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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

OPINION: 2020: The year of nostalgia

OPINION: 2020: The year of nostalgia

Grace Claxon, Opinion Writer March 5, 2024

In the midst of a global pandemic, social media, particularly TikTok, gained widespread attention in 2020.  Although nearly four years have passed since quarantine measures began, there has been a...

Letter to the Editor: We all should Embrace the In-Between

Kent State PRSSA Bateman Gold March 4, 2024

In modern times, “diversity” has changed meanings. Currently, the U.S. Census recognizes six races and ethnicities: White, Black or African American, Asian, Hispanic and Native Hawaiian or other...

Ticket holders find their seats as they wait for the premiere of Dune Part 2 to start at Cinemark Valley View and XD in Cleveland on Feb. 27, 2024.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dune: Part 2’

Nick Keller, Opinion Writer March 4, 2024

Writer's note: This is a spoiler-free review. This past week, I was given an incredible opportunity to travel to Cinemark Valley View for a special early screening of “Dune: Part 2.”  The film...

Members of Abbey Road perform at Dominicks Pub for Kents 10th annual Beatle Fest in downtown Kent on Feb. 23, 2024.

REVIEW: ‘The Beatles are freakin’ timeless!’: A BeatleFest overview

Annemarie Karabinus, Opinion Writer March 1, 2024

Anyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with The Beatles. They are one of my all-time favorite bands, and I am sure there are a lot of others too that share my sentiment. So last year, when I heard...

OPINION: Conforming for Survival

Carlina Krajnik, Opinion Writer February 29, 2024

In a world where conformity is key to survival, people are prone to blending in to stay safe. Society conforms to rules, follows trends and will typically avoid drawing attention to themselves. We...

OPINION: An ode to Regal Interstate 18

OPINION: An ode to Regal Interstate 18

Ava Branz, Opinion Writer February 28, 2024

One of my first memories was seeing 2007’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks” in the theater with my dad. Obviously my memory of this day is sparse, but I remember the laughter and fun, and this wasn’t...

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REACTION: ‘The Bachelor’ Week Six

Kelsie Horner, Assistant Managing Editor February 27, 2024

As relationships strengthened and feelings deepened, Joey and the ladies traveled to Jasper, Canada, for an emotional Week Six of “The Bachelor.” So, Bachelor nation, let’s find out who’s headed...

OPINION: Why NIL is actually a good thing for college athletes

Matthew Kiraly, Opinion Writer February 27, 2024

“This is a zillion dollar industry and these kids are getting nothing out of it. That needs to change.” Ever since I fell in love with sports when I was 10 years old, this was the general consensus...

OPINION: Great moments in revolutionary culture: On ageism and the generation gap

OPINION: Great moments in revolutionary culture: On ageism and the generation gap

Sophia Swengel, Opinion Writer February 26, 2024

Giving tours at the May 4 Visitors Center in the fall, I guide first year classes through the hollowed gallery, discussing the terse disconnect between the long-haired, fringe-sporting baby boomers and...

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THIS OR THAT: ‘Eat mor chikin’

KentWired Editorial Board February 25, 2024

This opinion was written by Anthony Zacharyasz, Kelsie Horner, Jacob Shondel, Savana Capp, Emily Yanchek, John Hilber, Alton Northup and Yasmeen Matthews from KentWired’s editorial board. After reading...

KentWired Illustration by Emily Riebe

THIS OR THAT: Cane’s rules, Chick-fil-A drools

KentWired Editorial Board February 25, 2024

This opinion was written by Matthew Brown, Anneliese White, Taina Rivera, Isabella Schreck, Audrey Trevarthan, Hannah Saadey, Casey Schroth, Jackson Small, Aden Graves, Janson McNair and Addison Foreman...

OPINION: The modern space race: The future of human presence on the moon

OPINION: The modern space race: The future of human presence on the moon

Kaitlyn Mitchell, Opinion Writer February 25, 2024

The year 1972 marks the last time humans touched the moon. They left their mark on it in forms of footprints, flags and plaques commemorating the remarkable feat. Fifty-two years later, the moon...

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