The Student News Site of Kent State University

a magazine

The Student News Site of Kent State University

a magazine

The Student News Site of Kent State University

a magazine

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,...

Read More >
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...

Read More >
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...

Read More >
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...

Read More >
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...

Read More >
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...

Read More >
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...

Read More >
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...

Read More >
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...

Read More >
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...

Read More >
illustration by marina difranco

american living in florence: interview with professor patricia kinsella

Abby Friedman November 1, 2022

When studying abroad there are so many different aspects to look forward to during your time away. From the food to the culture, travel and fashion, there are various amazing opportunities to indulge in...

Read More >
an installation at the joods museum that showcases jewish families living in amsterdam post-war in the 1990s to the 2000s. // photo by abby friedman

exploring my heritage in the jewish quarters of amsterdam

Abby Friedman October 30, 2022

Religion was always a topic that seemed very complex to me growing up. My parents were from different religions; my mom was Catholic, and my dad was Jewish. I was always confused about what to tell people....

Read More >
Load More Stories
Donate to a magazine
Our Goal