CCI Diversity’s Love Over Hate Board

CCI Diversity’s Love Over Hate Board

CCI Diversity came to visit Franklin Hall with an eye popping board. Acacia Freeman, CCI Diversity intern, said, “So today we have a love over hate display. We’re basically just trying to cover the word ‘hate’ up with hearts with positive affirmations, words, quotes, things like that just to spread some more love in the world.” They also came to share some resources with students while spreading positivity. AJ Leu, CCI Diversity Director, said, “And so the big love over…

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Herrick Conservatory providing useful resources for all students on campus

Herrick Conservatory providing useful resources for all students on campus

Kent State’s campus greenhouse known as Herrick Conservatory resides just behind Cunningham Hall and right across from the library. While many students walk right pass it on their way to class, a lot of them are not aware of the different activities and resources that are inside. Student worker Brady Holk says that the conservatory houses a lot of volunteer work. Students come in to help upkeep the conservatory. They perform various tasks such as feeding critters and collecting seeds….

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Second Harvest Food Bank and veterans agency hands out 1,000 free meals at Covelli Centre

Second Harvest Food Bank and veterans agency hands out 1,000 free meals at Covelli Centre

Youngstown, Ohio- A cold and quiet morning in downtown Youngstown on Saturday- interrupted by the sounds of forklifts and volunteers preparing for the thousands of people headed their way. The Mahoning County Veterans Service commission handed out over 1,000 meals in a first come- first serve fashion- leaving the streets and parking lots filled with cars waiting. Cars stretched beyond the Covelli Center where the Veterans Service and Second Harvest Food Bank were set up. “A lot of people say…

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A Healthy Start To A Healthy Life: A Three-Part series.

A Healthy Start To A Healthy Life: A Three-Part series.

Everyone wants to live a healthy lifestyle, but actually achieving it does not come as easy as said. I know that I am a culprit of the thought, so in this three part series I am going to break down the benefits of different types of exercise, the danger of fad diets and ways to be healthy young that your future-self will thank you for. Now, when you go to the gym, are weights your go-to workout or is it…

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Hair Salon Health

Hair Salon Health

Changing your hair color, something many of us do or have done at some point in our life time. The next decision is to get it done professionally or do it yourself at home. “I’ve had my hair box dyed in the past like when I was younger and just wanted to switch it up,” Piper Mathews, whose used box dye and professional color. “Box dye obviously and professional hair color are two very different things. Taylor Penird, cosmetologist at…

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4TH ANNUAL DRESS UP FOR DOWNS FASHION SHOW

4TH ANNUAL DRESS UP FOR DOWNS FASHION SHOW

For the past four years, the Kent State University Fashion School has aimed to bridge the gap between the Fashion and Downs community. With a Fashion Show modeled by individuals with Downs, it was indeed a “Night in Wonderland” for attendees. The fashion show is called Dress up for Downs, and has been held in Rockwell Hall for the past three years, making its debut to the Kent State Ballroom for the first time ever this year. “We have 24…

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Kent State Choirs Come Together to Sing

Kent State Choirs Come Together to Sing

For the first time in history, every Kent State University choir will come together to perform a holiday concert to celebrate the power of music bringing people together. This is possible due to the desire of the Kent State University Department of Music to unite music aficionados. Director of Choral Studies Dr. Scott MacPherson is looking forward to working with every Kent State University choir. “It’s going to be a real celebration of music. We’re going to put all of…

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The Waste Problem in the Fashion Industry: A Three-part Series

The Waste Problem in the Fashion Industry: A Three-part Series

When you hear about a waste problem, what’s usually the first thing that crosses your mind? If you guessed trash…that’s not quite correct. If you guessed something that comes out of your body, then that’s not quite correct either. In this context, the type of waste being addressed is that of clothing; textiles. The fashion industry is proven to be the second most polluting industry in the world, and all of its waste is entering the landfills. “It is a…

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Climate change impacting Northeast Ohio

Climate change impacting Northeast Ohio

Climate change has been receiving a lot of attention both in the political sphere and public sphere. Some argue it is a hoax, while others work tirelessly to ensure they are contributing to the over all health of the planet in meaningful ways.  Cameron Lee, an Assistant Professor of Geography at Kent State University, says that for over a century, scientists have observed a gradual increase in average temperatures. A change of one to two degrees Celsius may not seem…

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Caston & Main Brewyard

Caston & Main Brewyard

“I mean it’s a completely different place,” Curtis Meyers, Head Chef, said. “It used to be a hole in the wall kinda place, and now it’s something people talk about, and that makes me proud to work here.” The owners of Caston & Main Brew Yard, Ron and Sharon Robinson, thought a restaurant with a certain flare would spice up the Manchester area, which is why they chose to specialize in elite drafts and bourbons at this gastropub. “I think…

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