Marquette Wire

P is for Pretty

P is for Pretty

Natallie St. Onge, Executive News Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Journal, Journal Featured, Projects

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


Filed under Journal, Projects

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. 

Sweeping the Nation: Efforts Take Root

Sweeping the Nation: Efforts Take Root

Matthew Martinez and Clara Janzen

March 20, 2019


Filed under Journal, Projects, Projects Featured, Wire Featured

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.

Helfaer Theatre lacks accessibility for people with disabilities

Helfaer Theatre lacks accessibility for people with disabilities

Claire Hyman, Investigative Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Projects, Tribune

“It’s something that most of us don’t think about."  Stephen Hudson-Mairet said a person without a disability is often unaware that a building is inaccessible until it is brought to his or her attention, so he is trying to do just that. Hudson-Mairet is an associate professor of theater ...

Health care remains obstacle for transgender community

Health care remains obstacle for transgender community

Lelah Byron, Projects Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Projects, Wire Featured

“Is today real? Is today happening?” When Mac Fowler gave himself his first shot of testosterone, he said he felt lightheaded with joy. He couldn’t stop smiling all the way back to the clinic waiting room where his dad sat enraptured by a level of "Angry Birds." “All I could think about ...

Universities differ on contraceptive policies

Universities differ on contraceptive policies

Caroline White, Projects Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Projects, Wire Featured

Many Catholic schools either don’t prescribe birth control at all, or they prescribe it only for non-contraceptive purposes. Marquette is among the latter and will only prescribe birth control for other health reasons.

Gerrymandering explained: Wisconsin’s court case serves as reference for partisan concerns

Gerrymandering explained: Wisconsin’s court case serves as reference for partisan concerns

Matthew Martinez, Assistant Projects Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, News, Projects, Wire Featured

In fall 2017, a group of Democrats from Wisconsin took a case to the U.S. Supreme Court accusing the Republican-controlled state legislature of gerrymandering. The case Gill v. Whitford was sent back to the lower court in a unanimous decision, allowing the state legislature to continue current practices....

I didn’t report my rapist. I never will.

I didn’t report my rapist. I never will.

Morgan Hughes, Executive Projects Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Projects, Uncomfortable Truth, Wire Featured

Maybe if you understand me as I am now and who I was then, you will better understand the boy who raped me, the reasons I never reported him for it and the reasons I still have no intention to.

What it feels like to be sexually assaulted

What it feels like to be sexually assaulted

April 15, 2018


Filed under Journal, Uncomfortable Truth

What it feels like to be sexually assaulted, as told by an anonymous sexual assault survivor.  This summer, my life changed. I don’t mean an existential, “Eat Pray Love,” "Walden" kind of change. My life wasn’t propelled forward. I didn’t experience some kind of emotional breakthrough. My life ...

LCM, Campus Ministry face disagreement over glitter ashes

LCM, Campus Ministry face disagreement over glitter ashes

Alex Groth, Assistant Projects Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under News, Projects, Wire Featured

Campus Ministry and Lutheran Campus Ministry have been in discussion after LCM distributed glitter ashes supporting the LGBTQ community. Campus Ministry does not support the act, and LCM is considering creating a separate organization.

Underreporting among males likely due to gender-based stigma

Underreporting among males likely due to gender-based stigma

Matthew Martinez, Projects Reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under News, Project stories, Uncomfortable Truth, Wire Featured

The largely forgotten conversation about male survivors of sexual assault contributes to a lack of reporting of instances and a lack of understanding.