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The Student News Site of Kent State University

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The Student News Site of Kent State University

a magazine

Photo Credits: Sam Delima and Kayla Friedman

Pitti Filati: Discovering Italy’s Most Influential Textile Trade Show

Sam Delima February 1, 2024

While Kent State’s fashion students are hard at work in Ohio, 4,000 miles away at the KSU Florence campus, students took a glimpse into the world of knitwear and yarn. This week, the program’s “Study...

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Photo: Sam Delima // Model: Lary Arcanjo

Vignette: Introducing the NYC Studio’s Official Magazine

Samantha Delima November 12, 2023

Kent State Fashion’s New York City studio is the hub for the New York students. Although it occupies only two floors of a packed Garment District office building, what happens on and off campus is unlike...

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Art: Abby Wilson

A Mag’s Guide to FOMO: New York City Edition

Jolene Giesige October 26, 2023

Living in a city that never sleeps is for some a dream, but also a nightmare. With an endless stream of events happening all over the city, it is hard to make plans without sacrificing an event or two....

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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: 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: alicia lewins

solo travel diaries: the queen is dead and i’m in london

Finora Reilly April 24, 2023

Studying in Geneva, Switzerland, Kent State sociology and environmental sciences dual major Alicia Lewins made a trip to the British Isles on her own.    There were two main reasons that drove...

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photo: finora reilly

solo travel diaries: salzburg

Finora Reilly April 22, 2023

We’ve all heard about Salzburg, Austria: home to “The Sound of Music” and rolling hills for miles. Senior communications studies major Emma Lammermeier, found herself staying there for 24 hours during...

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a dirty chai from simbiosi cafe // photo by mariah alanskas

the nation of espresso shots and frothed milk: where american and italian coffee cultures differ

Mariah Alanskas April 7, 2023

Fast conversation, simplified ingredients and coffee taken like shots fill the cafes or “bars” of Florence. Coffee is not meant to be a sweet treat, but rather a deeply ingrained fragment of Italian...

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art by marina di franco

keep your boundaries abroad

Marina Di Franco April 2, 2023

Content Warning: This article is a first person perspective surrounding themes of sexual trauma and violence.    Studying abroad is often portrayed in a highlight reel. The study abroad experience...

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photo: emma lammermeier

solo travel diaries: my time in berlin

Finora Reilly March 21, 2023

I have never been to a city like Berlin. I have never experienced a city like Berlin. Maybe it was the city itself, maybe it was because this was the first time I truly traveled on my own. I would like...

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photos by harris cheifetz, devin feeley and brooke fenenbock // model: madeleine craven

fitting in in florence

Devin Feeley March 14, 2023

The Renaissance fashion of Florence, Italy, in the 15th century encapsulated a restrictive and rigid style of dress for women including tight corsets, ornate jewelry and unrestrained layering. Layering...

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illustration by diana peterkoski

on the hunt: the vintage shops of florence

Mariah Alanskas February 17, 2023

Peppered throughout the winding streets of Florence lies stores filled with used, upcycled and vintage wares from one of Europe’s premier fashion capitals. Within these shops, a fashion lover’s oasis...

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