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HUGHES: Music is for Everybody

HUGHES: Music is for Everybody

Morgan Hughes, Executive Opinions Editor

June 15, 2017


Filed under Music Reviews, Radio

My torrid relationship with rock and roll began with a children's First Act guitar. My younger brother had an affinity for hitting things with other things, my older sister was passionate about being in charge and at 9 years old, I had always wanted to be in a band. This became the foundation upon which...

Milwaukee Rock Theatre Company brings new life and personality to “American Idiot”

Milwaukee Rock Theatre Company brings new life and personality to “American Idiot”

Ian Schrank, Radio General Manager

June 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Radio

The Tenth Street Theater next to Straz Tower is a spot many students miss when they walk through campus, but it was impossible to miss last weekend when Milwaukee Rock Theatre Company brought Green Day’s "American Idiot" to the stage. The Tony-award-winning musical is based on the band Green Day’...

Hoops showcase new album in Milwaukee debut

Hoops showcase new album in Milwaukee debut

Jimmy Drenovsky, Radio, Assistant General Manager

June 4, 2017


Filed under Concert Review, Featured, Music Reviews, Radio, Wire Featured

On this Friday’s Bay View Gallery Night, there was plenty to do along Kinnickinnic Avenue. With businesses all down the street opening their doors to music, art, and evening perusing, the neighborhood was full of Milwaukeeans young and old enjoying one of the first beautiful weekends of the summer. ...

Graduation bucket list

Graduation bucket list

Lucie Sullivan, Audio Content Director

May 4, 2017


Filed under Featured, Radio

From curd crawls to a Raynor rave, underclassmen students reflect on what they hope to check off their bucket lists before graduating from Marquette....

Appeal to sponsors: Bring back New Music Stage

Appeal to sponsors: Bring back New Music Stage

GM Powell, Assistant Music Director

May 3, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinions, Radio, Viewpoints, Wire Featured

Last summer when I pulled up Summerfest’s website I was crestfallen to find the New Music Stage, which hosted many local and up-and-coming acts, had been nixed. Grafton’s K-Nation Entertainment, who had been the sponsors of the stage until 2015, pulled their sponsorship, citing the difficulty of ...

Behind the byline: Suicide awareness in LGBTQ community

Behind the byline: Suicide awareness in LGBTQ community

Lily Wellen, Marquette Radio General Manager

May 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Podcasts, Radio, Radio

Marquette Radio General Manager Lily Wellen chats with Journal Editor Steph Harte to discuss her story on suicide awareness in the LGBTQ community on Marquette's campus. This story is part of the Marquette Wire’s “Breaking the Silence” series to increase awareness and start dialogue about suicide in college. Read, watch and listen to more coverage here. Graphic by Anabelle M...

Album review: Sylvan Esso’s ‘What Now’

Album review: Sylvan Esso’s ‘What Now’

GM Powell, Assistant Music Director

May 3, 2017


Filed under CD Review, Music Reviews, Radio, Wire Featured

Sylvan Esso’s “What Now” asks just that.  Following their 2015 breakout debut album, Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn (a Milwaukee native!) had to fight their way through the turbulence of their newfound fame.  They also had to take stock of where they came from and figure out where they would go. The...

Behind the byline: Innovations for suicide intervention

Behind the byline: Innovations for suicide intervention

Lily Wellen, Marquette Radio General Manager

May 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Podcasts, Radio, Radio

Lily Wellen chats with projects reporter Maredithe Meyer to discuss her stories on innovations for suicide intervention through scientific research, Marquette's counseling center and Marquette's Active Minds club. ...

Breaking the Silence: Interview with To Write Love on Her Arms founder

Breaking the Silence: Interview with To Write Love on Her Arms founder

Lily Wellen, Marquette Radio General Manager

April 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Radio, Radio

To Write Love on Her Arms founder, Jamie Tworkowski, explains what his organization does to help those dealing with suicide by sharing stories and showing people they aren't alone. He travels to colleges, music festivals and different countries to help break the silence on the topic of suicide. His c...

In response to Noisey’s “Do We Really Need an Indie Rock Revival in 2017?”

In response to Noisey’s “Do We Really Need an Indie Rock Revival in 2017?”

Morgan Hughes

April 28, 2017


Filed under Radio

Ben Gibbard is a cry-baby, but we love him anyway because he looks so dang cool in his skinny jeans and short-sleeved button-ups. Mopey boys with side bangs have only ever been cool while holding guitars. Take away the strings and all you're left with is a sad high schooler with a handful of mixtapes...

Breaking the Silence on LGBTQ Mental Health: Dr. Nick Heck

Breaking the Silence on LGBTQ Mental Health: Dr. Nick Heck

Lucie Sullivan, Audio Content Director

April 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking the Silence, Featured, Radio, Radio

Psychology professor Dr. Nick Heck discusses LGBTQ mental health, the increased stress individuals experience and how to be an ally. Heck specializes in research on LGBTQ mental health outcomes and has piloted multiple gay-straight alliance support groups at various high schools. This story is ...

Two Door Cinema Club Makes Milwaukee Debut

Two Door Cinema Club Makes Milwaukee Debut

GM Powell, Assistant Music Director

April 27, 2017


Filed under Artist Live, Concert Review, Uncategorized, Wire Featured

The Pabst Theater's house lights fade. As the crowd begins to crescendo, the stage lights up brilliantly. Two Door Cinema Club unassumingly takes the stage even as the audience screams. And then, there it is: the first chord, and we've begun. Two Door Cinema Club released their debut album, "Tourist...