Marquette Wire

EDITORIAL: Human trafficking education crucial to combating issue

EDITORIAL: Human trafficking education crucial to combating issue

March 26, 2019

Although human trafficking may not be something on the forefront of many people's minds, it is happening all around, to people just like us.

HARTE: Admissions scandal demands reform

HARTE: Admissions scandal demands reform

Matthew Harte, Opinion Columnist

March 26, 2019

Nonetheless, an applicant’s relation to alumni is a fundamentally unfair admissions consideration and should be removed from application forms. No amount of hard work or studying can give a student legacy status.

HARRINGTON: Taboos Prevent Discourse of Slavery

HARRINGTON: Taboos Prevent Discourse of Slavery

Reilly Harrington, Assistant Opinions Editor

March 20, 2019

It should be disturbing that the notion of human bondage and kidnapping could be forgotten in the national discourse. Given the unique relationship the United States has with slavery, paired with American ideals about freedom and individual liberties, the discourse surrounding modern slavery should dominate public discussion.

HARTE: Trafficking an Ugly Reality in Milwaukee

HARTE: Trafficking an Ugly Reality in Milwaukee

Matthew Harte, Opinions Columnist

March 20, 2019

While the true number of victims remains unknown, Milwaukee’s reputation as a trafficking hub is expounded through high-profile prosecutions of local pimps.

BEG: New Zealand attacker cannot be portrayed as victim

BEG: New Zealand attacker cannot be portrayed as victim

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

March 19, 2019

The Muslims who died March 15 deserve respect, and they have not been receiving it. Everyone has the responsibility to condemn this man and other actions like this.

EDITORIAL: Master Plan requires transparency, input

EDITORIAL: Master Plan requires transparency, input

March 19, 2019

The University should provide a consistent and publicly available breakdown of the Master Plan that provides more specific information about the administrations approval process and ideas moving forward.

LIPO: Embracing a life of gratitude

LIPO: Embracing a life of gratitude

Sarah Lipo, Opinions Columnist

March 19, 2019

Students can reap the rewards of practicing gratitude in daily life, especially as the school year starts to wind down and exams and projects rapidly approach.

HARTE: Decline in enrollment of international students concerning

HARTE: Decline in enrollment of international students concerning

Matthew Harte, Opinions Columnist

March 19, 2019

Research from the Institute for International Education shows that new international undergraduate student enrollments in the U.S. declined 6.3 percent from the 2016-’17 to the 2017-’18 academic year.

MOZENA: Wisconsin right-to-work laws disadvantage middle class

MOZENA: Wisconsin right-to-work laws disadvantage middle class

Jackson Mozena, Opinions Stringer

March 19, 2019

Without unions supporting labor, employees will almost certainly see some of the benefits which unions provide, such as pay raises, better benefits and other improvements to workplace conditions, quickly evaporate.

HARTE: Financial literacy courses crucial

HARTE: Financial literacy courses crucial

Matthew Harte, Opinions Columnist

March 5, 2019

New research from the University of Illinois emphasized the distressing economic circumstances that many young adults are currently experiencing. The study deemed only 22 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds as financially stable.

LIPO: Service requirement needed to uphold Marquette mission

LIPO: Service requirement needed to uphold Marquette mission

Sarah Lipo, Opinions Columnist

March 5, 2019

While the school is centered on community service and Jesuit values, there is no required dedication to this service. There is a strict curriculum requiring philosophy and theology classes to graduate, but there is no requirement to complete some sort of service during a student's four years of being at a school so integrated into the city.

EDITORIAL: Action must be taken to further prevent racism on campus

EDITORIAL: Action must be taken to further prevent racism on campus

March 5, 2019

Marquette needs to take a uniform stance regarding diversity on campus by intentionally implementing online training programs, diversity seminars, required interactive events — or a combination of these options — to promote student, staff and faculty awareness about race issues.