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Earth Day should mean new focus

April 21, 2005
Filed under Viewpoints

In the movie "Gone With the Wind," there is a sequence where the camera pulls away to reveal a seemingly endless field of soldiers wounded during the siege of Atlanta. Marquette has its very own version of that scene outside of McCormick and Schroeder halls. There are often fields of cigare...

Artists display their work in dual art show

Amanda Labonar
March 17, 2005
Filed under Marquee

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is currently hosting "Transmission," an exhibit that pairs the paintings of artist Laurence Rathsack and the installations of one of his students, Liz Bachhuber. Both artists create works that leave interpretation open to the audience's im...

Martin breaks out on first tour

Heather Leszczewicz
March 3, 2005
Filed under Marquee

There is a bit of buzz coursing through the northeastern United States involving musician Todd Martin.The 28-year-old will be trying to spread the buzz through the Midwest and the West Coast with a string of live performances, including a show in Milwaukee Sunday at the Bremen Café.Originally from Philadelphia, Martin ...

It’s Jazz Baby

Lacey Sadoff
February 24, 2005
Filed under Marquee

A prevalent but sometimes overlooked part of Milwaukee is its jazz scene. Contrary to popular belief, there is a world outside of Marquette University and Wisconsin Avenue. Beyond open mic night at Conway's, keg parties and Caffrey's progressive taps is a vibrant and diverse music sc...

Seniors to bid farewell in difficult weekend
February 10, 2005
Filed under Sports

Coming home is always a reassuring feeling. The atmosphere of a home crowd coupled with the elimination of travel gives the home team a clear- cut advantage. A return home is especially profitable for a team which has lost three straight games on the road.This weekend's homestand will be the last...

Carson king until the end

Ryan Bray
January 27, 2005
Filed under Marquee

Every once in a great while, there comes an entertainer who manages to capture the collective heart of a nation of millions. A performer with an undeniable style, dignity and grace all his own, something everyone admires and wants but is nevertheless untouchable. James Dean had it, as...

Three kings dominate early conference play

Paul Day
January 18, 2005
Filed under Sports

Three teams emerged from an extraordinary Sunday of record-setting performances, blowout games and humbled ambitions.Coming off a win at Marquette Friday, a confident Charlotte carried a 15-2 record to a No. 21 DePaul squad which had lost at Marquette a week earlier.In its previous four victories...

Jackson casts long shadow over court
November 18, 2004
Filed under Sports

If basketball were a language and the final eight seconds of Marquette's Tuesday night game against Air Force were translated into English, it might look something like this. "Good sir," Air Force junior Nick Welch would have said to Marquette senior forward Marcus Jackson, &qu...

‘Story’ struggles through first act

Suzy Finn
November 18, 2004
Filed under Marquee

Milwaukee Rock Theatre's production of "West Side Story" reflects the state of the theatre it takes place in — unrefined.The Turner Ballroom, on the second floor of the historic Turner Restaurant, is being refurbished after a series of fires that closed the ballroom from 1933...

In with the old

Paul Snyder
October 19, 2004
Filed under Marquee

Old 97's lead guitarist Ken Bethea didn't exactly have the best introduction to the Brew City."Milwaukee? I'll tell you a story about Milwaukee," Bethea said. "The only time we've ever played a gig and had the bar just stiff us, not give us any money and as...

Young ruggers overtake veteran alums

Jeremy Medina
September 7, 2004
Filed under Sports

The Marquette men's club rugby team won more than just its first match of the season on Sunday against the Marquette alumni team — they won bragging rights. The Golden Eagles came out on top, 17-5, in the annual kickoff game against the alumni, which is intended for current Marq...

Serving up Sciortino’s

Lydia Cox
April 22, 2004
Filed under Marquee

It's three o'clock in the morning and Brady Street is dead. Restaurants and stores have been quiet for several hours. The bars have closed their doors for the evening. Nighttime tranquility has taken over.Almost.On the corner of Brady and Humboldt, one establishment is busy at work, frantical...