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EDITORIAL: MUSG leadership has real power; student voting essential

EDITORIAL: MUSG leadership has real power; student voting essential

March 28, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Wire Featured

The Marquette Wire Editorial Board has stressed several times the importance of students making their voices heard by being informed and active voters. We have highlighted that voting is a duty that comes more than just once every four Novembers. Fellow Marquette students, Election Day is this Thurs...

MUBB recruits react to first NCAA bid since 2013

MUBB recruits react to first NCAA bid since 2013

John Steppe, Wire Sports Reporter
March 21, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

As Marquette gathered on Selection Sunday to learn its NCAA fate at the Union Sports Annex, another important group of people watched closely, but under significantly different circumstances. That group wasn’t donning team-issued Jordan gear or awaiting in a packed sports restaurant. There weren’t...

Milwaukee streetcar plans do not include Marquette University

Milwaukee streetcar plans do not include Marquette University

Madison Marx, News Reporter
March 7, 2017
Filed under News

Construction of the Milwaukee Streetcar is expected to begin in April, but Marquette is not included in the initial phase of the project. The streetcar’s 2.5-mile route will include the downtown area and a loop around the lakefront, including major Milwaukee events, like Summerfest, along Streetcar...

UNGER: Seton Hall poses an intriguing litmus test for MUBB

UNGER: Seton Hall poses an intriguing litmus test for MUBB

Matt Unger, Assistant Sports Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

While Marquette men's basketball appears to have locked a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013, the Golden Eagles still have at least one more contest to boost their tournament resume before Selection Sunday rolls around. Marquette is set to take on Seton Hall Thursday afternoon...

ELLIOT-MEISEL: Remembering Foley’s courage essential now

ELLIOT-MEISEL: Remembering Foley’s courage essential now

Amy Elliot-Meisel, Managing Editor of the Marquette Tribune
February 28, 2017
Filed under Opinions

At some point in the past two and a half years, we forgot how it felt to turn on the TV and see the images of Marquette graduate and journalist James Foley on his knees, moments before ISIS executed him in 2014. The Marquette community packed Gesu to remember the heroic alumnus. As a campus and...

James Foley remembered on national stage during 2017 Oscars

James Foley remembered on national stage during 2017 Oscars

McKenna Oxenden, Executive News Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under featured, Metro & Politics, News, Social Justice, Wire Featured

Slain Marquette alumnus James Foley was honored by Sting during the Oscars Sunday night. The singer sang his Oscar-nominated song, "The Empty Chair," from the documentary "Jim: The James Foley Story." The song lost the Oscar for best original song to "La La Land" and its song "City of Stars." Thomas...

Women’s basketball closes out regular season with win

Women’s basketball closes out regular season with win

John Hand, Wire Sports Reporter
February 26, 2017
Filed under Game Recaps, MUTV, Sports, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Marquette women’s basketball team ended their season on a winning note by beating Villanova 62-53 Sunday. It was Marquette’s fifth win in a row as it gears up for the BIG EAST Tournament next weekend. Prior to Sunday’s game, the Golden Eagles secured the third seed in the tournament, while...

Recruiting scores: Moore puts up 34 as high school postseason looms

Recruiting scores: Moore puts up 34 as high school postseason looms

John Steppe, Wire Sports Reporter
February 26, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

2017 (Signed) THEO JOHN (Champlin Park HS, Minnesota) — John scored eight points in each of Champlin Park’s two games this week. Champlin Park remains undefeated. IKE EKE (U-D Jesuit, Michigan) — U-D Jesuit eked away with a win Tuesday in the CHSL semifinals, defeating Orchard Lake St. Ma...

Jui-jitsu club seeing success year after launch

Jui-jitsu club seeing success year after launch

Nathan DeSutter, Wire Sports Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under Club sports, Sports

Aidan Flanagan, a junior in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette, has come a long way in one calendar year. In November 2015, he put the finishing touches on his brand new club, Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Now, he’s the captain and de facto head coach of 16 to 20 individuals coming off an incredibly...

WBB wins dogfight at Butler

WBB wins dogfight at Butler

John Hand, Sports Reporter
February 10, 2017
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Marquette women’s basketball team got back to their winning ways with a 72-66 victory over Butler Friday night. In BIG EAST play this season, the Golden Eagles now stand at 9-5. Erika Davenport led the team by recording her 12th double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds....

KAUFMAN: Disappointing gender diversity in Oscar nominations

Caroline Kaufman, Columnist
February 7, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Unless you’re Tom Brady, the most exciting Sunday in February has yet to come. The Oscars are quickly approaching, and Feb. 26, viewers will tune in to see which films, actors and directors will be crowned with a highly coveted Academy Award. This award show has come under fire in the last few years...

BOYLE: High tempo, short bench coming back to bite women’s basketball

BOYLE: High tempo, short bench coming back to bite women’s basketball

Brian Boyle, Wire Sports Reporter
February 7, 2017
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Marquette women’s basketball can be summed up in two plays. The first is a display of speed, grace and athleticism. An opponent misses a shot, a Marquette big grabs the rebound, the ball gets shuffled to either Natisha Hiedeman, Amani Wilborn or Danielle King (Marquette’s zippy trio of wind-up...