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Pouring out

Andrew Atkins April 22, 2018

Author’s note:My dad was an alcoholic. He died in November. I’ve always experienced a maelstrom of emotions. This isn’t easy to write about, to share, to read. But by sharing the trauma and pain...

A response to David Blair

Andrew Atkins March 14, 2018

The first time I learned about the Bill of Rights was — I think — the fourth grade. The First Amendment seemed pretty uninteresting at the time, especially compared to the upcoming Valentine’s Day...

I want to be happy

Andrew Atkins March 7, 2018

I’d like to share something with you all, dear readers.As an article from Healthline called “Depression and Mental Health by the Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You” by Ann Pietrangelo highlights,...

For the last time, think of the children

Andrew Atkins February 28, 2018

I’ll be honest: Sometimes, writing about what President Trump does, says or tweets feels a little too easy. Low-hanging fruit and all that, right?“You know, I really believe — you don’t know until...

Andrews opinion column

God’s cradle: Reflecting on Parkland

Andrew Atkins February 21, 2018

San Antonio, Texas was surprisingly cold last week. Cold, though, is relative and I was still able to wear shorts without any discomfort most of the time I was there. I was sad to leave.My flight took...

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The cost of living

Andrew Atkins February 11, 2018

I woke up last Saturday and realized — oh cruel world — that I was sick.I pulled out my heating pad and shivered in bed for about an hour before I finally decided to seek some help.I dragged myself...

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“Family secrets, Andrew.”

Andrew Atkins February 4, 2018

One of my uncles recently told me of a time when I was in elementary school, and I ran out of the house on my way to the day’s adventure. My mom called after me: “Family secrets, Andrew!”I can think...

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Life sucks, so let’s laugh a little more

Andrew Atkins January 28, 2018

You know what? I’m just going to say it.Life sucks.Anybody who knows me knows I’m (more than) a little overdramatic. And for those of you who don’t know me, now you have that information packed into...

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The president needs a lesson: Compassion 101

Andrew Atkins January 21, 2018

A white envelope appeared in my mailbox last week. It only had my name scribbled across the front in purple pen.Inside was a small card. The front was decorated with a picture of pink and purple tulips...

Spring commencement to be outside, university-wide

Andrew Atkins October 25, 2016

As part of Kent State President Beverly Warren’s vision, students graduating in May 2017 will have a separate commencement ceremony in Dix Stadium.This ceremony will be in addition to the smaller college-specific...

Armed student participation in open-carry gun walk shot down

Andrew Atkins September 13, 2016

The university has decided not to suspend weapon policies for students participating in an open-carry gun walk.Students planning to participate in an open-carry gun walk on Kent State’s campus will not...

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