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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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 10, 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...

Ask Mel: Breaking the friendzone

Melissa Puppo April 2, 2014

Dear Mel,Recently my best friend asked me to go on a date with him. While I’ve known him forever and we’ve casually hung out before, I have no idea what I’m supposed to do on this date! He recently...

Ask Mel: Saving spring break

Melissa Puppo March 19, 2014

Dear Mel,A few of my friends decided to travel for spring break, but I opted out and now feel the regret. Here’s to a lame break.—S.A. Contact Melissa Puppo at [email protected] Dear S.A.,    I...

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Ask Mel: Tinder Tips

Melissa Puppo March 12, 2014

Dear friends:I decided this week I want to give advice on an app that has been the topic of conversation with my friends and other people as of late —  Tinder.The name “Tinder” was just a word I’d...

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