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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

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A Kent State University police officer stands in the flooded parking lot of Leebrick Hall on Monday, June 17, after a water pipe submerged the area.
Leaking pipe floods Leebrick parking lot
Alton Northup, Editor-in-chief • June 17, 2024

Update: As of 10 p.m., maintenance crews were able to shut off a valve for the leaking pipe. Crews will now start digging Tuesday morning to...

A student looks over financial aid resources in the One Stop office located in the Kent campus library. (File photo)
Kent State sends out financial aid offers
Alton Northup, Editor-in-chief • June 17, 2024
Courtesy the National Weather Service
Kent under Air Quality Advisory
Alton Northup, Editor-in-chief • June 16, 2024
Kent State to test gas turbines, warns of potential outage
Alton Northup, Editor-in-chief • June 18, 2024

Kent State will test the ability for gas turbines to power the Kent campus without being connected to the electric grid on Wednesday, June 19,...

Tash Hartmann shops around at the many booths at the festival.
Color fills downtown Kent during first June Pride Fest
Audrey Trevarthan, Managing editor • June 9, 2024

Acorn Alley attracted Kent’s summer crowd to celebrate Pride Month by hosting Pride Fest this weekend.  While Kent typically celebrates...

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OPINION: Stanley Cup Finals prediction
Michael Neenan, Reporter • June 8, 2024

Game 1 of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals between the Florida Panthers and the Edmonton Oilers kicks off Saturday, June 8. Both teams enter...

2024 NBA finals.
Canva Illustration by Audrey Trevarthan.
The 2024 NBA Finals: Celtics fan predicts outcome
Michael Neenan, Reporter • June 5, 2024

Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals is set to kick off Thursday, June 6 with the eastern conference champions, the Boston Celtics, hosting the western...

People watch a video during the May 4th commemoration on May 4, 2024.
May 4 Commemoration honors victims, speakers address student protests
Leah Shepard, Reporter • May 5, 2024

Students and community-members flooded Blanket Hill Saturday to participate in the annual May 4 Commemoration, which honors the victims of...

Community members gather for annual May 4 candlelight walk and vigil
Community members gather for annual May 4 candlelight walk and vigil
Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter • May 4, 2024

Yellow lights shone brightly in the night as students and community members walked around campus for the May 4 annual candlelight walk and vigil.  The...

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...

Attendees of the annual Candlelight Walk and Vigil place candles in a ring around the tree in the Taylor Hall parking lot at the end of the walk and the start of the vigil May 3, 2024.
PHOTO GALLERY: 54th-annual candlelight vigil lights campus in memory of fallen students
Matthew Brown, Photo Editor • May 4, 2024

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Best of Kent 2024: A look at the best eats in Kent
Best of Kent 2024: A look at the best eats in Kent
Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter • April 9, 2024
Over Easy is a breakfast diner located at 152 Franklin Avenue, Kent, OH. The restaurant serves both breakfast and lunch and received several Best of Kent nominations.
BOK '24: Best breakfast spot
Janson McNair, Campus Editor • April 4, 2024
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OPINION: Stanley Cup Finals prediction
Michael Neenan, Reporter • June 8, 2024

Game 1 of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals between the Florida Panthers and the Edmonton Oilers kicks off Saturday, June 8. Both teams enter...

2024 NBA finals.
Canva Illustration by Audrey Trevarthan.
The 2024 NBA Finals: Celtics fan predicts outcome
Michael Neenan, Reporter • June 5, 2024

Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals is set to kick off Thursday, June 6 with the eastern conference champions, the Boston Celtics, hosting the western...

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...

Freshman outfielder Kenzie Bromley throws a ball after catching it in the game against Youngstown on March 13, 2024.
Softball’s outstanding freshmen lead the way
Robyn Taylor, Reporter • May 4, 2024

Kent State’s softball team is relatively young, consisting of thirteen underclassmen, with five position players appearing in 30 or more games...

Experience the sights and sounds from the Kent Memorial Day parade
Experience the sights and sounds from the Kent Memorial Day parade
Alton Northup, Editor-in-chief • May 27, 2024

A little morning rain didn't stop dozens from attending the Kent Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 27. Missed it? Experience the sights and...

Fashion students display one-of-a-kind designs at annual fashion show
Fashion students display one-of-a-kind designs at annual fashion show
Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter • April 29, 2024

Senior design students brought their designs to the runway at the 2024 School of Fashion annual fashion show. Our own Erin Sullivan was there...

Fifth Flavor food truck offers asian inspired dishes to Kent community
Fifth Flavor food truck offers asian inspired dishes to Kent community
Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter • April 29, 2024

Fifth Flavor food truck offers the Kent community a unique blend of Asian inspired dishes. TV2's Erin Sullivan has more. Erin Sullivan is...

Students, faculty prepare for 54th May 4th commemoration
Students, faculty prepare for 54th May 4th commemoration
Emma Campbell, TV2 Reporter • April 25, 2024

A little over a week away from the historic events at Kent State University 54 years ago, students, staff and faculty are all reflecting on how...

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OPINION: Stanley Cup Finals prediction
Michael Neenan, Reporter • June 8, 2024
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