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KentWired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

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OPINION: And so it begins: Iowa Caucus 2024

Jackson Small, Opinion Writer January 18, 2024

On Monday, Jan. 15, registered Republicans in Iowa caucused as the first voters in America to voice their opinions on which candidate will trail the closest behind Donald Trump for the Republican presidential...

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OPINION: Why orcas deserve more recognition

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer January 18, 2024

The animal kingdom has a wide variety of species to choose from when someone asks the classic question, “What’s your favorite animal?” While some have personal connections to pets like cats or dogs,...

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OPINION: The grief of lost friendship

Carlina Krajnik, Opinion Writer January 17, 2024

Friends from middle or high school have that special all-embracing love and familiarity that, sometimes, cannot be matched by newly made friends. The amount of time one knows you, experiences together...

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OPINION: From the mind of a mentally ill person

Destiny Torres, Opinion Writer January 16, 2024

“Something is wrong with me. My chest feels hollow, I don’t want to get out of bed, I don’t think I wanna be here anymore.” - An excerpt from my diary at 14. I am mentally ill. This is something...

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OPINION: Don’t let your mind control you this holiday season

Chloe Robertson, Opinion Writer December 15, 2023

One Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie has 180 calories in it. So if I skip breakfast and lunch, and I only eat a little bit of the pizza mom is making for dinner, I’ll survive the cookie. No breakfast,...

OPINION: Service workers are people too

OPINION: Service workers are people too

Nick Keller, Opinion Writer December 13, 2023

Picture this. You’re me, a 16-year-old boy working his first job at a local Italian restaurant. It’s one of the busy nights, a Saturday at 8 p.m., and I’m working at the hostess desk.  After...

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OPINION: Taylor Swift: Her evolution is inspiring

Chloe Robertson, Opinion Writer December 12, 2023

I’m lying on my back in my purple bedroom, and Taylor Swift is blasting from my stereo as I scream sing along to her second album, “Fearless.” The song “Fifteen” was my personal favorite. I...

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OPINION: The holidays aren’t dead

Faith Fistler, Opinion Writer December 11, 2023

It’s true, the holidays are different now.  In college, nobody is dressing up in their Halloween costumes to class and parading around the school. Our assignments don’t involve turning our hand...

Protesters advocate for Palestine gather on the K during the Ceasefire Protest on Nov. 20, 2023.

OPINION: It’s not political, it’s genocide

Destiny Torres, Opinion Writer December 11, 2023

Over 15,000 deaths have occurred in the Gaza Strip from Oct. 7 through Dec. 2 due to the continuing Israel and Palestine conflict, as reported by PBS.   Within that report, thousands of Palestinian...

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OPINION: Go to that family holiday celebration, it’s worth it

Nick Keller, Opinion Writer December 10, 2023

Oh, how I just love the relaxing sights of the holidays: the decorations, the delicious food hitting your plate, the kids playing with each other, the drunk aunt having her ninth glass of wine. Oh,...

OPINION: Interacting with the police: Know your rights

OPINION: Interacting with the police: Know your rights

Jackson Small, Opinion Writer December 9, 2023

With Halloween behind us and St. Patrick’s Day coming up, it is crucial to know your rights in the event of an encounter with law enforcement.  When confronted by a police officer, most of us are...

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OPINION: The dark side of gift giving

Virginia Doherty, Opinion Writer December 8, 2023

The most wonderful time of the year: marked by families gathering, twinkling lights, glistening snow and warm fires. Mistletoe, chestnuts roasting, presents neatly stacked beneath the tree—all the classic...

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