Marquette Wire

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

April 20, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Reconstruct Theology 1001 for non-Christians

March 11, 2010

For many non-Roman Catholic students at Marquette, Theology 1001 is downright confusing. Those who weren’t brought up with the stories of Abraham or David, and aren’t familiar with Christian doctrine can find themselves straining...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Father Wild serves as MU household name

Laura England

March 9, 2010

In a 1996 interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Marquette President the Rev. Robert A. Wild’s presidential checklist included the following: “Build a consensus, boost enrollment, balance the school’s budget and...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Senior voice small in choosing speaker

March 4, 2010

Last week, the university unveiled its spring 2010 commencement speaker, Teach for America founder and chief executive Wendy Kopp, to a surprised student body. Little discussion had surfaced about the speaker selection, and...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Pass agreed-upon health care points through Congress

March 2, 2010

President Barack Obama’s Feb. 25 health care summit was not successful to say the least. The only accomplishment? Congress agreed that they disagree. That, and the civilized disagreement was broadcast for public viewing unlike...