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Kent Wired

A chart from the Active Minds study. The asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant difference in answers from college vs. high school students. In this study, college students are those seeking a bachelor’s degree, and high school students are those seeking a high school diploma. 

Increasing levels of psychological distress develop among college students during pandemic

Megan Medfisch Reporter October 30, 2020

A survey conducted in March concluded one in every four Kent State students reported feeling psychological distress, said Joel Hughes, a professor in the psychology department and director of clinical...

Students voice opinions on city of Kent’s mask mandate

Troy PiersonReporter July 21, 2020

Kent City Council passed an ordinance to mandate face coverings in the city, both in public and private businesses on July 15.The new measure comes after COVID-19 cases began to rise throughout the summer,...

House passes historic $2 trillion stimulus despite objections from GOP lawmaker

(CNN) -- The House of Representatives on Friday approved the historic $2 trillion stimulus package that passed the Senate earlier this week, overcoming last-minute drama by using an unusual procedural...

Alfreda Brown, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Dr. Alfreda Brown embraces difference, paves the way for diversity at Kent State University

Molly Adams Reporter February 14, 2020

Kent State University’s Diversity Trailblazer Award was recently renamed the Alfreda Brown Diversity Trailblazer Award for her groundbreaking work at the university. Presented to Brown Jan. 24, the...

Students gather to socialize and make candy grams for Valentine’s Day Feb. 10, 2020.

Active Minds hosts self love event for Valentine’s Day

Kelsey Paulus Reporter February 11, 2020

Kent State’s Active Minds chapter advocated for mental health support and self-love for the holiday at their Valentine’s Day event Monday.Active Minds is an organization that helps to destigmatize...

Emily France uses color pencils to color during a destress activity. 

Student organization Active Minds fights against finals week stressors

The Active Minds event welcomed Kent students, staff and faculty to Bowman Hall on Dec. 2. for its meditation event.The hour-long event briefly included a 15 minute meditation with the Director of Kent...

Kayla Marker looking at scenery in Gatlinburg, TN, her favorite place, “where I felt most calm and fell in love with the mountains,” July 2018. 

Active Minds president shares her story on struggles with mental health

Becca Sagaris Health reporter November 11, 2019

Editorial Note: The story below contains content that may be difficult for some readers, with topics of physical and emotional abuse.Kayla Marker, a junior psychology and criminal justice major, likes...

Active Minds scares away stigma of mental illness

Kent State’s Active Minds chapter taught students how Halloween can be triggering at its event, Scare Away Stigma, on Tuesday. Halloween can be a time of fun while dressing up with friends and going...

A student is taking notes at the Active Minds meeting on September 10, 2019. The largest group of students made an appearance at the first meeting of the new school year to participate in the National Suicide Prevention day stimulation.

Active Minds holds suicide prevention training

Ryanne Locker September 10, 2019

With 64 percent of college students dropping out due to mental illness, a Kent State organization, Active Minds, held an event Tuesday about warning signs of suicidal tendencies and how to intervene...

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