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The Student News Site of Kent State University

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The Student News Site of Kent State University

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finding home abroad: brazilian student perspectives on living in the u.s.

Luiz Henrique Dal'Berto May 11, 2023

If you have ever been to Kent before winter break is over, you know it feels like a ghost town. Therefore, I invite you to picture this: my Brazilian self, coming from one of the biggest cities in my country,...

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photo by jon tyson on unsplash

finding comfort in nostalgia

Caitlin Hall May 10, 2023

Comfort is the quieting of your mind, even if it's just for a few seconds. Whether it’s snuggling under a blanket at the end of the day or talking to your closest friend, comfort is something you can...

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photo by emma lammermeier // models: candy autrey and brett ashley // stylist: cece kirk

life in a dollhouse: may editorial

Emma Lammermeier May 9, 2023

In a real life fantasy world, Candy and Brett are stuck in a dollhouse and have no sense of real time.  For my final goodbye to A Magazine, I wanted to bring a dollhouse to life. This editorial...

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photo by kollin battle // model: lamionté

lamionté refuses to dim her shine

Janelle Sessoms May 9, 2023

The grind doesn’t stop for La La Render, or should we say, Lamionté. As we met up for this interview over a video call, she let me know she was in the studio rehearsing for a performance as we spoke....

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photo by ally freidly // models: ameena sawan & evan peters

a love letter to all the queer kids out there

Luiz Henrique Dal'Berto May 8, 2023

It's 2008 and The Pussycat Dolls just released the music video for “When I Grow Up” on MTV. In front of the TV, my sister and I dance around the living room in our improvised bed sheet dresses trying...

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art by marina di franco

what is #corecore?

Chloe Ritzic May 8, 2023

You’ve probably heard of the cores. Whether it be cottagecore, angelcore, Barbiecore or balletcore, the -core suffix has come to serve as a means of self-identification. We follow these trends to fit...

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photo: hanna bailey // models: brianna keyes, frigillana la muneca, emma joffrion, kiara rodriguez // stylists: emma joffrion, kiara rodriguez, frigillana, brianna keyes, sam delima

the power of nail art

Samantha DeLima May 7, 2023

Artificial nails first originated in the high society of ancient Egypt. Queens such as Cleopatra and Nefertiti adorned their hands with nails made of ivory, bone and gold. Vibrant hues of red signified...

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photo by brianna phillips // model: lalah brown

ballet is not all sparkling tutus and pirouettes

Fernanda Pasetti Bordin May 4, 2023

Last year, “balletcore” was all over TikTok with some people using ballet rehearsal uniforms as everyday wear. Even those who weren't ballerinas joined in the trend. This romanticization of ballet...

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photo courtesy of michael pollak

how can you be an ally to the jewish community?

Kayla Friedman May 3, 2023

My name is Kayla Friedman and I am Jewish. Although I do not hide the fact that I am Jewish, I do not advertise it either. I do not advertise this part of my identity because there is always a gnawing...

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design by wendy weng // photo by gracey jarecke

kent state annual fashion show spotlights next wave of fashion design creatives

Kailah Cherney May 1, 2023

The Kent State School of Fashion celebrated its 40th anniversary with its  annual fashion show on Friday night, presenting senior B.A., B.F.A. and M.F.I.S. students’ next in fashion collections. The...

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undina collection luna necklace worn on the runway during new york fashion week // photo credit: julie stanley/juleImages

the wonder woman of jewelry making

Chloe Robertson May 1, 2023

While watching “Wonder Woman” as a 5-year-old, Michelle Pajak-Reynolds fell in love with her sparkly tiara and power bracelets which deflect bullets and beat up boys. Pajak-Reynolds always played dress...

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photo by eva rinaldi is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

taylor swift’s the eras tour takes over kent students’ closets 

Chloe Robertson April 30, 2023

Taylor Swift announced The Eras Tour in October 2022 describing it as a journey through the musical eras of her career. Swift’s show is divided into 10 different eras: “Taylor Swift,” “Fearless,”...

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