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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

OPINION: Loving yourself is not necessary for loving others

Rachel Chapuis, Opinion Writer March 1, 2023

Many people believe you have to love yourself first before you can love others. Going into my sophomore year of college, I had never been in a relationship or anything close to one. I had a very unrealistic...

OPINION: Learning how to be in a healthy relationship in an era of hooking up

OPINION: Learning how to be in a healthy relationship in an era of hooking up

Chloe Wilson-Henline, Opinion Writer February 24, 2023

Dating in this day and age is more complicated than ever. Meeting people organically is nerve-wracking and dating apps have a negative connotation associated with them. People associate dating with dread,...

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Kent State freshmen boys’ dating advice then (1931) and now

Zoe Finley, Reporter February 3, 2023

Freshmen boys enter a new dating pool when they arrive at college for the first time. Some may go on their first date. Others may consider themselves seasoned professionals. This is not a new phenomenon. A...

Understanding STDs: student resources for STD education and prevention

Jenna Bal, Reporter April 5, 2022

One in every eight sexually active adolescents and young adults who are on their parents’ health plan refuse to pursue sexual health care because they are afraid their parents will find out according...

Rebecca and her sister Rachel.

Living in different states strengthens bond between two sisters

Jennifer Lasik Reporter May 10, 2021

After living together their whole lives, sisters Rebecca and Rachel Zurilla now live in different states. Rebecca, a sophomore at Kent State, explains the changes the two go through while living apart...


Communication is Key: Communicating effectively with your partner

Cassondra Siaus reporter April 28, 2021

Two people coming to share a life together is not always easy. After knowing someone for a long period of time, issues can arise and many of those issues stem from lack of communication. Only being able...

Being in the friend-zone can affect mental health in the long term, said graduate student Molly Chapman.

Students navigate the mental health effects of the friend-zone

Jennifer Lasik reporter March 29, 2021

The term “friend-zone” is used in situations where one person in the friendship wants to be in a romantic relationship and the other does not reciprocate those feelings. Just being friends can hurt...

Bradley and Tonti, who have been together since they met on Tinder a year ago.

Couple finds love despite uncertainty of dating apps

Jennifer Lasik Reporter February 17, 2021

“Should I swipe right or left?” “What if they did not like my pictures?” These are typical questions that go through the minds of those who go on dating apps and want to find love. Online dating...

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Students learn to cope with heightened separation anxiety due to pandemic

Cassondra Siaus reporter February 16, 2021

Anxiety is something everyone experiences on a day-to-day basis. Some have it when being late to work, some have it when getting an overwhelming number of assignments and some have it when they have to...

KIC poster advertising the February bonding event where students made cards for staff members.

How KSU students are spending their Valentine’s Day

Camryn Kocher Reporter February 13, 2021

What better day than Valentine’s Day to spend with your significant other or friends? This year is particularly special because of the current pandemic, so students need to adjust and find new ways to...

After meeting on Tinder, Oglesby and Bauer are learning to make long-distance work while in separate states.

Couple suggests communication, trust to make long distance work

Jennifer Lasik Reporter February 4, 2021

Lauryn Oglesby, a senior at Kent State University, sits in her apartment, waiting for the text from her boyfriend who lives over 100 miles away in Pittsburgh. “It’s been about six months and it does...

Facing conflict living with a significant other in college

Kelsey Paulus Reporter February 26, 2020

One of the biggest commitments freshman public relations major Kaileigh Sly had to face when moving in with her boyfriend was giving up her personal time and space. However, she said living together makes...

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