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Kent Kirker is a junior education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at kkirker@kent.edu.

Opinion: We can affect the world through personal media

Kent Kirker April 29, 2014

Personal forms of media and social media are standards in today’s generation. They are more readily accessible than a half-century ago and more advanced than even a decade ago. Much of this has to do...

Kent Kirker is a junior education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact him at kkirker@kent.edu.

Opinion: Should college athletes be compensated?

Kent Kirker April 8, 2014

Last Wednesday, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University football players are technically considered employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize.Now,...

Kent Kirker is a junior education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact him at kkirker@kent.edu.

Opinion: Education is vital for success of future society

Kent Kirker March 18, 2014

I recently came across an article by the International Journal of Special Education, titled “Exploring Computer And Storybook Interventions For Children With High Functioning Autism.” It was mainly...

Kent Kirker is a junior education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at kkirker@kent.edu.

Opinion: Paying it forward

Kent Kirker March 11, 2014

Recently, I have read or seen several different instances of people contributing good deeds to humanity. Many of us might know this as paying it forward. Is this really a new or recent phenomenon? I don’t...

Kent Kirker is a junior education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact him at kkirker@kent.edu.

Opinion: Pop culture is foundation of today’s world

Kent Kirker February 25, 2014

Pop culture is a relatively new term in today’s lexicon. The term “popular culture,” according to various sources, was coined around the 19th century and essentially referred to a refined form in...

Kent Kirker is a junior Education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at kkirker@kent.edu.

Opinion: Creation and Evolving Views

Kent Kirker February 18, 2014

On Feb. 4, a debate over evolution and creationism was held between Bill Nye and Ken Ham. I thought the debate went really well, and there were many valid points made on both sides. Both men were very...

Kent Kirker is a junior Education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at kkirker@kent.edu.

Opinion: #SpeakAmerican

Kent Kirker February 11, 2014

It’s been more than a week since the Super Bowl, and in that time, social media in America has once again shown its ugly side. One 90-second ad in particular received a considerable amount of backlash....

Kent Kirker is a junior Education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at kkirker@kent.edu.

Opinion: Let the games be the games

Kent Kirker February 4, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia is just days away. Many issues have arisen from the placement of these games in the past year or so, mostly pertaining to LGBT community and the rights in which...

Kent Kirker is a junior Education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at kkirker@kent.edu. 

Opinion: Wealth is equally harmful and helpful

Kent Kirker January 28, 2014

I am not a man with vast amounts of money, nor do I claim to be wealthier than anyone else. Money is a very pitiful material possession when you think about it — it’s a piece of paper or metal with...

Kent Kirker is a junior Education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at kkirker@kent.edu.

Opinion: Scouting for all

Kent Kirker January 21, 2014

For several decades, the Boy Scouts of America has had a policy of banning those whose lifestyles they disagree with — until last May, when they decided on a half-measure to allow openly gay youths to...

Kent Kirker is a junior Education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at kkirker@kent.edu. 

Opinion: When freedom of religion is challenged

Kent Kirker January 14, 2014

We have the right to worship however we choose, but that doesn’t guarantee we have the right to freedom from religion as well. Don’t get me wrong — as a practicing Christian, I think we should all...

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