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Christmas trees are set up in the University Parish Newman Center, located at 1424 Horning Road, on campus on Nov. 18, 2023.

‘Tis the season for understanding winter holidays

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter December 12, 2023

With winter approaching, many people anticipate celebrating winter holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa this December.  Some individuals who celebrate those holidays expressed the importance...

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is common, and it usually starts to take effect when the weather starts to change.

Seasonal depression looms as winter hits

Janson McNair, Photo assistant December 12, 2023

 With winter break quickly approaching, the beginning of the colder months can cause a serious mental toll for some college students. According to the National Education Association, more than 60%...

KentWired Illustration by Mia Marino

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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Students spend pretty penny at Rosie’s Market

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter December 11, 2023

While Rosie’s Market in Tri-Towers offers students a convenient place to shop on campus, some say they’ll be shopping elsewhere because of its prices. “I work in a grocery store, so I know a little...

Jungle Juice is created by two Kent State alumni, Marius Karl and Spencer Forrest.

Alumni kickstart Jungle Juice alcohol company

MinJee Yoo, Reporter December 11, 2023

From students to now entrepreneurs, 2020 and 2021 graduates Marius Karl and Spencer Forrest have started their own alcohol business called Jungle Juice.  The pair, who became friends during their freshman...

KentWired Illustration by Lillie Leasure

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...

Sophomore healthcare administration major Chloe Kurian and her family wear their holiday attire.

Students’ traditions bring out the holiday spirit

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter December 10, 2023

As the semester comes to an end, students will soon head home to partake in holiday festivities with friends and family, with many people sharing unique traditions that make celebrating the holidays special...

The soon-to-be Board and Bevy is located at 141 E. Summit St.

Board game lounge to open downtown

Patrick Creedon, Reporter December 10, 2023

After graduating from Kent State in 2014, husband and wife duo Coty Giannelli and Hayley Bennett decided to bring their love for board games to downtown with a new business. Giannelli and Bennett are...

Logan Bennett (center left) and Noah Silvestro (center) stand around the Dusty Armadillos outdoor patio with friends on Dec. 15, 2023.

Cowboy boots and line dancing: The people of the Dusty Armadillo

Addison Foreman, Digital Tech December 10, 2023

Every Wednesday and Friday night, line dancers and country-music lovers crowd into The Dusty Armadillo, a local bar located in Rootstown, about 15 minutes from Kent. On the dance floor, experienced line...

KentWired Illustration by Clare Rodgers

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,...

Members of the quadball team compete in fall 2022.

Quidditch-inspired quadball looks to rebuild for spring

Ethan Madden, Reporter December 9, 2023

The Kent State quadball team, formerly known as the Quidditch team, was ready to compete against other colleges and teams this season. Earlier in the fall semester, the Soaring Black Squirrels traveled...

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