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Stater Comic 10/8/18

PERSPECTIVE: The Kent Stater Comic 10/08/2018

Joseph McGrellis October 8, 2018

The world is in a scary place right now. It is not a "fun" scary like a horror movie. It is a real, terrifying fear that is unknown and seems unfixable. We need to remember to take a step back and breathe...

John Bowmans 8-year-old grandson, Caidean, hugs him while waiting in a line at a Walmart Pharmacy in Rowan County.

A rare breed: A farmers struggle to continue his passion

Zac Popik February 12, 2018

"Not everyone can be a farmer," said 57-year-old Kentucky farmer John Bowman. "It takes a special breed."Bowman works a 75-acre farm high above Morehead on almost hidden land where horses, cattle and dogs...

Hundreds of needle nose-like fish are on display in one bowl at Araba Kwaicwiwaas stand at the Port of Tema, the largest port in Ghana.

Perspectives: The Sea is a Goddess

Aaron Self April 25, 2017

“As long as there has been Ghana, there has been fishing."That is what the president of Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development in Ghana told me in an interview during the two-week trip my...

The two-story exploding cart, or brindellone, arrives in front of the Duomo at precisely 10 a.m. After about an hour of song, dance and religious ceremony, the rocket is launched, and the firework display begins.

Easter’s Scoppio del Carro

Carrie George April 18, 2017

Easter in Florence, Italy, is a colorful maze of springy storefronts, fancy desserts and carts exploding in front of the Santa Maria del Fiore.The city’s most famous Easter tradition is The Scoppio del...

Jamestown, a village in Accra, Ghana is known for it fishing community. Much of the fishing is done in the early morning, giving time for play in the ocean during the hot afternoon on March 26, 2017.

Everything’s ‘Ghana’ be alright

Zachary Popik April 11, 2017

Anxiety filled my body — already drenched in sweat — as we traveled closer to our destination.Four photojournalists, including myself, and two of our fixers were packed in the car like sardines.I spent...

A sewage opening at the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery on Tuesday, March 26, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. The sewage line was used as an escape route for Jewish ghetto residents during World War II.

A week immersed in Jewish culture

Alexander Wadley April 4, 2017

This spring break I had the opportunity to travel to Poland for a Study Abroad Program with Kent State’s Jewish Studies Program to learn more about Jewish history and culture in the country.When most...

A Somali refugee protests outside a government building in Florence on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. She and many others had been displaced from an apartment building with no notice given by the government.

Perspectives: Faces of Florence

David LaBelle March 21, 2017

Film and television producer Irvin Kershner once wrote, “There’s nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face.” I couldn’t agree more.While many are drawn to Florence’s Renaissance...

Kent State senior guard Deon Edwin celebrates after cutting down the net at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Kent State beat Akron in the MAC Championship game 70-65.

Perspectives: The road to a golden victory

Clint Datchuk March 14, 2017

Until this past week, the Kent State men's basketball team hadn't won a Mid-American Conference championship since nearly a decade ago when then-coach Jim Christian led the Flashes to a 28-7 record in...

The apartment flats in Florence, Italy on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.

Perspectives: Roaming the streets of Italy

Carrie George March 7, 2017

Two months ago, bags packed and camera batteries charged, I walked onto a plane in Baltimore and off of a plane in Florence, Italy. Since then, I have learned a lot about myself, a lot about photography...

Clouds reflect off of the Cuyahoga River as a man fishes into on Feb. 24, 2017. The temperature reached into the seventies, unusually warm for February in Ohio.

Perspectives: Winter takes a pause

Clint Datchuk February 28, 2017

Let's face the reality of our circumstances as residents of planet Earth. The concept of seasons is dead. There's only weather now, and it is decided on a day-by-day, need-to-know basis.The average high...

“Beau” bounces a balloon with one hand during at his physical therapy. He aims to improve the connection between his brain and damaged muscles while regaining mobility with his left leg.

Perspectives: A town legend

Alex Ledet February 21, 2017

It’s hard to go two minutes without hearing greetings such as “Beau money!” and “Yo Beau!” accompanied by handshakes, high-fives and fist bumps when walking within earshot of Kyler “Beau”...

A “Castillo”, a wooden structure designed to display and handle various fireworks, dispenses fire in front of a church in Degollado, Mexico on Dec. 31, 2016. Castillos are a staple in Mexican culture, used primarily during December in honor of Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Perspectives: Beyond the border

Angelo Angel February 14, 2017

“¿Eres del norte, verdad?” — "You’re a northerner, correct?”It’s a question I was asked various times throughout my winter break visit to Jalisco, a state within Mexico revered for its iconic...

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