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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3-part series “Managing Anxiety”

3-part series “Managing Anxiety”

Anxiety disorder is the number one mental health illness in the United States and 37-percent of those affected seek treatment. Chief Psychologist Pamela Farer-Singleton of Kent State University said, “I think many times people try to manage it own their own, and they may be challenged with it for many, many years before they seek assistance.” There are multiple ways anxiety people manage their anxiety. Two clinical treatment options are therapy and medication.  “There is no simple equation to determine…

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Life of a Student-Athlete: A Three-Part Series

Life of a Student-Athlete: A Three-Part Series

The day-to-day life of a student-athlete is full of a very rigorous schedule, which includes everything from games, practices, lifts, meetings, treatments, and of course, classes. Some sports are more difficult to balance, while other sports may not be so bad, but regardless, every student-athlete around the world is held to the same, high standard as the next. Having to worry about classes to stay eligible to play, while performing at the highest level possible, it is not an easy…

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You Belong Here: The Experiences of an International Student on a College Campus

You Belong Here: The Experiences of an International Student on a College Campus

Some students travel hours away to attend college, some move away from home and begin learning in another State, but for others they come from entirely different countries to receive their higher education. A lot are leaving their home country for the first time and learning on the fly in America to get acclimated to the culture. The normal struggle that students attending college is amplified for international students who have to figure out related things like housing, but things…

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Football and Concussions

Football and Concussions

Cleveland-native Aaron Penn had been playing football since he was 7-years old. His football aspirations seemed to be falling into place after being one of the top high school prospects in Ohio and earning a spot on the Kent State football team as a preferred walk-on. However, during a walkthrough in the 2013-2014 season, another player blindsided Penn, triggering serious concussion-like symptoms that would change his life from that point moving forward. “I kind of just remember the initial pop….

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‘Am I Safe?’: A series focusing on safety tips and awareness

‘Am I Safe?’: A series focusing on safety tips and awareness

By, Maria DeBone In the past few months in Kent, Ohio there have been multiple incidents that have caused safety concerns for the students and residents that live here. In one incident, a man was stalking sorority houses in Kent and standing outside their windows. Another incident happened on Kent State’s campus where a man pulled a female student’s pants down and then ran away. As a student who lives in Kent, Ohio and goes to Kent State University, I…

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Winter Safety Series: protecting your lifestyle in the cold season

Winter Safety Series: protecting your lifestyle in the cold season

In Northeast Ohio, the winter season is in full swing. With multiple snowfalls already hitting the region, the fall weather is behind us. For many, the transition of seasons can be difficult, but, when the temperatures drop and precipitation changes, lifestyles can often be affected. The frigid weather changes the daily routine, including how you get around, how you take care of your home and how you take care of your health. Do you think you have a safe lifestyle…

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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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