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Caelin Mills is a sophomore at Kent State, studying multimedia journalism. She is also pursuing minors in political science and graphic design. When she isn’t watching the news, she enjoys petting dogs. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she will argue with anyone about anything. She plans to apply to the Washington Program in National Issues and hopes to intern with Fox News while spending the Spring 2018 semester in Washington, D.C.
Contact: cmills11@kent.edu


Evan Harms is a freshman journalism major in his second semester at Kent State. This is his first semester at The Burr, but he has been involved with other student media in the past. Outside of his blog, No Coasts, which exams the Midwest in all its blazing glory, he writes and DJs at Black Squirrel Radio. In his free time, Evan is active in the local DIY music community as well as the Kent-based Death Scam Collective, plays bass in his band Speedfreak, hikes, films concerts and hangs out with his girlfriend.

Contact: eharms@kent.edu


Kathryn Monsewicz or is it Katie? Sometimes it’s Kathleen. On Fridays she tends to be more like a Kathy or the occasional Kat. Whatever her name is, it starts with a K, and that’s what she’ll respond to. This journalism major from Hartville, Ohio, wants to give her readers stories they can see, feel, listen to and love. Go ahead, try to taste it, too. But she doesn’t plan on sugarcoating what she thinks. When she’s not blogging for the Burr, Kathryn is usually weeping in front of Monet’s “Water Lilies,” poring over Da Vinci’s illustrated notebooks or immersing herself in a sea of art history textbooks. History buff. Art freak. Call her either one … even though neither start with a K. When you do talk to her, chances are she’ll say something in a language you don’t know (just a tick, she says. Keeps things interesting). Other than being a dedicated academic (a nerd, in short), she also enjoys binge-watching “Gilmore Girls,” going on expeditions to small towns and big cities alike and celebrating every holiday as if she acted in movies for the Hallmark Channel. The chica has a couple quirks, but that’s what makes a writer — something unusual, something of a story-to-be-told that has not been told before.

Contact: kmonsewi@kent.edu


Matt Poe is a senior journalism multimedia news student with a political science minor. Created in a test tube in Columbus, Ohio, (The 614, baby) Matt’s contributions to The Burr include the soon-to-be award-winning blog, “Poe’s Picks,” which is devoted to reviewing great and not-so-great films on Netflix to ensure the great citizens of streaming can spend less time searching and more time watching. Matt also works for The Kent Stater as a returning columnist, in which he shares his opinions on sports, politics, pop culture and other thoughts that readers not only want, but need. In his spare time, when he’s not watching his beloved Blue Jackets or Bengals lose, Matt can be found somewhere deep in a bunker on only the finest of golf courses or dominating his friends in another epic match of “Super Smash Bros.” He is also known to work out and lift but not as much he’ll persuade you to think he does. Whether it’s “Deadspin” or “The New York Times,” post-college Matt hopes to get a job writing columns or investigative articles for someone willing to pay him to sputter out his truly unique knowledge and perspective on the world around us. For him, sitting at a cubicle from 9 to 5 just won’t cut it.

Contact: mpoe3@kent.edu