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: January 30, 2017 Posted by: Faith Riggs Comments: 0

Malia Obama: A Girl Who Can Do Both

Malia Obama exemplifies the true meaning of black excellence at only 18. She is already following in her mother and father’s footsteps by attending Harvard University in the fall. Additionally, she finished her summer internship with the United States Embassy in Spain and already has a full list of accomplishments that puts many of our resumes to shame. She’s a fashion icon, has interned with Lena Dunham and sometimes worked…

Posted on: October 7, 2016 Posted by: Sierra Allen Comments: 0

SALSA Holds Peaceful Protest After Discriminatory Chants

Sierra Allen, MJ Eckhouse During Kent State University’s Homecoming parade last Saturday, a fraternity chanted a discriminatory phrase aimed at SALSA, a group designated for Spanish and Latino students. Confronting the issue, SALSA united to support one another and spread awareness and positivity  as they painted the campus rock, which is free for student expression. According to SALSA’s Facebook page, the fraternity chanted “build that wall” as they marched by,…

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: September 18, 2016 Posted by: Ife Okantah Comments: 0

Sen. Bernie Sanders Persuades Millennials To Vote Democratic

In hopes to encourage college students to vote democratic in this year’s election, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at Kent State University on Saturday, Sept. 17. “What a democracy is about is respecting different people’s point of view,” Sanders said. “And going into your own heart like, ‘what are the issues effecting my life, my family’s life, and who is going to be best to address these issues?’’’ Although Sanders…

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: Cameron Hooks Comments: 0

Top 10 Hyped Streetwear Brands

Streetwear brands have become a popular trend among the fashion forward crowd. It can be seen on and off runways. It has been popularized by artists including Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Va$htie and A$AP Rocky. Tumblr and Instagram have also highlighted these growing brands. A lot of people have become influenced by these style icons, including fashion-conscious Eriq Laron and Zack. Both give their pivotal opinions on the state of…

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…