Marquette Wire

Riverwest bar offers open canvas nights

Laura Bulgrin
September 8, 2009
Filed under Marquee

Part show room, part studio and part bar, Art Bar, 722 E. Burleigh St. in Riverwest, is the kind of place where you can meet your neighbors, bring your dog and watch the live creation of art on Sunday nights. Come alone or with friends—the funky, homemade atmosphere is welcoming for all. “The...

FIORI: A tasty tradition turns 10

Lindsay Fiori
April 7, 2009
Filed under Viewpoints

Walk south on 16th Street. Start to cross the bridge over 94, but stop when you reach a flight of terrifying metal stairs. Follow them down under the dark overpass. Continue walking about five blocks past old, deserted buildings until you see it.No, these aren't directions to a secret meet...

MU tries to slow down Missouri

John Borneman
March 19, 2009
Filed under Sports

BOISE, Idaho - The fastest 40 minutes in basketball.That's the mantra printed on the cover of No. 3 seed Missouri's NCAA Tournament media guide. The Tigers' philosophy is simple - some teams hang their hats on executing half-court sets, some on suffocating defense.The Tigers hang theirs on an abili...

James is back on his feet

John Borneman
March 19, 2009
Filed under Sports

BOISE, Idaho - It is Saturday afternoon, and Dominic James is lounging on a wooden bench in the center of the Marquette locker room at Taco Bell Arena.He is clad in sweats, his left leg extended along the flat wooden surface of the bench. A brace is wrapped around his broken left foot, w...

Women’s basketball finds necessary answers

Tim Kraft
February 17, 2009
Filed under Sports

The women's basketball team was coming off two straight home losses: A crushing defeat to Connecticut and a one-point, heart-breaking loss to Villanova.The offense was struggling and was held below 50 points in both games.The Golden Eagles needed a spark. They needed an answer. Someone need...

New spin on beauty pageants

Roger Lopez
February 10, 2009
Filed under News

The Alpha Chi Omega sorority hosted the third annual Mr. Omega Man pageant Sunday.The winner was Chris Szalkowski, who read an original Dr. Seuss-style poem for his talent.The theme of the event was fostering healthy relationships.The $800 raised will be given to the sorority's national charity...


Marie Gentile
January 29, 2009
Filed under News

Former Milwaukee County Judges Michael Brennan and John Franke will be guests for "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," 12:15 p.m., Sensenbrenner Hall 325FRIDAYMUSG's After Dark Commission will host a Craft-A-Palooza. Supplies will be provided to scrapbook, decorate a t-shirt, make a...

AP: Kellogg says FDA confirms salmonella in crackers

Emily Fredrix
January 20, 2009
Filed under News

Kellogg Co. said Monday federal authorities have confirmed that salmonella was found in a single package of its peanut butter crackers, as a Midwestern grocer and General Mills Corp. recalled some of its products because of the scare.Kellogg had recalled 16 products last week because of the possibili...

REVIEW: Conejito’s Place

Lia Dimitriades
December 6, 2008
Filed under Uncategorized

If you find yourself searching for no-nonsense Mexican food at painless prices, look no further than Conejito’s Place. Located at 539 W. Virginia St., the restaurant offers an alternative to the frequented La Perla and La Fuente restaurants without requiring a longer trek. Conejito’s is known for its ench...

Three nights, three tough opponents

Pete Worth
November 25, 2008
Filed under Sports

After a dominating 89-58 victory over Western Michigan on Sunday, the Marquette women's basketball team is off to its first 4-0 start since the 2004-'05 season.However, with a combined record of 2-9, its early season competition hasn't exactly presented a challenge.That changes this weekend, as M...

REVIEW: Recovering from the writers

Sara Patek
October 23, 2008
Filed under Uncategorized

After last year's Writers Guild of America strike, many television seasons were cut short, leading to some shows jamming too much into the few episodes that aired and, by extension, left over quite a few disgruntled TV fans. Some shows pulled off the shortened season with spectacular finales, like NBC's...

Titanic docks at Milwaukee Public Museum
October 23, 2008
Filed under Marquee

Entering the Titanic exhibit, visitors are teleported back into the early 1900s. Everyone is given a ticket to board the Titanic, which lists their name, family, class, reason for traveling and a random passenger fact. "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition," which is current...