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PATEL: We must do our part to mitigate COVID-19, get back to in-person classes

COVID-19 cases reached a record high on Marquette's campus following Halloween weekend. Marquette Wire stock photo.
November 6, 2020
In order to get back to in-person learning and make sure students don't miss out on their college experience, everyone part of the Marquette community must do their part to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic. This includes wearing face masks, social distancing and not gathering in large groups.

RUFFOLO: United States must move past partisan animosity

Graphic by Aminah Beg
November 4, 2020
The United States must aim to move past partisan conflict and divide, regardless of presidential election results.

EDITORIAL: We must stay politically active beyond voting

Graphic by Aminah Beg
November 4, 2020
There are more ways to stay politically active in the year that goes beyond voting in presidential elections.

MOSES & PICKART: Amy Coney Barrett confirmation to SCOTUS detrimental for LGBTQ community, women

Supporters stand outside the Supreme Court during the judiciary hearing for Amy Coney Barrett's nomination Oct. 12. Photo via Flickr
November 4, 2020
While we may want to rejoice that another woman will hold a seat on the highest court in the United States, we have to consider Barrett's values and morals, and she is not the kind of woman who deserves our applause. 

KOCH: Voter suppression continues to be national issue

The 2020 presidential election was estimated to have the greatest voter turnout in U.S. history. Photo via Flickr
November 4, 2020
Many Americans still face barriers and limitations while voting; the US must fight against voter suppression.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Think Your Vote Doesn’t Matter? This November, You Could Change My Life

October 30, 2020

Last month, I asked a fellow student who he was voting for. He shrugged and said, “I don’t know. I really don’t follow politics." I curiously asked which issues he cared about. His answer: none of...

KOCH: Catholic Church must do more for LGBTQ people, Pope’s comments not enough

Pope Francis speaks to an audience in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Vatican. Photo via Flickr
October 27, 2020
The Catholic Church and other Catholics have not done enough to support the LGBTQ community.

EDITORIAL: University must improve transparency, communication

Becoming an HSI is no longer part of Marquette University's strategic plan. Photo by Zach Bukowski
October 27, 2020
The university must improve transparency with the Marquette community in order to keep students, faculty and staff involved in issues that directly impact them. 

RUFFOLO: The university has too many extra expenses for students before, during pandemic

Cobeen Hall is one of the residence halls to charge an extra expense for laundry. Marquette Wire stock photo
October 27, 2020
Marquette University should lower the costs of the extra expenses that students have to pay, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic.

MOSES: Cultural appropriation persistent, still unacceptable

Native American culture is not a costume. Photo via Flickr
October 27, 2020
Cultural appropriation must be discussed every Halloween because it continues to be practiced.

PICKART: MU needs to decide about spring semester classes before Thanksgiving break

In-person classes for undergraduate students will end Nov. 24. Photo by Zach Bukowski
October 26, 2020
The university must make a decision regarding spring semester courses before the upcoming break.

KOCH: Performative activism symptom of social media

Many people use social media apps like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to engage in activism. Photo via Flickr
October 20, 2020
With the increased momentum and awareness of social movements, such as Black Lives Matter, performance activism gains popularity on social media.
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