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KSU FAB-Stress Less Event

KSU FAB-Stress Less Event

On the second floor of the Student Center, members on the Flash Activities Board (FAB) hosted a “stress less, for success” event for students to relax. The purpose of Thursday night’s event was to welcome and pamper KSU students preparing for finals week. Some of the relaxation stations included: massages, yoga and “adult coloring” sessions. Massage Therapist, Julie Meluch says there are benefits to “minute-massages.” “The benefits of getting a massage even just a quick 10-15 minute massage is that…

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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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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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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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The Benefits to Tanning

The Benefits to Tanning

Mikayla Milburn, manager at American Tanning tells us the health benefits of tanning, “a lot of people come in when they have pain in their joints. The heat really helps them.” Employees that operate tanning beds are required to take an online course educating them on all things tanning. “I fell just happier especially in the winter with seasonal depression,” Mikayla Milburn, American Tanning employee Chloe Kramer, an employee at Tan Spa, gives us more detail,“a lot of customers have…

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Cleveland’s MoCa Saturdays Impact on the Community

Cleveland’s MoCa Saturdays Impact on the Community

The Museum of Contemporary Art provides viewers with hands on art experience each Saturday of the month. Attendees of all ages get the opportunity to participate in workshops and create art. Thoma Education Fellow Melissa Kansky says, “MoCa Saturdays are a way to build community. Both within Cleveland, but also between people coming to the museum, and the museum itself, and the artist represented here.” “MoCa Saturdays are a way to build community. Both within Cleveland, but also between people…

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