Marquette Wire

Politicians debut new ads to appeal to swing voters

Alexandra Whittaker

September 20, 2012

Filed under News

Wisconsin is one of the last swing states to be hit with state-specific presidential election ads from President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. According to NBC, the Obama campaign spent $667,954 on TV time for this past w...

Kal Penn speaks to young voters at Marquette for Obama campaign

Jennifer Zahn

September 18, 2012

Filed under Editors' Picks, News When Kal Penn visited Marquette Saturday, he wasn’t just stopping by on his way to White Castle. Best known for his parts in the series “House M.D.” and the “Harold and Kumar” movies,...

News In Brief

September 4, 2012

Filed under News

As part of a $26 million development in the Menomonee Valley, local officials unveiled plans for Milwaukee’s newest park Thursday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The park will stretch for nearly 10 blocks and 24 acres alo...

Sports Sideshow

Tim Seeman

October 7, 2010

Filed under Sports

It's Thursday again here at the Sports Sideshow, which means it's time once again for another hilarious groin-shot anecdote. It's the comedy gift that keeps on giving. This week, the low blow was literally delivered south of...

Obama addresses Milwaukee at Laborfest

Tony DiZinno

September 7, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

In his second Labor Day address in Milwaukee in the last three years, President Barack Obama sounded a lot like the candidate that was here in 2008. Obama’s near 40-minute speech at Laborfest at the Henry W. Maier Festival Grounds largely f...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Be the difference, but seriously, we actually mean it

May 6, 2010

Filed under Editorials, Viewpoints

“You can make a difference.” We’ve had this mantra wired in us since day one. Nickelodeon, American Girl self-help books, Nike commercials, Barack Obama’s campaign, Kermit the Frog — they’ve all contributed to Generation...

MURPHY: Kopp rocks as senior speaker

Michael Murphy

April 29, 2010

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

Every year, colleges around the country strive to grab the most prominent graduation commencement speakers. This year, the University of Michigan tops most people’s list. Instead of saying it right away, I will give you tw...

OVBIAGELE: Educate yourself about the health care reform bill

Emil Ovbiagele

March 30, 2010

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

People are uncomfortable with change even if they need it and want it. They’d rather stay in their comfort zones. It takes a daredevil will to go against the status quo — attributes President Barack Obama and House Democrats...

State of the Union Highlights

Tony DiZinno

January 28, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

[Click here for coverage of Gov. Jim Doyle's State of the State address Tuesday] President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address Wednesday night, outlining the challenges facing the country one year aft...