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The Burr Magazine

Kindness In Kent

Kindness In Kent

Emma Andrus March 10, 2022

On the morning of March 8, I was washing my hands in a Franklin Hall bathroom. My eyes were aimed down at the porcelain of the sink. Then, I looked up to adjust my windswept hair with the help of the mirror....

The future of labor organizing, an exercise in retrospection

The future of labor organizing, an exercise in retrospection

Wyatt Loy October 16, 2021

Cover photo: The Lordstown Complex operated by GM from 1966 to 2019, before being sold to electric auto manufacturer Lordstown Motors. Photo by Wyatt Loy. Growing up, kids are often told about the...

Another Obligatory and Unqualified “Donda” Review

Another Obligatory and Unqualified “Donda” Review

Grace Marie Burton October 7, 2021

Illustration by Olivia Vennel Kayne West and his latest release, “Donda,” truly need no introduction. We all watched the usual public stunts, social media posts, postponed release dates, and overall...

Starry Skies over a Sleepy Texas: Summer Photography in Marathon

Starry Skies over a Sleepy Texas: Summer Photography in Marathon

Anna Lawrence September 27, 2021

Photos by Anna Lawrence Words by Holly Liptak Our photo editor Anna Lawrence and her mother traveled to Texas this summer for a trip filled with enormous mountains, ghost towns and tiny art shops....

No Meat? No Problem.

No Meat? No Problem.

Molly Heideman May 29, 2021

Illustration by Abigail Pickens With new diets becoming popular among Americans, vegetarianism has been and continues to be a staple diet for millions.  In a 2018 poll from Gallup, about 5%...

Should we separate the Art from the Artist?

Should we separate the Art from the Artist?

Julia Duanetto May 29, 2021

Illustration by Elliot Burr My 16-year-old self used to listen to Morrissey and The Smiths on repeat. With all their lyrics memorized, I was obsessed. Effortlessly consuming their art for hours. Daily...

Go With the Flow: A herstory of menstrual equity advocacy at Kent State University

Go With the Flow: A herstory of menstrual equity advocacy at Kent State University

Brianna Camp May 18, 2021

In collaboration with The Kent Stater Chapter 1: Cassie “Period poverty is not a “women’s issue,” it is a human’s issue. Because without periods there wouldn’t be people, right?”...

They’re Not Quirky: Podcasts about They Might Be Giants

They’re Not Quirky: Podcasts about They Might Be Giants

Grace Marie Burton April 27, 2021

Illustration By Preston Randall As someone whose formative years were in the ‘00s, I did not realize how much influence one band, in particular, had on the different pockets of pop culture I was...

Off The Hook

Off The Hook

Molly Heideman April 23, 2021

Featured image courtesy of BrieAnna Reedus Untangling long skeins of yarn and having a large array of hooks are just some of the fun joys of crocheting. For many, crocheting became a fun hobby to start...

Tips For Studying: Dangers Of Cramming For Tests

Tips For Studying: Dangers Of Cramming For Tests

Hope McGuire April 22, 2021

Illustration by Preston Randall It is Sunday night. You are scrolling through your Instagram feed, and it hits you: you have two pages of homework and studying to do for an important exam tomorrow....

Kent Community Gathers Against Asian Discrimination

Kent Community Gathers Against Asian Discrimination

Molly Heideman April 8, 2021

Photos by Anna Lawrence and Peiyu Liu [ngg src="galleries" ids="3" display="basic_slideshow"] On a warm Wednesday evening, ralliers held signs saying “Hate is a virus,” “Stop Asian hate,”...

An Open Letter To Every Woman the Media Has Made Me Hate

An Open Letter To Every Woman the Media Has Made Me Hate

Julia Duanetto March 30, 2021

Illustration By Paige Gaskins Dear women in the entertainment industry, It is not your fault, and it has never been. I allowed your portrayal by the exploitative media to  affect how I perceived...

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