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Photo caption: DoorDash signs light up red from businesses all over the country, as workers and restaurants attempt to stay afloat as COVID-19 sweeps the nation. Photo credit: Erik McClean Saraina Wise pulls into the snow-covered driveway, her windshield wipers slamming the sides of her window. She peers into the dark night, clutching the brown […]

Photo caption: Miranda on a hike with her husband Robert and their daughter Sophia. Back in September, women left the workforce at four times the rate men did according to the Labor Department. With a pandemic hitting mothers all over have been taking leaves to help support their children as they do online schooling, which […]

Photo caption: The Brook’s family posing. It was a warm Saturday afternoon; one Ohio hasn’t seen in months. Smoke from the grilled curved its way through the  parking lot. Brooks Style BBQ was cooking outdoors once again and selling out fast.  Ray and Joella Brooks are co-owners of the restaurant and devoted their life to […]

Photo caption: Kraig and his son, Phoenix, in 2019. Upon entering the restaurant he has not set foot in for weeks, Kraig Matthews does his best to keep his distance from his coworkers; he has been following strict directives on how to combat COVID-19 for weeks and that is what he knows to be the […]

Back in March of 2020 when shutdowns were first being announced Gwen Rosenberg owner of Popped! explained the fear of if her business would be next to shut down. The coronavirus pandemic was proven to be difficult on all businesses, especially locally owned ones.  Rosenberg is the owner of Popped! in Kent along with the […]

When student athletes attend university many require financial support through both scholarships and other forms of funding to stay afloat. Kent State’s Athletic Advancement department aims to do so through donations and philanthropy.  While colleges and universities across the country were left reeling with safety concerns and changes that came along with the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Photo caption: Campus Kitchen volunteers organizing a food table outside of Franklin Hall during the fall 2020 semester. When COVID-19 began to take its toll on the nation in March 2020, Kent Cares — a subcommittee on the Kent State campus focused on students’ overarching basic needs– were worried about how they were going to […]

Photo caption: Tree City Coffee & Pastry in Kent, Ohio is one of many small businesses that has been harshly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The protocols the customers and employees have to follow include wearing face coverings and following social distancing guidelines. Photo credit: Julia Webb Rebekah Gillespie, owner of  Tree City Coffee & […]

Photo caption: The front doors of the Kent Stage. Theaters globally have either felt or seen the impact of COVID-19 and the Kent Stage is no exception. The theater was built in 1927 for silent films, but was repurposed as a venue for live shows in 2002. It has been closed since March 10, 2020. The […]

In the middle of an unfamiliar road with her heart beating at an accelerated rate, Annbriel Steplight becomes frozen in shock. With her body unwilling to take the first step out of the car, her boyfriend comes around and opens the door for her. Her mind starts overanalyzing the situation in fear of what might […]


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