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Key Glock performs with the dancers on April 11, 2024.

Rapper Key Glock hits FlashFest with a bang

Andrew Bowie, Reporter April 12, 2024

Crowds began lining up an hour and a half before the performance in order to get a good spot for Key Glock, the south Memphis rapper headlining FlashFest 2024. The line wrapped all around the second floor...

A look behind the lanes of the bowling alley located in the Eastway Dining Hall on Oct. 30, 2023.

Conversations to reopen Eastway bowling alley begin

Andrew Bowie, Reporter April 5, 2024

Work began to potentially reopen the Eastway bowling alley at the start of the spring semester. The Eastway bowling alley is located underneath the Eastway Dining Hall to the left of the mailroom.  The...

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BOK ’24: Best place to cure a hangover

Andrew Bowie, Reporter April 4, 2024

FIRST: Mike's Place Mike’s Place is an American restaurant that is one of Kent’s more noticeable landmarks. The restaurant is so eye-catching due to all the extensions to the building. Among them...

A cross symbolizing Jesus Christs crucifixion stands atop the steeple of a church in Kent.

Easter lead-up gives students a way to reconnect with their religion

Andrew Bowie, Reporter March 9, 2024

Easter has significance for many Christians as the holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday is important for those of the Christian faith because it symbolizes freedom from...

PRSSA Kent hosts the Dedication to the Destination through Travel & Tourism event on March 4, 2024 in Franklin Hall. The event serves as both a networking opportunity and a chance for students to learn from the experiences of public relations professionals.

Guest speakers share dynamic career opportunities at PRSSA’s travel event

Andrew Bowie, Reporter March 6, 2024

The Public Relation Student Society of America(PRSSA) highlighted the unique aspects of public relations in the travel and tourism sector at an event Monday night. Four guest speakers from various careers...

The informational flyer for USGs 2024 FlashFest.

Rapper Key Glock to headline FlashFest 2024

Andrew Bowie, Reporter March 2, 2024

Undergraduate Student Government announced rapper Key Glock will headline FlashFest 2024 during the men’s basketball game against Central Michigan Saturday.  The concert will take place at the MAC...

Crawford Hall construction moves to new phase and stays on schedule

Andrew Bowie and Tyler Schlosser February 18, 2024

Construction on the exterior of Crawford Hall, the new business building for the Ambassador Crawford School of Business and Entrepreneurship, has finished. Scaffolding can now be seen through the glass...

Yaseen Shaikh, President of Students for Justice in Palestine, presents photos from the ongoing war in Gaza at the SJPs event titled “Let’s talk about Gaza,” which took place at the KSU Student Center on Feb. 15, 2024.

Students for Justice in Palestine ‘Talk about Gaza’

Andrew Bowie, Reporter February 16, 2024

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) gave an overview of the situation in Gaza and drew awareness to what’s happening to Palestinians in the region at the “Let’s Talk about Gaza” event Thursday...

Lets talk about sex: Professionals emphasize consent, safety

Let’s talk about sex: Professionals emphasize consent, safety

Andrew Bowie, Reporter February 12, 2024

Most college-age students will be sexually active, and staying safe is important.  STIs are one of the most consistent concerns when it comes to sex. The Ohio Department of Health reported 34,155...

Dan Smith Community Park provides outdoor seating for people to enjoy the amenities of downtown Kent on Jan. 22, 2024.

Zillow ranks Kent as second-best college town in America

Andrew Bowie, Reporter January 24, 2024

Zillow, the online real-estate marketplace, ranked Kent as the second-best college town in the country in its list of rankings of the best housing markets of 2023. Among the rankings were also Vermilion,...

Kent States Verder Hall, located at 150 Midway Dr. As of the Fall 2023 semester, the dorm has been reopened as a housing option for students.

Verder Hall residents receive single rooms as consolation

Andrew Bowie, Reporter December 7, 2023

Verder Hall was brought back for the 2023-24 academic school year to meet the high demand for housing. Residents have experienced a wide range of issues from broken sewer lines to temperatures reaching...

Tri-Towers dorms blocked out by the snow on November 28, 2023.

Rwandan students stick together over winter break

Andrew Bowie, Reporter December 7, 2023

Over winter break, students are given the opportunity to stay in a dorm by filling out an application for $25 a day, or $725 for all of break.  Ashley Andrews, assignments coordinator for University...

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