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The Burr Magazine

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From Lectures to Icing: A Professor Who Teaches More than Public Health

Hevin Wilkey May 2, 2024

Many students may not think about what their professors do outside of their classes, but some have surprising lives like teaching pop star themed cookie decorating classes.   Tina Bhargava is...

Photo Courtesy of Olivia Meyer

A Q&A with Fashion Connoisseur Olivia Meyer

Alyssa Gardner May 2, 2024

Landing in Paris to study luxury brands, exploring Florence for personal growth, and working hard in New York to make dreams come true in the fashion capital of America. Olivia Meyer, fashion connoisseur,...

Downtown Kent during the total solar eclipse

Kent shines in the shadow of the total eclipse

Hevin Wilkey April 12, 2024

The beauty and relaxation of Kent brought in many people for the eclipse. Despite the idea of casualness, the town was anything but.   Many Kent residents joined guests throughout downtown to...

Goodwill Industries – Are the rumors true? 

Goodwill Industries – Are the rumors true? 

Genna Sobiech December 7, 2023

Over the past few years, you may have heard some rumors about Goodwill – which leaves the question, are they true?    The company is known for having thrift stores where donated items are sold,...

Whats Next for Flash Film Commissions?

What’s Next for Flash Film Commissions?

Alyssa Gardner December 5, 2023

Flash Film Commission, formerly known as Independent Films, is one of the many student media organizations at Kent State University. The Independent Films’ mission statement was dropped when there was...

Fall Activities to End the Season With

Fall Activities to End the Season With

Lindsay Collier November 8, 2023

Northeast Ohio is a very popular fall destination because of the wonderful views from places such as the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, amongst many wineries and breweries that sell themed spirits during...

6th Street Vintage Premieres Fall Collection

6th Street Vintage Premieres Fall Collection

Genna Sobiech November 6, 2023

Owner of 6th Street Vintage, Tyra Sledge premiered her fall style expo this past Saturday at The Gallery of Artfully Phi in downtown Cleveland.     As fashion lovers and audience members walked...



Elaina Matricardi October 31, 2023

With the increased use of e-scooters, skateboards and bikes around campus, many students are becoming afraid of wheel-related accidents occurring.   Whether that be by flying off of an e-scooter...

The Wick Poetry Center

A Look Inside the Wick Poetry Center

Lindsay Collier October 30, 2023

Sitting between the John Elliot Center and the Cleveland Bagel Company, students pass by a seemingly misplaced yellow house.   Behind the house, if students take a closer look, they will find...

Frances Brunner

Kent State Fashion Major Goes Global

Genna Sobiech October 26, 2023

 From growing up in Kentucky to having her clothing shown on a runway in Hong Kong, Frances Brunner is the definition of hard work paying off.    Brunner’s journey began in high school when...

Downtown Kents Rainbow Weekend

Downtown Kent’s Rainbow Weekend

Lindsay Collier October 25, 2023

Downtown Kent was bustling over the weekend of October 13th as community members came together for their annual Kent Rainbow Weekend. Though Pride month is nationally in June, Kent State University recognizes...

From left to right- Nicole Berrios-Parga, Loraine Getty, Austin Scott, Noah Johnson

Beyond the curtains of Kent State’s Theater Department

Faith Fistler October 24, 2023

In the center of the stage, assistant stage manager Austin Scott is on his hands and knees playing a gecko.   He’s out there for a while, circling an actor, repeating her lines after her....

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