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Hunter Hayes performs for the students at the MAC Center on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.

Fans bring out their cowboy boots for Hunter Hayes

Rachel Duthie October 23, 2015

Hunter Hayes delighted local country fans with his performance at the M.A.C. Center on Friday for the Undergraduate Student Government’s annual fall show.Performing to a sold-out crowd, Hayes thrilled...

John Ponchak, a sophomore computer science major, pauses to take a photo at the Molly Stark Mental Institution.

Urban Photography: Exploring the decaying depths of civilization

Jenna Kuczkowski April 28, 2015

The floors were covered with dusty debris, and the walls were covered in layers of old, peeling paint as John Ponchak carefully walked down the empty hallway. There was no one there, but he took great...

Caroline Dengel and Sarah Ferrato from The Wandering Wardrobe, a Cleveland-area traveling fashion boutique, made a stop at Kent State outside Rockwell Hall on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, donating 30 percent of their procedes from the day to Flashanthropy.

Traveling boutique tailors fashion to destination

Jamie Brian April 21, 2015

Caroline Dengel steps into her tangerine-colored truck and adjusts a dress swaying on a rack. Two years ago, she never pictured herself owning a boutique, let alone one on wheels.Dengel always loved the...

Erika Greet, an employee of U-Tan, a tanning salon located near USC, demonstrates for a photographer the workings of an Ergoline Excellence tanning bed.

Cost of the (un)natural tan

Jamie Brian March 31, 2015

You’ve been cloaked all winter in more layers than you remember owning. With the spring breeze and rising temperature, it’s as if you’re discovering your skin for the first time. And your skin is...

Jason Noble, owner of Groove-E-Juice in Downtown Kent

A snapshot of an e-cig seller’s double life

Mark Oprea January 27, 2015

Walking into electronic cigarette shop Groove-E-Juice is akin to stepping into a lava lamp. Mugshots of famous rockers are plastered on a Day-Glo-colored wall under a giant Jimi Hendrix mural. Led Zeppelin’s...


Kelsey’s Flick Pick: ‘Tammy’

Kelsey Husnick December 2, 2014

Melissa McCarthy is always hilarious, but in “Tammy,” which she co-wrote as well as starred in, she also delivers a strong message. It’s like that moment in “Bridesmaids” when she repeatedly...

Jason Merlene, owner of Last Exit Books, stocks records during a slow shift at Last Exit Books on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Last Exit Books is located on E. Main Street in Downtown Kent.

Last Exit Books is a place for music and book lovers alike

Nathan Havenner December 2, 2014

Walking into Last Exit Books is like stepping back in time to a period before the internet, music downloads and e-books made the neighborhood bookstore a thing of the past.  The walls are lined with new...

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The weight of debt

Neville Hardman December 2, 2014

Pomplamoose is a two-piece indie band that just came off a 28-day tour across the United States. Consisting of only two members, Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn, the band met with success as they completed...

A balancing act

Tyler Hill December 2, 2014

Passion drives people to create. It motivates people to wake up and do something. It’s a driving force instilled in many people — including Heather Gmucs, who works at Gotta Groove Records, a vinyl...

Backburner relationships

Social media’s little secret: Backburner relationships in the digital age

Mark Oprea November 11, 2014

It used to be called a “little black book,” in which guys or girls stored potential sexual or romantic beaus, dreading any current partners ever finding out. The idea of collecting potential could-bes...

BSR Beats: The Feels

Jordan Garber November 4, 2014

Looking for some new releases to zone out to? Or maybe something new to rock out to? Whatever you please, this playlist has you covered and is guaranteed to give you all the feels. "Every Other Freckle"...

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Coffee shop fills with Joy

Mark Oprea November 4, 2014

Musician Joy Ike frequents coffee shops and open mic nights, venues where one would be likely to hear acoustic guitars strummed alongside raspy harmonies. But her rhythmic piano playing and crystal vocals...

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