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A rendering shows the new Davey Tree facility set to open in summer 2025. (Courtesy of Davey Tree)

New ‘fabulous’ Davey Tree SEED Campus to open in summer 2025

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2023

The completion of Davey Tree Expert Co.'s new Science, Employee Education and Development, or SEED, Campus on state Route 43 in Kent has sped up to the first quarter of 2025, executive president Dan Joy...

OPINION: Am I allowed to wear a funny costume?

OPINION: Am I allowed to wear a funny costume?

Hannah Bulgrin , Opinion Writer October 31, 2023

With Halloween just around the corner, I suspect many students have already bought and finalized their festive costumes. Some go for a look that accentuates their beauty, while others go for a costume...

The Kent State Men’s basketball team celebrates winning the MAC Tournament Championship against UT March on 11, 2023.

Preview: Men’s basketball looks to defend MAC title

Matt Franos, Reporter October 30, 2023

The Kent State men’s basketball team knows it will have a target on its back this season, after posting a 28-7 record, winning the Mid-American Conference tournament and earning a spot in the NCAA tournament...

Rotten Peach Studios is located at 1480 S. Water St. in Kent

Women tattoo artists create ‘multi-functional art space’ in Kent

Lauren Bischof, Reporter October 30, 2023

Rotten Peach Studios, located at 1480 S. Water St., opened Aug. 17 in the University Plaza. Allyson Blessing, 27, and Erin Haines, 27, own the business, which doubles as a tattoo studio and art gallery. Both...

OPINION: The Israel-Hamas tragedy: How long will we care?

Virginia Doherty, Opinion Writer October 30, 2023

Misinformation surrounding the Israel-Hamas conflict has spread like wildfire across social media and generally reputable news platforms following the attack on Gaza. We’ve all seen the Instagram stories...

Roccos Cupcake Cafe sells a variety of cupcakes at 295 S. Water St.

Rocco’s Cupcake Café continues to bring sweet treats to Kent

Patrick Creedon , Reporter October 29, 2023

Rocco’s Cupcake Café opened in February 2023, and owner Michela Rocco reflected on what inspired her to pursue a baking business while also looking into the Kent café’s future.  Rocco taught...

Kent State University basketball players cheer from the bench during the semifinal game against The University of Toledo on March 10, 2023. The close game ended in a loss for The Flashes with a final score of 68-58.

Preview: Women’s basketball eyes first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2002

Emily Lowen, Reporter October 29, 2023

The women’s basketball team went 21-11 last season, its first time winning 20 or more games since 2011. This time, the Flashes will be without three of the top five scorers from last season. “We...

KentWired Illustration by Clare Rodgers

OPINION: Headphones: Friend or foe?

Carlina Krajnik , Opinion Writer October 29, 2023

As technology advances and diversifies, headphones — especially on college campuses — have become exceedingly popular. Wearing headphones can transport us to a realm of total isolation, creating...

Mamacitas taco trailer parks on campus  “Kent’s Food Truck Series” on Oct. 11, 2023.

Mamacita’s introduces new taco trailer to campus

Patrick Creedon , Reporter October 28, 2023

Mamacita’s, located on Main Street, introduced its new taco trailer on campus, and owner Monica Hally said she has potential plans to greater expand her Mexican restaurant. Opened in fall of 2022,...

(Left to right) Freshmen Chloe Seeley, Grace Gray and Keegan Brown celebrate Seeleys  a birthday Sept. 15, 2023.

Freshmen React: Students find new experiences, adjustments and fun in college

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter October 28, 2023

As the semester continues, freshmen have used this time to get adjusted to campus. Many have learned the tips and tricks of navigating college life, while others are still learning.  Classes, clubs...

Redshirt junior quarterback Michael Alaimo throws a pass while freshman offensive lineman Andrew Page keeps Buffalo defensive lineman Daishon Folsom off his quarterback during the Kent State vs. Buffalo football game on Oct. 21, 2023.

State of the MAC: Football sits last in the East

Demetri Manousos, Reporter October 28, 2023

Mid-American Conference football play has been intriguing this season, as teams are 4-17 against Power 5 opponents, and more than half are .500 or better in conference games. With conference play beginning,...

Cast and crew of the production pose during the October Roses at its premiere on Friday the 13th, October 2023.

Alumnus brings Stephen King’s work to the silver screen

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter October 28, 2023

Kent State graduate Brandon Lazenok’s short film “October Roses,” inspired by Stephen King’s short story “Nona,” premiered on campus in the Kiva Auditorium Oct. 13. “October Roses” follows...

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