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Trump picks Sen. J.D. Vance as his running mate
Trump picks Sen. J.D. Vance as his running mate
Alton Northup, Editor-in-chief • July 15, 2024

Former President Donald Trump announced Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance as his running mate Monday in a post on Truth Social, his social media platform: "After...

Bent Tree coffee bags on display at their new Wholesale Production Facility, located on North Mantua Street in Kent.
Bent Tree Coffee and Meijer launch collaboration
Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter • July 16, 2024

When walking down the coffee aisle at Meijer, a supermarket chain, customers may see the green bags of Bent Tree ground coffee among the orange...

Three weeks before his death, 17-year-old Brant Clark suffered a psychotic episode after smoking cannabis. | Photo courtesy Ann Clark.
Cannabis-induced psychosis cost their sons their lives. More could be next.
Alton Northup, Editor-in-chief • July 10, 2024

In December 2006, Brant Clark went to a party at a friend’s house. It was the 17-year-old’s winter break. He would be graduating high school...

The Portage Animal Protective League is located at 8122 Infirmary Rd in Ravenna, Ohio.
‘It takes a village’: Portage APL rescues 187 animals
Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter • July 8, 2024

On June 26, the Portage Animal Protective League’s humane agent went to investigate a report the organization received and discovered 187 dehydrated...

Jennifer Black (left) with her daughter Ina Black (right). Courtesy of Ina Black.
Kent State graduate debuts in ‘Back to the Future: The Musical’ tour
Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter • July 6, 2024

Ina Black, a recent theater graduate, auditioned for ‘Back to the Future: The Musical’ North American tour in January with the help of her...

People watch a video during the May 4th commemoration on May 4, 2024.
May 4 Commemoration honors victims, speakers address student protests
Leah Shepard, Reporter • May 5, 2024

Students and community-members flooded Blanket Hill Saturday to participate in the annual May 4 Commemoration, which honors the victims of...

Community members gather for annual May 4 candlelight walk and vigil
Community members gather for annual May 4 candlelight walk and vigil
Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter • May 4, 2024

Yellow lights shone brightly in the night as students and community members walked around campus for the May 4 annual candlelight walk and vigil.  The...

Kent State College Republicans painted The Rock with a message advocating for freedom of speech on May 1, 2023.
Rules, respect and The Rock: University members navigate painting free speech
Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter • May 4, 2024

Since coming to campus in 1922, The Rock that sits on Hilltop Drive has been a focal point of expression, activism and controversy as students...

Attendees of the annual Candlelight Walk and Vigil place candles in a ring around the tree in the Taylor Hall parking lot at the end of the walk and the start of the vigil May 3, 2024.
PHOTO GALLERY: 54th-annual candlelight vigil lights campus in memory of fallen students
Matthew Brown, Photo Editor • May 4, 2024

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Best of Kent 2024: A look at the best eats in Kent
Best of Kent 2024: A look at the best eats in Kent
Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter • April 9, 2024
Over Easy is a breakfast diner located at 152 Franklin Avenue, Kent, OH. The restaurant serves both breakfast and lunch and received several Best of Kent nominations.
BOK '24: Best breakfast spot
Janson McNair, Campus Editor • April 4, 2024
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Celtics Center Luke Kornet sits on top a duck boat at the Celtics championship parade in downtown Boston on Friday.
RECAP: Celtics win the 2024 NBA Championship
Michael Neenan, Reporter • June 23, 2024

The Boston Celtics won the 2024 NBA Championship Monday after defeating the Dallas Mavericks in five games, securing an eighteenth championship...

Canva Illustration by Audrey Trevarthan
OPINION: Stanley Cup Finals prediction
Michael Neenan, Reporter • June 8, 2024

Game 1 of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals between the Florida Panthers and the Edmonton Oilers kicks off Saturday, June 8. Both teams enter...

2024 NBA finals.
Canva Illustration by Audrey Trevarthan.
The 2024 NBA Finals: Celtics fan predicts outcome
Michael Neenan, Reporter • June 5, 2024

Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals is set to kick off Thursday, June 6 with the eastern conference champions, the Boston Celtics, hosting the western...

The baseball team congratulate senior Michael McNamara in the dugout after making a run during the game against Bowling Green on April 28, 2024.
Baseball’s ex-professional pitching coach produces team success, major league talent
John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor • May 4, 2024

After spending 14 years playing professional baseball both in the United States and overseas, Mike Birkbeck decided to hang it up and come back...

Experience the sights and sounds from the Kent Memorial Day parade
Experience the sights and sounds from the Kent Memorial Day parade
Alton Northup, Editor-in-chief • May 27, 2024

A little morning rain didn't stop dozens from attending the Kent Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 27. Missed it? Experience the sights and...

Fashion students display one-of-a-kind designs at annual fashion show
Fashion students display one-of-a-kind designs at annual fashion show
Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter • April 29, 2024

Senior design students brought their designs to the runway at the 2024 School of Fashion annual fashion show. Our own Erin Sullivan was there...

Fifth Flavor food truck offers asian inspired dishes to Kent community
Fifth Flavor food truck offers asian inspired dishes to Kent community
Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter • April 29, 2024

Fifth Flavor food truck offers the Kent community a unique blend of Asian inspired dishes. TV2's Erin Sullivan has more. Erin Sullivan is...

Students, faculty prepare for 54th May 4th commemoration
Students, faculty prepare for 54th May 4th commemoration
Emma Campbell, TV2 Reporter • April 25, 2024

A little over a week away from the historic events at Kent State University 54 years ago, students, staff and faculty are all reflecting on how...

Celtics Center Luke Kornet sits on top a duck boat at the Celtics championship parade in downtown Boston on Friday.
RECAP: Celtics win the 2024 NBA Championship
Michael Neenan, Reporter • June 23, 2024
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