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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The Center of Performing Arts is located at 1325 Theatre Drive on campus.

Orchestra, choirs to combine for American identity exploration

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2023

The university’s choirs and orchestra will look to prompt questions about American identity and what that means to a person in their “What is America” performance Sunday in Cartwright Hall. The...

Horoscopes: Dec. 7 - Winter Break

Horoscopes: Dec. 7 – Winter Break

Audrey Trevarthan, Assistant Digital Editor December 7, 2023

♐ Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): It’s your season, Sagittarius! Spend some time reflecting on your relationships, especially throughout the holiday season. It won’t just make your...

The Rathskeller is located in the basement of the Student Center.

‘It feels like a family’: Music education students form band to perform at Rathskeller

Grace Springer, Managing Editor November 28, 2023

Students in the Progressive and Vernacular Music Methods class will perform original songs and covers Thursday at their end of semester performance at the Rathskeller. The band, which will perform under...

Kent State students come to the Student Recreation and Wellness Center to cast their votes on Nov. 8, 2022.

Voter identification guide: What to know before casting your ballot

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter November 3, 2023

Those voting in person on Nov. 7 will need a state of Ohio photo ID to cast their ballot. Advocates on campus say this could mean issues for students. Kent State Votes, an Undergraduate Student Government...

A rendering shows the new Davey Tree facility set to open in summer 2025. (Courtesy of Davey Tree)

New ‘fabulous’ Davey Tree SEED Campus to open in summer 2025

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2023

The completion of Davey Tree Expert Co.'s new Science, Employee Education and Development, or SEED, Campus on state Route 43 in Kent has sped up to the first quarter of 2025, executive president Dan Joy...

Zach Boggs gets Chem-o-Ween started with a bang on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023.

Chem-O-Ween brings a spooky twist to chemistry

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2023

Editor’s note: The writer of this story is program coordinator for the Kent chapter of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. Taylor Swift, Beetlejuice and Bill Nye all ate candy,...

Suspect connected to social media bomb threat at Kent Theodore Roosevelt High School in custody

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2023

A recent 18-year-old graduate of Kent Theodore Roosevelt High School is now in custody after threatening “to blow up the school” in a social media post Thursday, said Michael Lewis, administrative...

Letter from the editors: Boo! We’re back with a new look

Isabella Schreck and Grace Springer October 26, 2023

Dear reader,   We’re back, and we hope you like our new (old) look! The Kent Stater is the only news source solely dedicated to serving the Kent State community, and we are beyond excited to...

Kristin Silvestro began work as university archivist in early October. (Courtesy of Cynthia Williams)

New university archivist brings experience, plans for greater engagement

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief October 22, 2023

Every work day, university archivist Kristin Silvestro sits in a room lined with shelves full of history stored on the top of the tallest building in the county.  In her new role, the Akron-area native...

Students enter and exit the Aeronautics and Engineering Building on Oct. 17, 2023.

Water line easement specifications between the city of Kent and university approved by Council

Anthony Zacharyasz, Co-General Assignment Editor October 18, 2023

Kent City Council approved the specifications between Kent State University and the city in regards to the completed relocation of the city’s 24-inch-diameter water line located underneath the university’s...

Raleigh Flanagan with humane cat traps.  She rehomes the cats she traps. (Courtesy of Raleigh Flanagan)

Student traps and rehomes cats, saving over 180 cats so far

Josie Burkhart, Copy Editor October 16, 2023

Senior integrative studies major Raleigh Flanagan longed for direction and making a difference during the start of the pandemic, so she began humanely trapping and rehoming stray cats around towns including...

Townhall II is located at 155 N Water St, Kent, OH 44240.

Townhall II plans picnic to better connect with community

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2023

The members of Townhall II, an addiction and mental health agency in downtown Kent, hope to spread its intention to make its entire community sanctuary-based and trauma-informed at its picnic Thursday.  The...

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