This week, I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the co-founders of Electi, Brady Walczak. You may be asking: uh, Katie, what is Electi? I am so glad you asked! Electi is a Marquette student owned business available in the app store that aims to reduce the stress and stigma around going to the gym. This week, Brady offered me some insight on his company. If you haven’t heard of Electi, look at their Instagram @electigyms. Track down Brady at any time for a free Electi sticker! Personally, I’ve seen them all over campus.

Electi got its…

Getting into the groove for the new school year can be a lot for a first year, transfer, and returning students. To try to help with this transition, here is a list of events that you may want to be involved in for the month of September! If you are nervous about making friends or finding your place on campus, peek at the events from different groups below!

Union Sports Annex:


The Annex hosts a free bingo event for Marquette students on alternate Thursdays nights throughout the semester at 9 p.m. Hundreds of dollars in prizes are given away each night, and…

[TW: this entire article discusses multiple forms of trauma, including sexual assault, PTSD, and mental health.

Denim Day is an international movement that supports survivors of sexual assault and calls for an end to victim blaming. It was triggered in the late 90’s when a teenager was raped by her driving instructor. He was sent to prison, but he appealed the case, and it went all the way up to the Italian supreme court. The court found that because her jeans were so tight, she had to have helped him remove them, implying consent. The next day, the women members…

By: Erika Escamilla

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Earth day is right around the corner and to celebrate how much it has helped us keep our earth clean, I am going to share with you all some history on Earth day’s origin and what it has helped us accomplish. Understanding the history of Earth Day can help us better understand why we should appreciate the holiday and how we can do our part.

Before 1970 there were no restrictions on the dumping of toxic waste or production of toxic smoke a factory could produce. There were no legal barriers or restrictions on private entities to…

By: Renu Venkatesh

What is Milwaukee Day?

Milwaukee Day or 414 day, is based on Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s area code which is 414. It takes place every year on April 14th to help celebrate the amazingly gifted and talented community Milwaukee. Many restaurants and stores have deals that are special for the Milwaukee residents and you will find the community working together for charitable and philanthropic purposes. This year will be especially interesting as Milwaukee slowly figures out how to go back to our previous “normal”. …

By: Emily Foley

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At one point or another, we have all felt uncertain. Or, if you are like me, have felt uncertain during every waking moment of your life. It can be the uncertainty of a relationship. Sometimes it’s the uncertainty of a medical diagnosis. Maybe it is the uncertainty of layoffs at your place of employment. It could be the uncertainty of not knowing where you are going to live after graduation. And sometimes it is as simple as the uncertainty of what you are going to have for breakfast.

The unknown tends to rule our lives in more…

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If you’re like me, you give great advice to the people that you care about. If you’re also like me, you don’t listen to your advice, despite how phenomenal it is! Today we will go through tips and tricks to stay motivated and productive to finish the semester strong. These are tips and tricks I remind my friends to use in their day-to-day lives — advice I know I should be listening to too.

Keep it Clean

I find it easiest to do work when I have a clean space to work in. It may be hard, but I try…

By: Erika Escamilla

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I recently watched a TedTalk titled “Reclaiming Wellness” presented by Jessica Matthews. In her Ted Talk, Jessica discussed how wellness has been set aside as being only accessible to certain people. In other words, when we think of wellness, we think often think of it as being for man bun wearing, incense obsessed, green juice drinkers. However, as Jessica noted, this kind of perspective is harmful. It does us no good to think of wellness as being a commodity. Companies everywhere will try to sell wellness as something you can enjoy when buying a salt lamp or…

By: Renu Venkatesh

With the stresses and anxiety that many of us face, it can be hard to find a nice and easy way to reduce these stresses. Mindfulness exercises offer a way to manage stress and anxiety in a healthy way and can be done anytime and anywhere. Incorporating mindfulness into your everyday life has been proven to have only positive effects on the mind.


Mindfulness is an excellent way to relax your brain, especially when our minds are constantly on the move. Mindfulness is “used to refer to a psychological state of awareness, the…

By: Emily Foley

I hated college.

Correction: I used to hate college.

From my freshman to my sophomore year, there was not a day that I did not dread waking up. I pretty much cried every day, and when I found myself running out of things to cry about, I would force myself to watch sad movies or videos where children are surprised with a new puppy (those really got to me). I tended to eat most of my daily meals alone or in my room. I was not a part of any extracurricular clubs or committees. The college party…

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