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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

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OPINION: They won’t stop at abortion

Virginia Doherty, Opinion Writer April 15, 2024

Access to abortion has always been a hot topic in the U.S., and it’s in more danger than it has been since 1973 with the overturn of Roe v. Wade nearly two years ago. Unfortunately, abortion is no longer...

OPINION: Thats no way to live life

OPINION: That’s no way to live life

Anthony Morris, Opinion Writer April 13, 2024

Right now, the act of speaking will betray me. Writing will subtract from me. If I could choose to leave this space empty, I would. If I could choose to say nothing, I would. If I could choose to repeat...

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OPINION: You can celebrate little things in life too

Ella Katona, Opinion Writer April 12, 2024

As a college student, I have been thinking about big milestones a lot. At this point in my life and the lives of my peers, we are seeing students move into their first apartments, meet their first significant...

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OPINION: Marvel’s downward spiral and how to fix it

Jacob Freshly, Opinion Writer April 11, 2024

Editor's note: This article contains spoilers for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel is not as marvelous now as it once was. As we approach the five-year anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s...

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OPINION: How body neutrality can redefine our self-image

Grace Claxon, Opinion Writer April 10, 2024

In recent years, the body positivity movement has surged in popularity, flooding social media with messages encouraging self-love and unconditional love for your body. It’s a powerful movement advocating...

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OPINION: ‘BookTok’: Why it matters

Nick Keller, Opinion Writer April 9, 2024

In summer 2023, I went to my local Barnes and Noble and picked up a copy of Jennette McCurdy’s memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died.” While I was in fact interested in the material within the book’s...

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OPINION: The significance of a solar eclipse

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer April 8, 2024

On April 8, Kent will be one of the lucky cities across America to experience the solar eclipse. Watching this event can be a humbling experience for humans, as we realize just how large the universe is.  Today,...

OPINION: Eight books that changed my life

OPINION: Eight books that changed my life

Ella Katona, Opinion Writer April 2, 2024

One of my favorite hobbies is reading books. I love the feeling of immersing myself in a cozy space with a pleasant hot tea, a few yummy snacks and a cherished story. Reading books not only connects us...

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OPINION: The truth about your first semester at college

Ava Branz, Opinion Writer April 2, 2024

Your first semester in college is said to be one of the best times of your life. Freedom, friends and getting away from your parents sounds pretty great, right? But what is often ignored during this period...

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OPINION: Spaghetti trees and funny pranks: exploring April Fools’

Lara Kilchenmann, Opinion Writer April 1, 2024

April Fools' Day – hated by some, loved by others. But does anybody know the actual history behind this holiday? I want to delve into its origins and explore one of the most iconic pranks in history....

OPINION: Are video games valid?

OPINION: Are video games valid?

Jacob Freshly, Opinion Writer March 22, 2024

To game or not to game, that is the question. Gaming’s increase in popularity and impact on younger generations has raised concern among many members of society. Let’s assess the pros and cons of...

Letter to the Editor: Hospitality Management Casino Class & CMAA Take a Trip to Las Vegas

Letter to the Editor: Hospitality Management Casino Class & CMAA Take a Trip to Las Vegas

Audra Liniger, Kent State CMMA Secretary March 22, 2024

The Kent State University Casino Management class, taught by Rob Heiman and Carl LoPresti, went on a field trip to Las Vegas from March 3 to March 7! Heiman and LoPresti take their classes on this trip...

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