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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact her at jng2@kent.edu.

Opinion: Being careful consumers of news

Joyce Ng April 27, 2014

President Obama arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday as part of his week-long trip to Asia. His visit to Malaysia is the first as a sitting U.S. president in nearly half a decade. The last U.S....

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact her at jng2@kent.edu.

Opinion: Staying grateful and safe

Joyce Ng April 20, 2014

The past two weeks have been plagued with unfortunate tragedies around the world, with many innocent lives lost or put in danger suddenly.Earlier this month, a stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school left...

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at jng2@kent.edu.

Opinion: Choosing what you wear

Joyce Ng April 13, 2014

It’s that time of the year again. The weather is finally warming up and many university departments are hosting awards ceremonies to recognize the work that students have done throughout the school year....

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at jng2@kent.edu.

Opinion: Communicating beyond language

Joyce Ng April 6, 2014

A few weeks ago, I witnessed a breakdown of communication breakdown between an international student and a front desk receptionist on campus.The student’s English wasn’t very good, but English was...

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at jng2@kent.edu.

Opinion: The cracks in the evangelical community

Joyce Ng March 30, 2014

World Vision USA, the American branch of the Christian humanitarian organization, announced a policy change on March 24 that would allow it to employ people in same-sex marriages.The decision was immediately...

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at jng2@kent.edu.

Opinion: Waiting for MH370

Joyce Ng March 16, 2014

Over a week ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared. The Boeing 777 vanished en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Mar. 8.Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak released...

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at jng2@kent.edu.

Opinion: Living with Compassion

Joyce Ng March 9, 2014

Having grown up in a conservative Christian home in a country where homosexual activity is illegal, open conversation about homosexuality was largely absent for most of my life. When I arrived in Kent...

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at jng2@kent.edu.

Opinion: Where is the worth in Upworthy?

Joyce Ng February 23, 2014

Have you noticed the recent surge of online news articles with headlines that don’t actually tell you what the article is about? Here’s one that the Huffington Post published a few days ago — “What...

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at jng2@kent.edu.

Opinion: For the love of durian

Joyce Ng February 16, 2014

I have discovered that here in the U.S., Asians have a reputation for eating strange foods. My friends often joke with me about how I eat cats and insects back home. While Malaysian cuisine does not usually...

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at jng2@kent.edu.

Opinion: Professors and students need to collaborate

Joyce Ng February 9, 2014

Over the past two weeks, I’ve had the privilege of having two classes cancelled, and twice I was let out half an hour early in a 75-minute-long class. However, none of these cancellations had to do with...

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at jng2@kent.edu.

Opinion: The Volunteering Paradox

Joyce Ng February 2, 2014

On a Friday morning two weeks ago, I stumbled groggily out of bed at the ungodly hour of 8 a.m. because I had promised to accompany my friend to Kent Social Services at 9 a.m. to volunteer. As I wrapped...

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at jng2@kent.edu.

Opinion: Challenging racial micro-aggressions

Joyce Ng January 26, 2014

I recently came across a BuzzFeed article titled “21 Racial Micro-aggressions you hear on a Daily Basis.” According to the article, “micro-aggression” is defined as “brief and commonplace daily...

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