020

Social and industrial responses to COVID-19 have caused global greenhouse gas emissions to decrease. This cannot be celebrated as a victory for climate action because the changes causing lower emissions are occurring under dire circumstances that will eventually subside and lead emissions to increase to previous levels.

SALGADO: U.S. was ill-prepared to handle the coronavirus outbreak

SALGADO: U.S. was ill-prepared to handle the coronavirus outbreak

Beck Andrew Salgado, Opinions Columnist

March 18, 2020

The U.S. government was not prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing and treatment need to be widely available and affordable.

BEG: Trump’s COVID-19 speech perpetuates xenophobia

BEG: Trump’s COVID-19 speech perpetuates xenophobia

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

March 17, 2020

The American people should be able to look up to their leader in stressful times like these for support and guidance. Trump continues to fail the American people, as they cannot rely on the government for answers.

EDITORIAL: University should invest in language programs

EDITORIAL: University should invest in language programs

March 17, 2020

Marquette University must take deliberate action to invest and enhance the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in order to meet the needs of current students and attract future students.