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Monday 11/27/2017
Letter to the Editor: Why the new general education requirements are valuable, but the proposal to slash foreign language is not
Updated: November 27, 2017 - 9:15 am

While the new General Education requirements open doors to students and faculty alike, cutting the language requirement in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will harm our university’s reputation and limit our students’ opportunities on the job market.

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Thursday 11/02/2017
Flu Shots in College-Aged Students
Posted: November 02, 2017

When the term “immunization” comes up, controversy often follows. Despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, people still believe that immunizations can cause autism, that there are unsafe levels of mercury and formaldehyde in them, and that flu shots give people the flu. All of these are myths, yet when flu season comes around, many students still refuse to get the flu shot.

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Wednesday 05/17/2017
Letter to the Editor: WSU students take on Washington DC to March for Science
Updated: May 17, 2017 - 12:34 pm

Editor's note: The content of a submitted letter does not necessarily represent the views of The South End, its editorial board or employees. 

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Wednesday 05/03/2017
Monthly horoscopes by Selena: May
Posted: May 03, 2017

With mercury leaving retrograde on May 3, get ready for new beginnings this month after a time of reflection.

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Tuesday 04/11/2017
A Healthy You: Compress your stress
Posted: April 11, 2017

The Campus Health Center offers tips on how to cope with exam stress.

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Saturday 04/01/2017
Monthly horoscopes by Selena: April
Posted: April 01, 2017

Saturn, Venus and Mercury will be in retrograde this month, bringing different emotions to the table. Saturn will give us what we deserve, depending on our past actions because it evokes karma – if you believe in that sort of thing. Venus is the planet of love, so April can bring passion to any aspect of our lives. For the most part, we all know that Mercury in retrograde sucks, so here’s to April being nothing less than intense.

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Autism Awareness Month: Post-parents and promises
Posted: April 01, 2017

A look into the prospects of autistic adults, after the loss of their parents or lifelong caregivers, within the United States’ current system.    

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Thursday 03/02/2017
A Healthy You: Understanding your travel health
Posted: March 02, 2017

As spring break and springtime approaches, the Campus Health Center offers advice for students who plan on traveling.

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Wednesday 03/01/2017
Monthly horoscopes by Selena: March
Posted: March 01, 2017

The small doses of sun March has in store will help guide us out of our winter-brain-funk, and each of the signs will experience personal renovations and renewal. 

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Friday 02/17/2017
A Healthy You: Sexual health in college-aged students
Updated: February 17, 2017 - 11:27 am

The Campus Health Center talks about sexual health and the importance of getting tested for STIs. 

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Wednesday 02/08/2017
Letter to the Editor: An open letter to President Wilson
Updated: February 08, 2017 - 10:03 am

Editor's note: The content of a submitted letter does not necessarily represent the views of The South End, its editorial board or employees. 

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Wednesday 02/01/2017
Monthly horoscopes by Selena: February
Posted: February 01, 2017

Since Mercury moved out of retrograde on Jan. 8, things have been looking up. The February horoscopes prove that harsh times and difficult experiences lead to solid lessons and fresh perspectives. A lot of the signs this month will see success in practical areas and will gain the ability to strengthen the lens they see through.

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
A Healthy You: Don't let the flu get you
Posted: January 18, 2017

The Campus Health Center explains just how important it is to get a flu shot.

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Sunday 01/01/2017
Monthly horoscopes by Selena: January
Updated: January 02, 2017 - 4:38 pm

Mercury in retrograde is affecting all of us in a negative light and providing a harsh end to a truly terrible year. Unlock your 2017 January horoscopes to start the year off on a good note.

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Tuesday 11/15/2016
Letter to the Editor: A memory of David Adamany
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 6:11 pm

Former TSE news editor reflects on a memory of the longest serving president of Wayne State in an open letter to the editor. 

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Tuesday 10/04/2016
A Healthy You: College students and vaccine-preventable diseases
Updated: October 26, 2016 - 11:53 am

Learn what vaccines you need to protect yourself from while on Wayne State's campus.

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Friday 06/24/2016
From the president: A message concerning the math competency suspension
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 2:50 pm

Editor's Note: This message was sent out to Wayne State employees via a campus-wide email on June 23. 

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Friday 05/27/2016
Guest Opinion: Forgotten heroes, a battle for veterans' rights
Updated: June 10, 2016 - 11:39 am

On Memorial Day, we honor the countless Americans who have served in the armed forces. There were roughly 658,000 veterans in Michigan last year, approximately one third of whom live in Metro Detroit.

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Wednesday 05/04/2016
Perspective: My salute to Autism Awareness Month
Updated: June 07, 2016 - 4:07 pm

I have two brothers. Anthony is 11, and he’ll tell you his thoughts the second he thinks them. Addison is 8, and I have no idea what his voice even sounds like.

