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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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Monday 06/22/2015
Opinion: Not cool, Rachel Dolezal...not cool
Updated: June 23, 2015 - 6:41 pm

If you think about it, Rachel Dolezal has done a lot as a civil rights activist.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
"Jurassic World" crushes box office, but fails fans
Updated: June 19, 2015 - 7:05 am

The movie industry seems more concerned with box office records than quality film making. 

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Thursday 03/12/2015
OPINION: Soccer is missing from WSU Athletics
Posted: March 12, 2015

Being such a multi-cultural and diverse university, it begs the question; Why doesn’t Wayne State’s athletic program provide the “world’s game?” We’re talking about soccer. Or futbol, depending on what part of the world the game is being played in.

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Friday 02/27/2015
Analysis: Students, Muslim community say Chapel Hill is hate crime
Updated: September 21, 2015 - 3:51 pm

The loss of the 3 victims from the Chapel Hill Shooting is just one example of a hate crime against Muslims. A Caucasian male shot each of them inside their apartment after making vulgar comments and harassing them about their religious background.

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Thursday 02/05/2015
OPINION: It's time for LGBT activists to set priorities straight
Posted: February 05, 2015

If you watch the 6 o’clock news, read the newspaper or interact with other human beings, you’ve probably heard the talk about the growing number of states that are recognizing same-sex marriage. Hell, you’d have to be in a coma not to know that more than half the country (36 states with more on the way) supports marriage equality. Whether you’re for it or not, the trend seems to definitively go one-way rather than the other.

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Friday 10/31/2014
REVIEW: “PTX Volume 3” is why “Pentaholics” are living right now
Updated: November 01, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Last month, choir nerds like me around the world could hardly contain themselves. Powerhouse a Capella, super-group Pentatonix released their third EP “PTX Volume 3.” In the weeks prior to the release, they excellently marketed the album, releasing tracks along with music videos to keep fans in anticipation for the release.

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Tuesday 10/28/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Exercising your right to vote is critical for students
Posted: October 28, 2014

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

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Friday 09/19/2014
Editorial: Making friends at Wayne isn’t that hard
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Back in Kindergarten, making friends was as easy as sharing your 64-pack of Crayolas. Nowadays, as a college student, it’s not so easy — especially at Wayne State.

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Tuesday 09/16/2014
Millennial debt crisis no laughing matter
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Although the student debt crisis that has engulfed the millennial generation has been well documented, it warrants further attention and conversation. 

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Monday 09/15/2014
You made the right choice Warriors
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 3:30 pm

I love Wayne State; it is a school like no other. 

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Friday 08/29/2014
Dating app danger! Frankly, they're just weird
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 7:42 pm

Tinder, Grindr, OkCupid, the list goes on. There are countless apps and websites aimed at finding companionship, and frankly, it’s weird. Swiping through pages of people, judging by a photo and whatever other information they’ve listed on their profile, doesn’t seem very natural.

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Wednesday 08/06/2014
No chance for Chance: Chance The Rapper abruptly ends Made In America set
Updated: August 06, 2014 - 7:18 pm

I don’t think Chance The Rapper will be paying Detroit another visit anytime soon.

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Saturday 07/05/2014
The Detroiter: The Summer Guide to Detroit
Posted: July 05, 2014

The-Detroiter.Com covers a wide variety of Detroit centered subjects from food to art. What a lot of what we write about boils down to, though, is trying to find the most enjoyable activities for everyone in the D to participate in. 

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Tuesday 06/10/2014
Guns don't kill people, people kill people...with guns
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 2:58 pm

In the last fifteen years just between Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary, Aurora, Colorado, Isla Vista, California, and most recently, Seattle, Washington 90 people have been killed in shootings. These are some of the most horrific and terrifying events to happen in my lifetime.

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Monday 04/07/2014
TA's journey by Michael Seaton
Updated: April 07, 2014 - 5:17 pm
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Thursday 03/06/2014
Salad 101 serves tasty but generic fare
Updated: March 09, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Note: This was based on my opinion, not the opinion of The South End. I rated the food and customer service to get an overall average on a scale that begins at a “C” grade at 2.0 points and continue to increase and decrease by .5 points. The highest ideal is 5.0, or A+.

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Wednesday 02/26/2014
eSports, Blizzard sweeten deal for college gamers
Posted: February 26, 2014

Get ready Wayne State gamers, because I have some exciting news for the collegiate gaming community: Blizzard Entertainment has announced a new partnership with The eSports Association (TeSPA) that will reward and support the growth of bigger, more active college gaming groups. 

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Online poll

Are you offended by the name of "Mad Anthony's General Store?"

Students have expressed discontent with the name of the Student Center convenience store since General Anthony Wayne allegedly owned slaves.

Total Votes: 75


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