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The Student News Site of Kent State University

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my summer in tel aviv

Abby Friedman September 18, 2023

My summer apartment had a stunning view of the Mediterranean. So naturally, I spent most of this summer on the beach. I knew each night spent in Tel Aviv, I was guaranteed a seat in the sand. My growth...

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art by abby wilson

Left on Read: The Gen Z Dating Revolution

Kayla Friedman, Assistant Editor August 29, 2023

Caught in a paradox between romance and lack of commitment, “situationships” are the emotional reckonings of Gen Z dating culture. Stuck in a gray area, we are left confused trying to navigate complicated...

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“Barbie”: More Than A Doll

“Barbie”: More Than A Doll

Finora Reilly, Assistant Editor July 23, 2023

The highly anticipated film “Barbie" was released to theaters on Friday, Jul. 21, 2023. A live-action storyline about the world-famous Barbie doll has been in the works since 2009, which was then taken...

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art by caroline hill

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 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: finora reilly

solo travel diaries: my time in munich

Finora Reilly May 6, 2023

I’ve only ever seen Germany while alone, and Berlin was the reason I chose to see Munich for Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving and spring break are the two biggest opportunities for students studying...

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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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