THE CLASSROOM

POLARIZING VIEWS

The open carry standoff in October mirrors the state of our nation with steadfast views, uncertainty and distrust .   Words by Megan Ayscue | Photos by Sophia DelCiappo “Your rights do not end where their feelings begin.” Ryan Fournier,...

ABORTION: MORE PERSONAL THAN POLITICAL

While arguing what is right and wrong, we often forget about the individual. Words by Cameron Gorman | Photos by Sophia Adornetto  Sitting in one of the leather recliners in an abortion clinic recovery room, a saline IV in her arm, Taylor Fearn...

A SCHOOL DISTRICT’S FIGHT FOR FUNDING

Nearing the brink of state intervention, Field Local Schools needs something from its community it hasn’t gotten in 27 years: new funding. Words by Ben Orner | Photos by Sophia Adornetto   he last time voters in the...

HIGH FIDELITY

Ohioans share how music aids recovery from opioid addiction Words by Valerie Royzman| Photos by Jana Life   AMY, RECOVERING ADDICT year from now, Amy sticks the key in the ignition. She turns the volume up a few...

Welcome to the Anthropocene

Words by Aric Hluch | Photos by Sophia Adornetto Centralia, PA A recent Census Bureau analysis found that Centralia, Pennsylvania has a population of seven.  In a once booming coal town that was called home by over 1,000 residents, the modest...

Detangled, Unchained

Words by Alex Kamczyc While unspooling the world of BDSM, one outsider learns the real intentions behind a misunderstood community Wind blows through the windows of my car on a cool Wednesday evening as I talk to my girlfriend on the phone....

Step by Step

Words and Photos by Jana Life Kelsey is a senior fashion merchandising major with a double minor in marketing and sustainability. Kelsey is very involved on campus with various clubs and causes but tries to spend her free time traveling. She...

The Secret Cupid of Kent

Words by Emily Schaffer There’s no shortage of secret admirers on campus. KSU Crushes, a Twitter account that posts compliments about students sent in by classmates, has nearly 4,000 followers eager to see if their names pop up on its feed. By...

Sex Week Self-Defense Class Strengthens Mind and Body

Words by Marissa Nichol I woke up to the taxi driver rubbing my hand. Unexpectedly finding myself in a vulnerable situation, I felt numb, trapped in my own thoughts, and I didn’t know what to do. Most of the places I’ve felt endangered aren’t the obvious ones: a...

Charged Up

  Putting amateur basketball skills to the test at minor league Canton Charge tryouts     Words by Henry Palattella | Photos by Devon Keller    noise my ears have welcomed for as long as I can remember sends me into panic. Boom,...

 THE CURRENT

THE MENTAL GAME

Breaking stereotypes and finding an accepting, open environment in the gaming world.   Words by Ray Padilla | Photos by Jacob Golden, Olivia Seidel and Ray Padilla Junior Cody Minnick joined one other student in the library room — each...

REMEMBERING NICK MASSA

A son, brother, best friend and fisherman. Nick’s family tells his life story and who he dreamt to be one day. Words by Shelbie Goulding | Photos by Sophia Adornetto ale blue waves dance in a glass box stretching along a...

WORRIED ABOUT KENT STATE FOOTBALL? SEAN LEWIS HAS YOU COVERED.

At 31 years old, Sean Lewis is ready to lead the Kent State football team back to relevance. Words by Henry Palattella | Photos by Jana Life ean Lewis is busy. At 31 years old, he’s the youngest coach in NCAA Division I...

HAZED

Pulling off the blindfold of a harmful practice Words by Cameron Gorman | Photos by Dani Watts   n his office in Kent State’s Twin Towers, Todd Kamenash is an imposing man. Tall, with wide shoulders under his...

#KENTTOO

A movement’s ripples hit Kent Words by Taylor Robinson | Photos by Colleen Cummins    fter being attacked from behind with rope, dragged onto a bed and tied down, Melanie Angell says she was raped while attending...

DELVING INTO THE MINES

How cryptocurrency has been making young people very rich very quickly Words by Alec Slovenec Illustration by Mark Tabar   icture this: It’s 2010, and you come across a strange new internet fad. You don’t fully...

A Seat at the Table

Words by Collin Cunningham | Photos by Eriko Iida “I actually worked with a yeast that could have been potentially used for cancer treatment. It’s PCR, which is protein coded to the cancer, and it steals iron, so if you PCR it and get it so it...

The Third Place

Words by Cameron Gorman | Photos by Samantha Karam  ake a moment to think about a library. What comes to mind? The old library in your hometown with reading circles and colorful end pages? The red brick building printed...

On Hold

Words by Jack Kopanski | Photo by Kassi Jackson While joking...

Words Will Light the Way

Coustillac works one-on-one with a student at Urban Vision on Oct. 11.     My Body Fatima Mardi, IIA & Project Learn My mouth is a honey jar, sweet when it’s opened. My heart is a butterfly that flutters with love. My soul is a...

 THE INSTITUTE (((fix)))

POLARIZING VIEWS

The open carry standoff in October mirrors the state of our nation with steadfast views, uncertainty and distrust .   Words by Megan Ayscue | Photos by Sophia DelCiappo “Your rights do not end where their feelings begin.” Ryan Fournier,...

ABORTION: MORE PERSONAL THAN POLITICAL

While arguing what is right and wrong, we often forget about the individual. Words by Cameron Gorman | Photos by Sophia Adornetto  Sitting in one of the leather recliners in an abortion clinic recovery room, a saline IV in her arm, Taylor Fearn...

A SCHOOL DISTRICT’S FIGHT FOR FUNDING

Nearing the brink of state intervention, Field Local Schools needs something from its community it hasn’t gotten in 27 years: new funding. Words by Ben Orner | Photos by Sophia Adornetto   he last time voters in the...

HIGH FIDELITY

Ohioans share how music aids recovery from opioid addiction Words by Valerie Royzman| Photos by Jana Life   AMY, RECOVERING ADDICT year from now, Amy sticks the key in the ignition. She turns the volume up a few...

Welcome to the Anthropocene

Words by Aric Hluch | Photos by Sophia Adornetto Centralia, PA A recent Census Bureau analysis found that Centralia, Pennsylvania has a population of seven.  In a once booming coal town that was called home by over 1,000 residents, the modest...

Detangled, Unchained

Words by Alex Kamczyc While unspooling the world of BDSM, one outsider learns the real intentions behind a misunderstood community Wind blows through the windows of my car on a cool Wednesday evening as I talk to my girlfriend on the phone....

Step by Step

Words and Photos by Jana Life Kelsey is a senior fashion merchandising major with a double minor in marketing and sustainability. Kelsey is very involved on campus with various clubs and causes but tries to spend her free time traveling. She...

The Secret Cupid of Kent

Words by Emily Schaffer There’s no shortage of secret admirers on campus. KSU Crushes, a Twitter account that posts compliments about students sent in by classmates, has nearly 4,000 followers eager to see if their names pop up on its feed. By...

Sex Week Self-Defense Class Strengthens Mind and Body

Words by Marissa Nichol I woke up to the taxi driver rubbing my hand. Unexpectedly finding myself in a vulnerable situation, I felt numb, trapped in my own thoughts, and I didn’t know what to do. Most of the places I’ve felt endangered aren’t the obvious ones: a...

Charged Up

  Putting amateur basketball skills to the test at minor league Canton Charge tryouts     Words by Henry Palattella | Photos by Devon Keller    noise my ears have welcomed for as long as I can remember sends me into panic. Boom,...