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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...

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed." He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation...

Senior advertising major Emmaline Mae Stine cuddles with her service animal Oliver. Oliver is her service animal of two years.

Support animals help students tackle the day

Taylor Peach Reporter January 30, 2020

Correction: The story was changed to more accurately identify service animals vs. assistance animals“I’ve seen people who could honestly benefit from having a service dog,” said Kat Gauding, a sophomore...

The finished project, Kitty City, done for the Summit County Humane Society  in Spring 2017.

Students use architecture to help animals in need

Madeline Pigott November 26, 2018

 A student organization puts their knowledge and skills to the test by helping build sanctuaries for animals in need.Kent State’s Barkitecture organization began in Fall 2016 by an architecture student...

Barkitecture members gather materials to begin designs for the Kitty City, an indoor habitat for cats at the Humane Society of Summit County.

Barkitecture members design ‘Kitty City’ for local shelter

Nicholas Hunter March 8, 2017

Kent State students with a love for both animals and environmental design have a new home: Barkitecture.Barkitecture is a new student organization that intends to work with local animal shelters and humane...

Senior Biology student Ruthann Antolik looks into the eyes of a ball python in the animal room in Cunningham Hall. Mar. 8, 2017. The animal Room is a project of the biology club, allowing students to gain experience with more exotic animals.

Biology Club gains hands-on experience in exotic animal room

Madeline Crandall March 8, 2017

A love for animals has become a science in Kent State’s student-run Biology Club.“We are passionate about all things biology, including animals, sustainability and conservation efforts,” Ruthann...

The unconditional love of animals leads to less stress

Samantha Ickes October 5, 2016

Suzanne Holt, director of women's studies at Kent State, received her first dog at 10 years old, after she and her sister boycotted Christmas and birthdays until their parents agreed to get them one. For...

Samantha Karam is a sophomore journalism major. Contact her at

Opinion: What they never warned you about vegetarianism

Samantha Karam April 6, 2016

Vegetarianism and veganism are gaining popularity in today’s day and age. People are becoming more aware of the foods they consume and where they come from.I’ve always talked about how much I love...

Zoos’ dirty little secret

Jennifer O'Connor February 24, 2014

People around the world were justifiably outraged when a healthy young giraffe was killed because he didn’t fit into a Danish zoo’s breeding plan. A second giraffe execution was in the works before...

Sanjana Iyer is a sophomore fashion merchandising major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact her at

Opinion: Where your fur coat came from

Sanjana Iyer February 16, 2014

In my time here on campus, I have had the misfortune of crossing paths with several students who proudly wear their fur and Uggs like priced possessions.Last week, I stumbled upon an article on

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