About Us

The Wake Student Magazine is a fortnightly (bi-weekly), student-operated news, arts and entertainment publication. University of Minnesota students from many disciplines do all of the reporting, writing, editing, illustration, photography, layout and business management for The Wake.

The Wake was founded in spring 2002 by two University of Minnesota Twin Cities undergraduate students, Chris Ruen and James Delong. The two undergrads created a student-run newspaper that creates discussion, awareness of campus and local issues, excitement and a sense of community on the Twin Cities Campus. The Independent Press Association’s Campus Journalism Project named the magazine and the website the Best Independent Campus Publication in 2006. “With each well-crafted issue, The Wake covers considerable ground… in a way that’s relevant to the campus community.”

The Wake strives to be a voice for students as well as a source of information on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities Campus. By providing a forum for the reporting, opinions, and creativity of students for students, we hope to foster diversity in discussion and to strengthen the sense of a campus community.