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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

OPINION: Music fuels our brain in more ways than we think

OPINION: Music fuels our brain in more ways than we think

Audrey Trevarthan, Opinion Writer February 15, 2023

There’s nothing like the feeling of playing a song that perfectly captures your mood. Whether you’re sad and need an uplifting song or a slow song that matches the way you feel. The best part about...

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: The Scripture of Ethel Cain

OPINION: The Scripture of Ethel Cain

Grace Clarke, Opinion Writer February 14, 2023

“God loves you, but not enough to save you.” This is the Gospel according to new alternative singer-songwriter Ethel Cain. Remember her name because she’s here to stay. And like the followers...

Ryan Santiago performing her song “BETTER” as Royal & the Serpent at WonderStruck in 2021.

OPINION: Royal & the Serpent’s music is perfect for any occasion

Rachel Chapuis, Opinion Writer February 3, 2023

In the summer of 2021, my best friend and I went to WonderStruck, a music festival in Kirtland, Ohio. We went to this festival because it was cheaper than other music festivals, and we knew some of the...

David Crosby, legendary singer and songwriter, dead at 81

Dan Heching and Alli Rosenbloom, CNN January 20, 2023

CNN— David Crosby, a folk rock pioneer and one of the founding members of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has died, his family announced Thursday. He was 81. “It is with great sadness...

The 1975 performs live at the UPMC Events Center at Robert Morris University on Dec. 17, 2022.

OPINION: The 1975 is supposedly “at their very best,” but is this really the case?

Chloe Wilson-Henline, Opinion Writer January 18, 2023

The 1975’s front man, Matty Healy, has been the center of controversy since the beginning of their career. Whether it’s not crediting photographers, using the f-slur in songs or tweeting that there...

Members of Afrobeat dance group Asé Xpressions perform to a piece called “Fem” on Monday, May 2 at Severance Hall in Cleveland.

Kent State students, staff perform at Severance Music Hall in honor of May 4

Morgan McGrath, Senior Reporter May 3, 2022

Blue lights lit the backdrop at Cleveland’s Severance Hall as performers entered the stage on Monday, May 2. The audience sat in three collective rows – on the floor, or in the two balcony sections...

The cover of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).”

Taylor Swift’s “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” breathes new life into old songs

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter May 11, 2021

Taylor Swift released “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” on April 9, 2021. The album features 26 songs, including six never before released tracks from the vault. Swift’s new release was the first...

OPINION: Name 5 songs

Audra McClain Opinion Writer April 27, 2021

You have two options when it comes to listening to a new music artist. They are as follows:1.) Become their biggest fan. Memorize every album title, EP title, song title, lyric, former and present band...

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...

Rosi Peruyero Noden, owner of The Battleground, sitting next to artwork which represents Mexican people in Kent.

The Battleground re-opens after 2 and a half month hiatus

Chloe Zofchak Reporter March 19, 2021

After closing January of this year, the Battleground, a traditional Mexican restaurant, reopened Thursday. Rosi Peruyero Noden, owner of the Battleground, chose to temporarily close the restaurant because...

OPINION: Should the internet be regulated for our and others’ own safety?

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer March 17, 2021

In the past, or, to put it more directly, back when I wasn’t even an idea, the internet was an expansive canvas for people to use as a tool to reach and talk to others. This includes early precursors...

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