Category: Lifestyle

Posted on: February 7, 2017 Posted by: Brianna Robinson Comments: 0

Growing Up A ‘Blerd’

  This past summer, social media was full of various trending topics like #growingupwithbraces, #growingupwithmyname and my favorite, #growingupblack. Interestingly enough, so many people found other people to identify with through their similar upbringings, which brought forth another super, awesome hashtag, #growingupablerd. (OK, so for those who do not know, a blerd is someone who is black and a nerd. Yes, it’s very complex.) This blerd hashtag was amazing to…

Posted on: September 21, 2016 Posted by: Sierra Allen Comments: 0

David Robinson Changes Lives With Community Development

David Robinson, son of legacy Major League Baseball player, Jackie Robinson, attended Kent State University to promote Sweet Unity Farms, his coffee business that promotes self-help, personal development and organization on the African continent. Accidentally running into David Robinson a day before our interview, I had the pleasure of formally introducing myself and sampling a cup of Sweet Unity Farms Vanilla Hazelnut coffee. I’m not a big coffee drinker, but I…

Posted on: March 2, 2016 Posted by: Faith Riggs Comments: 0

Campus Style Profiles

Fashion around Kent’s campus is incredible. This is obviously due to our incredibly successful fashion school. And many students treat our campus like the streets of New York. Many of our students have reasons as to why they need to dress to impress daily. Primarily, many of them choose to partake in self-expressionism. I recently got a chance to chat with a few of Kent’s self-expressive fashion students. Sarah Evans…

Posted on: March 2, 2016 Posted by: Kahzar Powell Comments: 0

Tips for Vegan And Vegetarian Students

Tips for Vegan And Vegetarian Students at Kent State: Plan ahead– do research, set your intentions for this lifestyle change, and pre-plan your meals. If you hop straight into it skipping only one of those three things, it’s likely to end pretty soon. So patiently plan ahead and stay committed! A lot of times you will have to pack your lunch/snack and take it with you. Avoid consuming too many…

Posted on: December 13, 2015 Posted by: Sierra Allen Comments: 0

Kwanzaa and Its Importance in African Culture

Throughout my childhood years, I never understood why the school break in December transitioned from being called Christmas to winter break, and just assumed that because my family celebrated Christmas, every other family did as well. It wasn’t until I grew older that I was aware of families’ different religions, beliefs and practices. One of those practices is called Kwanzaa, and as naïve as it may sound, I was wondering…

Posted on: December 12, 2015 Posted by: Ife Okantah Comments: 0

Color Blind Love

Although it has been forty-eight years since interracial marriage became legal throughout the United States, some interracial couples feel ostracized because of stereotypes that are still prevalent in today’s society. “I am used to the stares, the whispered comments and the awkward moments,” said Kent State sophomore Alex VanMeter. “My mom once asked me if I was going through a phase.” Alex VanMeter has been in an interracial relationship for…

Posted on: December 12, 2015 Posted by: Kahzar Powell Comments: 0

Conscious Eating

Soon after graduating high school, I took it upon myself to navigate towards living a holistically healthier lifestyle. Learning that it takes a clean body to produce a clean mind and spirit, I began to realize just how important it is to eat healthy, especially as a young, Black college student. About a month into college, I quickly decided to become a vegetarian, and I can say it was one…

Posted on: December 8, 2015 Posted by: Sierra Ramsey Comments: 0

Painting Your Own Success

Maya Angelou once said, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” There are many ways that you can measure your own success, especially when you choose not to follow what may be considered a “traditional” career path. In the field of art, specifically the visual arts, there is a lot of competition and very little room for half-assed attempts at talent. Gianna Committo,…

Posted on: December 8, 2015 Posted by: Lailah Berry Comments: 0

Progression or Stagnation?

The 20th anniversary of the Million Man march was on the 10th of October. Years ago, the civil rights movement was established and it has paved a way for all of us to have the lifestyles we currently enjoy free of segregation and oppression. When I heard about the march on Washington that day, I thought about everyone that has ever come before me. I thought about my mother, grandmother and…