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Katie Shumate (14), junior guard on Kents womens basketball team, scored 21 points against Central Michigan University. Feb. 2, 2022.

Women’s basketball remains undefeated in February after strong defensive performance

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor February 12, 2022

After the Kent State women’s basketball team lost to Northern Illinois on Jan. 26 to fall to 2-6 in conference play, coach Todd Starkey said that February would be “our month. We’re going to be really...

Volleyball swept across all sets in rough weekend away

Isabella Schreck Reporter October 31, 2021

The Kent State volleyball team headed into the weekend coming off of four straight five-set games.The Flashes would be swept in back-to-back games, not winning a single set. “It was a tough weekend,”...

Field Hockey MAC Champions

Kent State’s field hockey team shares the MAC regular season title with Miami

Jacob Hansen Reporter October 30, 2021

After sharing the Mid-American Conference regular season title, Coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer and the team are “excited to get it done in the MAC tournament.”The final game of the regular season for Kent...

Danie Tyson (17) and Jacqlyn Caspers (8) celebrate during the Kent State volleyball teams celebrate win over Akron on Friday Oct. 15, 2021. 

Caspers’ huge weekend leads volleyball to sweep over Akron

Isabella Schreck Reporter October 17, 2021

Middle blocker Jacqlyn Caspers had by far the best weekend of her college career to lead Kent State to a sweep of two games against Akron.Caspers, a 6-4 redshirt junior from Swaledale, Iowa, had a career-high...

Fifth year goal keeper Azure Fernsler (82) blocks the ball from going into the net during the field hockey game on Oct. 15, 2021. Kent State beat Miami University 1-0 in regular time.

Field hockey beats Miami 1-0 to seize first place in MAC

Jacob Hansen Reporter October 15, 2021

This time the Kent State field hockey team didn’t need a miracle finish.Last weekend, the Flashes rallied twice in the last two minutes on their way to victories over Longwood and Indiana. Friday, they...

Senior defensive specialist Erin Gardner gets ready to serve against Ball State on Sept. 24 at Kent State. 

Volleyball wins big match against Ball State Friday but falls Saturday

Isabella Schreck Reporter September 26, 2021

On Friday, the Kent State volleyball team lost the first two sets, then fought off two match points in the third and beat the team with the best record in the league in five sets.But the next afternoon,...

Volleyball prepares for conference games after loss to Duquesne

Isabella Schreck Reporter September 19, 2021

The Kent State volleyball team will enter the Mid-American Conference play next weekend with “a lot of work to do,” coach Don Gromala said.  The Flashes lost in five sets to Duquesne (5-6) Saturday...

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...

Despite some dominant showings, gymnastics falls to Ball State

Sean Blevins Sports reporter March 8, 2021

Kent State (4-7, 1-4 Mid-American Conference) lost their final home meet of the 2021 season on Sunday, falling 195.725-194.675 to Ball State University (13-1, 2-1 MAC).  “We expected more from ourselves,”...

Senior athletes speak about seasons ending because of COVID-19

Amanda Levine Sports editor April 26, 2020

Senior softball player Vanessa Vodan found out from a social media post by the NCAA that her senior season was over. Her heart stopped and she prayed it wasn’t true. Vodan was in her room in an off-campus...

A bittersweet end to a banner season for women’s basketball

Just like that, it was over.Less than 24 hours after the women’s basketball team advanced to the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinals, Kent State’s hope for an NCAA Tournament bid vanished.“I...

Women’s basketball drops last game of regular season to Buffalo

Gina Butkovich Reporter March 7, 2020

Kent State women’s basketball ended the regular season with a 14-point loss to Buffalo. The 58-72 loss was the team’s first loss since a 58-71 loss against Central Michigan on February 19.The Flashes...

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