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The Kent State University fountain is located on Risman Plaza.

Faculty Senate approves Faculty Ombuds Charter

Michael Neenan, Beat Reporter March 13, 2024

The Faculty Senate approved a new charter for an Office of Faculty Ombuds Monday, presented by faculty ombudsperson Shannon Driscoll and Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs Kevin West. An Ombuds is...

Coach Jeff Duncan (left) confers with Kolton Schaller following Schallers double in the second inning of the Golden Flashes 27-0 blowout of Youngstown State on March 12, 2024.

Hot Flashes: Baseball scores most runs since 2012, caps off 5-game homestand sweep

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor March 13, 2024

By the end of the third inning, Kent State’s baseball team was up 8-0 on Youngstown State. However, the damage was far from over – it was just getting started. The Flashes kept the Penguins scoreless...

A chalkboard in the Mathematical Sciences building displays many of the infinite numbers of pi.

Who doesn’t like pi(e)?

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief March 12, 2024

Stomachs may growl while students sit in a math class during lunch time – but on Pi Day, students are encouraged to enjoy circular foods like pizza and pie while learning about the mathematical celebration.  Pi...

Third baseman Kyle Jackson starting off for the Kent State Golden Flashes into the game against Youngstown State University March 7, 2023.

Bring out the brooms: Baseball opens up MAC play with series sweep

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor March 11, 2024

The Kent State baseball team outscored Central Michigan by 15 runs in the final game of the weekend to sweep the series against the Chippewas. “We're starting to pitch it and swing it better,” coach...

Choices, choices, choices: How to navigate Kent housing options

Choices, choices, choices: How to navigate Kent housing options

Anthony Zacharyasz, Managing Editor March 11, 2024

Campus Pointe, 345 Flats, Eagles Landing, Tri-Towers, University Oaks and Centennial Court are a few of the many places students can explore on and off campus, but finding the right home away from home...

The Kent Stage, built in 1927 and located at the corner of East Main and Depeyster, and the only remaining downtown theater in Portage County, hosts about 150 concerts a year, and numerous other events, including the Kent Folk Festival, Blues Fest and Reggae Fest.

The Kent Stage prepares for full month of performances this March

Lauren Vaughn, Reporter March 10, 2024

From a Beatles cover band to a celebration of Bob Marley, the Kent Stage will host 10 different performers throughout the month of March.  The variety of performances ensures that no matter what one’s...

How to stay safe during the total solar eclipse

How to stay safe during the total solar eclipse

Adriana Gasiewski, Beat Reporter March 9, 2024

As the number of days before Kent will experience a brief total darkness decreases, now is the time to plan ahead for protecting oneself during the total solar eclipse on April 8.  Donald Driscoll,...

A cross symbolizing Jesus Christs crucifixion stands atop the steeple of a church in Kent.

Easter lead-up gives students a way to reconnect with their religion

Andrew Bowie, Reporter March 9, 2024

Easter has significance for many Christians as the holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday is important for those of the Christian faith because it symbolizes freedom from...

Students, faculty gear up for heartwarming “Week of Kindness”

Riley Vickerts, Reporter March 4, 2024

In the drive to make the Kent community a better place, Kent State University’s undergraduate student government (USG) is set to start its Week of Kindness the week of March 4. The week-long mission...

The Schwartz Center is the location of Career Exploration and Development Services available for students on campus.

University aims to get more College Credit Plus students to enroll post-high school graduation

Michael Neenan, Beat Reporter March 4, 2024

Editor’s note: The description of the percentage of high school CCP students retained by the university was reworded to better reflect the situation.  Kent State is looking for ways to increase the...

Local businesses support GRAZERS with fundraiser after owner’s sudden passing

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter March 3, 2024

Throughout downtown Kent on Saturday, businesses put together raffle baskets and were donating percentages of their sales to support GRAZERS in light of the passing of co-owner Carl Bauer.  Michela...

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