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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, […]

Photo caption: Heritage of Hudson Assisted Living Facility’s visitor parking lot sits empty as they continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. In March of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic first came to the United States, there was some worry that the virus may cause the United States some problems. Of what little we knew, it […]

Photo caption: Krystal Franklin puts some fig bars in a client’s bag during a Campus Kitchen pantry on Friday April 9, 2021. Kent State’s Campus Kitchen was created in 2011 by two students to help fight hunger in the community. Today, they’re looking to expand while coping with the regulations of COVID. Volunteer Krystal Franklin […]

Photo caption: Godfrey takes one of her two cats on a sunset walk. Iuma Godfrey woke up late, thus accidentally skipping her two morning classes. Sure, it is a frequent occurrence for many college students, and sure, she was a bit mad at herself for sleeping in. But she always has the next day to […]

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, […]


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