Author: Administrator

How to Make Your Workout ‘Stick’ Without Shaming Your Body

Words by Kiana Duncan I get a lot of questions from people. A LOT. And I love it. One of the most common questions I receive is the hardest to answer, because it revolves around the most difficult part of a lifestyle change: How do I keep with it? Personally, I think getting to the gym is more of a mental struggle than anything. It took me months to get into a better mindset about my body, and a better mindset about fitness in general. The years and years of diet culture stuck with me, reminding me that if...

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Organization: Getting It Together

Words by Kellie Nock I know, I know. This was supposed to be a fun blog about activities to de-stress. Don’t let the title fool you — it will still be a fun blog. I know organization isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of unwinding. It can even be overwhelming, but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. Sitting down and getting organized is one of the kindest things you can do for yourself in the future. So, hello, future you, you’re welcome in advance. First, we need our arsenal....

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Big Dream Gathering Sends Students on Journey to Self-Discovery

Words by Autumn Rietzel Keynote speaker and success coach Mitch Matthews spoke to students about achieving their dreams on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Kent State Student Center. Matthews is part of Big Dream Gathering, which, according to their website, is a movement that motivates people to achieve their dreams. As a part of the gathering, the audience was encouraged to write their dreams on the walls.   “It would be cool to get a connection or networking opportunities, I think those are always good,” says Nicole McFarland, a senior interior design major. McFarland had only watched one video about the gathering on the Kent State event page before joining in on this event. Matthews, the creator of Big Dream Gathering, went onstage and thanked the audience for “being weird,” and coming out to hear him talk. He proceeded to tell the audience to high five each other in a congratulation on being weird. The Big Dream Gathering began as an accident with a group of friends back in Des Moines, Iowa. Matthews was down on his luck, so he gathered his friends to write their dreams down, and from there the idea blossomed. Matthews says moving from the accidental creation of the Big Dream Gathering took a lot of time and commitment to experimenting. He made it clear that being able to achieve your dreams is about giving...

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Sniffle Season

Words by Tia Myers-Rocker The sniffles are back. We are three weeks into the fall semester, and students are already getting sick. If you’ve been a student on campus for a bit, then you already expected this to happen. I know I did. Faculty, staff and students bring germs to campus when they first arrive. The exposure to those germs can cause people to get sick. In a college environment it’s unavoidable.  What you can do is be more aware of the symptoms and plan ahead. “Prevention is better than cure,” said Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus back in the...

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Student Voice Team Provides Safe Space for JMC Students

Story by Marissa Nichol Kent State’s Student Voice Team is using unconventional tactics this semester to give students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication a platform to voice their concerns. SVT officers are prioritizing bi-weekly meetings where students can share what they like, dislike, and what can be improved in the school. “This year we’re really getting back to what we’re meant for, and that’s voice,” says Arkayla Tenney-Howard, a public relations major and SVT member. “We’re really getting back to the fact that we want to talk to students as much as possible, and we just...

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