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The Student News Site of Kent State University

a magazine

The Student News Site of Kent State University

a magazine

photo by pierce bartman // models: timothy green, judas proffitt, harrison johnson, louis mekruit, max loudenslager, catie pusateri

‘hi sweetie’: being a woman in a leadership role

Catie Pusateri December 28, 2022

Dressed in my head-to-toe pink tweed suit set and pink platform pumps, I glanced in the mirror and was convinced I was serving Elle Woods and embodying her unique superpower: a refusal to abandon her femininity...

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photo by kollin battle // styled by aniyah davies // model: lakesha frazier-hays

his loss

Samantha DeLima December 23, 2022

Between garnering billions of dollars a year and dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart consistently, the rap game is undeniably at the epicenter of the music industry. Old-school rappers such as Jay-Z...

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photo by alexis wesie // models: jt, cecelia greene, nino boualany, nadia stewert

the art of tattoos

Alexis Wesie December 22, 2022

Tattoos are an art form that take up permanent residency on one's body. Many people start collecting tattoos when they are in their early 20s considering you have to be 18 years or older to legally get...

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photo by greta bell // model: liana boersma

facing pretty privilege as an asian american

Liana Boersma December 19, 2022

The halo effect, lookism, pretty privilege, whatever you want to call it, all operate on the same idea: those considered beautiful get more benefits, more opportunities and more adoration than those that...

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photo by kollin battle // model: nick pepper

how has photo editing impacted body image?

Kennedy Coughlin December 18, 2022

The social media highlight reel seems like a trap we got ourselves into and can’t find a way out of. From using lenses and filters that completely change the size of your nose or lips to feeling the...

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garments and drawings by ossie clark and celia bartwell. // photo by abby friedman

visiting prato: europe’s largest textile center

Abby Friedman December 17, 2022

Italy is known for all things fashion, as it is the home of some of the biggest names and fashion houses. When you think of Italy, your mind might go straight to the glamorous side of fashion, but the...

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illustration: lillie leasure

celebrity beauty brands are taking over the beauty industry

kennedy coughlin December 16, 2022

The relationship between celebrity culture and beauty has always been a close one. In recent years, there’s been a boom in the production of celebrity beauty brands, most commonly ranging from makeup...

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the role of books in self-identity and representation

Fernanda Pasetti Bordin December 14, 2022

Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, Percy Jackson, Hermione Granger. Almost everyone knows these characters, but only a minority feel represented by them. While they can teach children and adults powerful...

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art courtesy of reilly tischler

design is more than what meets the eye

Fernanda Pasetti Bordin December 7, 2022

Visual communication is a powerful tool used to persuade others and share a message. Designers use images, text, layout, color and other elements to connect with viewers and influence them to act, whether...

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photo: kollin battle

counter protesting safely: what to do when combating hatred

Isabelle Tooley December 6, 2022

Hate has no place on campus or anywhere in this world. People on all sides of an issue will protest, and the opposition will respond. Whether you join in support of a protest, in opposition or not at all,...

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illustration by marina difranco

is skinny culture coming back?

Liana Boersma December 5, 2022

The 2014 Tumblr Girl seems to be making a comeback. While many millennials who were the main participants of this trend look back and cringe, Gen Z has adopted the style as well as other 2010s aesthetics...

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a magazines style director emma joffrion and photo editor maggie harris pose in front of a mural at 157 lounge. // photo by maddy moten

a mag’s guide to a night out

Emma Joffrion December 4, 2022

As I ready myself in the mirror by lining my lips and adding a bit of sparkle to the finishing touches to my makeup, my accompanying party flits around my room while taking shots, rummaging through clothing...

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