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A Healthy You: Dine out, don't pig out
Updated: April 04, 2016 - 11:04 am

The Washington Post recently described Detroit as a rising “food mecca.” Over the past year alone, Detroit’s food industry welcomed Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery, Treat Dreams, and Central Bar + Kitchen, just to name a few. The increasing number of restaurants, bakeries, and bars will likely increase your desire to try them all, especially if you are a self-proclaimed foodie. Unfortunately, this activity may be hazardous to your health and your wallet. Is dining out on occasion really that detrimental? Most likely not. However, it is important to remember one of the most important words when it comes to food and nutrition: moderation. Not only would this be gentle on your body, but on your budget as well.

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Thursday 03/31/2016
Guest Opinion: A path to debt-free college
Updated: June 08, 2016 - 7:04 pm

America should always be a place where a person who is willing to work hard has a fair shot to get ahead and have success in life, no matter his or her background. People like Tina Reyes, from Flint, who earned the grades that got her accepted into one of our top Michigan universities. When she graduates this summer she will be the first person from her family to achieve that important milestone.

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Friday 03/18/2016
Outside the Sheets: When can I be sexy?
Updated: March 18, 2016 - 4:37 pm

Imagine, you open up your social media account and the first picture you see is a built-looking male celebrity with his shirt off. The picture has tons of “likes” and the comments are all praising how good he looks. 

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Tuesday 03/01/2016
A Healthy You: The Zika Virus and your spring break
Updated: March 01, 2016 - 9:39 am

How to Plan your Vacation with Prevention in Mind

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Sunday 02/28/2016
Perspective: Let's put the Oscars in black and white
Updated: February 28, 2016 - 4:04 pm

Before the awards show gets started, I’d like to take a moment of your time and discuss the big white elephant that’s going to be in the room tonight. A lot of people upset about the choice of nominees this year because of the lack of diversity. I’m one of them. But until I looked into the history of the Academy I never quite understood how deep the problem ran.

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Monday 02/01/2016
Perspective: Top 5 myths about the flu - debunked
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 10:29 am

As a student, you have enough to worry about without having to think about getting the flu. Catching the flu can sideline you for days or weeks, and in some cases, can even develop into something more serious.

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Tuesday 01/12/2016
Guest Writer: New Year's mission to Jordan refugee camps
Updated: January 12, 2016 - 11:18 pm

Editor's note: The content of a submitted letter does not necessarily represent the views of The South End, its editorial board or its employees.

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Friday 01/08/2016
A Healthy You: Are your New Year’s resolutions setting you up for success?
Updated: January 08, 2016 - 12:28 pm

It’s that time of year again: resolutions. We all do it, and we all have very good intentions of making and keeping our New Year’s resolutions. However, it can be very difficult to stay committed to our resolutions for an entire year, and it can be even more challenging when we are not making specific, attainable goals.

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Tuesday 12/01/2015
A Healthy You: Kick exam anxiety to the curb with 5 easy tips
Updated: January 08, 2016 - 12:20 pm

It often happens under the pressure of deadlines and exams. It gets worse if you don’t eat properly or exercise. Ignoring a sleep schedule or pulling all-nighters can really push it over the edge. We are talking about stress and anxiety. Exam anxiety and stress really creeps up around the beginning of December when deadlines and exams are at their peak.

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Monday 11/16/2015
Perspective: Solidarity for all
Updated: November 16, 2015 - 1:02 am

Why do media outlets continue to undermine tragedies that affect people of color?

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Wednesday 11/11/2015
Perspective: How the big chop brought self-discovery
Updated: November 11, 2015 - 9:39 am

I called up one of my closest friends one night and as soon as she picked up the phone, I told her, “It’s time. Come chop my hair off.”

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Wednesday 10/21/2015
Perspective: The economic advantages of 'Netflix and chill'
Updated: October 29, 2015 - 9:06 am

“Netflix and chill”? You know that question isn’t as straightforward as it seems.

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Monday 10/19/2015
Mental Health Column: Learning appropriate suicide terminology
Posted: October 19, 2015

Just because you are comfortable discussing suicide does not mean people will think you are suicidal (just had to get that out the way). Now let’s begin the conversation.

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Friday 10/16/2015
Outside the Sheets: Not straight enough, not gay enough
Updated: October 16, 2015 - 2:33 pm

“I just don’t understand, you’re gay or you’re straight,” the girl told my professor in my human sexuality class. “[Bisexuality] is not real, it’s just a phase.”

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Tuesday 10/13/2015
Perspective: H&M model Mariah Idrissi spearheading fashion revolution
Updated: October 13, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Battling the pervasiveness of racism is a long and a seemingly endless road. H&M, the second largest global retailer, took the first step down that rocky path.

