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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

COVID-19 increases demand for mental health resources on Kent campus

Madison Goerl, Reporter February 22, 2022

A Kent State Reddit user posted suicidal threats in January, reigniting the conversation about college student's mental health during COVID-19. "I am very lonely and I don't have any friends and I want...

Genevieve Menyhart (right) poses in her cap and gown as she graduates from her living room with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in May 2020. Menyhart is a wedding photographer and is hopeful for the future of wedding photography this summer.

The class of COVID-19: 2020 graduates navigate the lasting impacts of graduating during a pandemic

Zoë Blank Reporter May 6, 2021

College graduation is called commencement because it’s supposed to be a new beginning, but COVID-19 posed new challenges for the class of 2020.  A June 2020 study found that millions of students worldwide...

Kent Running2bWell group.

Running2bWell resumes outdoor in-person meetups, regaining participation

Anthony Elder Reporter May 2, 2021

Running2bWell resumed in-person meetups on March 15. The return follows several months of Zoom meetings and lowered participation. Now, the organization sees many people returning and operates similarly...

Exercise infographic

How exercise can benefit mental health

Kenzie Johnston Reporter April 30, 2021

Fitness and exercise may be a way to build muscle, lose some weight, increase metabolism and improve your overall physique, but one thing that can motivate many people to stay active is the sense of overall...

Ways to reduce anxiety

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter April 25, 2021

In the United States, around 31% of all adults will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their life according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. But what is anxiety really?...

Suicide rates expected to increase after 2020

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 30, 2021

If you are in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24/7. The service is available to anyone and all calls are confidential.In Ohio, five people...

Estridge in her classroom at the middle school she teaches. 

Sorority sisters remain close after graduating college, despite going separate ways

Jennifer Lasik reporter March 22, 2021

It’s been around eight months since Brooke Estridge, Alpha Xi Delta alum, moved to Lakeland, Florida, for the opportunity of a lifetime, leaving behind her sorority sisters who had become her best friends...

In a survey conducted on KentWired’s Twitter account, 79 participants voted in whether or not they would be taking the mental health questionnaire. Forty-two percent said they would be participating in the survey, 33 percent voted “no way” and 25 percent of students voted “maybe.” 

Kent State asking students to participate in mental health survey

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 19, 2021

Kent State University is asking all students to participate in the Healthy Minds Study conducted by the University of Michigan. The nationally recognized survey was emailed to students on March 14 and...

Sophomore communication studies major Lilli DiFinis home workspace.

One year later: Kent State students’ relationship with remote learning

Morgan McGrath Feature writer March 14, 2021

Students at Kent State University, like most colleges, have had no choice but to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic that’s been terrorizing the United States for nearly a year now. In fact, 2,260 students...

Ben Vrobel continued going to his online classes after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Sick days during online learning

Ashley Blood Reporter March 12, 2021

Sick days are no longer mandatory because of online learning and many students are working through their illness.Before COVID-19, students took a break from school when they were sick. Now, because of...

Melissa Celko, director of the Kent State of Wellness program at Kent State University. 

Koru Mindfulness, Meditation Training offers dive into overall mental health wellbeing

Kenzie Johnston Reporter March 9, 2021

Kent State of Wellness offers Koru Mindfulness and Meditation Training to faculty and students as a way to learn mindfulness and meditation in just four weeks.Koru Mindfulness delivers an evidence-based...

Matthew Knabe (center) speaks with members of Cru and people attending the Cru mental heath event On Feb. 25. At the event, Knabe spoke about the intersection of faith and mental health. 

Kent Cru workshop hosts counselor to share his experiences, resources to combat virtual distress

Hannah Mayer Reporter March 1, 2021

When a Kent Cru member witnessed a Kent State freshman cry from loneliness and loss of community, the Christian student group was encouraged to take action and initiate a conversation on mental health.Since...

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