The auditorium overflowed with students proudly wearing Palestinian kuffiyehs and holding “stop silencing us” signs high. By the end of the night, Palestinians on campus were finally given a voice for the first time in University of Michigan Ann Arbor’s history. On Nov. 15th, U of M passed divestment in Central Student Government (CSG), marking … More UM Divest: the vote, the blacklist and the solidarity movements
The “Make America Great Again” campaign fueled by Trump’s white supremacist agendas did anything but make America great, but rather, created a divide, a surge in hate crimes and threatened the safety of non-whites. Instead of making our country “great” as Trump promised his supporters, he succeeded in doing just the opposite– deepening our nation’s … More Opinion: Islamophobic hate crimes lack media coverage, attention from our administration
Another mass shooting. A gunman opens fire. Innocent civilians killed. Sandy Hook, Charleston, Orlando, Las Vegas and now Sutherland Springs, Texas. The list of horror stories go on and the stories of victims lives seem endless. Americans have become numb to the mass shooting epidemic in our country. The truth is, we don’t care to … More 555 mass shootings in 511 days, what number is enough to take action?
Turning shame into empowerment, #MeToo spurred a worldwide movement and created an open space for women to share their survivor stories of sexual assault and harassment. The #MeToo campaign flooded timelines in mid-October, with over 1.7 million women and men using the hashtag in 85 countries, CNN reported. Three weeks later, the hashtag continues to … More #MeToo continues its globalized movement, advocates awareness and social change
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
“I like to dress up the 1940s and 1950s style a lot. I enjoy dressing up that way and I really like that particular era. The bold colors, the fabrics, the vintage clothing. I wear swing circle dresses, petticoats, pencil dresses, skirts, blouses, but I would like to own some of the 50s cigarette pants. … More Today in Wayne State microfashion…
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
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
Wayne State Students for Justice in Palestine celebrate their second annual Palestine Awareness Week with a series of events displaying Palestinian art, culture and education, as symbols of their continued freedom struggle and right to determination.
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