The Wayne Stater

Life on the low road part one

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

February 5, 2020

“Life is sad, life is a bust, all ya can do is do what you must,” Bob Dylan sang in his 1975 folk song “Buckets of Rain.” His words are calling out to me, readers, in the brutal adolescence of this century. We’re being...

Vote or stay quiet

Kadra Sommersted-Simmons, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

Well it’s 2020, which means a new presidential election year. Folks who voted in the last election, as well as new voters – people that were 18 after the 2016 election and before Nov. 3 – get to use their voices. Make...

Life 101: Learning to start over

Vito Cole

January 29, 2020

I started my college adventure a little later than most. I was 42 in 2015. I married the lovely Sharon Carr, who teaches an editing and publishing class here at Wayne State. She encouraged me to go back to school. I had attempted...

Should I feed my friends or buy a gun?

Nick Ulrich, Opinion Editor

January 22, 2020

Today, I received a crisp hundred dollar bill. I felt the coarse paper in my hand and put the bill up to my face to smell the sweet scent of spending freedom. But I had a decision to make. You see, I’ve got a couple friends,...

Lost in the snow

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

January 22, 2020

Here we are again, readers. Another semester, another ugly winter showing its face in January. We got off lucky over break, and now we’re struggling our way across a frozen waste, with temperatures flirting with true ugliness....

Finally, the men have a say

Nick Ulrich, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

One thing I’ve noticed in my years since coming to Wayne is that many of the men (especially white men) here tend to have views different from my own. For example, I’ve seen a disproportionate amount of white men who happen...

Back in the saddle again

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

November 20, 2019

We’re at it again, readers. Another slam season approaches. In this year of political ugliness and uncertainty on the horizon, this is exactly what we are in need of, and those are the doctor’s orders. We would certainly...

Destressing before finals

Llolanda Hernandez, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

I think that we can all relate to the stress accumulated before finals week, even instructors. There are plenty of things to complete whether it be us students writing the papers or professors correcting and grading them. When...

‘Vaping crisis’ continues to harm many

Elijah Herrington, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

If you or a loved one has let any mainstream media into your lives lately you’ve likely become familiar with the headline “vaping crisis” as well as the increasing hysteria in mom and dad’s conversation at dinner. But...

Wayne State has fulfilled my love of athletics

Austin Svehla, Online Editor

November 13, 2019

I’ve loved sports since the day I was able to actually process how each different sport works, which was shortly after I could pick up a ball. I’m not just a casual sports fan either. I’m a full-blown sports nerd who spends...

No Christmas

Morgan Cardenas, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Per usual in Nebraska, we’ve got snow in the middle of November. But this by no means makes it acceptable to start celebrating Christmas this early. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas as much as the next person. But,...