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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

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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...

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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....

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photo by emma lammermeier // model: tasha weiler

staying true to your style while studying abroad

October 20, 2022

When studying abroad there are many different things that you will need to acclimate to: the food, the culture and the language barrier. One thing you may not consider when it comes to the changes in a...

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the fountain man // photo by emma lammermeier

everyday oddness: european street photography

Emma Lammermeier October 15, 2022

Street photography of everyday oddness in Berlin, Vienna, and Prague. Not staged in any way, but rather moments that were captured in a blink of an eye.  The Honeymoon  Vienna, Austria As I...

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illustration: sadie reda

the past, present and future of the ‘made in italy’ label

Kaylyn Wenzel April 21, 2022

The “Made in Italy” label is synonymous with products of the highest quality and authenticity. From the post World War II era, the country has gained international recognition for its fashion innovations...

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photo: karsten winegeart on unsplash

defining homesickness with dr. margaret runge

Kaylyn Wenzel March 25, 2022

Kent State University is rich in study abroad experiences. Fashion students are particularly fortunate to be able to choose from New York City, Florence, Paris, London, Germany, Hong Kong, South Korea...

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photo: kai pilger on unsplash

your ultimate guide to style and sizing in florence, italy

Kaylyn Wenzel March 2, 2022

The city of Florence has been the muse of luxury brands and fashion retailers for years. In turn, shopping has always been an attraction. While taking a stroll down the Via Roma and the Piazza della Repubblica,...

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photo: kaylyn wenzel

your detailed guide on how to pack for a weekend away in italy

Julia Morehead February 9, 2022

While most Kent State students are seeking warmth and praying for canceled classes back in Ohio, the Italian study abroad program is in full swing. After exploring Florence for a few weeks, students...

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How to Make a Foreign Place Feel Like Home

How to Make a Foreign Place Feel Like Home

Emily Clinton October 28, 2019

As I enter into the halfway mark of my semester abroad, I reflect on how I’ve made Florence my home away from home. Being away from home can be difficult, especially in a completely foreign place....

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Street Style Profiles: Hong Kong

Street Style Profiles: Hong Kong

Hallie Saculla May 6, 2018

Over the course of earning my degree in fashion merchandising, I’ve had the opportunity to study in Germany, Paris, Florence, New York City and Hong Kong. On top of these ‘home bases,’ I spent my...

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What I Wish I Knew Before Studying Abroad in Florence

What I Wish I Knew Before Studying Abroad in Florence

Marissa Nichol April 29, 2018

Studying abroad means living without regrets, right? If we’re being utterly honest though, everyone has a couple when it comes to how much they wish they prepared for the semester. After living in Florence...

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What to Know: Moving From America to Italy

What to Know: Moving From America to Italy

Marissa Nichol April 22, 2018

It has become the norm at Kent State to study abroad in Florence, Italy. Between the shopping and easy weekend traveling, it is a luxurious break from having a crazy college career. But have you ever thought...

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