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New cheerleading coach hired along with a new partnership for cheer program

Josie Burkhart, Reporter June 28, 2023

Sarah Tedrick, an alumna of Kent State, will serve as the new head coach of the cheerleading program as it joins the athletic department this fall. Tedrick brings over 15 years of training from World...

Porthouse Theatre mixes ancient Rome and comedy in season opener

Aden Graves, Reporter June 9, 2023

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State’s covered outdoor summer theatre, is opening its 55th season Friday with the musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Described as “Broadway’s...

The Kent Skates ice rink was once located on East Erie Street in downtown Kent between Route 59 and South Depeyster Street. 

Free ice skating in downtown Kent brings community to the city

Lucy Connolly Reporter November 21, 2021

Kent Skates opened Nov. 20 with free rentals and fun for the public to enjoy. The rink is located by the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. It will offer a snack and drink stand as well...

Oktoberfest came to downtown Kent Sept. 25. German themed menus were displayed throughout the festivities.

Oktoberfest brought German culture to Main Street

Lucy Connolly Reporter September 29, 2021

This past Saturday, Main Street Kent put on its annual Oktoberfest where restaurants and vendors brought a bit of German culture to the community, along with plenty of beer. “​​We like participating...

Tree City, Kent’s “quintessential get-things-done coffee shop” (NEW)

Becca Sagaris August 18, 2020

As reigning champion for eight consecutive years, Tree City Coffee and Pastry holds its place as Kent’s best coffee shop. “Tree City is about making everybody feel welcome,” said Evan Bailey, former...

The north entrance of the DI Hub.

Kent State to open Design Innovation Hub for fall semester

Troy Pierson August 17, 2020

Kent State’s Design Innovation [DI] Initiative began five years ago as part of an opportunity to solve problems through dynamic relationships between students, staff and faculty. In those five years,...

Three budgeting tips for college students looking to save some coin

Maria McGinnis, editor-in-chief August 14, 2020

For most people, college is the first time to really experience being completely independent. Not only are students responsible for showing up to class on time, balancing work and play and getting enough...

Tips for a successful remote learning experience provided by Kent State and Keep on Learning. 

Tips for students to be successful in remote courses

Tramaine Burton August 14, 2020

Coronavirus cases in the U.S. are rising, schools are reopening and college students are facing a new reality: remote classes. Without proper guidance in navigating remote classes, however, students' academic...

OPINION: Our View: Masks, COVID and college — oh, my!

Sara Crawford, Maria McGinnis August 13, 2020

After leaving Kent early in the spring, I could not wait to go back to school in the fall. It was hard for me to think about the fact that we would still be in this situation and faced with such an unclear...

That Kent State quarantine grind: Kent State’s changes to the typical fall semester

Sara Crawford August 13, 2020

As students head into the fall semester facing uncertainty, countless questions pile up — all wondering in the end — what will happen next?The COVID Response Team is a newly created task force to help...

OPINION: Where to go from here? Life amid COVID-19

Grace-Marie Burton, columnist August 13, 2020

It’s difficult to describe my personal COVID-19 experience without saying what the majority of the world has already said. I’ve stayed inside, caught up on a year’s worth of movies and television...

Kent State adapts new dining options in light of COVID-19

Kaitlyn Finchler, reporter August 12, 2020

As students and administrators continue to prepare for the fall semester, changes to on campus dining are inevitably changing as well. Due to COVID-19, on campus dining will be limited to Eastway, the...

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