The Wayne Stater

So thankful for the friends I have

Kadra Sommersted-Simmons, Columnist

November 13, 2019

A couple weeks ago I did an appreciation column for friends that have made such an impact on my life that I have picked up on how they are. This week I want to just appreciate all of my friends because everyone needs a little...

Senior year has come, and I’m worn out

Julia Baxter, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Being a senior in college is HARD. Don’t get me wrong, college is hard in general, but I’m sick of people being excited for senior year. The past four years I’ve written columns under the name “thoughts from a (insert...

In the night, in the dark

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

November 6, 2019

We’re approaching the chimes of midnight, readers, and I’ve found myself in yet another sleepless night with Sunday handing us over to Monday, the death of the weekend in a dark whisper. This seems to be the norm in the penultimate...

A tribute to collegiate athletes

Austin Svehla, Online Editor

November 6, 2019

College life is busy and difficult for every student, particularly those who choose to put in enough effort to put themselves in good academic standing on a semester-to-semester basis. Early mornings, late nights and hours of...

Political competition (the Trump effect)

Nick Ulrich, Columnist

October 30, 2019

Donald Trump was never treated as a favorite, or even as an equal during the 2016 election. Most people considered him to be out from the beginning, but eventually he pushed his way past all the other Republican candidates (most...

Why getting a flu shot shouldn’t be controversial

Andrew Suiter, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

It’s that time of year again where people are deciding whether they should or shouldn’t get a flu shot. While a good amount of people lean towards not getting a flu shot, there are plenty of reasons why you should. I have...

My addiction confession

Morgan Cardenas, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

I have a confession to make. I have an addiction. No, I’m not talking about drugs or alcohol, even though I should probably cut back on the alcohol, and don’t even get me started on my coffee addiction. What I’m talking...

Summoning deamons

Kaitlynn Breeden, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

My favorite hobby is making bad decisions. With that being said, my “Spooky Squad” group chat decided to summon some demons in an abandon location. I’m going to refer to the house as an undisclosed location, because it...

A living man’s view on dying

Sean Dunn, Columnist

October 23, 2019

There’s a strange age dynamic within one of my friend groups. We all vary in our years, but we’re all close enough in age for it not to feel awkward. The strange part about it is that I don’t remember exactly the order of...

Stop making animal abuse trendy

Julia Baxter, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Let’s stop making animal abuse trendy. If you read that sentence and did a double take or think that I’m lying, I can assure you that animal abuse has been popularized to create societally preferable animals. One example...

Letter to the editor from Smith

Adam Smith, Student Senator

October 23, 2019

Our campus is very fortunate and unique in the fact that you as an individual student can create and initiate change on your campus in a profound way. We have seen this recently with a student initiative to change an entire board...

My friends influence the person I am

Kadra Sommersted-Simmons, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Have you ever realized how much your friends influence you and your actions? I know that many of mine have influenced me and what I say on a daily. I have caught some pretty great catch-phrases (no pun intended) and have...