On Friday March 13, Wayne State acting major Vanessa Fry sat in a talent agent’s office in New York City. The day before, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned gatherings larger than 500 people, indefinitely stopping all Broadway shows in response to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.
In Detroit, art and culture can be seen across the city. But, there are ways these treasures can be spread farther while supporting creatives living in different communities. That is what the new Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship Office hopes to achieve.
Wayne State’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts is like the academic incubator for future Emmy, Pulitzer Prize and Grammy winners.
With public gatherings being placed on pause due to coronavirus, Wayne State students are helping to create conversation about social change during the Detroit Free Press Film Festival’s virtual event.
In a student-wide email sent on March 12, Wayne State extended spring break to give professors time to transition to online classes as schools across the country took similar measures to slow the spread of coronavirus.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought uncertainty into many aspects of our lives. Seeking a break from the constant news cycle and stress of these times, many have turned to television, film, music and literature to provide a sense of comfort and entertainment.
The Wayne Literary Review annually features the art and writings of current and former Wayne State students. The 2020 edition focuses on something central to all of us — identity.
As life is beginning to seem like a novel, it’s easy to be unproductive and lethargic during quarantine. This week, President Donald Trump increased social distancing guidelines until April 30 — meaning many of us will have extra free time. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is unnerving, quaran…
At Three Cats restaurant in Clawson, Dan Scanlon, the director of Pixar’s new movie “Onward,” remembered the building either being abandoned or a warehouse when he was growing up, he said.
One Wayne State computer science major has fond childhood memories of getting henna done at weddings and Eid fairs. Now a college student, customers wait in line for her henna work.
Millions of people around the world stutter. It’s been documented for thousands of years. But the speech disorder continues to puzzle researchers, according to Wayne State professors.
10 years ago, a 13-year-old violinist won the Sphinx Concerto Competition in Detroit, a yearly national contest of young Black and Latinx classical musicians with awards up to $50,000. He was the youngest artist ever to sweep a division.
The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance will celebrate 91 years with Wayne State at the annual Spring Dance Concert.
Over 200 people from across the U.S. gathered at Third Man Records in Midtown on Feb. 21 to attend All Access Cafe, a free event featuring music and poetry by artists with disabilities.
In celebration of African culture, the Theatre and Dance company at Wayne State is holding its annual To Sangana African Dance Concert on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 at the Allesee Dance Theatre.
Valentine's Day is this week, and you still don’t have plans. You’re probably not the only one. Amongst the pressure of having a valentine, defining one’s relationship or running out of Tinder swipes, we are all looking for a way to have fun and unwind, or to avoid the “you didn’t plan anyth…
The streaming service Kanopy is used by many institutions in the U.S., including libraries and universities. Its use at Wayne State began in 2016 and was available to all WSU affiliates for educational or recreational use. However, availability of Kanopy is now restricted.
Euchre Night - Monday, Nov. 25: Euchre — the card game with rules more confusing than it name — will be played at Ready Player One, located at 407 East Fort Street, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. This event is one out of four tournaments, with the last one planned for Dec. 16.
On Saturday, the 47th annual Noel Night took place on Warren Avenue, which highlighted cultural institutions and local businesses in the Midtown residential neighborhood.
If you're walking around campus and notice someone wearing a Detroit Pistons jersey with the name soupypooy69 on the back, you may have just seen Wayne State's own content creator.
Public health and rap music are seldom correlated with each other. It’s difficult to connect Kanye West and Meek Mill with the healthcare system. However, this WSU student organization is proving otherwise.
Students and faculty at Wayne State are proving that no matter your skill set— as long as you have an idea and a recording device— anyone can enter the podcasting world.
The noodle shop named Detroit Free Press’ 2019 Restaurant of the Year, Ima, will be opening its third location on the corner of Warren and Cass Avenue this November.
In a classroom filled with synthesizers that have flashing lights, dozens of electrical cords and buttons — a composer and WSU assistant professor of music technology, teaches the elements of electronic music.
Halloween marks the end of spooky season, and if you don’t have a costume to get your scare on for tonight, here are some last-minute costumes fellow WSU Warriors plan to wear.
On Friday, WSU hosted the Homecoming Out Celebration. This dance and drag show featured Eureka O'Hara and Bebe Zahara Benet, both who were on "RuPaul's Drag Race." Along with the drag race contestants, Detroit's very own queens — Sabin, Emma Saphire and Thrustin’ Bieber — also celebrated wit…
Midtown cafe Fourteen East will open its doors to the public at its new location in the Mike Ilitch School of Business this December.
Cinema Detroit and The Detroit Film Theatre, in partnership with Cinema Lamont, will host Cine Mexico Now —a film series that portrays Mexican heritage and culture.
To honor Detroit’s history, Preservation Detroit and Wayne State University are presenting an architectural tour for residents, students and visitors of the city.
Dally in the Alley, the annual alt-street fair, took place Sept. 7 in Midtown. The annual party celebrated its 42nd birthday and showcased local artists, performers and businesses. Here are some highlights from Detroit's biggest block party.
Wayne State department of music welcomed new and returning students back to campus at their annual convocation Aug. 30 at the Schaver Music Recital Hall.