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OPINION: Go to that family holiday celebration, it’s worth it

Nick Keller, Opinion Writer December 10, 2023

Oh, how I just love the relaxing sights of the holidays: the decorations, the delicious food hitting your plate, the kids playing with each other, the drunk aunt having her ninth glass of wine. Oh,...

Family-Friendly Study Hours provide parenting students quiet place to study

Mariah Alanskas Reporter February 10, 2022

Through a collaborative effort, Kent State University offers parenting students Family-Friendly Study Hours where they have a chance to study and work, while student volunteers entertain their children...

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Haymaker Farmers’ Market starts its’ summer season for the 29th year

Brynne Mann Reporter May 15, 2021

The Haymaker Farmers’ Market is kicking off is 29th year in downtown Kent with its summer season on Franklin Avenue every Saturday. The summer season features a wide variety of vendors with fresh produce,...

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Homesickness in college students countered with calls, visits home

Jennifer Lasik Reporter May 10, 2021

Julia Matton picks up the phone twice a week to call her mother back at home in New Hampshire to reconnect and talk about their lives while she is 600 miles away at Kent State.Talking on the phone with...

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Students learn to cope with heightened separation anxiety due to pandemic

Cassondra Siaus reporter February 16, 2021

Anxiety is something everyone experiences on a day-to-day basis. Some have it when being late to work, some have it when getting an overwhelming number of assignments and some have it when they have to...

Gregory Smith, professor in the Department of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences. 

Kent State professor examines effects of grandparents raising grandchildren

Gregory Smith, professor in the Department of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences, is the principal investigator of a study on custodial grandparents who raise their grandchildren. Smith’s...

Lupita Nyong’o in “Us,” the new horror film from the director Jordan Peele.

REVIEW: Jordan Peele avoids sophomore slump with introspective ‘Us’

Cameron Hoover March 24, 2019

While it’s not quite as effective as his feature film debut “Get Out,” Jordan Peele shows us again that he’s an up-and-coming force to be reckoned with in genre filmmaking for years to come. “Us”...

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PERSPECTIVE: Toxic relationships

Adriona Murphy October 6, 2018

When you’re in grade school and learning about bullying, everyone tosses around the word “frenemies.” Your teachers explain that not all of your friends are good friends, and some of them act in...

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OPINION: Don’t forget the recipes

Cameron Gorman September 17, 2018

Every family cookout since — well, probably before I was even around — my family has always been excited for one specific dish. We’re vegetarians, so it’s usually not burgers or hot dogs (except...

An hour in Syria

Mckenzie Jean-Philippe February 21, 2017

Editor's note: This piece is a first-person account of our reporter's experience at the "Crisis in Syria Simulation" event Tuesday. For more complete event coverage, refer to Francesca Demming's piece...

Student athletes graduate, families cherish Kent State sports

Elise Kogelnik May 11, 2016

Senior Bridget Wilhelm started playing volleyball in fourth grade on a team coached by her mother, Kate Wilhelm.When she wasn’t playing volleyball, Bridget was learning the game of basketball from her...

Guest column: Remembering my daughter’s admission to Harvard

Our daughter Nancy had come up with some compelling reasons why she shouldn't accept Harvard University's invitation to become a member of the class of 1989."Harvard's too big," she had reasoned. "Everyone...

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