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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: Deconstructing aesthetics

Grace Claxon, Opinion Writer March 21, 2024

Most young women are familiar with the “clean girl” aesthetic: slicked-back hair, minimal makeup, dewy skin and simple clothing. It’s just one among various aesthetics, including grunge, cottage-core...

Chloe Robertson is a Kent State student studying abroad in Florence, Italy.

OPINION: Lopsided towers are more than just architectural mistakes

Chloe Robertson, Opinion Writer March 20, 2024

I hate Times Square in New York City. It’s crowded, people in costumes try to touch you for fun and no one understands the art form of walking on the right side of the street.  Tourist destinations...

REACTION: My Oscars opinions

REACTION: My Oscars opinions

Nick Keller, Opinion Writer March 20, 2024

As J. Robert Oppenheimer said, “Now I am become death.” It's time to review the Oscars. On March 10, the 96th Academy Awards grazed our screens. As always, the Oscars were a celebration of the artistry...

In the Prentice Hall parking lot holds the spots where Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder lost their lives. A vigil has been set in remembrance of them on May 4, 2023.

OPINION: Kyle Rittenhouse’s presence on campus desecrates the memories of those who perished on May 4

Leah Shepard, Reporter March 19, 2024

On the morning of May 4, 1970, my great grandmother, Terri Rattai, went to work in the Kent State administration office like every other day. By that evening, she would have to leave late and be escorted...

OPINION: AJs Album Reviews: By the Time I Get to Phoenix

OPINION: AJ’s Album Reviews: ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’

Anthony Morris, Opinion Writer March 19, 2024

Two and a half years ago, the highly influential rap group Injury Reserve piqued my interest for the very first time as I noticed critical acclaim for their latest record, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.”...

Canva illustration by Kelsie Horner

REACTION: ‘The Bachelor’ Week 9: The women tell all

Kelsie Horner, Assistant Managing Editor March 19, 2024

Welcome back to another episode recap of “The Bachelor”. This week, viewers tuned in for “The Women Tell All,” a reunion with the contestants from this season as they gathered together to talk...

OPINION: What could an AI takeover look like?

OPINION: What could an AI takeover look like?

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer March 18, 2024

With the use of artificial intelligence (AI) becoming more and more accessible to the public, many have begun to wonder, “How far is too far when it comes to AI-generated photos, videos and other forms...

OPINION: Diversity on your plate: Why ethnic cuisine matters

OPINION: Diversity on your plate: Why ethnic cuisine matters

Lara Kilchenmann, Opinion Writer March 16, 2024

In a world rich with cultural diversity, the flavors of ethnic cuisine aren't just about satisfying hunger — they’re a gateway to understanding and appreciating the myriad of cultures that surround...

OPINION: Great moments in revolutionary culture: Blood stains, shame and life after death

OPINION: Great moments in revolutionary culture: Blood stains, shame and life after death

Sophia Swengel, Opinion Writer March 14, 2024

I woke up on February 25 to a headline pulled straight from 1963: a man had set himself on fire in political protest. Instead of a persecuted Vietnamese Buddhist monk, it was a serviceman who considered...

OPINION: Embracing the symphony of spring: A celebration of renewal and rebirth

Carlina Krajnik, Opinion Writer March 13, 2024

As winter's icy grip relinquishes its hold and the earth awakens from its slumber, there's a palpable sense of anticipation in the air. It's a time when nature's canvas bursts forth with vibrant hues and...

OPINION: Ohio’s March election: the messiest (and most important) Senate primary of 2024

OPINION: Ohio’s March election: the messiest (and most important) Senate primary of 2024

Virginia Doherty, Opinion Writer March 12, 2024

On March 19, Ohio voters will determine which Republican candidate will face Sherrod Brown, the incumbent Democrat, in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. This is an important election, as Democrats...

Photo taken by Ava Branz.

OPINION: The Michael Jackson Experience review

Ava Branz, Opinion Writer March 12, 2024

I have been a huge Michael Jackson fan for as long as I can remember, so when I heard that his tribute band was coming to the Akron Civic Theater, I quickly made plans to attend. My boyfriend and I made...

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