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Kid Cudi sports his Kent shirt while dancing in his new Surfin music video. Cudi performed at Kent State in 2010.

Kid Cudi wears Kent shirt in new music video

Benjamin VanHoose October 31, 2016

Kid Cudi apparently prefers making his own waves dressed in Kent gear.The rapper is seen sporting a T-shirt with “Kent” plastered in white block lettering throughout his “Surfin’” music video,...

Matthew Healy, lead singer of The 1975, performs in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center at Kent State University on Oct. 30, 2016.

The 1975 electrifies MAC Center during concert

Benjamin VanHoose October 30, 2016

After a long Saturday evening of costumes and partying amongst the crowds in downtown Kent’s Halloween, Kent State students still managed to rally together Sunday night, singing along with The 1975...

Relieve some stress with this exclusive Kent State-themed coloring page, designed by local artist Audrey Henry. Henry, who created an adult coloring book titled Selfies, said she thinks the trend is so popular because people like to feel artistic and indulge in their creative side.

Inside the lines: Community members embrace adult coloring book trend

Benjamin VanHoose September 14, 2016

It may be time to sharpen that old set of coloring pencils.The coloring book — no longer banished solely to elementary school classrooms —has graduated to the mainstream, tapping into a consumer market...

Kassi Jackson / The Kent Stater Student organizations set up around Risman Plaza during BlastOff on Aug 30, 2015.

Students find niche in record number of on-campus organizations

Benjamin VanHoose September 7, 2016

Any student looking to be more involved on campus outside of studying and homework this year has more of a selection than ever.Last spring semester, the Center for Student Involvement reported a record...

In this 2013 file photo, Kesha is seen performing at the Hollywood Bowl.

Kesha records message to Kent State fans

Benjamin VanHoose September 1, 2016

Pop singer Kesha recorded a brief message to all her Golden Flashes fans ahead of her Homecoming Weekend concert.“Kent State … I’m coming to see you guys,” she said in the video. “I better see...

Students take advantage of PARTAs reverse loop on campus.

PARTA makes route alterations, prepares for real-time tracking function

Benjamin VanHoose August 30, 2016

New PARTA bus routes from on Vimeo.Riding the bus to class just got a lot easier—or at least that’s what PARTA is hoping for.The public transportation service, free to Kent State students...

Photo courtesy of Therese Boyich

Theatre alum lends voice to Netflix series, upcoming ‘Mean Girls’ musical

Benjamin VanHoose April 13, 2016

It’s not every day that your voice goes viral, but for Kent State alumna Therese “Tee” Boyich it’s a feat she is about to experience all over again.After recording background vocals for the theme...

All Cinema Club sheds light on lesser-known films

Benjamin VanHoose March 9, 2016

On Friday nights when most Kent State students on campus are flocking to the KIVA to watch an exciting blockbuster or popular comedy, a select few choose to make their way to Bowman Hall. It's there in...

Taylor Swift wins Album of the Year at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Students react to 58th annual Grammy Awards

Benjamin VanHoose February 16, 2016

The Grammys marked its 58th annual celebration of music Monday night, handing out golden gramophone trophies to Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Alabama Shakes, Chris Stapleton and plenty of other artists. Swift...

(from left) Graduate computer science major Raujit Chennam, Graduate digital science major Sourov Shrivartova, freshman game design major Tyson Chim, and sophomore accounting major Jason Miller play Mario Kart at the Cyber Game Night beneath the Student Center on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

Game Night unites students to bond and relieve stress

Benjamin VanHoose February 3, 2016

For one night a week, the Cyber Café in the lower level of the Student Center sheds its low-key lounge vibe and becomes a high-energy makeshift arcade. Tables topped with nearly every board game imaginable,...

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