NFL players take a knee against racial injustice, police brutality

NFL players who took a knee during the national anthem have been widely criticized by the American public and administration as being unpatriotic, ungrateful and simply un-American. The narrative of the protests has become about patriotism, instead of addressing what the protests are really about– the systemic issues of police brutality and racial injustice. So, … More NFL players take a knee against racial injustice, police brutality

Native students, faculty advocate Native American Studies Program at Wayne State

  This past December, Native American Student Organization (NASO) gained approval from Wayne State and the fire marshal to smudge indoors in designated rooms in the Student Center after a two-year long struggle. NASO faculty advisor, Dr. Sandra Gonzales says the ceremonial medical plant burning practice is important for when elders visit campus, during graduation ceremonies … More Native students, faculty advocate Native American Studies Program at Wayne State

Short Film: WSU Students for Justice in Palestine’s Heritage Night

WSU Students for Justice in Palestine held their third annual Palestine Heritage Night as a part of the group’s Palestine Awareness Week from April 3 to April 6. Palestinians and non-Palestinians alike showed their support for the Palestinian liberation movement by celebrating Palestinian dress, music, art and dance. “[Palestinians] have such a rich culture that often times … More Short Film: WSU Students for Justice in Palestine’s Heritage Night

OU’s Orphan Relief raises funds for Ghanaian students with charity basketball game

Oakland University’s Orphan Relief chapter organized a basketball game with Nolan Elementary-Middle School on March 24 to raise funds for their year-long project to sponsor 21 Ghanaian students to attend school for free. In 2015, the chapter was able to fund tuition, school supplies and uniforms for 23 students last year, two of whom graduated high-school. … More OU’s Orphan Relief raises funds for Ghanaian students with charity basketball game

Visa interview canceled for prospective Syrian student after executive order

Alaa Al-Sabeh, a Muslim engineering student born and raised in Hama, Syria, was accepted into the College of Engineering master’s program at Wayne State for the spring/summer semester. He was in the process of finalizing his student visa when his interview with the U.S embassy was canceled on Jan. 28. He was then told not … More Visa interview canceled for prospective Syrian student after executive order