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Noor Hindi

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The Big Idea | October 2017

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The Madinah Project   Name: Ivana Zajkovska Occupation: Co-founder of The Madinah Project, educator, youth professional and community organizer Hometown: Bitola, the Republic of Macedonia Current Neighborhood: moved to Canton at 15 and currently lives in Penin... More »

Tip Sheet | October 2017

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Interviews by Eliza R. Williams For this edition, I asked three business owners how they show gratitude to their employees for the hard work they put in on the daily. Here’s what they had to say.   Amy Wong, Dot Org Solutions Marketing and fundraising for nonp... More »

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Akro-preneurs | What I Wish I Knew

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Lessons that Than Thein learned the hard way Starting a business can be hard work, but fortunately for us, Akro-preneurs are always willing to share their insights. Name: Than Thein Occupation: Owner at Tidal Gardens Inc. Hometown: Akron, OH Current neighborho... More »

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Brain, Muscle and Vision

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A Walk in the Park Café opens in Firestone Park words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti You can drink your coffee with an owl as you sit next to a giant tree all while staring at a beautiful mural of the sun setting to the moon at A Walk in the Park Ca... More »

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On the Record | Relaxer Saves the City from Destruction

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by Floco Torres When I was eight years old, I (like most of my friends) wanted to be a superhero. We fantasized about having super powers and saving the city from villains attempting to disrupt our everyday lives. Just fantasizing about this life wasn’t enough... More »

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Standing Room | October 2017

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5 questions with Akron Drummer, DJ and Producer Brad Thorla by Floco Torres Floco Torres: How long have you been creating music & why do you continue to do so? Brad Thorla: I’ve been putting out music for about twenty years now. I used to be really obsessed wi... More »

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In the (Makeup) Artist’s Studio: The Scary Edition

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with Kelly Watson, Makeup Manager at The Haunted School House and Laboratory words by Noor Hindi and photos by Ashley Kouri It’s opening night at The Haunted School House and Laboratory. Zombies are awakening, monsters are practicing their meanest growls and c... More »

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Showing up Differently

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Unravelling the Knots of Internalized Oppression with Staci Jordan Shelton by Noor Hindi For over 10 years, Staci Jordan Shelton has been working with companies on their organizational development and leadership skills. But over the last six months, Staci has ... More »

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UA Press Book Shortlisted for National Book Award

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by Grant Morgan Two years ago, the University of Akron Press was without a staff after almost being shut down. Now its name appears on the top-5 list for one of the nation’s biggest literary prizes. The Book of Endings by Towson University professor Leslie Har... More »

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Akro-preneurs | Origin Story

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Jameson Reeves: The Man Behind Full Grip Games words and photos by Ted Zep   Jameson Reeves is a guy who defies expectations. Dressed in a ball cap, blue logo t-shirt, well-worn jeans, and sporting a trim beard and two full sleeves of tattoos, the 35-year old ... More »

Urine Luck | Hive Mind and Kaleidoscope Park

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Pee-tober words and photos by Marissa Marangoni and Emily Dressler 10/04/2017   Hive Mind by Emily Dressler Hive Mind, located on West Exchange Street, is not a bar and it is not trying to sell you stuff (except for the merchandise table with records and stick... More »