This article originally appeared in The South End's Winter 2019 Back to School print edition.
We’ve all logged onto Academica — whether for its intended purpose of accessing university resources, or to scroll through posts during class out of sheer boredom. Academica is an online community that Wayne State students and faculty use to sell textbooks, advertise research opportunities a…
Whether your family bakes cookies while wearing matching pajamas or watches “It’s A Wonderful Life” on repeat, every family has its holiday traditions. As Wayne State students prepare to head home to enjoy quality time with their families and friends, some Warriors share their unique traditi…
Finding time for creativity during college — in between cramming for exams and writing last-minute papers — can be difficult, but a handful of Wayne State students maintain personal blogs where they explore topics like fashion, self-improvement and physical health.
Whether you know the psychoactive plant as cannabis, weed or kush, Michiganders have voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Stoners and capitalists alike are looking forward to the mellowing marijuana being available for purchase at local dispensaries.
College students are no strangers to balancing bustling class schedules with internships, jobs and whatever else life decides to throw their way. With the fall semester in full swing and finals season on the horizon, Wayne State juniors and seniors pass along some advice for maintaining sani…
Wayne State alumni and One Hamtramck will reveal the first large outdoor mural to depict Bengali culture in the United States on Oct. 21. The mural will be located at 3105 Carpenter St. on the border of Detroit and Hamtramck, according to One Hamtramck’s website.
It has been over two months since California-based Bird scooters were dropped off in Detroit. Just one month after its launch, Bird’s main competitor, Lime, joined the market here in the Motor City.
As students go about their day at Wayne State, WSU employees are the hidden figures helping students work toward success. From making breakfast and assisting students in the library to keeping classrooms and bathrooms clean — WSU employees have students’ backs for every all-nighter and early class.
A caffeine boost is vital for many college students while cramming for an exam, cranking out a ten page paper or simply trying to get out of bed. Luckily, Wayne State’s location makes it easy to find a good cup of joe near or on campus.
As bee populations continue to decline across the U.S., several Detroit-based nonprofits are working to sustain the city’s bee population.
Wayne State juniors Rajaa Shoukfeh and Sara Abdulrazzak traveled to Jordan this summer on a volunteer mission with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), a global relief organization working in the frontlines of the Syrian refugee crisis.
A Wayne State student is one of three founders of Vloggle — an iOS social media app founded in 2017 that is similar to Instagram, but for videos, according to David Girjis, junior accounting major and CFO of Vloggle.
Many college students dream of traveling and living abroad. Wayne State University student Tori Griffin is one of those who aspires to see the world — and she is living the dream.
Hola. Marhaba. Bonjour. Ni Hao. Hello.Michigan is a land that hears a slew of languages spoken and sees large minority populations settle in places like Dearborn, southwest Detroit and Hamtramck. On Feb. 22, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a bill that would make English the offi…
Detroit’s recent restaurant revival has brought plenty of attention to the city. Eateries such as Grey Ghost, Johnny Noodle King and Royale with Cheese have received national praise from food critics across the country.
The Wayne State University Board of Governors approved a plan on March 23 to move the historic Mackenzie House to a new location, which has not yet been determined.
Shawn McElmurry, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Wayne State University, first became aware of the Flint water crisis in the summer of 2015. He was listening to the radio and heard that Michigan state officials discredited the research of pediatrician Mona Ha…
Jose Romo-Puerta, a third-year student at Wayne State, did not expect a meeting with his friend, Sergio Rodrigues, to lead him to become the chief marketing officer of their own company.
A hopeless public transportation system is ultimately what ruined Detroit’s chance to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters, according to the company's regional leaders.
The past month has been turbulent for educational institutes across the U.S. amidst the Stoneman Douglass High School shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14 that killed 17.
In January, Amazon released a list of 20 cities being considered for its second headquarters – absent from it was Detroit. Amazon representatives cited the city’s lack of public transportation and the outflow of talented college graduates from the state as reasons for overlooking Detroit as …
Many Wayne State students have had unpleasant experiences or difficult situations with the Student Services Center. However, the financial aid office has implemented new changes.
Wayne State University is home to students from many different ethnic backgrounds and 80 different countries, according to WSU’s website, making it Michigan’s most diverse campus.
Wayne State University kicked off the official yearlong celebration of its sesquicentennial on Jan. 26. The Campus Activity Team planned two fun-filled events to engage students and encourage the celebrations of the university’s milestone.
Wayne State University’s dining services underwent several changes over the semester break, with a focus on Late Night Grill and Gold ‘n’ Greens.
Before Apple released iOS 10.2.1 in 2016, older iPhones frequently experienced spontaneous shutdowns while the phone was idle, as well as a decrease in performance.
Online classes have existed nearly as long as the Internet itself. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in the fall of 2014, there were over five million college students enrolled in online courses in the U.S.
The new semester has begun which means it’s time for Early Academic Assessment (EAA). At the start of the third week of the fall and winter semesters, Wayne State University professors administer Early Academic Assessments, a tool the university put into practice in Winter 2016 to assist undergraduate students taking courses below the 4000 level.
Some people assume that since WSU is so close to Downtown Detroit that it must be unsafe and that crime rates are extremely high. However, compared to other university campuses, crimes rates are exceptionally low.
For as long as Wayne State chemical engineering student Adam Smith can remember, nature has been a part of his life. In fact, he spends hours in the wilderness, hunting.
While uncertainty can be a common trait among college students, the advising staff at Wayne State understands the struggle and offers help to undecided students or students seeking to change their major.
With approximately 3,000 international students on campus, Wayne State is focusing on not only their education, but their experience at the university.