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Living in Fiction: Why We Get Attached to Stories

Living in Fiction: Why We Get Attached to Stories

Abigail Werry November 12, 2021

ILLUSTRATION BY TIFFANI NELSON “Harry Potter,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “The Hobbit,” “The Hunger Games,” “Uncharted,” “Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse,” “Game of Thrones,”...

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,”...

Can Totemism Save The World?

Can Totemism Save The World?

Julia Duanetto March 15, 2021

Illustration by Miranda Sepúlveda The totemic religion is a blend of diverse concepts and ways of conduct established on a  viewpoint that originates from the environment and is associated with...

Thrift Store Gentrification

Thrift Store Gentrification

Julia Duanetto March 12, 2021

Effects Of The Newfound Popularity Of Buying Second Hand On Low-Income Communities Photos by Emma Fisher and Peiyu Liu It all started with the rivalry of the decade: fast fashion versus slow fashion....

How Horror Movies Can Help With Anxiety

How Horror Movies Can Help With Anxiety

Sarah McGinnis March 9, 2021

TW: this article discusses mental health and self harm.  Illustration by Paige Gaskins The horror genre is well-known for its negative effects on viewers. Most people are aware of the nightmares,...

Five Ramen Noodle Recipes: Quick, Easy, Affordable Recipes For College Students

Five Ramen Noodle Recipes: Quick, Easy, Affordable Recipes For College Students

Hope McGuire March 4, 2021

Featured image courtesy of Ponyo Sakana from Pexels Let’s face it, ramen noodles are basically a food group for college students. I am guilty of eating them regularly, as I am sure many others...

A TikTok Revolution: How Quarantine Helped Us Realize Who We Really Are

A TikTok Revolution: How Quarantine Helped Us Realize Who We Really Are

Brianna Camp February 23, 2021

Illustration by Paige Gaskins Time alone makes you ponder. For some, especially those extroverts longing to get out of their heads and into the world, this can be a maddening experience. For others,...

Heres To New Beginnings

Here’s To New Beginnings

Molly Heideman February 21, 2021

Featured image courtesy of Aleksey Kuprikov from Pexels I was ready for 2020 to be over pretty early into the year.  As cliche as it sounds, I was ready for a new year; after a turbulent,...

Who Do I Want Me To Be?

Who Do I Want Me To Be?

Molly Heideman November 19, 2020

Illustration by Samantha SchafferFeatured image by Maksim Goncharenok from Pexels Every time I meet a possible romantic partner, an uneasiness settles in my stomach. Besides the first date jitters,...

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