Marquette Wire

Staff editorial: BookMarq should release textbook info

December 4, 2008

Filed under Editorials, Viewpoints

Students everywhere have been hit hard by the financial crisis. Many have lost student loans, and all have to consider the difficulty of entering a volatile job market after graduation. In these tough economic times, ev...

Staff editorial: Give an update on Wells median

December 2, 2008

Filed under Editorials, Viewpoints

Several weeks ago, the Tribune's editorial board voiced its support for the proposed Wells Street median in an editorial on Sept. 23. We were happy to see Marquette Student Government, the university and the city of...

Staff editorial: Safety first when it comes to fires

November 25, 2008

Filed under Editorials, Viewpoints

In these tough economic times, everyone is tightening their belts, and the City of Milwaukee is no exception. One way that the city has proposed reducing spending is by cutting one of three fire trucks serving the Marquette ar...

Staff editorial: MUSG deserves a ‘D’ for attendance

November 20, 2008

Filed under Editorials, Viewpoints

Only two-thirds of Marquette Student Government's senators showed up at last week's meeting.Yes, you read correctly. Just two-thirds of MUSG's senators attended.This attendance figure is more than disappoint...

Staff editorial: Be aware of mental illness

November 18, 2008

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Mild stress and low-level anxiety are not only common in college students, but they often motivate students to prioritize and accomplish their work.While it's likely every student has felt stressed at one point or ano...

Staff editorial: Hungry students need real choices

November 13, 2008

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Not so long ago, Marquette students had very limited dining options. Dining halls were only open for certain hours each day, and there was no such thing as meal exchanges. Students on meal plans used their swipes at th...

Staff editorial: Women have prized roles in the church

November 11, 2008

Filed under Editorials, Viewpoints

The subject of female priests in the Catholic Church is a hot-button issue.We are not church leaders. Nor are we theologians. We will not take a stance on whether the church should ordain women as priests. However, with the rouge o...

Staff editorial: Get to know Career Services’ offerings

November 6, 2008

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The unpredictability of the world's financial markets has many biting their nails. The global crisis affects students everywhere, but among those most heavily impacted are members of the Class of 2009 — seniors wh...

Staff editorial: Voting is not enough to establish that ‘more perfect union’

November 5, 2008

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We congratulate Obama on his victory.,"The marathon for the White House has finally come to an end, after months upon months of campaigning, conventions, fundraising and advertising. But we urge voters not to sh...

Staff editorial: No excuses to skip voting

November 4, 2008

Filed under Editorials, Viewpoints

Hope and change have been the mantras of this campaign. And regardless of which candidate becomes president-elect late tonight (or in the early hours of tomorrow) every eligible American should participate in that change. Ghandi fa...

Staff editorial: Charging media at rally is a cheap trick

October 30, 2008

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It seems like everyone has used the word "historic" to describe this year's presidential election. Last week, Nov. 4 became historic yet again — but not in a good way.Democratic nominee Barack Obama&apo...

Staff editorial: Students need smart financial planning

October 28, 2008

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Economists and financial experts agree that the best way to establish financial security in the current crisis is for Americans to live within their means, build credit and avoid debt. We agree with this sound advice, bu...