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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...

OPINION: Are we cultivated to be entertained 24/7?

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer March 10, 2021

On the surface, we are creatures of habit and engagement. The former being an ever-growing concern in the younger generations over the older generations as we go into this new decade after the 2010s. As...

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Dr. Oz attends the 2012 Womans Day Red Dress Awards at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Dr. Oz helped save a man who collapsed at a New York City-area airport

Marianne Garvey, CNN March 3, 2021

(CNN) -- Dr. Mehmet Oz sprang into action and helped save a man who had collapsed at an airport Monday night.Oz, along with Port Authority police, performed CPR on a 60-year-old man at Newark Liberty...

Sesame Street actress speaks to university

Lauren Rathmell March 19, 2016

Students gathered in Franklin hall Thursday to meet with Sonia Manzano before her closing presentation at the State of the State conference, where she spoke about her hardships as a child turning her into...

Mike Richards is a senior English major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Floating Upstream: Netflix and friends’ TV dominance

Mike Richards March 29, 2015

As we speak, even before we spoke, while you’re thinking about speaking, thinking about thinking, breathing probably, Netflix owns your soul. And that’s OK, bow to your digital streaming service overlords...

How binge-watching can help or hurt students

McKenzie Jean-Philippe February 15, 2015

You're sitting in front of the computer, and you know you have a five-page essay due the next day.After hours of typing, one paragraph is complete. After accomplishing so much, you reward yourself with...

Guest Columnist: Slices of Life: Big game, bigger commercials

Jill Pertler January 28, 2015

It’s the time of year when the term “F-word” takes on a whole new meaning. Especially if, like me, you reside in a home with a bunch of football fanatics.For most of the season, their fervor doesn’t...

Getting back in touch with two TV dramas

Audrey Young September 23, 2014

In addition to pumpkin spice lattes, bonfires, haunted houses and changing leaves, fall is the season for all-new TV programs. As my summer shows have officially ended, it’s time for a fresh lineup to...

Kent Kirker is a junior education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact him at

Opinion: Pop culture is foundation of today’s world

Kent Kirker February 25, 2014

Pop culture is a relatively new term in today’s lexicon. The term “popular culture,” according to various sources, was coined around the 19th century and essentially referred to a refined form in...

A new ‘Tonight’ dawns with Jimmy Fallon as host

Frazier Moore, AP February 16, 2014

NEW YORK — On the walls of Jimmy Fallon’s office are photos. Lots of photos. Of his 2007 marriage to film producer Nancy Juvonen. Of their 6-month-old daughter, Winnie. Of his mom and dad as newlyweds....

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