Alec Brooks


Alec Brooks studies journalism at Marquette University, oversees copy-editing for the Marquette Tribune and other student publications, and writes for the Tribune. Previously, he wrote for the Lake Mills Leader and produced stories for Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.



Marquette Tribune
No plan in place to address $250,000 held in MUSG reserve

Marquette Student Government has more than $250,000 in its reserve fund - more than five times times the amount required by MUSG's financial policies - with no plans in place to use it. The reserve is MUSG's largest account.

Marquette Tribune
MU campus dense in parking citations

Parking enforcement officers issued 15,390 parking citations in 2012 on campus, making it the most heavily cited school campus in the city. (With Erin Heffernan)

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Youth offered guidance at Career Night

Students from Our Next Generation, local organizations and the neighborhood had a chance to explore 30 careers by talking with local volunteers.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Veteran marks 70 years of Fourth of July parades

Eugene Kotowski has participated in Fourth of July parades for 70 years, starting a tradition that continues with his nieces, nephews, children and grandchildren.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Fair and walk promote health and safety

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Milwaukee partnered with the Hillside Family Resource Center for the first time to host the clubs’ annual walk and health fair.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Neighbors eager for new ecology center to open

Urban Ecology Center’s new location in Layton Boulevard West won’t open until September, but neighborhood residents are already on board.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Arts @ Large combines art with education

Arts @ Large works with public schools to provide an arts education for all their students by empowering teachers and putting them in contact with artists.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Westside Academy students rally and remember

Students from Westside Academy II marched alongside community members in a peace rally that concluded with the dedication of a memorial garden for victims of violence.

Student Media

The Student Free Press (Now The College Fix)
Marquette to Offer Same Sex Benefits

Marquette University announced benefits to the same-sex spouses of faculty and staff, in the wake of controversy surrounding the aborted hiring of a lesbian dean.

The Marquette Tribune
Pulitzer winning alumna returns to MU

Through stories from places as distant as Sudan and as close as Minnesota, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Marquette alumna Jacqui Banaszynski addressed Marquette students, faculty and fellow alumni last Thursday about the role of compassion in journalism.

The Marquette Tribune
Social justice featured at open mic night

Centered on the theme of identity, 13 acts performed at Justice and Java, an open mic night, on Feb. 14. From a small men’s choir to lone poets, students looked at social justice from a personal level.

The Marquette Tribune
Panel discusses dark history of Native American boarding schools

Theodore Fontaine was only seven when he was taken from his family to attend a boarding school designed to remove any trace of his Native American identity. The anti-Indian messages he endured left him with a sense of shame about being Ojibwa, leading to substance abuse and despair.

The Warrior
Study Abroad Hits Home for Students

Problems like large-scale protests and natural disasters happening in other countries often seem remote and distant to Marquette students, but for students studying abroad they become an issue of personal safety.


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