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My Journey As An Artist

My Journey As An Artist

Sierra Severt May 5, 2021

Illustration By Miranda Sepúlveda Here I am at the end of my freshman year of college. It feels so strange. Coming into the fall semester last year, I was timid about my future and unsure what to...

Unpacking Skepticism Around Arts Careers

Unpacking Skepticism Around Arts Careers

Sierra Severt April 7, 2021

Illustration by Abigail Pickens 🥚 Imagine this: you are talking to a stranger, and you’re really hitting it off. The conversation is flowing, you think you’ve made a new friend, so you...

A Day in the Life of a Photography Major

A Day in the Life of a Photography Major

Sierra Severt March 24, 2021

Featured image courtesy of Julia Webb Meet Julia Webb, a junior photography major here at Kent State. Julia is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography as well as a Bachelor of Arts in dance...

Everyday Art

Everyday Art

Sierra Severt March 10, 2021

Illustration By Paige Gaskins Whether you realize it or not, art is ingrained in your everyday life. We tend to think of art as something that we only see in a museum, on an easel or on a stage. What...

The Art Of Self Care

The Art Of Self Care

Sierra Severt February 24, 2021

Illustration by Elliot Burr I think we can all attest that this past year has been rough. From the global pandemic, to major social justice movements, to a presidential election season and murder hornets,...

Seven Tips For Success In The Arts

Seven Tips For Success In The Arts

Sierra Severt February 10, 2021

Illustration by Emily Aslanis So, you want to be an artist? You want to sing, dance, paint, pen a novel, play an instrument, take professional pictures or write poetry. Whatever your niche, you know...

Music to Get You Through Finals Week

Music to Get You Through Finals Week

Sierra Severt December 14, 2020

 ILLUSTRATION BY MIRANDA SEPULVEDA It’s here. The week dreaded by college students far and wide. The week that saps energy and leaves you wondering if you even remember what a full night of sleep...

A Day in the Life of a Musical Theatre Major

A Day in the Life of a Musical Theatre Major

Sierra Severt November 18, 2020

Featured image courtesy of Robert Miller Meet Robert Miller, affectionately known as Robbie, a junior musical theatre major here at Kent State. Alongside his Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre,...

How You Can Help Art Survive COVID-19

How You Can Help Art Survive COVID-19

Sierra Severt November 4, 2020

Illustration by Elliot Burr The big question for most artists right now is pretty much the same: Will art survive COVID-19? If it does, how will it do so and what will that look like? Will we ever...

10 Interesting Art Classes Available to Non-Art Majors

10 Interesting Art Classes Available to Non-Art Majors

Sierra Severt October 21, 2020

Illustration by Samantha Schaffer Do you ever feel stressed by seemingly endless lists of college courses required for your major? Sometimes in the midst of semesters full of biology, history, mathematics...

A Day in the Life of a Dance Major

A Day in the Life of a Dance Major

Sierra Severt October 7, 2020

Featured image courtesy of Michael Zittel from Pexels What is it like to be a dance major? Well, I am here to dispel any doubt: it is intense. A study conducted earlier this year determined that...

The Art Outlet

The Art Outlet

Sierra Severt September 23, 2020

Illustration by Samantha Schaffer An Artist’s POV: Art vs. STEM What do you consider to be a successful career? I’m willing to bet it is something that society regards as crucial to survival...

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