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OPINION: Eight books that changed my life

OPINION: Eight books that changed my life

Ella Katona, Opinion Writer April 2, 2024

One of my favorite hobbies is reading books. I love the feeling of immersing myself in a cozy space with a pleasant hot tea, a few yummy snacks and a cherished story. Reading books not only connects us...

OPINION: Why children need to read books at a young age

OPINION: Why children need to read books at a young age

Ella Katona, Opinion Writer March 8, 2024

With the newest generation of children being surrounded by digital media, I have noticed they mostly adapt to forms of technology in their daily lives. Young children not even the age of seven are owning...

The Giver, a novel by Lois Lowry, is featured on several banned or challenged book lists.

Letter to the Editor: Banning books counteracts our freedom of speech

Jessie Starkey October 11, 2023

In today’s world, book banning has become a commonplace occurrence due to a misguided fear and dislike of otherness and discomfort. Books discussing the ideas of gender identity, sexual orientation,...

A 1972 Kent State University graduate and author of Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties, Thomas Grace, attends an authors visit on May 4, 2022.

Kent State bookstore hosts May 4 authors 

Morgan McGrath, Reporter May 4, 2022

The Kent State University bookstore was filled with students, staff and alumni on the morning of Wednesday, May 4, 2022.Long tables were covered in blue cloth with name tags of various authors, all of...

“Renegade Readers” gather for a read-in

Sophie Young, Reporter April 17, 2022
Stephanie Smith, associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism, walked up to the microphone as the crowd fell to a low buzz. In her signature glasses and a statement tee supporting Ukraine, she welcomed the range of “renegade readers.”

OPINION – Not all who wander are lost: The wandering generation

Maria Ferrato Opinion Writer May 1, 2021

“It’s astonishing to me how we can all be so okay yet so not fine all at one time,” my friend wrote to me as we discussed this past year of growth for us. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested us in a...

Men’s golf ties for second place in Rutherford Invitational

Pilar Lewis Sports Reporter April 18, 2021

The Kent State men’s golf team had its second-best finish of the season and its second-straight strong tournament performance, tying for second at the Rutherford Intercollegiate in State College, Pennsylvania.The...


Anthony Behar March 4, 2021

A copy of Dr. Seuss’ “If I Ran The Zoo” seen on a spinner rack inside Strand Book Store, one of six books which will no longer be published due to hurtful representation of certain people and cultures,...

New communications add clarification to Flash Books Program

Zaria Johnson January 14, 2020

Kent State’s Flash Books Program, which provides students with an online copy of textbooks and custom content for courses, updated the services that address issues such as communications with the program,...

Kent State student now self-published author

Kent State student now self-published author

Lexi Biasi February 20, 2019

Kent State student now self-published author from on Vimeo.Haylee Holt was looking for a new read when she decided to put the pen to paper herself.“I have always been a writer myself. I...

The Kent State University Bookstore promotes their event for the month of July on July 16, 2015.

Possible bill could mean lower textbook prices for students

Elizabeth Randolph September 9, 2015

Senior business management major Brialle Menefee, spends about $300-400 on textbooks each semester.Menefee said that when she buys her books, it’s typically never at the Kent State University Bookstore.“I...

MuseLab to open new Literary Legends exhibit

Nick Boone April 6, 2015

The School of Library and Information Science’s MuseLab will host a new exhibit, “(Non)Fiction: Literary Legends Unbound,” on Wednesday, April 15, with a reception for the opening from 6 p.m. to...

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