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On Hold

Facing his third straight season-ending injury, quarterback Nick Holley looks toward the future Words by Jack Kopanski | Photo by Kassi Jackson While joking he “likes it dark,” Nick Holley draws back curtains, letting in light that reveals a small but cozy apartment. A white motorcycle leans against a wall in his kitchen, and an intact Nintendo 64 waits for a heated match of “Super Smash Bros.,” a childhood game in which he says he can’t be beat. Setting down a stuffed burrito, he takes a seat to put a brace on his left knee, snapping it into place...

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Holiday Horrors… Or Not

Words by Kellie Nock It’s been a long and arduous semester. Papers, presentations, exams swamped us all down, and the looming thought of finals grows ever closer. With no fall break, Kent students have to trudge on through, counting down the days until the semester is over. However, there is a small savior, a few days toward the end of November where we can take a minute to breathe. Yes, Thanksgiving is coming up, and with it, five days of rest. Even for those who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s a good opportunity to catch up with your life. You...

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A Week to Honor the Fallen

Words by Tia Myers-Rocker The history behind Veteran’s Day began with World War I, or “The Great War,”  which officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when a temporary ceasefire, between the Allied nations and Germany happened. For that reason, November 11, 1918 is called “the war to end all wars.” In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism...

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Consuming the Culture of Kent’s Coffee

Words and Video by Marissa Nichol As American coffee consumption continues to grow, the local cafe culture in downtown Kent creates an experience that is about more than just caffeine.  People go to local cafes for shorter lines and drinks made with more time and effort. We are surrounded by what some call the “third wave coffee movement” without even noticing it. The movement means people are paying attention to where coffee beans come from, how they are roasted and how coffee is brewed to create a premium product. As prominent as coffee is in our culture, the charm in locally...

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Sawyer After Irma

Debris sits on the side of U.S. Highway 1 in front of the sign for the Edward B. Knight Reservation Camp Sawyer in Big Pine Key, FL on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. The camp sustained heavy damage having lost one building, an amphitheater and over 28 feet of beach to Hurricane Irma earlier this year.  The camp also took severe damage to the surrounding mitigated wetland and  camp wastewater treatment system. Leaders remain hopeful however despite the damage. “We want to be open by January,” Cliff Freiwald, program director for the Boy Scouts of America South Florida Council said....

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