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

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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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photo courtesy: luca sullivan

the reality of being a full-time student and entrepreneur

Jillian Saliba December 3, 2022

Being a full time student is exhausting as it is. Classes can be a handful, life can be stressful and finding yourself above it all is difficult at times. Now, imagine having all of these expectations...

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illustration: lauren mobius

models open up about struggles in the modeling industry

Kennedy Coughlin December 2, 2022

For a long time, there has been an assumption in our society that models have the perfect advantage in life simply by being attractive, so much that it caused many people to only value them for how they...

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spring 2023 applications are now open !!

spring 2023 applications are now open !!

A Magazine December 1, 2022

Attention fashion lovers: A Magazine's spring 2023 staff applications are NOW OPEN! Please fill out this Google Form application by DECEMBER 23 at 11:59 p.m.: https://forms.gle/dgKsVwAQXVPcdX396 We're...

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collage: anastasia kopf

dear new jersey

Kayla Friedman November 30, 2022

Dear New Jersey,  I miss you. I miss the salty smell of the ocean air combined with the smell of the boardwalk baking in the sun on July mornings. I miss the squawking seagulls and the sound of the...

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art: brooke spaulding

kent state museum curator dr. sara hume on egyptian influence on 1920s fashion

Liana Boersma November 28, 2022

When I was a child, my mom gave me a sticker book of 1920s fashion. At this point, I already loved historical fashion, and though the 1920s was not at the top of my list of favorite fashion decades, I...

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illustration by katelyn niester

pharrell williams’ impact on the world of music, fashion and culture

Caroline Hill November 27, 2022

Most recognized for his song “Happy” featured in the movie “Despicable Me,” Pharrell Williams is far more than the voice behind our childhoods. From producing to singing, writing to designing,...

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art: stella skinner

french fashion house chloé champions sustainability

Abby Friedman November 26, 2022

Many big corporations try their best to adhere to the increasing need to be ethical, yet in doing so, many of them make empty claims and could be accused of greenwashing. One brand that is making significant...

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stylist frigillana styled this look for modistas 2022 fashion show titled machina: the emergence of fashion & tech. // photo by pierce bartman

modista’s ‘machina’ fashion show channels retrofuturism

Isabelle Tooley November 23, 2022

Modista Fashion Group’s annual fashion show was based on the theme Machina: The Emergence of Fashion & Tech. The theme references the idea of retrofuturism, a creative design movement based on the...

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