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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

WHY fit in when youre BORN to STAND OUT decorated graduation cap coincides with Diacons speech.

Blue and gold confetti fills the air at first of spring commencement ceremonies

Kennedy Gotham, Reporter May 13, 2022

On Thursday afternoon, Sajidah Qurash walked across the stage with her son on her hip and her daughter alongside her. Qurash received her bachelor's degree in public health. She said it was a great feeling. Graduates...

Former President Donald Trump holds “Save America” rally in Ohio

Anthony Zacharyasz, Reporter May 3, 2022

Sunshine and warm temperatures brought thousands of Trump supporters to Delaware County Fairgrounds where former President Donald Trump put on a “Save America” rally Saturday. The events page on...

Members of Afrobeat dance group Asé Xpressions perform to a piece called “Fem” on Monday, May 2 at Severance Hall in Cleveland.

Kent State students, staff perform at Severance Music Hall in honor of May 4

Morgan McGrath, Senior Reporter May 3, 2022

Blue lights lit the backdrop at Cleveland’s Severance Hall as performers entered the stage on Monday, May 2. The audience sat in three collective rows – on the floor, or in the two balcony sections...

Author and culture critic Roxane Gay speaks at first Anti-Racism and Equity Institute event

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 30, 2022

Roxane Gay, New York Times Bestselling author of “The Bad Feminist,” spoke about systematic racism and white fragility in the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute’s inaugural event Tuesday in the Student...

Walton-Fisette to become university’s faculty athletic representative

Kaitlyn Finchler, General Assignment Editor April 21, 2022

Sports administration professor Theresa Walton-Fisette is set to take over as Kent State’s Faculty Athletic Representative starting July 1. Her predecessor, economics professor Kathy Wilson, served as...

Opinion: overcoming imposter syndrome

Jamie Brian, Opinion Writer April 20, 2022

If imposter syndrome were a living thing, it would be most like a dementor from Harry Potter: gliding around in dark cloaks and draining students’ confidence. Merriam-Webster defines imposter syndrome...

“Renegade Readers” gather for a read-in

Sophie Young, Reporter April 17, 2022
Stephanie Smith, associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism, walked up to the microphone as the crowd fell to a low buzz. In her signature glasses and a statement tee supporting Ukraine, she welcomed the range of “renegade readers.”

Opinion: critical race theory debate separates patriots from propagandists

Catie Pusateri, Opinion Writer April 15, 2022

Sugarcoating our country’s history — or blatantly ignoring it — is not the patriotic act some Republican lawmakers want to believe it is. The recent outcry among conservatives against critical race...

Quavo has signed on as the new headline act for FlashFest 2022 after a tour crew member for Blackbear tested positive for COVID-19.

Quavo to replace Blackbear at FlashFest 2022

Alton Northup, Senior Reporter April 14, 2022

A day after Undergraduate Student Government announced Blackbear would no longer headline FlashFest following a positive COVID test in his touring crew, Quavo has signed on as the new headline act, according...

Opinion: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill will lead to more parental rights at extreme expense of students

Maya Huffman, Opinion Writer April 12, 2022

The Parental Rights in Education Bill, more commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, has been signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Across the country, more bills are being introduced...

A waitress clears a table on a busy day at Rays.

Best restaurant

April 10, 2022

FIRST: Ray's Place Whether it’s for the MOFO burger or a Long Island, Ray’s has their customers covered. Voted best restaurant for Best of Kent for the past three years, it’s clear that Ray’s...

Sanctions on Russian oil cause repercussion for Ohio drivers

Sophie Young, Reporter April 5, 2022

As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine intensifies, the consequences are reaching new heights across the world – and gas prices are rising along with them. Today in Kent, the average price is...

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