Marquette Wire

HARRINGTON: Small businesses deserve increased focus during holidays

HARRINGTON: Small businesses deserve increased focus during holidays

Reilly Harrington, Assistant Opinions Editor

November 27, 2018

Remove the association of these special, smaller sales from the commercialized yuletide nightmare that is Black Friday and allow it to stand on its own, shining more of a light on the benefits the day could have on your local peers and community members.

BEG: US relationship with Saudi Arabia unethical

BEG: US relationship with Saudi Arabia unethical

November 27, 2018

rump does not intend to take any action against the serious situation regarding Khashoggi’s death despite agencies and individuals from both the Republican and Democratic parties calling for a response.

EDITORIAL: University unfairly scrutinized for decision regarding homeless

EDITORIAL: University unfairly scrutinized for decision regarding homeless

November 27, 2018

Winter is rapidly approaching and it would be nearly impossible for the university to turn the Ramada into a homeless shelter in time. The building is not in good condition and would first need refurbishing before it would be a suitable place for people to live.

EDITORIAL: Residence hall policies for break periods alienate students

EDITORIAL: Residence hall policies for break periods alienate students

November 13, 2018

Students should be able to stay in their own residence halls if they need to save money or simply can’t afford hundreds of dollars to travel home.

HARTE: Early morning classes harmful to learning

HARTE: Early morning classes harmful to learning

Matthew Harte, Opinions Columnist

November 13, 2018

There are many causes that force college students to forgo sleep. They may pull all-nighters to study for an exam or finish an essay. They could also have heavy work or student organization schedules, which forces them to put off homework until later in the night.

KORENICH: Prison health care reforms needed

KORENICH: Prison health care reforms needed

Maya Korenich, Executive Opinions Editor

November 13, 2018

If inmates are required to make copayments in order to receive medical attention, they may decide to forgo necessary medical treatment in order to buy other things like soap or food.

BEG: Continued use of N-word perpetuates consequences

BEG: Continued use of N-word perpetuates consequences

Aminah Beg, Opinions Columnist

November 13, 2018

Despite this vitriolic connotation of the word, those who are not African-American still feel permitted to use it. Some feel as if their use of the word does not have an effect on dangerous societal perceptions, when in reality it does.

NITSCHKE: Linguistic diversity enriches US culture

NITSCHKE: Linguistic diversity enriches US culture

Emma Nitschke, Copy Chief

November 7, 2018

News flash: There is a world outside the western hemisphere. Also, a reminder that the only reason Spanish or French might be considered “useful” is because centuries of colonialism weakened or wiped out indigenous languages.

BEG: Trump reiterates dangerous anti-immigrant rhetoric

BEG: Trump reiterates dangerous anti-immigrant rhetoric

November 7, 2018

Trump continues to create divides and controversies across the country. The harsh stance on immigration he takes is meant to mobilize the pre-existing anti-immigrant mentality within the far right voter base, so their votes during midterms can align with what Trump wants.

HARTE: Lower drinking age proposals contain various risks

HARTE: Lower drinking age proposals contain various risks

Matthew Harte, Opinions Columnist

November 7, 2018

College students are also at a uniquely high risk of developing unhealthy drinking habits. Slightly over 30 percent of college students reported binge drinking in the previous two weeks, according to the 2016 Monitoring the Future Study.

EDITORIAL: Civic engagement not limited to voting booth

EDITORIAL: Civic engagement not limited to voting booth

November 7, 2018

Whether midterms elicit excitement or disappointment in the wake of electoral results, this election's outcome sets the course of the foreseeable political future. No matter how the midterms shake out, voters should remember that opportunities for civic engagement are not limited to the confines of a voting booth. The post-election period is a time to hold officials accountable for promises made pre-election.

BEG: Corporations must be held environmentally accountable

BEG: Corporations must be held environmentally accountable

October 30, 2018

The United Nations made it clear that the world will remain habitable if humans continue to treat it like we do now. The 700-page report detailed the predicted increase in famine, disease, refugees and economic hardships due to the changes in the environment, such as rising sea levels and catastrophic natural disasters.