Marquette Wire

A Responsibility to Hold

Sheila Fogarty, Opinions Columnist

November 13, 2019

Marquette must acknowledge and fight social inequities, specifically poverty, in Milwaukee not because it is in Jesuit nature to do so, but because it is integral in identifying as part of embracing Milwaukee as part of Marquette. 

BEG: White people’s comfort not responsibility of minorities

BEG: White people’s comfort not responsibility of minorities

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

November 12, 2019

Minorities hold just as many rights as white people. Caucasians must change their ways and start taking action to give minorities those rights.

FOGARTY: Immigration crisis requires education, smart voting in 2020

FOGARTY: Immigration crisis requires education, smart voting in 2020

Sheila Fogarty, Opinions Columnist

November 12, 2019

If Donald Trump is elected to a second term, life for most white, U.S.-born Americans will remain insignificantly affected; therefore, they need to educate themselves on the faults of the immigration system and the narrative of immigrants. Doing so will ensure that citizens conscientiously use their vote in the 2020 presidential election. 

EDITORIAL: University connects students to DNC, campus to Milwaukee

EDITORIAL: University connects students to DNC, campus to Milwaukee

November 12, 2019

The university’s active role in involving students to be part of the convention as well as their prioritization of the student experience is very important to the enhancement of students’ time at Marquette and the relations between students and Milwaukee.

SCHABLIN: Twitter blocking infringes on First Amendment rights

SCHABLIN: Twitter blocking infringes on First Amendment rights

Kevin Schablin, Opinions Columnist

November 12, 2019

Twitter is known to be a prominent platform for political discourse. Its blocking feature can limit public relationships from elected representatives through a decrease in direct communication about new policies, laws and announcements. If public officials announce policy changes through social media, blocking someone because they disagree violates the first amendment and has to stop in order to have a successful democracy.

FOGARTY: Chilean students redefine journalism in tumultuous time

FOGARTY: Chilean students redefine journalism in tumultuous time

Sheila Fogarty, Opinions Columnist

November 5, 2019

The Red Estudiantil de Información, a group of student journalists dedicated to covering the protests, has become the most influential form of media coverage on the economic protests currently happening in Chile.

EDITORIAL: Ombuds office elimination detrimental to faculty, staff

EDITORIAL: Ombuds office elimination detrimental to faculty, staff

November 5, 2019

Marquette University eliminated the office and position as part of a cost management process Sept. 5, not gathering public input before the decision.

SCHABLIN: United States should improve public transportation

SCHABLIN: United States should improve public transportation

Kevin Schablin, Opinions Columnist

November 5, 2019

U.S. public transportation's uncleanliness and unpredictable timing make most forms of public transportation in the U.S. unpopular. If the public transportation system in the U.S. were to be improved in these areas, more people would use it, creating a healthier environment and a more effective way to travel.

BEG: Duchess demonstrates appreciation, not appropriation

BEG: Duchess demonstrates appreciation, not appropriation

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

November 5, 2019

Kate Middleton wore traditional Pakistani clothing while taking a Royal Tour of Pakistan. People who wear traditional pieces as a way to be “fashionable” or “trendy” can be harmful to the culture because they did not take the time to research and be informed about what they are choosing to wear.

BEG: Global awareness necessary for Kashmir conflict

BEG: Global awareness necessary for Kashmir conflict

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

October 29, 2019

The disagreement between Pakistan and India is resulting in violence and the deaths of innocent civilians as seen through various historical conflicts. We must continue to spread the story for those who cannot.

EDITORIAL: MUPD failed to legitimize missing student case

EDITORIAL: MUPD failed to legitimize missing student case

October 29, 2019

While a student remained missing for nearly five days, Marquette University Police Department and university administration failed to publicly release information about the student and situation.

FOGARTY: Maggie Rogers communicates, embodies feminism best

FOGARTY: Maggie Rogers communicates, embodies feminism best

Sheila Fogarty, Opinions Columnist

October 29, 2019

Unlike traditional activism, Maggie Rogers uses her music to communicate and advocate for feminism.