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REACTION: Everything you missed at the 2024 Grammys

Kelsie Horner, Assistant Managing Editor February 5, 2024

Music fans tuned in for the 66th annual Grammy award show Sunday night. If you missed it, here is a recap of the most important, jaw-dropping moments.  Awards The award ceremony was certainly dominated...

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: How The Weeknd made 2020 his year

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer March 30, 2021

Earlier this month, the Grammys came and went yet again with limited in-person guests and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah hosting the show. The show came and went off without a hitch with its lowest...

A culturally incompetent Grammys

Kellie Nock January 31, 2018

Every year it seems that the Grammy Awards miss a few marks, but this year felt particularly potent. We can talk about my disagreements on the winners until the cows come home (seriously, SZA didn’t...

Samantha Karam is a sophomore journalism major. Contact her at

Opinion: My problem with the Grammys

Samantha Karam February 17, 2016

I think, at its core, the Grammy Awards are necessary to the music industry. The annual ceremony was created to honor the past and present-day stars while motivating those of the future.However, over the...

Taylor Swift wins Album of the Year at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Students react to 58th annual Grammy Awards

Benjamin VanHoose February 16, 2016

The Grammys marked its 58th annual celebration of music Monday night, handing out golden gramophone trophies to Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Alabama Shakes, Chris Stapleton and plenty of other artists. Swift...

Mike Richards is a senior English major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

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,...

Neville Hardman is a sophomore magazine journalism major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at

Opinion: Discrimination incrimination

Neville Hardman February 6, 2014

After performing for the marriage of 33 couples at the Grammys this year, Macklemore is striking a match of revelation under the feet of the ill-informed. He launched an anti-discrimination campaign with...

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Sometimes your elders really do know best

Zac Younkins January 22, 2014

The Academy Awards are not the Grammys. What I am saying is simply that the job of the Academy is to recognize all movies of the highest caliber, despite their budget, sales, or production company. If...

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