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The Burr Magazine

The Student News Site of Kent State University

The Burr Magazine

The Student News Site of Kent State University

The Burr Magazine

Pakiza holds a photo of her family, four people sitting on a rock in the forest as sun peeks through the trees.
Features
Pakiza Shirinova: Taking Life Day by Day
Sophia Lucente February 4, 2023

For Pakiza Shirinova, a graduate student at Kent State University, her future in the United States is never guaranteed.   Pakiza has...

Six people stand behind a blue and gold Kent State flag they are holding. They are in Israel, on a hill with a valley behind them and blue skies above.
Features
Hillel Kent State: Creating Conversation About World Conflict
Sophia Lucente January 31, 2023

In January, Hillel took student leaders to Israel and Palestine over winter break to create a better dialogue in the Kent community about the...

Features the Williamson House, a white house in a snowy scene. The walkway is cleared and inviting.
Stories
‘New year, new us’: Women’s Center continues mission with many plans
Isabella Schreck January 25, 2023

The Women’s Center will host over 20 events this semester, continuing to promote its goal of gender-equity awareness with a “new...

Christmas gifts wrapped in red ribbon
Features
The Last Minute Gift Guide
Isabella Rosette December 17, 2022

With the holidays already upon us, many are left scrambling to find that perfect gift for a friend, special someone, or roommate. The season...

Fictional Women Deserve Better Too
For the Girls
Fictional Women Deserve Better Too
Faith Fistler, Blogger • December 9, 2022

Listen, I’m a feminist second and a proud consumer of cheesy romance first. Romance is one of my favorite genres and if the TV show doesn’t...

The TikTok Girl
For the Girls
The TikTok Girl
Faith Fistler, Blogger • December 9, 2022

The TikTok girl is always put together. The TikTok girl is always showcasing the newest trends on her body. The Tiktok girl’s hair is always...

Sharn: City of Towers
The Adventurer's Guild
Sharn: City of Towers
Nathaniel Hedington, Blogger • December 9, 2022

“I told you, they were a changeling! It is not my fault that-” Ah welcome back! Mind your step getting off the lightning rail, bit of a step...

Chapter 6: The Childhood Classics
The Bookmark Edition
Chapter 6: The Childhood Classics
Mariah Alanskas, Blogger • December 6, 2022

As a child, I remember loving books. Everything from the smell of the library’s shelves to the countless possibilities that lie between the...

This Week’s Obsession: “Rae” by Ashe
On the Record
This Week’s Obsession: “Rae” by Ashe
Ashley Caudill, Blogger • December 6, 2022

I have a tendency to go back to the same few albums and the same few songs over and over again. So, in an effort to break the habit cycle, I...

You Love to Hate Her
For the Girls
You Love to Hate Her
Faith Fistler, Blogger • December 6, 2022

Wait, why do we hate her again?  The public has a trend of putting women on a pedestal and then promptly shoving them off. While men not...

Patrons & People of Power
The Adventurer's Guild
Patrons & People of Power
Nathaniel Hedington, Blogger • December 6, 2022

“...and then of course there was that incident with the Warforged Charger in Upper Dura, that was a mess.” Ah there you are! Looking good,...

Chapter 5: Mastering the Reading Block
The Bookmark Edition
Chapter 5: Mastering the Reading Block
Mariah Alanskas, Blogger • November 22, 2022

No matter how much you may love something in life, you are bound to experience a lack of motivation or creativity towards it. “Writer’s block”...

Playlist: Songs to Keep You Warm
Playlist: Songs to Keep You Warm
Playlist: Rhythms and Raincoats
Playlist: Rhythms and Raincoats
Playlist: Cozy Study Vibes
Playlist: Cozy Study Vibes
Playlist: Spooky Scary
Playlist: Spooky Scary
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