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Kent Wired

National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman recites her inaugural poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Inauguration poet Amanda Gorman sparks inspiration at Kent State

Hannah Lawrence Reporter January 28, 2021

Amanda Gorman’s poem at the presidential inauguration opened the eyes of Americans to the world of poetry.Gorman, 22, took the title of youngest inaugural poet in history. She is also set to release...

National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman recites her inaugural poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman to recite poem before Super Bowl LV

Wayne Sterling, CNN January 27, 2021

(CNN) -- Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate who gained national acclaim at President Joe Biden's inauguration, will recite an original poem before Super Bowl LV, NFL commissioner...

A Hamilton song helped the inauguration poet laureate, Amanda Gorman, seen here appearing on CNN, overcome a speech impediment.

How a ‘Hamilton’ song helped Amanda Gorman overcome a speech impediment

By Scottie Andrew, CNN January 21, 2021

(CNN) -- You wouldn't know it from her commanding delivery at the inauguration, but up until a few years ago, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman struggled to overcome speech impediment.For much...

Linsey Marchese (33) works in the post against the University of British Columbia during Kent State’s 2019 trip to Canada. Aug. 11, 2019.

Marchese looks to add physicality for Kent State

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports reporter October 12, 2020

Redshirt junior center Linsey Marchese is set to make her debut on Kent State University’s women’s basketball team this season.Marchese played two seasons in the Big Ten Conference at Indiana University,...

A family walks to a charter bus that will evacuate them from Galveston Island to Austin in anticipation of impact from Hurricane Laura on August 25, 2020, at the Galveston Housing Authority offices in Galveston.

Laura nears Category 4 strength and threatens ‘unsurvivable’ storm surges as it approaches Louisiana and Texas

Editor's note: In the storm's path with a weak phone connection? Get the text-only version of top stories.(CNN) -- Hurricane Laura may reach extremely dangerous Category 4 strength before slamming...

Mike Vehar of 3-19 Coffee harvesting coffee beans. Courtesy of Mike Vehar.

Coffee shops offer customers various options to get their coffee fix

Nicole Harness, reporter July 15, 2020

People may not be back in the office yet due to COVID-19, but they still need their coffee. 3-19 Coffee in Shaker Heights and Tree City Coffee in Kent are both giving customers various options to choose...

Competitive lifters set up shop in Kent

Hannah Burkey Reporter February 2, 2020

Kent Barbell Club, a gym owned by two competitive powerlifters, is raising the bar in Kent with a distinct, competitive and motivational style.Kent Barbell Club opened on May 4, 2019 in the heart of downtown...

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