Opinion

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The stomach flu is not the flu!

Whether it’s referred to as arguing with the worms, calling the dinosaurs, or just plain throwing up, society can set aside their differences and come to full agreement on this topic: we all hate it.  In fact, we hate it so much that whenever we hear a friend or family […]

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Black History Month still important, vital to us all

The first Black Culture Center at Kent State University is where many of the first Black History Month celebrations took place in 1970. The month was officially proclaimed by President Gerald Ford in 1976. There was a time a few years ago when I began to let the thought creep […]

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Music important part of self care

Adding music to your self care routine can be good for your soul. (Artwork by Cheyanne Abel) At the beginning of every semester, I tell myself I’m going to stay ahead in my classes, go to bed early, and do yoga. By the second week, I’m scrambling to keep up […]

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The Story of the Sea of Trees

In 864 CE, Mount Fuji erupted, flooding the land with lava and blotting out the sky. Unholy devastation was unleashed from one of Japan’s Three Holy Mountains. In the ensuing 1,154 years, a dense forest grew on the porous lava rock; so dense, in fact, that the Japanese dubbed it […]

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Death is memorialized

  Death can be hard to accept, but it is inevitable in the end. Around the world life after death is celebrated in many different ways. Depending on the location in the United States the most common presentation of the dead is in a casket or in an urn, when […]

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Grub’s on!

This is a companion piece to James's other article on Cuisine 1300. Read that here. I walked into Cuisine 1300 not quite sure what to expect. I had an idea from what I’d heard around campus and from my interview with Chef Thomas, of course… but you never truly know […]

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Japanese toilet transforms restroom experience

Rolling out of bed after hitting the snooze button one too many times, the typical morning routine begins: bathroom, shower, breakfast. A boring routine, but that can be changed when a “washlet” is introduced. A little known lavatory masterpiece, the Japanese toilet, will transform any restroom experience.   The Japanese toilet […]

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Do The Red Wings Have What It Takes To Make The Playoffs?

A look at the inside of Little Caesers Arena.  The Red Wings ended last season with an early offseason and no playoffs for a team who hadn’t missed them for 25 years straight prior to that.   Injuries and not enough offensive power left them at the back of the standings of the […]

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People misunderstand feminism

On a particularly warm October evening almost 15 years ago, one of my closest friends asked me if I considered myself a feminist. “Of course not,” I said, puzzled by her question. “You’ve see how much pink is in my room.” Fast forward to current day, and being a feminist […]

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Christianity in journalism can be beneficial

Many college journalism students are struggling to balance their faith and field of study. At the Spring National College Media Convention in New York, I attended a session titled “Christian in the Newsroom.” The session attracted about two dozen Christians, who wanted to know how other Christians were faring in […]