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The line went around the corner to get in to Barflyy in downtown Kent during Fake Paddys 2023.

‘The atmosphere is great’: Kent State parties into top 10 party school in Ohio

Chloe Cornely, Reporter April 18, 2023

With rowdy music and the drinks flowing, hundreds of students grab their friends and head out to Kent State's party scene every weekend. Barstool and Niche released their lists of top party schools...

Kent State celebrates Fake Paddy’s Day 2023

The Party Begins The Fake Paddy’s Day celebration kicked off early Saturday as students lined frat row with drinks in hand.  Jake Rankin, sophomore history major and member of Phi Delta Theta, said...

Bars get ready for Fake Paddy’s Day

March 10, 2023

While Fake Paddy's Day is on Saturday, bars in Kent have been preparing for days for the expected crowds. TV2's Jacob Brooks went to two bars in downtown Kent to see how they are getting ready.   Jacob...

Crowds of people wait to enter Barflyy for Fake Paddys Day on Friday, March 13.

Undeterred students continue partying into the night for Fake Paddy’s Day

Morgan McGrath Reporter March 14, 2021

“We started drinking at 8 a.m.” A former Kent student who identified himself as John waited patiently outside of Barflyy on Saturday night in downtown Kent. Fake Paddy’s Day 2021 had begun. Long...

NIU scores walk-off win against Kent State gymnastics

Sean Blevins Sports Reporter February 27, 2021

The Kent State gymnastics team (4-6, 1-3 Mid-American Conference) lost a close match on the road, as they fell to Northern Illinois University. The Huskies’ last floor routine gave them the walk-off...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine talks about extending school closures through the end of the academic year on CNNs State of the Union on March 15, 2020. 

DeWine orders all Ohio bars, restaurants to close; take-out, delivery still permitted

March 15, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All bars and restaurants in Ohio will be closed as of 9 p.m. Sunday until further notice, said Gov. Mike DeWine, who is taking a tough stance on trying to stem the coronavirus saying...

From Left: Logan Lott and Matta Taylor playing their guitars while their dog Lucy rests in a guitar case in Downtown Kent on Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016.

Music, food fills downtown bar scene

Keisha Burley September 28, 2016

Like many Kent State students, junior communication studies major Tara Barone frequents the bars in downtown Kent often. One of the many highlights from her nights out are the live music and free food...

GradFest holds first gathering of the semester

Andrew Keiper February 5, 2016

Kent State graduate students gathered at Dominick’s bar in downtown Kent to enjoy free pizza, cheap beer and a relaxing social atmosphere.GradFest is a recurring event sponsored by the Graduate Student...

Fire Department checks capacity in Kent bars

Joanna Kamvorous November 30, 2014

When drinking with friends downtown, don’t be surprised to see lieutenants from the Kent Fire Department checking out the bars.They’re not there to drink or extinguish a fire but rather to prevent...

Dash offers new payment plans at bars

Dashing past the line at the bar

Jenna Kuczkowski November 18, 2014

As a late night out at the local bar slowly becomes an early morning, lines begin to form around the register of every tavern, lounge and bar in town. Customers wait impatiently to pay their tabs and so...

Cleveland sports bring big business to local bars

Alex Valverde November 7, 2014

It was a big win for the Cleveland Browns last night. They beat the Cincinnati Bengals and took home their sixth win of the season so far.  And tonight the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Denver Nuggets.These...

The streets of downtown Kent were barely passable with the hundreds of Halloween costumes that poured in and around the bar scene during Kents Halloween in 2013.

Kent bars prepare for Halloween

Hannah Armenta October 21, 2014

Kent is gearing up for its busiest night of the year: the unofficial celebration of Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 25..  Bar and restaurant owners and the City of Kent police and fire departments are taking...

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