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Letter from the editor: Thank you all for everything

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2024

"Grateful" is the first word that comes to mind when thinking about these past three semesters. "We" is the second. (For clarification, this is my last semester as editor, but since I am a junior,...

Anthony Zacharyasz is The Kent Staters managing editor. (Courtesy of Anthony Zacharyasz)

Letter from the managing editor: It’s not a goodbye, just a new beginning

Anthony Zacharyasz, Managing Editor May 8, 2024

When asked in October 2023 by current editor-in-chief Izzy Schreck and my predecessor Grace Springer to apply as the managing editor for the spring semester, it sparked my interest.  This could be...

Coty Giannelli (Left) and Hayley Bennett (right) show off some of their favorite games at the Board and Bevy on April 28, 2024.

Best of both worlds: Tabletop lounge opens centering around family-friendly fun for everyone

Molly Hoffer, Campus Editor May 7, 2024

When alumni Coty Giannelli and Hayley Bennett started deciding on an idea for their business, they both thought there was a need for a family-friendly environment where adults could bring their children...

Rockwell Hall is home to the fashion students at Kent State.

Students, professors await this year’s looks for the Met Gala

Destiny Torres, Reporter May 7, 2024

The Met Gala, one of the most anticipated and prestigious fashion and fundraising events of the year, is approaching May 6.  The Met Gala is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art...

Exterior of Bowman Hall on April 24, 2024.

People reflect on Bowman Hall shooting 10 years later

Adriana Gasiewski, Beat Reporter May 7, 2024

On April 2, 2014, Quavaugntay Tyler fired a shot from his 9mm Ruger gun into his hand while two females who suspected him of cheating confronted him in Bowman Hall parking lot. Ten years later, those...

Students gather on Risman Plaza April 16 to listen to a speaker holding a sign about religion and sin who came to campus.

OPINION: Hatefulness: The folly of fighting back

Virginia Doherty, Opinion Writer May 6, 2024

Red letters, brightly emblazoned against an ominous black background:  “Hell awaits you! Rev 21:8.” “Sin is slavery.” In white letters, it condemns all manner of sinners: “Justifiers...

Student moms work to balance school, parenting

Savana Capp, Print Planner May 6, 2024

A blaring alarm sounds at 6:20 a.m. in a household of three. A mother begins her day by waking up her two young children. With some pushback, the three of them each get ready for school. After two long...

KentWired Illustration by Samantha Feldhake

OPINION: The most essential sights and sounds of the summer

Nick Keller, Opinion Writer May 5, 2024

Ahh summer, we all love it. At least I do! You know what else I love? Movies and music.  So I thought, “Hey, why don’t I give my lovely readers a guided list through my favorite pieces of artistic...

ALBUM REVIEW: Non-Swiftie reviews ‘The Tortured Poets Department’

Michael Neenan, Beat Reporter May 5, 2024

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her new album “The Tortured Poets Department” on April 19.  The album consists of 16 tracks. Each song has a melancholy tone that contrasts Swift’s usually...

Kent State College Republicans painted The Rock with a message advocating for freedom of speech on May 1, 2023.

Rules, respect and The Rock: University members navigate painting free speech

Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter May 4, 2024

Since coming to campus in 1922, The Rock that sits on Hilltop Drive has been a focal point of expression, activism and controversy as students paint messages and images on it.  Recently, discourse...

KentWired Comic by Clare Rodgers


Clare Rodgers, Designer May 4, 2024

The baseball team congratulate senior Michael McNamara in the dugout after making a run during the game against Bowling Green on April 28, 2024.

Baseball’s ex-professional pitching coach produces team success, major league talent

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor May 4, 2024

After spending 14 years playing professional baseball both in the United States and overseas, Mike Birkbeck decided to hang it up and come back to Kent State, which had become a familiar place for the...

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