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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: The significance of a solar eclipse

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer April 8, 2024

On April 8, Kent will be one of the lucky cities across America to experience the solar eclipse. Watching this event can be a humbling experience for humans, as we realize just how large the universe is.  Today,...

OPINION: What could an AI takeover look like?

OPINION: What could an AI takeover look like?

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer March 18, 2024

With the use of artificial intelligence (AI) becoming more and more accessible to the public, many have begun to wonder, “How far is too far when it comes to AI-generated photos, videos and other forms...

OPINION: My three wishes

OPINION: My three wishes

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer March 6, 2024

This past week, I started rewatching the cartoon classic, “The Fairly OddParents,” and it made me wonder what the best wishes would be if a magical fairy or genie in a bottle ever appeared to me. The...

OPINION: Shoplifting isnt okay

OPINION: Shoplifting isn’t okay

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer February 21, 2024

With the current state of the economy worldwide, it is not uncommon to see people complain about food prices and lack of money. Households scramble to collect enough food stamps and EBT credit just to...

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OPINION: How Feb. 14 became Valentine’s Day

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer February 10, 2024

Valentine's Day: a time for roses, chocolates, telling people how you feel or scrolling through social media and watching all the happy couples post about their perfect days. Whether you love or hate Feb....

OPINION: TikTok vs. music giant: What the future holds

OPINION: TikTok vs. music giant: What the future holds

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer February 5, 2024

Universal Music Group (UMG) officially removed all their music from TikTok on Feb. 1, 2024. At first notice, this may not seem like a huge deal. Some may not even know what UMG does or what kind of company...

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OPINION: Why 10-year-olds are taking over Sephora

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer January 26, 2024

When I think of my childhood, I recall the sunny days filled with rubber bracelets, slime and colorful toys that my brother and I had begged for as soon as we saw the Cartoon Network ads.  I remember...

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OPINION: Why orcas deserve more recognition

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer January 18, 2024

The animal kingdom has a wide variety of species to choose from when someone asks the classic question, “What’s your favorite animal?” While some have personal connections to pets like cats or dogs,...

Joey King depicts Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulus original series The Act.

OPINION: Gypsy Rose Blanchard: Is she to blame?

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer December 2, 2023

In June 2015, Dee Dee Blanchard was found stabbed to death in her home. The two responsible were none other than her daughter, Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Nicholas Godejohn, Gypsy’s boyfriend. Although...

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OPINION: Are movie theaters going extinct?

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer November 16, 2023

Streaming services have been America’s number one source for television and movies for quite some time now. Netflix started streaming in January of 2007 and ever since then, more and more apps have popped...

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OPINION: Has tipping culture gone too far?

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer November 6, 2023

It feels like I see it everywhere I go.  Strawberries that I used to buy for $2.99 suddenly cost double that amount. The Dollar Tree is now the dollar and 25¢ tree and despite the sudden rise of minimum...

OPINION: Am I allowed to wear a funny costume?

OPINION: Am I allowed to wear a funny costume?

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer October 31, 2023

With Halloween just around the corner, I suspect many students have already bought and finalized their festive costumes. Some go for a look that accentuates their beauty, while others go for a costume...

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