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Kent State freshman Daylon Brown is crowned King of the 52nd Renaissance Ball after his showing of a short film he produced alongside an all-Black cast and crew.

A night of velvet, jewels and Black excellence: Black United Students’ 52nd Annual Renaissance Ball

Grace Davies, Reporter November 11, 2022

Black United Students' 52nd Renaissance Ball this year was “A Night To Remember In Black Hollywood” with the overall color scheme of black, wine red and champagne. Eight student contestants each showcased...

Democratic candidates visit Kent, Kent State on election eve

Alexandra Golden, Managing Editor November 7, 2022

Ohio Democratic candidates campaigned on the Kent State campus and in the city of Kent Monday afternoon, less than 48 hours before polls close. Nan Whaley, the first female gubernatorial candidate in...

Portage County Board of Elections gives students advice on how to vote in midterms

November 1, 2022

There are several different ways to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. TV2's Matthew Mergen spoke to the Portage County Board of Elections to break it down for students.

Local police work to keep Kent safe Halloween weekend

October 31, 2022

Both Kent State police and Kent City police were fully staffed for Halloween weekend. The departments shared that it was fairly calm with a total of 18 arrests between the university police and city police. Most...

Danielle Attme keeps the line entertained outside of The Kent Stage. Attme encouraged people to go to local drag and burlesque shows.

Hundreds gather to celebrate Kent Halloween

The people of Kent were out and about in an array of costumes. Ranging from blow-up shark costumes to the typical vampire, Kent was ready to party. The lines for the bars went around blocks, and the...

Coco Montrese performs to a mashup of Ariana Grande songs at Kent States 2022 Sex Week drag show Oct. 26, 2022.

Former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant headlines Kent State Drag Show

Clara Wicinski, Reporter October 27, 2022

With one dollar bills clutched in hands, students gathered at the Kent State Ballroom on Wednesday night to watch Sex Week’s annual drag show. On stage, dressed head to toe in flashy attire, was Coco...

Yung Gravy, known for hits like “Betty” and “Mr. Clean,” performs at the Kent State Homecoming Concert on Thursday, September 29.

Yung Gravy throws Lunchables, cereal boxes into crowd to kick off homecoming weekend

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter September 30, 2022

All aboard! The Gravy Train arrived at Kent State Thursday evening. Yung Gravy, the certified platinum internet sensation known for his humorist songs such as “Mr. Clean" and “1 Thot 2 Thot Red...

The Rathskeller is located in the basement of the Student Center.

‘The Rat’ makes a comeback

Grace Clarke, Reporter September 19, 2022

The Rathskeller Stage, once a fun music venue in Kent State’s Student Center for years, is finally making a comeback. The Rathskeller stage, also known as “The Rat” to older alumni, was an iconic...

Nearly 4,000 miles from home, Mayka Hoogeboom earns first huge international tournament win

Brady Hamilton, Reporter September 18, 2022

Mayka Hoogeboom played the best golf of her American career at her team’s season-opening tournament. The senior earned her first collegiate victory at the Dick McGuire Invitational Monday and Tuesday,...

More than just water, Jaden Smith shares his efforts to improve the world

Matthew Brown, Photo Editor September 17, 2022

With resounding applause, Jaden Smith took the stage at Kent State’s Cartwright Hall Friday night. Fielding questions from Bryton Ellis, a junior music major and the event's moderator, Smith talked...

DI Hubs Great Kent Bake Off whips up smiles

DI Hub’s Great Kent Bake Off whips up smiles

Abigail Forbes, TV2 Reporter March 19, 2022

The Kent Interhall Council and the Office of Safety cooked up a competitive event in the DI Hub kitchen. They hosted the first ever Great Kent Bake off on March 18 where teams of four put their skills...

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