Marquette Wire

MOZENA: Democratic candidates should exercise caution

MOZENA: Democratic candidates should exercise caution

Jackson Mozena, Opinions Stringer

April 9, 2019

As the GOP will almost assuredly back incumbent president Trump for the upcoming race, it falls on Democratic party members to decide which candidate they want to earn the Democratic nomination during Milwaukee’s hosting of the Democratic National Convention next year in July.

LIPO: Ending the cycle of toxic masculinity crucial to decreasing gun violence

LIPO: Ending the cycle of toxic masculinity crucial to decreasing gun violence

Sarah Lipo, Columnist

April 9, 2019

A gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida February 14, 2018 . Seventeen individuals were murdered, and that day will be remembered as one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history.  There have been 31 instances of mass shootings at K-12 schools a...

HARTE: Activism shows need to lower voting age

HARTE: Activism shows need to lower voting age

Matthew Harte, Opinions Columnist

April 9, 2019

A 16-year-old is able to work full-time, drive, pay taxes and can be tried as an adult in a court of law. They should be granted an equal voice to determine the ways tax dollars are being spent and the laws they’re being held accountable for.

EDITORIAL: University must acknowledge role in abuse

EDITORIAL: University must acknowledge role in abuse

April 9, 2019

While the university did not recognize its own institutional implication in Walter's death in recent months and years, the chance to take responsibility still exists. The university has a moral obligation to publicly acknowledge how its involvement in this case perpetuated abuse.

BEG: MU must increase social responsibility

BEG: MU must increase social responsibility

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

April 9, 2019

Marquette University did not make enough of an effort to show they cared about the death or others like it. Besides the text message, no other communication was sent out to the community to give further information.

LIPO: Social media detrimental if used incorrectly

LIPO: Social media detrimental if used incorrectly

Sarah Lipo, Columnist

April 2, 2019

Using social media can have has detrimental effects on individuals, as they may spend a great deal of time engrossed in Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram, to name just a few popular platforms.

MOZENA: Mandatory voting legislation would prove beneficial

MOZENA: Mandatory voting legislation would prove beneficial

Jackson Mozena, Opinions Stringer

April 2, 2019

As a result, the legislation created by the United States government is highly dependent on individuals actually participating in both local and federal elections. Without the input of citizens, official policy positions implemented by the government have the potential to stray from the interests of the people.

BEG: Golan Heights recognition suggests political implications

BEG: Golan Heights recognition suggests political implications

Aminah Beg, opinions columnist

April 2, 2019

By Trump’s validating the acquisition of Golan Heights by Israel, it defied the message the U.N. has been trying to send globally.

HARTE: Free speech executive order demands clarity

HARTE: Free speech executive order demands clarity

Matthew Harte, Opinions Columnist

April 2, 2019

Marquette’s institutional policies make a variety of references aimed at respecting free and open discourse, which could be examined for compliance with the executive order.

EDITORIAL: Advising process requires additional resources from university

EDITORIAL: Advising process requires additional resources from university

April 2, 2019

For some more popular majors, advisers must divide their resources and time between a large number of students. Many advisers are also professors, which can mean short advising appointments and less individualized attention for students.

MOZENA: Broadcast news staff members must be held accountable

MOZENA: Broadcast news staff members must be held accountable

Jackson Mozena, Stringer

March 26, 2019

Considering traditional news media correspondents are in a unique position to inform the United States citizenry as to the happenings of their country, there has to be an expectation that these individuals will perpetuate information that is accurate and devoid of false or otherwise unsubstantiated information.  

BEG: Democratic figures inconsistent

BEG: Democratic figures inconsistent

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

March 26, 2019

The words of the grieving NYU students were justified. Even though Chelsea Clinton aligns with the Democratic Party, it does not mean whatsoever that her beliefs and actions represent the liberal values that the party seemingly does.