The South End: Staff

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Jordan Works is a junior double majoring in journalism and political science. She is a member of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity (JIM). 

Since a young age, Jordan has had a love for journalism and plans to pursue her dreams in political communications. She has interned for Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, State Representative Stephanie Chang, The Committee to Elect Hussein Berry and The Committee to Elect Linnie Taylor, and she is currently interning at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. 
Jordan is excited to take on her role as editor-in-chief and is open to hearing any story ideas, questions or concerns.

Contact Jordan at Follow her on Twitter @Jordan_Works.

Managing Editor

Kayla Cockrel is in her third year at Wayne State University. She is double-majoring in journalism and marketing with a minor in media arts. She is also a member of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity (JIM) and the Irvin D. Reid Honors College.

Kayla was born and raised in Woodbridge historic Detroit, a neighborhood adjacent to Midtown. Her passion for writing and the future of communication has allowed her to make considerable strides in the world of journalism and media. In her junior year at Cass Technical High School she became a features writer for her high school publication, and her stories won the attention of USA Today, the Detroit Free Press and Ford Motor Company. She has worked as a web intern at the Detroit Free Press, and as a writer for The South End. She hopes to contribute heavily to the redefining of online journalism for The South End.

Kayla can be reached at Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @KaylaCockrel.

News Editor

Miriam Marini is a sophomore majoring in print journalism with two minors in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies and media arts and studies. She is a member of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity (JIM) and the Irvin D. Reid Honors College.

Miriam developed a love for journalism in high school where she was editor-in-chief of her yearbook for two years. Her interests include TV, movies, music, and taking top-notch pictures for her Instagram. She’s currently an editorial intern at Metro Parent magazine.

Miriam is excited to cover breaking news and the happenings on campus and in midtown.

Miriam can be contacted at Follow her on Twitter @mmarini36.

Multimedia Editor

Michael Tokarz is The South End's Multimedia Editor. 

Michael Tokarz is a junior film major, focusing on cinematography. Michael first got behind the camera when he was 12 and became an active professional at 16. He loves to spend time outside, capturing landscapes and timelapses of nature and the city, but also likes to change things up at take photos of sports and large events. He takes great pride in being able to capture the defining moment of an event or the small detail that puts a scene over the top. When he's not behind the camera, Michael is usually looking for ways to become even better as a photographer.
In 2014 Michael was one of only 93 winners of the "Gold Key" award in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Competition, the highest honor for high school photography portfolios. Since then he has ranked in the top 10 in the Pure Michigan Photo Contest in both 2014 and 2015 as well as received an honorable mention in the Photographers' Forum College Photography Contest. 

He can be reached at Follow him on Instagram @mike_tokarz_photo

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Amanda Rahn is a senior majoring in print journalism. Amanda is a member of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College and the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity (JIM). She strongly believes newsrooms benefit from a greater variety of experiences.

Amanda’s love for journalism only manifested after a brief jaunt as a pre-medicine student. Her understanding of different disciplines allows her a more knowledgable take when writing, and editing, stories.

She is excited at the chance to make Wayne State students more aware of the incredible arts and entertainment Detroit has to offer.

Amanda can be contacted at Follow her on Twitter @AmandaRahn3.

Features Editor

Jared Hoehing is a senior pursuing three degrees in broadcast journalism, Italian and mechanical engineering. He interned across many disciplines—including Chrysler, DENSO and WDET Public Radio—and has co-hosted a show on WAYN Radio. 

Jared fell in love with journalism from his love of stories and multi-disciplinary learning. He is determined to be a news anchor with qualities reminiscent of Walter Cronkite and Ed Murrow infused with tech-savviness for a modern news consumer. Jared believes honest and factual reporting is necessary for the well-being of a democracy, and is excited to demonstrate his belief and passion with The South End.

You can contact Jared at Follow him on Twitter @JHoehing.

Sports Editor

Dwjuan Frazier is a senior majoring in journalism with a print and online concentration and minoring in history. He is also a member of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity (JIM). 
Dwjuan is a die-hard sports fan and considers himself an expert on the NBA. His favorite athlete is LeBron James, who he considers to be the best basketball player ever. After he gave up his dream to become a professional basketball player, Dwjuan wanted to find a way to merge his love for sports and writing. As a sports journalist, Dwjuan hopes to tell unique and interesting stories that reaches beyond the typical sports fan.  
After undergrad, Dwjuan wants to attend graduate school for history. Though it’s a move away from reporting, Dwjuan believes his journalism training will help him as a thinker and writer as he moves in a different direction. 
He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @dwjuan__ 

Head Photographer

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Head Copy Editor and Graphic Designer

Danielle Kullmann is in her third year at Wayne State, majoring in Chemical Engineering. She is a member of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College.

Danielle has a strong love for the AP Stylebook and graphic design despite spending most of her time reading chemistry books. Her passion for journalism began as an editor for her high school’s award-winning student newspaper, The Talon.

Danielle hopes to spend the majority of her career working to help the environment with her chemical engineering chops. Afterward, her dream is to design for Wired Magazine.

Danielle can be contacted at Send fan mail to Atchison Hall.

Copy Editor

Tracy Sanfilippo is a senior at Wayne State, majoring in public relations with a minor in new media.

She recently completed an internship with SS Digital Media, an advertising agency in the Metro Detroit area. Tracy has also been an active member of the WSU Marching Band, taking over the program's fundraising projects. While many of her classes focus on studying communication theory and building a brand, she has always wanted to be a part of a newsroom environment.

She is eager to develop stories and contribute her knowledge of AP style writing at The South End for her fellow Warriors.

You can contact Tracy via email at Follow her on Twitter @Tracy Sanfilippo.

Ad Manager

Charlie Kadado is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in new media. He is a member of several professional journalism groups, including Wayne State's Journalism Institute for Media Diversity (JIM). In the past three years, Kadado has worked for ethnic media groups and interned for Detroit local television outlets. He plans to ultimately produce or report investigative news. 

If you'd like to place an advertisement on The South End website, or in print editions, contact Charlie at, or by phone at (248) 924-4854.

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