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OPINION: ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ brings a new meaning to horror

Aden Graves, Opinion Writer October 9, 2023

Editor’s note: This story contains topics of death, substance abuse and spoilers of the show.  Horror shows don't have to be filled with jump-scares or gory scenes to be scary.  While there are...

Illustration courtesy of Mara Desantis

OPINION: Did ‘One Piece’ break the curse?

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer September 18, 2023

Whether you’re an anime expert or completely ignorant of the genre, chances are you’ve heard about Netflix’s newest live-action adaptation: “One Piece.” While it’s true that Netflix doesn’t...

OPINION: The dangers of parasocial bonds with celebrities

OPINION: The dangers of parasocial bonds with celebrities

Audrey Trevarthan, Opinion Writer April 10, 2023

Everyone has that one celebrity whose life they are invested in. Whether that's a musician, actor, model or influencer, they are up to date with their life. Celebrities can influence people’s choices....

Coach Starkey poses with his son, Drew, and daughter, Brooke, during a basketball practice in Kent States M.A.C. Center. Brooke graduated from Kent State in 2021.

Women’s basketball coach describes son being ‘Outer Banks’ star

Kelsie Horner, Digital Tech February 23, 2023

The Netflix-original show "Outer Banks" premiered its third season Thursday at 3 a.m. The show features Drew Starkey, the son of Kent State’s women’s basketball coach Todd Starkey, as its main villain. Outer...

OPINION: Netflix needs to save “The Wilds”

OPINION: Netflix needs to save “The Wilds”

Rachel Chapuis, Opinion Writer January 20, 2023

Have you ever watched a show that is so well done in all aspects: the writing, the production, the casting, the plot twists? TV networks like Fox and streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime often...

Kent State Student Center to appear in Netflix motion picture

December 6, 2022

Kent State University Student Center was used to film for the new "White Noise" motion picture. The upstairs of the Student Center was used to give the film a 70s-80s look. Matthew Mergen spoke with...


Go with the flow: A herstory of menstrual equity advocacy at Kent State University

Brianna Camp Reporter May 11, 2021

Chapter 1: Cassie“Period poverty is not a “women’s issue,” it is a human’s issue. Because without periods there wouldn’t be people, right?” Cassandra Pegg-Kirby stands in her kitchen, cleaning...

Students make switch to other streaming services as popular sitcoms leave Netflix

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter March 25, 2021

Fans of popular shows like “The Office” and “Friends” have switched to other streaming services as a result of Netflix’s removal of these shows from its site. Viewers can now stream “The Office”...

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Hiram, Ohio, considered for Netflix movie shoot

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter March 25, 2021

“Wheat Germ,” a Netflix original movie, is scheduled to start filming this summer and the village of Hiram, Ohio, is being considered for the set location. The movie is based on the novel “White...

Tuan Kiet Trinh, a biochemistry and pre-pharmacy sophomore from Vietnam stands inside the Integrated Sciences Building where he conducts daily research and visits with other international friends. International students have experienced added stress during the pandemic and have learned to adapt after sudden isolation.

International students adapt to isolation during the pandemic

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 24, 2021

Celebrating the Chinese New Year alone in his quiet apartment was not what international student Tuan Kiet Trinh had anticipated for his sophomore year at Kent State. Cooking traditional Vietnamese food...

Freshman medical technology major Eindre Win said “Bridgerton” inspired her to buy a corset. Photo courtesy of Eindre Win.

‘Bridgerton’ ignites revival of corset trend

Catie Pusateri Reporter February 8, 2021

Fashion trends often resurface after a decade or two, but a recent trend emerged from the Regency period. Corsets, garments typically used to achieve a smaller waist, found their way into modern fashion...

OPINION: A must-watch for the Holiday season is Netflix’s newest original series “Dash & Lily”

Jessica Goodwin Opinion writer November 19, 2020

I promised myself no Christmas movies until after Thanksgiving! But I found a loophole to my own promise. Luckily for me and all the others that resist breaking out the Christmas movies before Thanksgiving,...

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