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Kent State University students pose in front of a backdrop on the deck of a fraternity during a Fake Paddys party March 11, 2023.

Students prepare for day of partying this Fake Patty’s Day

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter March 8, 2024

As the green-colored, (usually) drink-filled day of Fake Patty's quickly approaches, students are starting to prepare for a day dancing and partying. The day is all about getting in the Irish spirit...

Local businesses support GRAZERS with fundraiser after owner’s sudden passing

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter March 3, 2024

Throughout downtown Kent on Saturday, businesses put together raffle baskets and were donating percentages of their sales to support GRAZERS in light of the passing of co-owner Carl Bauer.  Michela...

Brodie Sikorski, Ava Hirsch and Alexis Spears create bouquets of flowers at FABs bouquet making event.

Students create colorful decorations at FAB’s bouquet making event

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter February 22, 2024

An array of colorful flowers were present at FAB’s bouquet making event Tuesday night. Students who attended were able to make a bouquet, decorate a vase and enter in a raffle to win Lego flowers.  The...

Single on Valentine’s Day? So what…

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter February 13, 2024

Valentine’s Day is commonly celebrated by couples, but students without a significant other are still finding fun ways to enjoy the holiday.  Samantha Shaffer, a sophomore early childhood education...

Michael Crawford, chairman of the board, is president and CEO of Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company.

Global Management Speaker Series to feature CEO Michael Crawford

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter February 5, 2024

Editor's note: The location of this event was changed after the story published. Initially, it was planned to take place in the Student Center Kiva Auditorium. Now, it will take place in the Student Center...

Students cross the K through the falling snow on Nov. 28, 2023.

Freshmen share thoughts on the beginning of their first spring semester

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter January 29, 2024

After finishing the fall semester and taking a break from classes for winter break, many freshmen said they are excited and feel more prepared for the spring semester.  Sierra Boggia, a freshman communication...

Students peruse the Taste of Winter market at WinterBlast 2024, put on by the Flash Activities Board on Jan. 20, 2024.

Students reconnect after first week of class at FAB’s WinterBlast

MinJee Yoo, Reporter January 21, 2024

After returning from a month-long break from classes, students were able to get a strong start into the semester with Flash Activities Board’s (FAB) WinterBlast. Ariyanna Robb, the president of FAB,...

Downtown Kents Christmas tree lit up on Dec. 9, 2023.

Local composer’s music brings community together, spreading holiday joy

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter December 10, 2023

Melodic music filled the streets of downtown Kent Saturday night as a part of Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night,” an outdoor musical performance created by attendees.  Approximately 250 people gathered...

Sophomore healthcare administration major Chloe Kurian and her family wear their holiday attire.

Students’ traditions bring out the holiday spirit

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter December 10, 2023

As the semester comes to an end, students will soon head home to partake in holiday festivities with friends and family, with many people sharing unique traditions that make celebrating the holidays special...

Kenko Sushi and Terriyaki in downtown Kent is closing its doors temporarily for renovations.

Downtown Kent sushi restaurant suddenly plans to permanently close

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter December 9, 2023

Kenko, the Japanese fast-food restaurant in downtown Kent, is set to close starting Dec. 11 due to changes in the store's ownership.  “We found out about the closing last week,” said Cameron Warner,...

Standing Rock Culture Arts hosts Pie Festival on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2023.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts hosts 26th annual Pie Festival

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter December 3, 2023

The smell of homemade pies filled the gallery Saturday, as Standing Rock Cultural Arts, a nonprofit cultural arts organization, hosted the 26th Annual Pie Festival fundraiser to raise money for the operating...

Outside of the Kent State Surplus Store on Nov. 29, 2023.

Kent State University Surplus Store sells old university items for cheaper prices

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter December 2, 2023

The Kent State University Surplus Store, located at 414 E. Main St., resells items the university no longer uses for affordable prices.  The store is open every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30...

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