Interviews

Since the beginning, music has always been a passion for Pittsburgh native, Aysie. Coming from a musical family, she had early exposure to a collective of genres, i.e. Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, and Reggae. Early on she discovered she had a niche for music after singing in her church choir for several years. Growing up, […]

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your music library, then tune into “Off the Beaten Path”. The show is hosted by Zac McDowell, a senior at Kent State University. As a soon-to-be graduate in digital media production, Zac is a lover of all things music and film related. His show, which airs […]

If you are looking for fashion news/tips, hot takes, and incredible music playlists, look no further than Keeping up with Kent State!  I had the great pleasure of sitting down with co-host Kayla and Willa recently. We talked about their backgrounds, audience, and their future endeavors. Kayla and Willa are both sophomore Fashion Merchandising students. […]

Inti Hayna is a master’s student at Kent State University in the School of Music, studying violin. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, she’s been playing the violin since she was eight years old. After finishing her undergraduate program in Bogota, Inti began looking for universities to continue studying music. After looking for universities in […]

Loustella Perry, a sophomore at Kent State University at Stark, watched through tears of joy as her name rose to number one on Amazon’s list of top female poets. An accomplishment sought by many accomplished authors, but for Perry, all it took was the publication of her first book of poetry, Toast.   “Since I […]

Daryl Hall started at Kent State in the fall of 1970 as a football player. Written in the aftermath of the tragic events of May 4, 1970, his book Flashback is described as “a young man’s search for truth about the Kent State Shootings.” We discuss his life playing football, his motivations for writing the book and […]

Last year was more than just a great 2019 for Fort Worth rockers The Unlikely Candidates. Kyle Morris [vocals], Brenton Carney [guitar], Cole Male [guitar], Kevin Goddard [drums], and Jared Hornbeek [bass] officially formed their band in 2013 and have cranked out hit after hit and had one of their biggest years yet, touring the […]

The United States capital is home to many national treasures like the Smithsonian, the Washington Monument and the DC fave food spot &pizza. One hidden gem you may not know about, but will soon see rise in the scene is DC indie rock group The Colonies. This trio of friends is comprised of Pete Stevens […]

All photos by Jenn Noga If you’re a fan of LA native gnash and caught him on his last stop to Cleveland, you may recognize Cleveland folk band Suitcase Runaway. Suitcase Runaway is comprised of four friends Nick Davenport (Vocals/Guitar), Geoff Webb (Bass), Luke Condrich (Drums), and Jared Muller (Keys). They’ve all been friends since […]

Very few duos come close to being as talented, friendly and funny as VOILÀ. Gus Ross of London and Luke Eisner of Wisconsin formed their exotic, L.A.-based pop band and have been releasing edgy and upbeat songs like “Hundredth Second Chance” and “Don’t” since 2018. Luke and Gus are just getting started in the music scene […]


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