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Frank Muratore, from the cover band Hard Day’s Night’s, performs as Paul McCartney at the Kent Stage for the ninth annual Beatle Fest Feb 17, 2023.

Beatles’ hits of ‘Yesterday’ will be back for annual BeatleFest

Isabella Schreck, Editior-in-Chief February 20, 2024

Whether they’re jumping to “Shout,” slow dancing to “And I Love Her” or singing along to “Here Comes the Sun,” Beatles fans and beyond can listen live to the hits of John, Paul, George and...

KentWired Illustration by Gabby Lutz

Twenty going on five: Student celebrates leap year birthday

Lauren Vaughn, Reporter February 15, 2024

For most people, 2024 simply means getting to watch the Summer Olympics or preparing for the chaos of the election year to ensue. However, for a very specific sub-category of people, it brings much more. For...

Freshman Kolton Schaller is congratulated by coach Jeff Duncan as he passes third base April 30, 2023.

New lineup, same goals: Baseball wants it all this season

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor February 15, 2024

Last season, Kent State baseball suffered a heartbreaker in the Mid-American Conference championship against Ball State, but coach Jeff Duncan said the loss on a grand slam only made them stronger.  This...

Students continue to tune into The Bachelor season after season

Students continue to tune into ‘The Bachelor’ season after season

Leah Shepard, Reporter February 14, 2024

It's that time of year again. All over the country, people hunker down to enjoy the “most dramatic season yet” of “The Bachelor,” and students on Kent State's campus are no exception.  The...

OPINION: The true meaning of Valentines Day

OPINION: The true meaning of Valentine’s Day

Carlina Krajnik, Opinion Writer February 14, 2024

Many people are unaware Valentine's Day is not rooted in romance and love. The holiday originated as a feast day in honor of the Christian martyr, Saint Valentine. The most historical story suggests...

Single on Valentine’s Day? So what…

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter February 13, 2024

Valentine’s Day is commonly celebrated by couples, but students without a significant other are still finding fun ways to enjoy the holiday.  Samantha Shaffer, a sophomore early childhood education...

The greenhouse at Acorn and Evergreen Floral Studio is adorned with heart decorations on Jan. 29th, 2024.

Colors of love swarm local floral studio for Valentine’s Day

Audrey Trevarthan, Campus Editor February 13, 2024

For Acorn and Evergreen Floral Studio in Kent, Valentine's Day is an "on-your-feet all day" kind of day. “It's a fun chaotic, and it's usually not terrible because men just want roses,” manager...

Evelyn Dickerson Hair Design is moving to downtown Kent off 175 E. Erie St.

Same tradition, new spot: Evelyn Dickerson Hair Design heads downtown

Olivia Montgomery, Digital Tech February 12, 2024

Evelyn Dickerson Hair Design has offered haircuts and styling services to the city of Kent for over 70 years, and now, they will move to continue in downtown Kent off East Erie Street.  Carley Kruse,...

Canva illustration by Virginia Doherty

OPINION: Profitable nonprofits: the scarcity of charitable hospitals

Virginia Doherty, Opinion Writer February 12, 2024

Over one-third of the American population is currently in medical debt. 15% of Americans have overdue medical debt — the majority of which is owed directly to hospitals. There’s an estimated minimum...

Lets talk about sex: Professionals emphasize consent, safety

Let’s talk about sex: Professionals emphasize consent, safety

Andrew Bowie, Reporter February 12, 2024

Most college-age students will be sexually active, and staying safe is important.  STIs are one of the most consistent concerns when it comes to sex. The Ohio Department of Health reported 34,155...

KentWired Illustration by Sydney Spickard

ALBUM REVIEW: Return of the queen of rap: ‘Pink Friday 2’ by Nicki Minaj

Nick Keller, Opinion Writer February 11, 2024

On Dec. 8, rap superstar Nicki Minaj released her first album in five years since the release of “Queen.” It's simply called, “Pink Friday 2,” and it serves as a sequel of sorts to her debut album,...

KentWired Illustration by Mia Marino

Home is Where the Heart is

Mia Marino, Designer February 11, 2024

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