Marquette Wire

Enrollment increases on ‘sugar daddy’ websites

Enrollment increases on ‘sugar daddy’ websites

Lelah Byron, Investigative Reporter

April 30, 2019

With the cost of living in the city being too much to handle on top of school tuition, Isabelle decided to sign up for a sugar daddy dating website when she was 19. Websites like this allow younger men and women to find relationships with older people who essentially act as benefactors, sometimes referred to as "sugar daddies".

MUPD decides against using body cameras

MUPD decides against using body cameras

Claire Hyman, Investigative Reporter

April 16, 2019

Roadblocks such as choosing a provider and reviewing privacy policies stretched MUPD's body camera initiative over three years. However, the department has recently decided to forego the plan to implement the cameras, police chief Edith Hudson said.

Al McGuire Center, Johnston crashes highlight complexity of issue

Al McGuire Center, Johnston crashes highlight complexity of issue

Amanda Parrish, Investigative Reporter

April 11, 2019

The vehicle-to-building crashes could be attributed to the high level of traffic on an urban campus, MUPD Capt. Jeff Kranz said. It is an anomaly, he said, that three crashes occurred at the same intersection in such a short period of time.

EDITORIAL: University must acknowledge role in abuse

EDITORIAL: University must acknowledge role in abuse

April 9, 2019

While the university did not recognize its own institutional implication in Walter's death in recent months and years, the chance to take responsibility still exists. The university has a moral obligation to publicly acknowledge how its involvement in this case perpetuated abuse.

Social determinants affect survivors’ recoveries

Social determinants affect survivors’ recoveries

Emily Rouse, Assistant Special Projects Editor

April 9, 2019

During the recovery process, victims of sex trafficking often face difficulty finding holistic treatment, safe housing and other resources. Experts and a nonprofit leader emphasized the importance of dismissing stigmas and understanding survivors.

LEFT BEHIND: Gone without answers

LEFT BEHIND: Gone without answers

Matthew Martinez, Executive Projects Editor

April 9, 2019

Melvin felt that someone at the university was to blame. He thought the circumstances of his son's April 1978 death were being hidden from him.

LEFT BEHIND: Slamming the door

LEFT BEHIND: Slamming the door

Matthew Martinez, Executive Projects Editor

April 2, 2019

A cause-of-death inquest was ordered by the district attorney's office to look into whether Walter Spence's death involved foul play.

LEFT BEHIND: What happened to Walter Spence?

LEFT BEHIND: What happened to Walter Spence?

Matthew Martinez, Executive Projects Editor

March 26, 2019

The physical discipline was a way for Father Landwermeyer to provide then-student Walter Spence with motivation for his studies, Landwermeyer said in court.

P is for Pretty

P is for Pretty

Natallie St. Onge, Executive News Editor

March 20, 2019

It was there as much as I was, except everything within me knew I shouldn’t have been there. It knew its place. I knew where I was sitting, too, on a bed with quilts and pillows left behind for the wash. It sits on the nightstand underneath the TV that tries to make the room look new, but it owns the place as much as he did. It was wrong as much as it was right, it being there. Just there. Me, being there.

Hard to Define

Hard to Define

Lelah Byron, Projects Reporter

March 20, 2019

Yarbrough was raised in a middle-class, two-person-income family. She was never forced to endure traumatic experiences inside her own home. She had the trendiest fashion and the newest toys. She did, however, lack one thing: a feeling of acceptance. 

Theaters and Truck Stops

Theaters and Truck Stops

Jenny Whidden and Claire Hyman

March 20, 2019

Though organization vary in how they fight human trafficking, addressing misconceptions and raising awareness are shared goals.

Sweeping the Nation: Efforts Take Root

Sweeping the Nation: Efforts Take Root

Matthew Martinez and Clara Janzen

March 20, 2019

Operation Cross Country is a four day undertaking, where law enforcement sweeps cities in areas known to have trafficking problems and make substantial arrests. In 2017, the operation led to the recovery of 84 sexually exploited juveniles and the arrest of 120 traffickers nationwide. Of the 120 arrests, 82 were in Wisconsin.