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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

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Caden Clark somberly gazes at his own reflection on Feb. 22, 2024.
ARTISTIC GALLERY: A night out
Yinxi Li, Photographer • February 26, 2024

The outside of the Center for Performing Arts building.
Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band prepare for a transformative spring concert
Angie Robinette, Reporter • February 27, 2024

The university’s Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will bring its music to life in the upcoming spring concert March 5.  Darin Olson, associate...

OPINION: Why NIL is actually a good thing for college athletes
Matthew Kiraly, Opinion Writer • February 27, 2024

“This is a zillion dollar industry and these kids are getting nothing out of it. That needs to change.” Ever since I fell in love with...

New Kent State football coach Kenni Burns (center) poses with university athletic director Randale Richmond (left) and university president Todd Diacon (right) at Burns’ first press conference Dec. 16, 2022. Courtesy of Kent State Athletics
Kent GRIT era rolls on for extra year after coach signs extension
John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor • February 27, 2024

Kent State football will be under the direction of Kenni Burns until the 2028 season after the first-time coach’s contract was extended an...

Kent Fire Association Polar Plunge raises money for scholarships
Kent Fire Association Polar Plunge raises money for scholarships
Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter • February 27, 2024

The Kent Fire Association hosted its annual Polar Plunge to raise scholarship money for Kent Roosevelt students. TV2's Erin Sullivan has more. Erin...

The Kent State library located on 1125 Risman Dr.
University reports largest enrollment increase in over a decade
Michael Neenan, Beat Reporter • February 26, 2024

The university has seen its largest increase in spring enrollment since 2011, according to the 15-day enrollment report published the week of...

Olivia DeToro and Joey DeToro, students from Streetsboro High School, jump into the cold water during a polar plunge on Feb. 24, 2024.
PHOTO STORY: Kent Roosevelt DECA runs 10th-annual Take the Plunge
Sara House, Photographer • February 25, 2024

On Saturday morning, participants of the 10th annual Take the Plunge event braved freezing water to raise money for local students.  The...

KentWired Illustration by Emily Riebe
THIS OR THAT: Cane’s rules, Chick-fil-A drools
KentWired Editorial Board February 25, 2024

This opinion was written by Matthew Brown, Anneliese White, Taina Rivera, Isabella Schreck, Audrey Trevarthan, Hannah Saadey, Casey Schroth,...

The front of the Herrick Conservatory research center.
Herrick Conservatory contributes to campus sustainability
Quintin Page, Reporter • February 25, 2024

Names fill the guest list at the Herrick Conservatory, a greenhouse on campus and an escape from the February cold for students. Hosting a...

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Kent State’s Student Center is located on Risman Plaza.
Students discuss eclipse plans after campus announces no classes
Adriana Gasiewski, Beat Reporter • February 24, 2024

Students on campus have begun to prepare for their total solar eclipse plans on April 8, as the university canceled classes for that day. In...

Total solar eclipse to cover Kent in 47 days
Total solar eclipse to cover Kent in 47 days
Lex Radde, TV2 Reporter • February 21, 2024
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New Kent State football coach Kenni Burns (center) poses with university athletic director Randale Richmond (left) and university president Todd Diacon (right) at Burns’ first press conference Dec. 16, 2022. Courtesy of Kent State Athletics
Kent GRIT era rolls on for extra year after coach signs extension
John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor • February 27, 2024

Kent State football will be under the direction of Kenni Burns until the 2028 season after the first-time coach’s contract was extended an...

Kent State mens track and field captures its second MAC Indoor championship. Courtesy of Kent State Athletics.
Men’s Track and Field wins MAC Indoor Championship
Robyn Taylor, Reporter • February 26, 2024

Kent State’s track and field team attended the Mid-American Conference Championship on the road beginning Feb. 23 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  The...

The womens basketball team celebrate their win against Akron by ringing the bell on feb. 24, 2024.
Women’s basketball powers past rival, earning fourth consecutive win over Akron
Emily Lowen, Reporter • February 25, 2024

The Kent State women’s basketball team has limited Akron to 60 points or fewer in every contest during the current four-game rivalry winning...

Jr. Jalen Sullinger looks to make a pass in the Flashes game against Akron February 23, 2024.
‘Story of our season is still open’: Men’s basketball drops second in a row to Akron
Matt Franos, Reporter • February 24, 2024

For the first time since 2021, the Kent State men’s basketball team lost both regular season games to Akron. The Zips defeated KSU 83-70...

Kent Fire Association Polar Plunge raises money for scholarships
Kent Fire Association Polar Plunge raises money for scholarships
Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter • February 27, 2024

The Kent Fire Association hosted its annual Polar Plunge to raise scholarship money for Kent Roosevelt students. TV2's Erin Sullivan has more. Erin...

Kent Hall is located on Front Campus.
‘Swatting’ incident sparks police investigation on-campus
Anthony Zacharyasz, Managing Editor • February 26, 2024

An unverified threat surfaced from a series of emails received Monday morning, leading to university police investigating the incident. Multiple...

Revolution Pie plays at Barfly Retro Bar and Arcade in Downtown Kent during BeatleFest on Feb. 23, 2024.
Kent BeatleFest attracts crowds of Beatles fans, commemorating ‘timeless’ music
Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter • February 25, 2024

Sisters Amanda Ruffner and Caroline Lacusky came in from out of town for the 10th-annual BeatleFest Friday, looking forward to listening to all...

USG election: Petition signatures close Monday
USG election: Petition signatures close Monday
Dennis Farahani, TV2 Reporter • February 23, 2024

Undergraduate Student Government is gearing up for the 2024 election. Currently, potential candidates are petitioning for 201 signatures to...

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