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KentWired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

A plaque inside the May 4 Visitors Center.
Chair of May 4 Task Force speaks on activism efforts, upcoming events
Parker Gorman, Reporter • April 14, 2024

Editor's note: Sophia Swengal is an opinion writer for KentWired. She was interviewed due to her relevance to the article. Sophia Swengel...

Students and children pose at Flashathon.
Flashathon raises money for Akron Children’s Hospital
MinJee Yoo, Reporter • April 14, 2024

Since 2014, students at the university have been putting on Flashathon, an annual philanthropy event to help raise money for children and their...

James Samels served 27 years with the Kent Fire Department before his appointment as fire chief on Jan. 22, 2024. Courtesy the Kent Fire Department.
Kent welcomes veteran firefighter as new fire chief
Ignatius Ogbu, Reporter • April 14, 2024

On Jan. 22, 2024, Kent appointed James Samels as the city’s new fire chief.  With 27 years of service in the Kent Fire Department, his...

OPINION: Thats no way to live life
OPINION: That's no way to live life
Anthony Morris, Opinion Writer • April 13, 2024

Right now, the act of speaking will betray me. Writing will subtract from me. If I could choose to leave this space empty, I would. If I could...

Students practicing mindfulness through painting and yoga March 20, 2024.
Rec Center runs Paint and Pose workshop to help students destress
Tanner Poe, Reporter • April 12, 2024

What do painting and yoga have in common? They are two practices that can help relieve stress.  According to the American Institute of Stress,...

Students practicing mindfulness through painting and yoga March 20, 2024.
Rec Center runs Paint and Pose workshop to help students destress
Tanner Poe, Reporter • April 12, 2024

What do painting and yoga have in common? They are two practices that can help relieve stress.  According to the American Institute of Stress,...

The Student Leader Suite houses USG and is located in the Student Center.
Preparing for FlashFest, USG sets stage for artist Key Glock
Angie Robinette, Reporter • April 10, 2024

FlashFest is one of the biggest events that Kent State’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) puts on, and this year they are bringing artist...

Bins allow eclipse glasses recycling throughout Kent
Bins allow eclipse glasses recycling throughout Kent
Taina Rivera, Social Media Editor • April 8, 2024

Eclipse watchers can drop off their glasses at collection stations on campus and in downtown Kent after the main event Monday. Kent State Today...

A model wears the Only You style t-shirt from the brand For Those Who Cant.
Student start-up pushes able-bodied individuals to adopt a grateful mindset
Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter • April 7, 2024

“For Those Who Can’t” apparel is a business, started by a Kent State student, designed to motivate individuals to be grateful for the life...

A recap of the Kent 2024 total solar eclipse
A recap of the Kent 2024 total solar eclipse
Lex Radde, Tv2 Reporter • April 9, 2024

The total solar eclipse in Kent, Ohio, was a breathtaking celestial event that drew in sky watchers across the region....

Laser light show comes to Kent
Laser light show comes to Kent
Elaina Matricardi, TV2 Reporter • April 9, 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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Womens lacrosse teams up against the Akron during its game April 7, 2024.
Lacrosse defeats Akron on Senior Day
Jack Parrino, Reporter • April 11, 2024

The Kent State lacrosse team (5-9, 2-2) defeated the Akron Zips (5-8, 0-3) 18-12 Sunday afternoon, as the team celebrated Senior Day.   The...

Junior Left Fielder Jake Casey and Kolton Schaller high five right after both score on a Reese double during the Golden Flashes 27-0 blowout of Youngstown State on March 12, 2024.
'Fly the flag': Baseball gets revenge with key grand slam
John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor • April 10, 2024

Kent State baseball was three outs away from getting revenge on a Power Five team Tuesday. Less than a month ago, on March 19, Pittsburgh...

Sophomore Carley Penner at second base. With the Golden Flashes trailing and two outs, graduate student Alexandria Whitmore will send this Skipp Miller pitch skipping off the shortstop during the Golden Flashes 7-1 loss to the Bobcats in Game 1 on April 2, 2024. Miller would escape the first and third with two out situation.
Softball drops two of three games despite outscoring Toledo over weekend
Robyn Taylor, Reporter • April 10, 2024

Over the weekend, Kent State’s softball team lost two out of three games, taking on Mid-American Conference foe Toledo.  The Flashes (19-14,...

Head Coach Jeff Duncan addresses the Kent baseball team after winning against East Michigan on April 7, 2024.
Offense explodes, comeback falls short for baseball in series win
John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor • April 9, 2024

The Kent State baseball team scored nine or more runs in each game of its three-game series against Eastern Michigan, but the Flashes took only...

A recap of the Kent 2024 total solar eclipse
A recap of the Kent 2024 total solar eclipse
Lex Radde, Tv2 Reporter • April 9, 2024

The total solar eclipse in Kent, Ohio, was a breathtaking celestial event that drew in sky watchers across the region....

Laser light show comes to Kent
Laser light show comes to Kent
Elaina Matricardi, TV2 Reporter • April 9, 2024

This Sunday, Main Street Kent hosted a laser light show with the help of Laser Encore, a Minnesota-based laser company. The show was only a day...

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

The Best of Kent results are in. TV2's Erin Sullivan stopped by a few of your favorite food places in Kent.   Erin Sullivan is a TV2...

TV2 anchors react to total solar eclipse
TV2 anchors react to total solar eclipse
April 8, 2024

TV2 News held a one-hour eclipse special on Monday, April 8. TV2 Anchors Alexandria Manthey and Skylar Edington reacted to the total solar eclipse...

OPINION: Thats no way to live life
OPINION: That's no way to live life
Anthony Morris, Opinion Writer • April 13, 2024
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OPINION: 'BookTok': Why it matters
Nick Keller, Opinion Writer • April 9, 2024
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