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Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

The Defund The Police movement gained momentum after the murder of George Floyd May 2020. Photo via Flickr

MOSES: Reform is not enough, we need to reimagine safety

Hope Moses, Opinions Columnist March 23, 2021
As the George Floyd murder trial moves forward, it serves as a reminder that police reform is simply not enough.
The first military action under President Joe Biden was an airstrike against Syria Feb. 25. Photo via Flickr.

RUFFOLO: U.S. must remove military forces from foreign nations

Lucia Ruffolo, Opinions Columnist March 23, 2021
Though some may take pride in the strength of the American military, it is time for the Biden administration to reduce the country's unfettered military powers abroad. 
Steve Wojciechowski coaches on the sidelines  Jan. 21, 2020. Marquette Wire stock photo

COMERFORD: Life is more than just sports

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor March 23, 2021
The Steve Wojciechowski era concluded March 19. For many Marquette fans, this marked the end of seven long years without an NCAA Tournament win.
Marquette students have had two Mental Health Days this semester.

EDITORIAL: Faculty, staff must support students during the rest of the semester

March 18, 2021
Marquette faculty and staff must support students during ongoing pandemic and make sure they are planning for Mental Health Days.
Marquette is primarily utilizing GoRiteWay buses instead of traditional LIMO vans.

PATEL: Marquette should reinstate traditional LIMO services

Krisha Patel, Stringer March 17, 2021
Marquette should go back to utilizing the door-to-door LIMO services so that students can feel more comfortable about getting picked up sooner and won't have to wait in extreme weather conditions.
The Commons is located on Well and 17th Streets.

PATEL: COVID-19 continues to dramatically alter students’ lives

Krisha Patel, Stringer March 16, 2021
While it’s important that Marquette takes the appropriate precautions to keep people safe, especially in the residence halls to avoid dorm lockdowns and quarantines, it’s just as important to support students' abilities to make friends and get the most from being at college. 
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KOCH: Corset trend brings light to historical misconceptions

Jenna Koch, Opinions Columnist March 16, 2021
The misconceptions about corsets undermine historical women's intelligence and their contributions to fashion.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An open letter to the President, Provost, and Board of Trustees of Marquette University

March 16, 2021

On February 15, 2021, the University Academic Senate (UAS) voted 20-7, with five abstentions, to adopt a shared governance resolution that initiates a reset of the processes of shared governance at Marquette....

Figures like Mr. Potato Head have become part of the culture war. Photo via Flickr

RUFFOLO: Culture war distracts from political issues, progress

Lucia Ruffolo, Opinions Columnist March 16, 2021
The "culture war" controversies are a distraction from more important political issues.
MUPD sent a safety alert March 14 notifying students about an individual on campus who is striking and threatening women. Marquette Wire stock photo.

EDITORIAL: MUPD’s lack of transparency endangers students

March 16, 2021
MUPD must work to maintain consistent and clear communication when there is a direct threat to campus. Otherwise, more students are at risk for getting hurt.
Juror selection for Derek Chauvin case began March 9. Photo via Flickr.

PICKART: Jury selection in Derek Chauvin trial will be difficult

Max Pickart, Opinions Columnist March 16, 2021
The jury selection in former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial, who murdered George Floyd, began March 9 is set to be an extremely complex, difficult and lengthy process.
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PATEL: Wisconsin mask mandate still necessary despite vaccination distribution

Krisha Patel, Stringer March 10, 2021
Marquette students have a responsibility to protect others by wearing a mask as they wait to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
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