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A recap of the Kent 2024 total solar eclipse

A recap of the Kent 2024 total solar eclipse

Lex Radde, Tv2 Reporter April 9, 2024

The total solar eclipse in Kent, Ohio, was a breathtaking celestial event that drew in sky watchers across the region. As the moon passed before the sun, residents experienced...

Laser light show comes to Kent

Elaina Matricardi, TV2 Reporter April 9, 2024

This Sunday, Main Street Kent hosted a laser light show with the help of Laser Encore, a Minnesota-based laser company. The show was only a day before the once-in-a-lifetime eclipse, bringing in lots of...

TV2 anchors react to total solar eclipse

April 8, 2024

TV2 News held a one-hour eclipse special on Monday, April 8. TV2 Anchors Alexandria Manthey and Skylar Edington reacted to the total solar eclipse on front campus. Alexandria Manthey is a TV2 News Anchor....

Darkness descends on campus during total solar eclipse

Adriana Gasiewski and Michael Neenan April 8, 2024

As the temperature began to drop and the sky grew darker Monday afternoon, Kent and university community members along with out-of-state travelers looked to the sun as the moon eclipsed it. Even though...

Downtown Kent invites community, visitors to celebrate solar eclipse

Audrey Trevarthan, Campus Editor April 8, 2024

Food trucks lined downtown Kent’s Water Street in celebration of the solar eclipse Monday, featuring eclipse themed menu items, plenty of eclipse-approved glasses and an information booth.  Main...

Bins allow eclipse glasses recycling throughout Kent

Bins allow eclipse glasses recycling throughout Kent

Taina Rivera, Social Media Editor April 8, 2024

Eclipse watchers can drop off their glasses at collection stations on campus and in downtown Kent after the main event Monday. Kent State Today shared that donated glasses will be sent to the Portage...

KentWired Illustration by Sydney Spickard

OPINION: The significance of a solar eclipse

Hannah Bulgrin, Opinion Writer April 8, 2024

On April 8, Kent will be one of the lucky cities across America to experience the solar eclipse. Watching this event can be a humbling experience for humans, as we realize just how large the universe is.  Today,...

The sun sets across campus on April 7, 2024.

Taking flight to space: Students aim to capture eclipse

Adriana Gasiewski, Beat Reporter April 7, 2024

Students of the Space Mission, an inter-department collaboration, finished up their last calculations before launching a weather balloon with a camera to the sun hoping to capture the total solar eclipse...

Locals pose in front of new eclipse-themed mural, unveiled April 6.

Solar eclipse-themed mural unveiled downtown

Elaina Matricardi, Reporter April 7, 2024

In preparation for the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse, Main Street Kent has pulled together a wide variety of eclipse-themed murals, events and promotions, all with the help of artists and community...

The River Eclipse, a work by Danny Likar is on display on the side of Grazers in Downtown Kent on March 20, 2024. The work is meant to depict a view of the Cuyahoga River from above during the eclipse.

Downtown eclipse artwork gives artists full circle moments

Adriana Gasiewski, Beat Reporter April 1, 2024

Before crossing or turning on various streets downtown, individuals may notice a brightly colored print of a planet or replica of a woven print with clouds surrounding the sun as the moon eclipses it. Aided...

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