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Oh, The Places You’ll ‘Gogh!’: Art and the Brain

Oh, The Places You’ll ‘Gogh!’: Art and the Brain

Emma Andrus October 15, 2021

ILLUSTRATION BY PRESTON RANDALL I’ve never been one for numbers. From a young age, I knew that no matter what I pursued in life, it would have nothing to do with numbers and everything to do with...

Pandemic Journalism: Until We Can Handshake Again

Pandemic Journalism: Until We Can Handshake Again

Emma Andrus April 9, 2021

Illustrations By Preston Randall Knelt in an empty hallway flooded by pale yellow lighting, I brushed ice melt salt off my heeled boots. I triple checked that my phone was charged enough to audio record....

Music to my ears (finally)

Music to my ears (finally)

Emma Andrus November 6, 2020

Illustration by Alyssa Maziarz I’ve been a musician for nearly a decade now. That’s roughly half of my life. In fact, melodies and harmonies have been echoing through the caverns of my brain,...

I Found Me

I Found Me

Emma Andrus April 29, 2020

To My Relatives: My freshman year at Kent was riddled with change. Everything I did and sought to do was a distinct reflection of my personal pursuit to find the true “Emma.” I asked myself a lot...

Out With The Old

Out With The Old

Emma Andrus April 11, 2020

It’s been said that it takes approximately 21 days to form a new habit and rid yourself of an old one. It’s been more than four weeks since Kent State initially announced a switch to remote learning....

Illustration by Alyssa Maziarz

Put A Spotlight On Your Mental Health, Too

Emma Andrus March 29, 2020

Illustration by Alyssa Maziarz Now more than ever, the notion of maintaining strong physical health is heavily emphasized. Proper handwashing techniques. Hand sanitizer. Wiping down surfaces. Monitoring...

Plant Ownership in College

Plant Ownership in College

Emma Andrus March 14, 2020

Green Thumb:  My aloe plant is my pride and joy. Lovingly named “Oscar,” it’s found its home on my windowsill since the day I hauled it back from Home Depot at the start of the academic...

Illustration by Maryrose Ceccarelli

A Little Goes A Long Way: Lessons In Paying It Forward

Emma Andrus March 4, 2020

Illustration by Maryrose Ceccarelli Recently, I had an interaction that not only made my entire day, but strengthened my faith in humanity.  I’ll be the first to admit it: the past few...

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