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Marquette replaced its spring break with four Mental Health Days. Marquette Wire stock photo

EDITORIAL: MU fails to communicate about norovirus

February 26, 2021
Norovirus may be less life-threatening than COVID-19, but that does not mean it should be taken any less seriously.
Graphic by Alexandra Garner

MOSES: ASMR videos help people recreate their own normalcy

Hope Moses, Opinions Columnist February 23, 2021
Americans have been using ASMR videos of pre-pandemic activities, such as studying or going to school, to cope with changes to everyday life.
Currently about 8.5% of Wisconsinites have received the COVID-19 vaccine
Photo via Flickr.

RUFFOLO: Don’t push teachers back into classrooms during pandemic

Lucia Ruffolo, Opinions Columnist February 23, 2021
In the midst of the discussion surrounding teachers return to school, it is important to listen to teachers' concerns for not wishing to return to in-person teaching and prioritize vaccinations. 
Graphic by Alexandra Garner

KOCH: Resellers, new thrifters must be conscious consumers

Jenna Koch, Opinions Columnist February 23, 2021
Consumers must be conscious of the ethical and moral effects of thrifting and reselling especially with their recent popularity.
EDITORIAL: MU needs reform, addressing singular racist actions not enough

EDITORIAL: MU needs reform, addressing singular racist actions not enough

February 19, 2021
The university cannot continue to preach it is anti-racist, or strive to be better for minority students, unless it takes deliberate steps to support those words.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended double masking against new COVID-19 variants. Photo via Flickr

PICKART: New COVID-19 variants necessitate a unified front

Max Pickart, Opinions Columnist February 16, 2021
With new COVID-19 variants already spreading in the United States, it is essential that we all take action to protect others and ourselves against the variant.
University President Michael Lovell delivered his presidential address from the 707 Hub Feb. 4.

EDITORIAL: University has responsibility to support students of color

February 16, 2021
There are still many steps Marquette University must take to ensure it follows through with its commitments to support students of color on campus. 
TikTok is popularizing New Age spirituality. Photo via Flickr

KOCH: People exploring religions must not engage in cultural appropriation

Jenna Koch, Opinions Columnist February 16, 2021
Those who practice new age spirituality must be aware of its origins to prevent and stop further appropriation of other religions.
Graphic by Alexandra Garner

RUFFOLO: U.S. government should decriminalize drug use

Lucia Ruffolo, Opinions Columnist February 16, 2021
With Oregon recently decriminalizing the possession of hard drugs, the rest of the country should follow in its steps.
The Justice in Action Conference is Feb. 27 10am-3pm. Photo via Office of Engagement and Inclusion page.

PICKART: Justice in Action Conference important for campus

Max Pickart, Opinions Columnist February 9, 2021
Marquette University should make the Justice in Action Conference, which is scheduled for Feb. 27 on a virtual format, mandatory for all students, faculty and staff members.
GameStop is an American company that sells video games and electronics. Photo via Flickr

RUFFOLO: GameStop scandal showcases limited free market in U.S.

Lucia Ruffolo, Opinions Columnist February 9, 2021
The recent GameStop frenzy indicates that the market isn’t as free as they would like to believe, and that Wall Street is inherently flawed.
Summerfest rescheduled its summer 2021 events for September 2021. Photo via Flickr

MOSES: Grim reality of COVID-19 doesn’t meet public expectations

Hope Moses, Opinions Columnist February 9, 2021
Wisconsin’s inability to recognize the danger in spreading false hope about the Coronavirus to citizens is detrimental to Wisconsin communities.
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