Marquette Wire

STAFF EDITORIAL: University should have disclosed murder details

Jim McLaughlin

May 4, 2010

Filed under Editorials, Viewpoints

Students walking to the popular Friday night hangouts near 18th and State streets were confronted by something very unusual and frightening — a dead body. A double shooting that resulted in one death Friday night in daylight...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Assign an age for minors drinking with their parents

April 29, 2010

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As of now, underagers in Wisconsin can drink in any location with their parents’ supervision. Most 16-year-olds think, “Booyah!” But considering the state’s drunken driving stats, and that Wisconsin ranks highest in...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Prioritize recycling on and off campus

April 27, 2010

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Good habits start at home. While we’re living on our own in dorm rooms and apartments, Marquette is our home and we need to make recycling a priority — especially as Earth Month comes to a close. It’s the responsibility...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Grading past and future MUSG administrations

April 22, 2010

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The Tribune editorial board sat down this week with new Marquette Student Government President Meghan Ladwig and Executive Vice President Joey Ciccone. Our meeting highlighted some items on their agenda that we loved, and others...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Don’t miss out on free fitness classes

April 20, 2010

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We asked and received lower-priced fitness classes. Students should be jumping — or perhaps spinning or dancing — for joy, but that doesn’t seem to be the case, according to Recreational Sports. In response to the Marquette...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Students: ‘If we are what we eat, then we’re screwed’

April 15, 2010

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America is obsessed with food. We’re obsessed with localizing, Jamie Oliver-izing and de-obesify-ing our nation’s food intake. Many people are even documenting their every meal, blogging about it and uploading pictures...

STAFF EDITORIAL: An ode to the last days of Hegarty’s

April 13, 2010

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Though the end is near for Jim Hegarty’s Irish Pub, it’s not here quite yet. Let’s say farewell to a friend who has been there through thick and thin. Whether the pub was a place for fanatics to drown their sorrows after...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Start paying the unpaid interns

April 8, 2010

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As more employers post unpaid internships, and students scoop them up like golden tickets, unpaid internships are increasingly looking like slave labor. Large numbers of highly skilled applicants are vying for internships requiring...

STAFF EDITORIAL: A call for faithful transparency

April 6, 2010

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Church officials and media alike, hear this: Thou shalt not tell half-truths. In suit with the recent uproar of Vatican and diocesan cover-ups of child molestation cases, the credibility of the Roman Catholic Church is plummeting...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Tone down health care comments on Facebook, Twitter

March 30, 2010

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Everyone has the right to voice their opinion about health care, be it on the street, online or in person. But be responsible in doing so. There’s a big difference between free speech and hateful speech. The prior lobbying...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Students: Make your voice heard by voting for MUSG candidates

March 25, 2010

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Voting for MUSG candidates sure ain’t like voting for Obama or McCain. In the 2008 presidential election, between 22 and 24 million young people turned up to vote, according to CIRCLE, an organization researching young people’s...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Philanthropist honors his roots

March 23, 2010

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Members of Marquette’s extended family share the utmost respect and gratitude for Zilber, who passed away last Friday, as he has helped revitalize Milwaukee. Expanding beyond simple monetary contributions, Zilber’s efforts...