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Nathan Ritchey (right) and volunteers packing up a visitors food.

Flashes Fighting Hunger offers twice a week food drive

Taylor Haydu Reporter March 2, 2022

Flashes Fighting Hunger organizes food drives Wednesday and Friday afternoons to battle food insecurity in the community.The food is provided through partnerships and donations from stores and food banks...

The dining area provided at The Haven. Feb. 14, 2022

Local homeless shelter expects to serve community after years of delays

Taylor Haydu Reporter February 15, 2022

After seven years of delay because of funding, The Haven of Portage County expects to open its doors soon.“It started in 2015,” said Anne Marie Noble, the executive director. “What we thought was...

Safer Futures

Safer Futures advocacy walk shines a light on domestic violence

Izzy Stewart Reporter June 30, 2021

Safer Futures and the local community gathered together for the first annual “Shine a Light on Domestic Violence Walk” on Saturday at Sunny Lake Park in Aurora. The evening was hosted by Safer Futures,...

The Mill District mural by Emily Anne Buckingham and Joshua Bentley located at 300 N. Water St.

Kent Walking Tour highlights public art downtown

Brynne Mann Reporter March 19, 2021

The sky was full of dark gray clouds and raindrops sprinkled the sidewalk outside. Despite the weather, a young blonde woman stood between two buildings staring at a landscape painting of the same area. The...

Chazzlyn Jackson is the candidate for the Student Body President for USG in the ’21-’22 school year. 

Meet the Candidates: Meet the Directors

Blake Westover, Reporter Ashley Blood, Reporter Lindsey Vlasic, Reporter March 15, 2021

Student Body President Candidate: Chazzlyn JacksonQ: What is your platform? A: “I am dedicated to a climate of inclusivity, advocacy and wellness. I want to enhance the student life experience through...

Location of the Kent State Women’s Center, which also houses the Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services office (SRVSS). 

The Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services fully adapts to the pandemic with virtual programming

Anthony Elder Reporter March 13, 2021

The Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services continues to offer all of its advocacy and support programs despite the spread of COVID-19. Other than converting its programs to a virtual...

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Author, activist Mimi Lemay reaches out to the Ohio LGBTQ+ community

Brianna Camp reporter February 1, 2021

During a virtual book festival event held by the Beachwood Ohio Mandel Jewish Community Center last Tuesday, author and activist Mimi Lemay shared the story of her family’s “journey of transformation.”As...

On Friday, May 4, 2018, a team of Kent State students shares their campaign idea — centered on increasing the awareness of naloxone (also known as Narcan) — for the opioid crisis in Trumbull County. Students presented at the Trumbull campus to their client, the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention of Trumbull County.

Students devise campaigns to address Trumbull County’s alarming opioid epidemic

Valerie Royzman May 13, 2018

It’s no secret the opioid epidemic — declared a nationwide public health emergency by President Donald Trump in October — is grabbing hold of Ohio, as the state ranked second in the nation for drug...

Skyler Chill is a sophomore communication studies major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at

Opinion: Be a part of the group

Skyler Chill December 4, 2014

For my last article this semester, I wanted to take the time to follow-up on my group and team project. I was amazed that we raised 2,300 books for Akron Children’s Hospital. We more than doubled our...

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