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KentWired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

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OPINION: You can celebrate little things in life too

Ella Katona, Opinion Writer April 12, 2024

As a college student, I have been thinking about big milestones a lot. At this point in my life and the lives of my peers, we are seeing students move into their first apartments, meet their first significant...

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...

OPINION: Adulting 101: Finding housing off campus is a process

OPINION: Adulting 101: Finding housing off campus is a process

Ella Katona, Opinion Writer March 7, 2024

As a sophomore college student, I have begun my journey of settling into housing off campus. This past fall, my friend and I started our search for our first apartment together to settle into this upcoming...

OPINION: The wastefulness of restocking video culture

OPINION: The wastefulness of restocking video culture

Ella Katona, Opinion Writer February 23, 2024

Recently, I have gone down the rabbit hole of influencer restocking videos. I have seen fridge and kitchen restocking videos, closet restocking videos and, yes, even ice and junk drawer restocking videos.  Mostly,...

KentWired Illustration by Gabby Lutz

OPINION: Maternity leave is a must in America

Ella Katona, Opinion Writer February 8, 2024

Recently, I saw a video on Instagram from @femalequotient of a woman interviewing a variety of people from different countries. She asked them how much paid maternity leave women in America receive. One...

Illustration by Ethan Griffin

OPINION: New Year’s resolutions can cause a negative impact

Ella Katona, Opinion Writer January 25, 2024

As we further progress into the new year, a common ritual is always set to compile a list of things you want to achieve before this fresh year ends. It can be something small like reading three books,...

Former KSU undergraduate students Carlyn Mitchell and Taylor Michael. They are collecting samples in the Campus Center Water Quality Basins wetland.

Wetlands on campus: How they are preserved, used for education

Ella Katona, Reporter December 5, 2023

Faculty and students have studied wetlands on campus for years so they can understand the history to better preserve and protect the environment for the future. Originally, the wetlands were low-lying...

The Green Zone Living-Learning Community takes place at Dunbar Hall at 225 Midway Dr.

Sustainability Living-Learning Community seeks more participants to spread sustainable awareness

Ella Katona, Reporter November 15, 2023

The Green Zone: a Sustainability Community occurs in Dunbar Hall throughout the school year and has various events aimed for students interested in sustainability and to meet other students with similar...

The Students for Environmental Change club takes a summer hike at Towners Woods.

The Students for Environmental Change club encourages environmental and sustainable practices on and off campus

Ella Katona, Reporter October 25, 2023

Students for Environmental Change is a new on-campus club as of spring 2022 for students who want to take part in environmental and sustainability practices. The president of the club, Grace Watson,...

 Loren Culp is a sophomore General Business major and Japanese minor.

Students share their perspective on sustainability in their majors, lives

Ella Katona, Reporter October 6, 2023

Three students preparing to work in fields where talks of sustainability are prevalent discussed their own sustainability habits, such as buying second-hand clothing, and their experience with talks of...

A group kayaks in local river.

Adventure Center works to provide affordable outdoor equipment, trips, sustainable practices to community

Ella Katona, Reporter October 3, 2023

The Adventure Center works to rent affordable outdoor equipment, offer trip options and teach courses on the importance of sustainability to all students interested in nature.  The Adventure Center,...

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