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The Wayne Stater

The student news site of Wayne State College

The Wayne Stater

The student news site of Wayne State College

The Wayne Stater

Social Media Censorship

Maddie Genoways, Staff Writer November 29, 2023

Before the Internet became part of daily life, we relied on the idea that things published in the media did not accurately reflect reality. Maybe that mentality had some truth to it back then, but now...

Disney’s “Ashoka” represents a strong female hero, despite problems.

Kathryn Vlaanderen, News Writer October 24, 2023

I have been fascinated with the “Star Wars” Universe since watching “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” in 2008.   The whole world of dueling lightsabers, futuristic technology, and mind-blowing characters...

Top Ten Showtunes that will inspire your inner theatre nerd

Kathryn Vlaanderen, Staff Writer October 10, 2023

For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with Broadway musicals. As a self-proclaimed theatre nerd, I have compiled a list of some of the top ten musicals that might inspire you to sing and...

I watched the lowest rated “Chucky” movie so you don’t have to

Lurye Baxa, Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2023

Don Mancini, the creator of “Chucky,” is quoted as saying “Child’s Play 3” is his least favorite movie he’s created. If that doesn’t tell you how bad this movie is, then hopefully this article...

Taylor Swift Movie

Sara McKenna, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

I’m one of the many people that sat in a queue on the AMC Theatres website for almost an hour waiting to get tickets to Taylor Swift’s concert movie coming out in October.   Fortunately, I was...

Behind the Scenes, Family Channels are Toxic

Kathryn Vlaanderen, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

Trigger Warning: Child Abuse, Starvation,     On August 30, Utah mother and Family YouTuber Ruby Franke and her business partner were arrested after Franke’s 12-year-old climbed out the window...

A houseplant, a mental health crisis and the road to recovery

Maddie Genoways, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

My freshman year of college was the worst year of my life so far. I knew I was in trouble from the moment the door of my dorm room closed behind my mom and dad, and for the first time, I was utterly alone...


Lurye Baxa, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2023

When I was nine, I came home from school crying about being the biggest girl in class. When I was eight, a male student pulled my glasses from my face, snapped them in half, and called me ugly. When I...

Sexual predators don’t deserve friends

Jayde Teutsch, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

This April marks the 22nd anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It should also be the year we stop making excuses for sexual predators.   According to the National Sexual Violence Resource...

You should shave your head, here is why

Zaynab Kouatli, Opinion Editor April 19, 2023

In her 2013 song, Lorde sings, “It’s buzzcut season.” Boy was she right!   Shaving your head is one of the most exciting things you can do. During the COVID lockdown, I had a spurt of bravery...

Adopt, Don’t Shop: support shelter dogs over breeders

Maddie Genoways, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

When I was nine, we got our first foster dog from an agency in Omaha called Nebraska Dachshund Rescue. He was a tiny, wiry thing, with skinny legs, a crooked snout, and thoroughly rotten teeth. His frail...

There are several perks to learning a new language

Kathryn Vlaanderen, News Editor April 5, 2023

When it comes to learning a second language, many individuals either say, “It is too hard!” or “It takes too much time to learn a second language!” Well, Wildcats, as a student who has studied...

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