Cacophony and Clamor in Kent, Ohio

Car horns.

Marching band.

Tuned exhaust pipes.

Incessant police and fire sirens.

Overcompensating drive-by stereo systems.

How does such a tiny place manage to generate so much noise?



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Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.