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Perspective: Coloring outside the lines
Posted: October 13, 2015

Let me start out by saying that I am a woman and I am African American, meaning that I have two sets of stereotypes against me.

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Tuesday 10/06/2015
Letter to the Editor: The new Detroit
Posted: October 06, 2015

Editor's note: The content of a submitted letter does not necessarily represent the views of The South End, its editorial board or its employees. 

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Monday 10/05/2015
Column: Outside the Sheets
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 9:33 am

At five in the morning, I woke up, picked up my clothes off the ground and snuck out to drive home without waking last night’s “encounter.” Making it back to my apartment, I hopped in bed and snuggled up to my boyfriend. He asked if I had a good night, I told him yes, squeezed him tight, and said I love you.

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Thursday 10/01/2015
Nutrition Basics for College Students
Updated: October 01, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Nutrition advice from the popular media is often misleading and confusing. This can make it especially difficult for college students to learn to eat healthy while on their own for the first time. Other factors that can contribute to a less than ideal eating pattern for college students include busy class and activity schedules, living in a new environment, and peer pressure to be thin.

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Mental Health Column: An introduction to the topics
Updated: October 18, 2015 - 5:39 pm

Let's put religion and politics aside because too many people are taking their own lives. According to 2013 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 13 minutes someone completed the act of suicide. Yet no one talks about it — it’s a “shameful” subject.

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Tuesday 09/29/2015
Opinion: The 1010 Effect: How educators are letting down 1000-level classes
Updated: September 29, 2015 - 11:33 am

My 1010 professor didn’t show up for the first day of class this semester. My 1010 professor didn’t post the syllabus on Blackboard. My 1010 professor used the wrong answer key on our midterm. No, this isn’t one incompetent 1010 professor. It’s most of the 1010 professors we encounter as we trudge through general education requirements. And they’re making plenty of students’ lives a lot more difficult.

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Tuesday 09/15/2015
Staying healthy at WSU
Updated: September 15, 2015 - 1:24 am

Between exams, papers, jobs, volunteering and social engagements, it can be hard for college students to find the time to maintain a lifestyle that supports their health and wellness. Often, students don’t even get a chance to slow down until they are hit with an illness, and then are forced to miss school, work and other commitments.

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Friday 09/04/2015
New Student Survival Guide: Helpful tips for incoming freshmen
Posted: September 04, 2015

FAFSA? Loans? Registration? Credit hours? The college vocabulary is practically a foreign language for any incoming freshman, but with the guidance of a college-educated mom, dad, older sibling, etc. it can be a smoother transition. Unfortunately, for the new students without guidance, the struggle is real.

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Wednesday 09/02/2015
Five health tips for the back-to-school bustle
Updated: January 08, 2016 - 12:20 pm

The life of a college student is busy and stressful, and that means your diet and exercise schedule often get left out in the cold. Whether you are just starting out as an undergrad or are already a graduate or professional student, knowing how to stay healthy on Wayne State campus is no small feat. Luckily, you have a number of good resources right here on campus to help prepare you for the year ahead. Here are a 5 easy tips to help you stay healthy and feeling good:

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Tuesday 08/11/2015
Letter to the Editor: Republicans in Lansing have finally given Detroit the freedom to resurrect
Updated: August 11, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Editor's note: The content of a submitted letter does not necessarily represent the views of The South End, its editorial board or employees. 

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Saturday 08/08/2015
Perspective: Detroit International Bridge Co. pays for political influence
Updated: August 13, 2015 - 12:30 am

Some community advocates who oppose the Riverside Park swap, like former state representative Rashida Tlaib, speculate that there are covert monetary ties between Mayor Duggan and Moroun, but the only on-the-books financial connection between the two parties is $3,400 that son Matthew Moroun donated to Duggan during his bid for Detroit Mayor.

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Perspective: WSU students investigate controversial Riverside Park land swap
Updated: August 11, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Months before the Detroit City Council approved the Riverside Park land swap with the Moroun family on July 28, Wayne State's investigative reporting class was in session.

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Mayor Duggan's office denies students' requests for public documents
Updated: August 11, 2015 - 1:13 pm

WSU students were denied public documents by Duggan’s office on May 12 and 14.

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Perspective: City of Detroit overlooks Moroun's excessive blight tickets
Updated: August 13, 2015 - 12:10 am

Sharon Dolente, a resident of Hubbard Farms for nearly 15 years, says her neighbors, who couldn't be reached for comment, were recently ticketed by the city for blight violations.

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Friday 06/26/2015
Letter to the Editor: Rachel Dolezal, imitating the black experience
Updated: July 20, 2015 - 1:41 am

Editor's note: This is a letter to the editor that was submitted by a Wayne State student and it's content does not necessarily represent the views of The South End, its editorial board or employees. 

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