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The State Of The University

The State Of The University

Lillianna Difini April 9, 2021

The Rock PHOTO BY ANNA LAWRENCE Located on Hilltop Drive, the rock has been a part of Kent State’s campus for decades and is the touchstone of campus expression. Typically, the rock has been painted...

More Than Just A Pen And Paper

More Than Just A Pen And Paper

Lillianna Difini December 9, 2020

Photographs by Hayley VitaleIllustration by Alyssa Maziarz Writing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I would create short stories (my version of picture...

Do You Believe in Ghosts?: Kent State Hall Edition

Do You Believe in Ghosts?: Kent State Hall Edition

Lillianna Difini October 29, 2020

Featured image by Samantha Schaffer Halloween is quite possibly one of the most enjoyable times for college students. On campuses across the country, Halloween is a time for students to take a break...

Discover the Kent State Greenhouse

Discover the Kent State Greenhouse

Lillianna Difini October 23, 2020

This story was a collaboration between writer Lillianna Difini and illustrator Alyssa Maziarz. Illustrations by Alyssa Maziarz No matter what time of the year it may be, it is always enjoyable to...

Grow Through What You Go Through: College Edition

Grow Through What You Go Through: College Edition

Lillianna Difini October 5, 2020

Illustration by Alyssa MaziarzPhotos by Hayley Vitale August: A month filled with back-to-school advertisements, goals for the new school year and an abundance of brand-new school supplies. The month...

Dear Past Self,

Dear Past Self,

Lillianna Difini June 1, 2020

Writing for The Burr Magazine has truly been an amazing opportunity that I encourage for all students regardless of their past writing experience. I first heard about The Burr from a friend who was involved...

A (Modified) Daily Routine

A (Modified) Daily Routine

Lillianna Difini April 20, 2020

Although the majority of us made major adjustments to our daily lives, I still believe it’s extremely important to maintain a sense of routine. Not only will a routine motivate you to be more...

Illustration by Alyssa Maziarz

Coping With COVID

Lillianna Difini April 6, 2020

For the most part, the majority of us have been dealing with the new shift in our lifestyles for a few weeks now. During this time, several of us have already found new ways to reconnect with our families,...

Illustration by Alyssa Maziarz

“Dear Extroverts”

Lillianna Difini March 28, 2020

Illustration by Alyssa Maziarz Dear extroverts, This is a special letter dedicated to my fellow friends, former classmates, peers and other students on campus who identify as “extroverts.”...

Illustration by Alice Leach

A Broad Perspective

Lillianna Difini March 24, 2020

Illustration by Alice Leach With mounting pressure towards the end of the semester, it is no doubt that students feel overwhelmed by their courses and pressured to finish the semester in great academic...

The Importance of Random Acts of Kindness

The Importance of Random Acts of Kindness

Lillianna Difini March 10, 2020

Illustration by Alice Leach As the month of March is quickly approaching, many students may have already begun to notice their course loads for the semester have dramatically begun to increase. With...

Surviving the Middle of the Semester: Tips for Organization, Studying and Self-care

Surviving the Middle of the Semester: Tips for Organization, Studying and Self-care

Lillianna Difini March 5, 2020

As many college students are aware, course loads in the spring semester tend to increase in volume much sooner than most people realize. The start of the spring semester begins slowly and reintroduces...

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