Delayed Resident Assistant Positions: How It Is Affecting Students

Delayed Resident Assistant Positions: How It Is Affecting Students

When attending college right out of high school, most students decide to live in the dorms if they are not commuting from home. In those dorms, students find many other residents who can help make living in college easier. Some of the residents located in dorms are titled “Resident Assistants”, who make beginning life in the dorm much easier to manage. Some choose this position strictly to help students while others use this to help save money for their college…

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The Growing Trend Of Smoking

The Growing Trend Of Smoking

Smoking is very prevalent among adolescents and college students and with the ways shops have rebranded their advertising, they seem to become the target audience. This has become a topic of conversation for Ohio lawmakers in January of this year after state lawmakers overturned Governor Mike DeWine’s veto of a bill that would stop retailers from selling flavored tobacco products. According to DeWine the sale of flavored tobacco and teens smoking and vaping is a “public health crisis” in Ohio….

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Family-owned and operated farm temporarily closes its doors due to inflation

Family-owned and operated farm temporarily closes its doors due to inflation

Owning and operating a horse farm seemed to be just a dream for Rebecca Linsey. That was until her husband gifted her with her own farm on their wedding day. Linsey describes farm ownership as, “a lifelong dream she felt lucky to carry out”. She spent her childhood around horses and couldn’t believe it when her husband told her she could raise their children on their very own horse farm. “I couldn’t believe it when he told me. It was…

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Students, professors call for elevator modernization

Students, professors call for elevator modernization

Elevator modernization for accessibility on the Kent Campus was approved to begin in 2025, which several students and professors described as much needed.  The university submitted a six-year plan detailing its most important renovation or replacement needs in each of the eight campuses as per the request of the Ohio Office of Budget and Management, and the Kent State Board of Trustees approved the projects to take place between 2025 and 2030.  The first two years of the plan will…

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Police misconduct and its effect on the public image of law enforcement  

Police misconduct and its effect on the public image of law enforcement  

By: John Engoglia  US law enforcements’ public image has been unsteady for almost a decade, but it seems to be worsening. According to a poll by ABC News and the Washington Post, “Just 39% (of people) are confident that the police are trained to avoid excessive force.” This trend has been worsening in recent years in part by the high profile deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Daunte Wright and many more at the hands of law enforcement.  Elias Nader…

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Lifting Belts, Are They Actually Worth It?

Lifting Belts, Are They Actually Worth It?

Weightlifting belts have been used for centuries. They have been thought to provide the body with stability and prevent injuries. However, that might not be the case. “Weightlifting belts are a common piece of equipment in many gyms. They offer a range of exercise and health benefits that can assist professional power lifters along with those interested in improving their lifting technique in strength training,” Dynamic Chiropractic said. “Using the belt for deadlifting makes me feel better,” Bodybuilder Xavier Raineri…

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Senate Bill 83: How will it affect Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

Senate Bill 83: How will it affect Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

Ohio Senate Bill 83, also known as the Ohio Higher Education Advancement Act, is a piece of legislation meant to reform and regulate public universities across Ohio. Introduced by Ohio Senator Jerry C. Cirino (R-District 18), the bill has gained controversy for its language attacking Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training. The bill restricts universities from requiring DEI training for students and faculty. Despite the bill taking a stance against diversity, equity, and inclusion, it does not outright ban it from…

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Rising postage rates and stamp accessibility ahead of March primary election

Rising postage rates and stamp accessibility ahead of March primary election

Sealed and delivered with ease was a gray area for Kent State University when the Kent Student Center Post Office closed this year. With the closing of the Contract Postal Unit, for financial reasons, according to Kent Mail Service’s Matt Staveski, Kent State temporarily did not have stamps available for purchase. These stamp accessibility issues and campus post office closure come as postage rates have continued to rise. At the end of January, The United States Postal Service increased stamps…

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House Bill 68: What It Means for Ohio Transgender Children Going Forward

House Bill 68: What It Means for Ohio Transgender Children Going Forward

Last month, both the Ohio Senate and Ohio House voted to override Governor Mike DeWine’s veto of House Bill 68, which could lead to the restriction of puberty blockers, hormone therapy and surgeries, along with the outlawing of transgender girls participating in female sports in the state. Amanda Cole is the executive director at Plexus LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce and she said that when Governor DeWine vetoed the bill, she was pleasantly surprised. “In no way did I…

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Program Cuts at Youngstown State University Spark Public Outrage

Program Cuts at Youngstown State University Spark Public Outrage

The future of liberal arts programs at Youngstown State University is being threatened as program cuts and uncertainty causes both staff and students to worry.  Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music will be celebrating its 155-year anniversary in October of 2024. Despite being a cornerstone of music education for well over a century, many locals worry that the school may be closing soon.  On November 16, 2023, Ohio Congressman William (Bill) Johnson was chosen to be the tenth president…

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