The South End: Staff

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Kiran Saini is a senior double majoring in journalism and business. She is also a member of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity (JIM).

Kiran attended Harrison High School in Farmington Hills. She fell in love with journalism in her high school journalism class, and took it consistently every semester since her sophomore year. She has interned at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (IIMD), the MHRFC and is currently working as a news writer at the Mike Ilitch School of Business. She is also a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. 

As an avid news lover, she couldn't be happier as editor-in-chief here at The South End. 

You can contact Kiran at Follow her on Twitter @Kiran_insaini

Managing Editor

Sarah Rahal is a senior majoring in journalism with a photography concentration and minoring in philosophy. Sarah is a member of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity (JIM), Arab American Student Union (AASU) and Alternative Spring Break Detroit (ASBD) at Wayne State, as well as the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA).

At a young age, Sarah found her love for photography and inspired to change the view of others through images and the written word. Sarah has photographed for The South End since 2014, and took on the role as the design and multimedia editor in January of 2015, along with sports editor in February 2016. Besides being the managing editor of The South End, Sarah has interned at BLAC Detroit Magazine, Metro Parent Magazine, Detroit Metro Times and recently took on a role as the senior editorial intern at Hour Detroit. 

You can contact Sarah at Follow her on Twitter @sarahal6611

News Editor

Jordan Works is a sophomore 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 District 6 State Representative Stephanie Chang and The Committee to Elect Linnie Taylor, and she is currently interning at The Office of Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. 
Jordan is excited to take on her role as news editor and is open to hearing any story ideas, questions or concerns.

Contact Jordan at Follow her on Twitter @Jordan_Works.

Multimedia Editor

Michael Tokarz is The South End's Multimedia Editor. 

Michael Tokarz is a sophomore 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

Michael Lewis II is a fourth year broadcast journalism student who can’t get enough of the sports world. Since a young age, he has been fascinated with superstar athletes like Kobe Bryant, Tom Brady, Michael Vick and the stories behind them. As a sports journalist, Michael hopes to tell similar stories and report on sporting events as they happen. In addition to sports journalism, Michael is an aspiring photographer. He can always be seen around campus with a camera in his hand. 

Michael has served on The South End staff in the past holding the roles of general correspondent, sports editor, deputy managing editor and managing editor. In his return to TSE, Michael hopes to expand students’ awareness of the athletic community and it’s news on campus. 

Michael can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @ironmikelewis.

Head Photographer

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Head Copy Editor

Kayla Cockrel is in her second 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.

Copy Editor and Graphic Designer

Danielle Kullmann is in her second 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.

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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