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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The Sound Laboratory is located at 109 S, Water St. in Kent.

The Sound Laboratory: A creative space for musicians

Olivia Montgomery, Digital Tech February 20, 2024

Editor's note: Debonaire Wright, a KentWired photographer, was interviewed due to his relevance to the article.  When brothers Byron Ridenour-Wright and Debonaire Wright opened The Sound Laboratory...

Physics Department hopes to begin observatory repairs this summer

Kaitlyn Sanders, Reporter February 19, 2024

The Physics Department will start assessing what can be done to bring the observatory back to life this summer, after being closed for several years due to wiring and computer repairs needed.  The...

In minty-condition: Return of McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes excites students

Lauren Vaughn, Reporter February 17, 2024

On Feb. 5, the Shamrock Shake made its annual return to McDonald’s menus across the country.  While it usually makes its return in March, the iconic shake has made an early return this season. First...

Yaseen Shaikh, President of Students for Justice in Palestine, presents photos from the ongoing war in Gaza at the SJPs event titled “Let’s talk about Gaza,” which took place at the KSU Student Center on Feb. 15, 2024.

Students for Justice in Palestine ‘Talk about Gaza’

Andrew Bowie, Reporter February 16, 2024

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) gave an overview of the situation in Gaza and drew awareness to what’s happening to Palestinians in the region at the “Let’s Talk about Gaza” event Thursday...

KentWired Illustration by Cari Stonis

Nursing clinicals: What happens when students are not eligible?

John Engoglia, Reporter February 15, 2024

Editor's note: Information about the number of students who do not continue as a nursing major and the description of alternative steps for those who do not meet originally the acceptance criteria were...

KentWired Illustration by Allie Black

OPINION: The Eras Tour and its impact on concert culture

Ava Branz, Opinion Writer February 15, 2024

When Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour was announced in 2022, I thought nothing of it. I had attended her 1989 and Reputation tours, and although I didn’t plan on going this time around, if my mind changed...

Ash Wednesday service at the University Parish Newman Center.

Ash Wednesday: Campus embraces Lent’s start

Luke Gehm, Reporter February 14, 2024

Ashes on the foreheads of students and staff around campus marks Ash Wednesday, the holy holiday Christians all over the world celebrate to signify the start of the Lenten liturgical season.  Millions...

The Kent State University fountain is located on Risman Plaza.

Diacon shares update on university budget, new majors at faculty senate

Michael Neenan, Beat Reporter February 13, 2024

President Todd Diacon announced reductions to the university’s budget during remarks at the faculty senate meeting Monday, as part of a plan to avoid going over the budget. “We are not doing more...

LED display outside of Kents new hemp shop, Paper & Leaf, on Jan. 27, 2024.

New ‘Paper & Leaf’ hemp company opens in Kent

Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter February 11, 2024

With three locations across the northeast, Paper & Leaf’s fourth location, co-owned by Dave Keller and Shane Carter, opened in Kent on Jan. 18, offering a "reputable, trustworthy experience" to purchasing...

Kent State, Cleveland State collaborate to celebrate former president Michael Schwartz

Kent State, Cleveland State collaborate to celebrate former president Michael Schwartz

MinJee Yoo, Reporter February 10, 2024

The university gathered with Cleveland State University on Thursday to celebrate the legacy and life of Michael Schwartz, former president of the two universities.  Schwartz was Kent State’s ninth...

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