The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kiss on the K brings back those who found love on campus

Morgan McGrath Reporter October 7, 2021

Kent State alumni returned to campus on Friday, Oct. 1 for a weekend packed with Homecoming festivities. The weekend began Friday with the Class of 2020 commencement ceremony, and at 12:00, the “Kiss...

Burnham joined a group chat named “Kent Dining Woes” where students discussed the state of the dining halls and made the Change.org petition.

Students create petition demanding reimbursement for meal plans

Megan Becker Assigning Editor September 17, 2021

Some Kent State students created a petition on Change.org that encourages the university to refund student meal plans due to “the recent decline in food quality, availability, and inclusivity.”The...

Family members and guests were encouraged to stand with their graduates and congratulate them before receiving their diplomas on May 13, 2021.

Class of 2021 reflects on Kent State, COVID experiences as in-person commencement ceremonies resume

Editor's Note: The following story has been updated to include photographs of graduates Gianna DaPra and Jordan Bigelow. High fives were exchanged and excited cheers rang through Centennial Court Green...

Squirrel City Jewelers is located in Downtown Kent.

Alumnus-owned business employs local artists despite economic uncertainty for small businesses

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter May 11, 2021

Downtown Kent has a wide array of shops, bars and restaurants that are locally owned and operated. Squirrel City Jewelers is owned by Kent State alumnus Michael Faehnel. He received his B.F.A in jewelry,...

Longtime Hopkinton resident Tim Kilduff is the president and founder of the 26.2 Foundation. His involvement with the Boston Marathon dates back to 1979.

‘68 alumnus inducted into EHHS hall of fame after over 40 years of giving back to Hopkinton community

Zoë Blank Reporter May 3, 2021

Winning the Centennial Alumni Award and being inducted into the College of Education, Health and Human Services Hall of Fame was unnecessary recognition, Timothy W. Kilduff said, but heartwarming. “I’ve...

Brianne Tierney has been head coach of the Kent State women’s lacrosse team since the program was launched in 2016.

The halo effect: Building a lacrosse hotbed from scratch

Owen MacMIllan Sports Reporter April 22, 2021

The inaugural season of the Mid-American Conference’s women’s lacrosse league is approaching an end, marking a huge step forward for the spread of women’s lacrosse in the Midwest.Lacrosse is traditionally...

Julian Edelman, wide receiver for the New England Patriots, with the integrative studies degree he received at Kent State’s One University Commencement held May 11, 2019 at Dix Stadium.

Super Bowl MVP, Kent State quarterback Julian Edelman retires

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor April 12, 2021

One of the most decorated and famous athletes to ever take the field as a Golden Flash appears to be hanging up his cleats.Former New England Patriot, three-time Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl LIII...

Danielle Hupp (far left) and Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement staff members pose with Flash for a photo to encourage people to participate in the Flashes Give Back Week. (File photo from 2019) 

Kent State alumni, community can “join in, give back and say thanks” during Flashes Give Back Week

Zoë Blank Reporter April 3, 2021

Philanthropy Week and Alumni Day of Service have merged to unite Golden Flashes during the first annual Flashes Give Back Week.  The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement is using Flashes Give...

Sam Harper is the Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s new vice president of data intelligence and technology.

Second Kent State alumnus hired at small colorectal cancer nonprofit organization

Zoë Blank Reporter March 9, 2021

A small organization of only 45 people in Washington, D.C., now employs two Kent State alumni.The Colorectal Cancer Alliance recently hired Kent State alumnus Sam Harper as the vice president of data intelligence...

Jody Patterson, associate director of Career Education and Development, presents the agenda for the Feb. 3 “Finding Opportunities” Career Coffee Talk.

Alumni and students offered professional development help through weekly “Career Coffee Talks”

Zoë Blank Reporter February 7, 2021

The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement has partnered with Career Exploration and Development to bring Kent State alumni a series of events to help them gain skills for their future careers. Career...

Corey Conners chipping out of a sand trap at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Conners was wearing a poppy pin in honor of Remembrance Day. Taken from Conners’ Twitter account (@coreconn). Nov. 11, 2020.

Conners cracks top 10 at The Masters

Owen MacMillan Sports editor November 15, 2020

2014 Kent State grad Corey Conners finished tied for 10th in the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.Kent State golf has a long and prestigious history, but cracking the top 10 at...

Golden Girls by Kent State alumna Jennifer Datchuk. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Datchuk.

Kent State alumna wins United States Artist fellowship

Shelby Reeves Reporter February 9, 2020

Kent State Alumna Jennifer Ling Datchuk won a $50,000 art fellowship from United States Artists, which is given to the most compelling artists of various mediums working and living in the United States.“I...

Load More Stories