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Pillars of Potential


Sometimes, we live our lives without knowing our purpose or reaching our potential. This creates a feeling of emptiness, which leads to an unhappy life. This thought is often overlooked, but now is the time to explore the process of reaching our true selves.   Do you know your potential? If so, are you trying to reach it?   First,…

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How to Secure the Bag


This past summer, Jay-Z released his 13th album, “4:44” and gave us all a clear view on ways we can build wealth in a system that isn’t particularly for us. His lyrics brought awareness to an issue that has affected the black community for decades: financial stability. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the average wealth for white families is…

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What Does It Mean To Be Black And Queer?


  Jordin Manning, 20, They/Them Jordin is a third year sophomore at Kent State University studying psychology. They identify as Non-Binary & Sapphic and uses they/them pronouns. I chose Jordin for this interview because they have worked in the LGBTQ community since coming to Kent State. Altogether, Jordin has had positions in Threads, an organization that focuses on the intersection…

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Prozac For Breakfast


I was five years old when I first thought the world would be a better place without me. I was five years old when I decided that I did not want to be me anymore. I didn’t want the burden of being inside my own brain and I surely didn’t want anyone else to feel the burden of knowing me.…

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The 21st Century Jezebel


Sex is okay! Better yet, it’s great and I’ve noticed that I get crazy looks when I say things like this in public. For some, the idea of a woman speaking so candidly about sex is taboo, but times are changing and what is socially acceptable changes by the day. Over the past few years, I have noticed a surge…

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Caribbean Culture Comes to Kent


Modista Fashion Group and the Student Organization of Caribbean Alliance collaborated with its Caribana Fashion Show Experience, Saturday Dec. 9. Founded by Kareem Rogers, S.O.C.A. was started in spring of 2017 after he noticed a lack of support for Caribbean students like himself. “S.O.C.A. was created on the observation that there wasn’t any type of student organization that brings together…

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Activism in Athletics


Over the years, activism has surfaced in music, movies, television and sports which are all still popular today, but recently, athletes have been more prominent with their activist ways, following the footsteps of their predecessors. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick began an athletic protest last year by choosing to kneel during the playing of the national anthem, causing…

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Nappy vs. Natural: Perceptions of Natural Hair


The past few years have been a transition of store shelves filled with containers of “creamy crack,” to shelves loaded with a variety of products mimicking smells of tropical paradise, coconuts and fruit salad. This transition has shown the journey of many African-Americans returning to their roots by embracing their natural hair. This has been a trending topic for a…

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