Author: Emily Brodke

Last Exit books is truly a tiny, Kent charm.  The low-lights cast a warm glow on the diverse mediums of artwork scattered on the walls, amidst rows and rows of books that people pick through to the erratic whirring of the espresso machine. Acoustic Night drew a quiet crowd, but people slowly filed into the […]

In 2007, a conglomerate of independent record store owners and employees came together to conceive the idea of Record Store Day: one day each year to celebrate the resurgence in popularity of vinyl, and those that help distribute it.  Today, there are over 1400 record stores participating in Record Store Day, located on every continent […]

The Beachland Ballroom has always been one of my favorite venues in Cleveland, from its disco ball, the cute vintage store in its underbelly, to the seemingly out-of-place folk paintings near the main stage.  When I heard that the Allah-Las, a Los Angeles-based band with an insanely cool vibe and sound, was playing there, I […]

By: Emily Brodke and Erin Keller Students were quickly scurrying into the Kent State Rec Center on Friday night, trying to escape the frigid cold.  Most people had come to check out Kentchella, the first music and arts festival to be held in the rec. I hung out at the Main Stage, sponsored by Black […]

Image courtesy of the Kent State College of Nursing Over the next two months, graduating seniors (myself included) will be experiencing the end of many things as we know it. Graduation is imminent, and the real world is looming. Our classmates will soon be jumpstarting their careers, moving in with their significant others, or trekking […]


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