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A lengthy line in front of Rays Place in downtown Kent on March 9, 2024.

PHOTO STORY: Students celebrate Fake Patty’s Day in downtown Kent

Yinxi Li, Photographer March 10, 2024

Editor's note: A photo caption was amended for accuracy. Initially, a caption indicated the photo of a driveway as outside of Sigma Phi Epsilon, which was incorrect. The caption was updated to Alpha Tau...

People flood the streets while celebrating during Fake Paddys day on March 9, 2024.

Rain or shine: Students celebrate Fake Patty’s Day

Janson McNair and Adriana Gasiewski March 9, 2024

Celebrators start their day early with morning "darties" As Fake Patty’s Day kicked off, students donned their green outfits and prepared for a day on the town. This is the first Fake Patty’s...

Fashion Merchandising student Zach Rayz laid out his mostly thrifted outfit for Fake Paddys Day.

Students plan ‘Fake Patty’s Day’ inspired outfits

Ryan Bowles, Reporter March 8, 2024

Fake Patty’s Day is one of Kent's most popular traditions that takes place each year prior to St. Patrick's Day, bringing all types of students to Kent for the weekend.  Themed parties go on from...

Kent State University students pose in front of a backdrop on the deck of a fraternity during a Fake Paddys party March 11, 2023.

Students prepare for day of partying this Fake Patty’s Day

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter March 8, 2024

As the green-colored, (usually) drink-filled day of Fake Patty's quickly approaches, students are starting to prepare for a day dancing and partying. The day is all about getting in the Irish spirit...

Rays Place is located at 135 Franklin Ave. in downtown Kent.

Local bars prepare for Fake Patty’s Day tradition downtown

Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter March 7, 2024

With Fake Patty’s Day just two days away, local Kent bars are transforming their storefronts and drink menus into something special for the celebration, with extended hours and all things green and Irish...

Downtown bars craft Fake Patty’s Day-inspired drinks

Downtown bars craft Fake Patty’s Day-inspired drinks

Audrey Trevarthan, Campus Editor March 7, 2024

Downtown Kent bars will be mixing up some new, special drink creations this Fake Patty’s Day on March 9 to reel in the sea of green.  Here is what some local spots will be offering: Panini’s...

Recap of Fake Paddy’s Day celebrations in Kent

March 13, 2023

Fake Paddy's Day was celebrated Saturday in Kent, Ohio. Many people attended parties on Main St. where front lawns were filled with people dressed in green. They played beer pong and listened to music...

Kent State celebrates Fake Paddy’s Day 2023

The Party Begins The Fake Paddy’s Day celebration kicked off early Saturday as students lined frat row with drinks in hand.  Jake Rankin, sophomore history major and member of Phi Delta Theta, said...

Bars get ready for Fake Paddy’s Day

March 10, 2023

While Fake Paddy's Day is on Saturday, bars in Kent have been preparing for days for the expected crowds. TV2's Jacob Brooks went to two bars in downtown Kent to see how they are getting ready.   Jacob...

Officer Trevor White patrols the streets in the early morning on Fake Paddys Day March 12, 2022.

University, police prepare for Fake Paddy’s Day

Alton Northup, Reporter March 10, 2023

Students dressing up head-to-toe in green each year to celebrate the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day has become both a college tradition and a concern for public safety. Fake Paddy’s Day is synonymous...

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