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Mapping Akron project encourages meaning of community within its neighborhoods

Angelia Kellhofer, Reporter May 2, 2023

The Wick Poetry Center is a credential resource for students to express their voice and work towards a goal of better understanding of what it means to be a part of a community. Wick currently conducts...

A Kent State student holds his Ohio Medical Marijuana Registry card. Identifying patient information has been removed to protect his identity.

Marijuana laws cause conflict on campus as dispensary opens

Alton Northup, Reporter April 20, 2023

Editor's note: the student with the medical marijuana card was granted anonymity for his concerns about disciplinary action. A medical marijuana dispensary will open across from a campus prohibiting...

Billy Boulden, assistant dean of students for development and student learning, and director of sorority and fraternity engagement at Iowa State University, leads a safe drinking workshop held by USG and FSL in the Student Center April 19.

USG, FSL learn ‘99 problems but is this drink one?’ at safe drinking workshop

Luke Trupo, Reporter April 20, 2023

Undergraduate Student Government and Kent State Fraternity and Sorority Life came together to provide students with effective ways to manage alcohol April 19. The event was led by Billy Boulden, assistant...

Delta-8 displays of products, found at one of the FlashVapes locations on East Main Street.

Delta-8: marijuana alternative widespread across nation

Alton Northup, Reporter April 18, 2023

Students are getting legal highs through delta-8 THC as marijuana remains illegal at the federal level and on campus. Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which made hemp legal, products containing...

Students to showcase varying research topics at annual symposium

Lauryn Tadda, Reporter April 13, 2023

The annual Undergraduate Research Symposium allows students to showcase their research in one digestible document. Students present to judges from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Center and will be...

Easter bunny begone: significance of Christian holy season

Alyse Riffer, Reporter April 9, 2023

When the season of Lent ends, Christians will celebrate the resurrection of their savior during the eight-week season of Easter. The season ends with Pentecost, which marks the creation of the Christian...

Runway of Dreams fashion show uses adaptive clothing for people with disabilities

Sage Mason, Luke Trupo, Reporters April 6, 2023

A standing ovation roared as the nine models stood on stage for their final look at the second annual Kent State Runway of Dreams Fashion Show. Runway of Dreams is a national organization that promotes...

Volunteer Belinda Marburger (left) and Anne Marie Noble (right), the executive director of Haven of Portage County. It is located at 2645 State Route 59 in Ravenna.

The Haven of Portage County marks full year of operations

Alton Northup, Reporter March 24, 2023

As The Haven of Portage County approaches a year of operation, the shelter has seen no shortage of homeless individuals and families looking for a place to stay. The shelter, which houses up to 64 guests...

Muslim students eagerly count down days until Ramadan

Alyse Riffer, Reporter March 20, 2023

The ninth month of the Lunar calendar approaches quickly, which indicates the beginning of Ramadan. This year, Ramadan begins March 22 and ends April 21. Muslims believe Prophet Muhammad received the...

‘Innovation and creativity’: CCI works to create well-rounded curriculum

Danielle Stehle, Reporter March 17, 2023

Around the 2017-2018 academic year, the College of Communication and Information decided a part of their college needed to be amended. The School of Digital Sciences was created in 2011 by computer science...

SAS helps students de-stress with ‘Color for Calmness’ event

Angelia Kellhofer, Reporter March 16, 2023

Student Accessibility Services gave students an opportunity to de-stress and “Color for Calmness” at its event yesterday in the library.  “Coloring has been shown to calm the brain, decrease...

University generates high research activity with R1 status

Lauryn Tadda, Reporter March 16, 2023

In Feb. 2022 Kent State University claimed status as an R1 Institution. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education named Kent State a R1 — or very high research — institution,...

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