The Burr is the first student-produced magazine for Kent State University, the city of Kent and anyone looking for strong, journalistic storytelling.
We strive to provide our readers with interesting, humorous and hard-hitting stories that tap into current events, trends and the lives of those who have made a home in Kent.
Holly Liptak is a senior journalism major with a minor in graphic design from Green, Ohio. She is editor-in-chief of The Burr this semester as well as the opinions editor for The Kent Stater. This is her third semester with The Burr and final semester at Kent State. When she isn’t editing, she can be found watering her plants, rewatching “Avatar: The Last Airbender” or enjoying copious amounts of pasta. You can find her on Instagram @h.liptk.
Emma Andrus is a junior journalism student from Olmsted Falls, Ohio, with minors in public relations and creative writing. This is her fourth semester with The Burr. Emma is also an administration reporter for The Kent Stater/KentWired and an intern with Kent State’s Collaborative NewsL@b. She has been passionate about storytelling and the power of the written word ever since she could read and write, and she is looking forward to seeing what The Burr will accomplish this fall. When Emma is not pursuing her passion for words, she can be found making and listening to music or enjoying good pasta. You can follow her @EmmaBAndrus on Twitter to keep up with her journalism-related endeavors.
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Hi, I’m Holly Liptak, a senior journalism student from Akron and the editor-in-chief of The Burr this semester. My staff and I are committed to bringing you interesting, humorous and hard-hitting stories that tap into current events, trends and the lives of those who have made a home in Kent, Ohio. We are full-time students and hard-working journalists. While we get support from the student media fee and earned revenue such as advertising, both of those continue to decline. Your generous gift of any amount will help enhance our student experience as we grow into working professionals. Please go here to donate.