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Horoscopes: Sept. 3 - 17

Horoscopes: Sept. 3 – 17

Audrey Trevarthan, Digital Assistant September 3, 2023

Virgo ♍ It’s your season, Virgo! Lately you’ve been focused on assignments and tasks. Take a moment to embrace the life around you, and you will find a lot of gratitude and joy.  Libra ♎ It’s...

OPINION: Beyoncé Is The Renaissance

OPINION: Beyoncé Is The Renaissance

Dylan Walker, Opinion Writer February 15, 2023

Everyone knows who Beyoncé is. At least I hope. Since before I was born, Beyoncé has had her hold on pop culture and the music industry. The influence she’s held for over 20 years shows how easily...

OPINION: Name 5 songs

Audra McClain Opinion Writer April 27, 2021

You have two options when it comes to listening to a new music artist. They are as follows:1.) Become their biggest fan. Memorize every album title, EP title, song title, lyric, former and present band...

Ohio governor, first lady, receive 1st COVID-19 vaccine shot

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, AP February 2, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine and his wife, Fran DeWine, received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine Tuesday in a procedure streamed live.The couple were eligible because both are older...

A portrait of a pensive Emily Dickinson hung on the wall of Winebrenner’s office. Winebrenner was preparing to teach a seminar on Emily Dickinson in Spring 2021. 

Kent State community mourns Kim Winebrenner, English professor who put ‘students first’

Lyndsey Brennan Reporter January 23, 2021

Editor’s note: Kent State English professor Kimberly Winebrenner, 57, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 3, 2020, at Akron General Cleveland Clinic. The following is an appreciation of her life.Satterfield...

Students react to recent controversial performances from Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar

Lauren Rathmell Diversity Reporter February 17, 2016

In less than two weeks, singer Beyonce and rapper Kendrick Lamar sparked controversy through social media with their recent performances.After the release of her single “Formation,” Beyonce joined...

The Grammy’s Recap

Megan Brown February 10, 2015

This past Sunday was the ultimate night for music: the 57th Grammy Awards. The night was filled with an equal mix of thrilling and somber performances, award sweeps and as always, some upsets.Overall,...

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Opinion: Grammys 2015: another year all the same

Mike Richards February 9, 2015

The hills, they’re alive with the sound of music.With songs they have sung (for what feels like) thousands of years.The hills, they fill my heart with the sound of music (or some other profound feeling,...

Opinion: Beauty is only skin deep

Skyler Chill September 3, 2014

Skinnier, faster, prettier, tighter, smarter, wealthier, sexier, funnier; all things women strive to be. As we all know, the beauty/fashion industry is at an all time high for body image distortion. Why...

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