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Six things first-year students should know for success

Destiny Torres, Opinion Writer August 16, 2023

The first year of college can be stressful, nerve-wracking and downright scary. The beginning of the year comes with a lot of changes for a fresh-faced, recent high school graduate: packing up their bags,...

Kent State alumna Poppy Henrikson (left) and junior Polina Kisileva (right) work behind the counter at Scribbles Coffee Co. March 15, 2023. Scribbles Coffee Co. received several Best of Kent nominations and is located at 237 N. Water St.

How to find a job as a college student on and off campus

Erin Sullivan, Reporter August 14, 2023

The first year of college is filled with new exciting experiences, new classes and unfortunately new expenses. College is costly, so getting a job is not a bad idea. Luckily, finding employment on campus...

The art of the grocery list

The art of the grocery list

Chloe Robertson, Opinion Writer August 14, 2023

Growing up, every few weeks my mom would tell me to write down what I wanted from the grocery store. Each time she asked, I would roll my eyes in annoyance and tell her what I wanted instead of writing...

After meeting on Tinder, Oglesby and Bauer are learning to make long-distance work while in separate states.

Couple suggests communication, trust to make long distance work

Jennifer Lasik Reporter February 4, 2021

Lauryn Oglesby, a senior at Kent State University, sits in her apartment, waiting for the text from her boyfriend who lives over 100 miles away in Pittsburgh. “It’s been about six months and it does...

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OPINION: Listening isn’t about having the answers

Cameron Gorman February 17, 2019

Growing with yourself is strange. You start to understand things that a younger version of you might not have or might have overlooked entirely. Why don’t you like the beach? Well, maybe 21-year-old...

Students strengthen relationships using love languages

Kody Elsayed February 7, 2019

In today’s fast-paced digital society, miscommunication and lack of intimate bonding moments can put strain on any relationship. From quality time to physical touch, the Five Love Languages have positively...

The Truth: A New Paradigm

The Truth: A New Paradigm

Assata Imani Cheers September 23, 2018

A paradigm is a standard, idea, or way of thinking. I am creating a new paradigm.A new standard, a new idea, a new way of thinking. One that works for us all to thrive, succeed and create a legacy for...

Mike Richards is a senior English major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Five reasons why your lists are garbage

Mike Richards April 12, 2015

Sorry for the lack of eloquence in the title, but I lacked the inspiration as I was a bit riled up over a few things I read in the last few days, courtesy of my ever-loving, ever-interesting Facebook timeline.Let’s...

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Ask Mel: Dear Kent State

Melissa Puppo April 30, 2014

Dear Kent State,    This is my final week as your advice columnist for the Spring 2014 semester. I have loved receiving questions from you and also giving my advice when I thought you needed it most....

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Five things I learned in four years at Kent State

Katy Coduto April 30, 2014

At the end of last semester, I found out that the Daily Kent Stater needed features writers. I had just graduated with my undergrad and was committing this semester to working in Cleveland and finishing...

Ask Mel: Guy Troubles

Melissa Puppo April 16, 2014

Dear Mel,    Lately I’ve been having guy troubles. Two guys have been on my mind.    The first one is the guy I’ve been crushing on since the beginning of the year. For a long time, I really...

Ask Mel: Roommate drama

Melissa Puppo April 9, 2014

Dear Mel,I thought things were going well with my current roommate, but lately, she has been acting distant, and I feel like something is bothering her. I don’t know if I should confront her or wait...

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