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KentWired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

OPINION: To my freshman year self: It gets better

OPINION: To my freshman year self: It gets better

Grace Claxon, Opinion Writer April 24, 2024

My mom used to joke about how everyone but me cried when I moved into college. She always laughed while she said it and patted my shoulder affectionately, but I think there was some hidden worry beneath...

OPINION: The burnout is real

OPINION: The burnout is real

Nick Keller, Opinion Writer April 23, 2024

So, it’s the end of the second semester. At least, it is by the time this is released. As I write this, it’s late at night after putting it off all week. This has been the same situation with all of...

OPINION: A reflection on growing up

OPINION: A reflection on growing up

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer April 22, 2024

I can’t believe the end of my first year of college is already here. Within the next couple of years, I’ll buy my first apartment and apply for my first full-time job. Sometimes, when I think about...

OPINION: It may be April, but here’s why baseball could be fun again in Cleveland

OPINION: It may be April, but here’s why baseball could be fun again in Cleveland

Matt Kiraly, Opinion Writer April 16, 2024

After winning the American League Central division title two years ago, the Cleveland Guardians were looking for a return to the postseason. In 2023, they fell short of that goal. They finished 86-76,...

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OPINION: They won’t stop at abortion

Virginia Doherty, Opinion Writer April 15, 2024

Access to abortion has always been a hot topic in the U.S., and it’s in more danger than it has been since 1973 with the overturn of Roe v. Wade nearly two years ago. Unfortunately, abortion is no longer...

OPINION: Thats no way to live life

OPINION: That’s no way to live life

Anthony Morris, Opinion Writer April 13, 2024

Right now, the act of speaking will betray me. Writing will subtract from me. If I could choose to leave this space empty, I would. If I could choose to say nothing, I would. If I could choose to repeat...

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OPINION: You can celebrate little things in life too

Ella Katona, Opinion Writer April 12, 2024

As a college student, I have been thinking about big milestones a lot. At this point in my life and the lives of my peers, we are seeing students move into their first apartments, meet their first significant...

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OPINION: Marvel’s downward spiral and how to fix it

Jacob Freshly, Opinion Writer April 11, 2024

Editor's note: This article contains spoilers for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel is not as marvelous now as it once was. As we approach the five-year anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s...

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OPINION: How body neutrality can redefine our self-image

Grace Claxon, Opinion Writer April 10, 2024

In recent years, the body positivity movement has surged in popularity, flooding social media with messages encouraging self-love and unconditional love for your body. It’s a powerful movement advocating...

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OPINION: ‘BookTok’: Why it matters

Nick Keller, Opinion Writer April 9, 2024

In summer 2023, I went to my local Barnes and Noble and picked up a copy of Jennette McCurdy’s memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died.” While I was in fact interested in the material within the book’s...

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OPINION: The significance of a solar eclipse

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer April 8, 2024

On April 8, Kent will be one of the lucky cities across America to experience the solar eclipse. Watching this event can be a humbling experience for humans, as we realize just how large the universe is.  Today,...

OPINION: Eight books that changed my life

OPINION: Eight books that changed my life

Ella Katona, Opinion Writer April 2, 2024

One of my favorite hobbies is reading books. I love the feeling of immersing myself in a cozy space with a pleasant hot tea, a few yummy snacks and a cherished story. Reading books not only connects us...

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