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A poster for Mean Girls hangs inside the MovieScoops Kent Plaza Cinemas on Feb. 2, 2024.

‘Watch the original’: ‘Mean Girls’ musical hits theaters

Michael Neenan, Beat Reporter February 10, 2024

Cady and the Plastics hit the big screen once again, with a twist: song and dance. And students had mixed opinions on the new adaptation. The plot of the movie-musical "Mean Girls," which made $28 million...

Rana Kurkji, Kelly Krabill, Athraa Kurkji and Rita Kurkji in Damascus, Syria in 2010. Kelly Krabill spends her last day in Damascus at her friends’ home to celebrate her birthday.

OPINION: Street smarts vs. book smarts

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer February 27, 2021

Have you seen the movie “Second Act”? If you haven’t, I won’t give too much away.Jennifer Lopez plays the role of Maya who has worked at Value Shop department store for 15 years and for six of...

A notice placed on the door that connects Olson Hall and Lake Hall informing students of the quarantine. Photo taken by Troy Pierson. 

4 more floors placed under quarantine

Sara Crawford Opinion editor October 15, 2020

A total of 305 students and eight floors are currently under quarantine, with the latest date going until Oct. 21. Each dorm was informed via a community update email from Jill Jenkins, executive director...

Abnormal play

Kent State alumnus’s play to make off-Broadway debut

A Kent State alumnus’s play will make its off-Broadway debut in January 2020 at the Theatre Row in New York City. Scott Miesse, who graduated from Kent State in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in musical...

Kent State musical theater students rehearse for the run of Hair the Musical on Oct. 23, 2019. The American tribal love-rock musical explores identity, community, global responsibility, and peace in a changing world. Hair will run from Nov. 1-10, 2019 and is directed by Terri Kent.

Kent State Theatre commemorates May 4 with musical “Hair”

Kent State Theatre will debut the musical “Hair” in early November, spreading the same message of love and peace the students of Kent State tried to spread 50 years ago on May 4.“We wanted a season...

‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ is a musical ready to be solved

Allyson Nichols February 28, 2019

It’s time to solve a murder. The production, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,”  is playing from Feb. 23 to March 3 in the E. Turner Stump Theatre and is the first Broadway musical to have alternate...

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