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Coronavirus and the Primary Election – How safe are the polls?

Rachel Gross, TV2 Correspondent March 14, 2020

Should voters be worried about their health on Election Day? The simple answer is no, at least not for this election.Portage County Board of Election Deputy Director Terrie Nielson says that the polls...

College students move out of dorms amid COVID-19 pandemic

Maddy Haberberger, TV2 Reporter March 13, 2020

Thousands of college students across the country are being asked to move out of their dorms and return home to finish their semester through online classes. As the number of COVID-19 cases reported...

Anna Dempsey, a senior double major in criminology and justice studies and sociology, with Sully, a service dog, on Wednesday Oct. 19, 2016.

Service dogs provide ‘paws’abilities

Samantha Ickes October 19, 2016

Anna Dempsey felt nervous as she walked into Texas Roadhouse with a black flat-coated retriever and labrador mix beside her.She had been told that people would stare when she went into public and that...

Beatrice Cahill-Camden, a junior international relations major, shakes Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s hand. Cahill works on Clintons campaign as a Correspondence Intern, where her main duties involve connecting with voters.

Student works on Hillary For America campaign

Erin Zaranec October 19, 2016

Most students move to New York to experience the glitz and glam of The Big Apple, to search for celebrities in the Upper East Side or to window shopping in stores most can’t afford.For Beatrice Cahill-Camden,...

Dan Smith Community Park renderings

Dan Smith Community Park set to open Oct. 20

Nicholas Hunter October 19, 2016

This Thursday, the Dan Smith Community Park is set to open after just over a year of construction.The park is named in honor of former City of Kent director of economic development, Dan Smith, who passed...

Popular fiction writer explains underlying threats through the undead

Kristin Slomiany October 18, 2016

One of the world's foremost experts on zombie preparedness spoke to an audience at Kent State's Stark campus Monday night about how zombies help people talk about important issues that are either too scary...

Local residents Teresa and Scott Simone putt-putt at Zephyr Pub in Kent, at the annual Putt Around Downtown event on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. 

Kent putt-putts its way to blending businesses with the community

Jesse Orantek October 16, 2016

Green golf flags were posted outside of 18 different businesses in downtown Kent on a warm fall afternoon. Multiple groups of people of all ages rushed to each flag, their putters and scorecards in hand.The...

‘Orange is the New Black’ stars visit Kent State to ‘Get out the Vote’

Brooke Forrest October 15, 2016

“Orange is the New Black” stars Taylor Schilling and Kate Mulgrew visited Kent State to discuss the importance of voting in next month’s election during a ‘Get Out the Vote’ campaign stop at...

Kent City Manager David Ruller and owners of the newly-opened Erie Street Kitchen attend its grand opening and ribbon cutting at the Venice Cafe Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2015.

Kent welcomes new southern-style restaurant

Dominique Pishotti October 12, 2016

A new addition was added to one of Kent’s oldest bars, Venice Cafe, on Wednesday night. The authentic bar welcomed the addition of the Erie Street Kitchen, a southern-style restaurant.Erie Street Kitchen...

10/13/16 Tree City Coffee

Kent State ranks as top caffeinated college

Rachel Duthie October 12, 2016

Constantly itching for some caffeine? Look around you — you’re not alone.Kent State ranks as one of the most caffeinated and generous universities in America, according to a study conducted by Grubhub.Compared...

10/6/16 Tampons

Students petition to have tampons sold on-campus

Erin Zaranec October 5, 2016

For females living on campus with limited transportation options, having an extra $527 wouldn't mean anything else except spending it on feminine products.Two Kent State students started an online petition...

Sophomore architecture major Kasey Montazeri, wearing a shirt and jacket he designed for his custom clothing line, works on a project in the new College of Architecture and Environmental Design building on Thursday, Sept 29, 2016. 

Architecture student builds clothing line

Dominique Pishotti October 5, 2016

There’s a new fashion designer in town and, believe it or not, he’s not frequently walking down the shiny tiles of the Kent State Fashion School’s Rockwell Hall. Keyarash Montazeri, a sophomore architecture...

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