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Kent State students move in for 2022 fall semester

Ty Kohler , Campus Editor August 21, 2022

Kent State students living in dorms and some apartment complexes move in this weekend as they begin the 2022 fall semester. Students began moving in on Friday and move-in will continue until Sunday...

President Todd Diacon approves 2023-2024 academic calendar

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter July 20, 2022

The Kent State academic calendar for fall 2023 was changed to minimize class disruptions, allot for more appropriate instructional time and allow for administrative processing to be more timely. President...

The Zydeco Kings performing in the Water Street Tavern at the Kent Blues Festival on June 16, 2022.

Threat of rain doesn’t stop music of 13th annual Kent Blues Festival

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter July 17, 2022

Crowds gathered in downtown Kent Saturday for the city’s 13th annual Blues Festival, where more than 30 bands performed at 23 indoor and outdoor venues all over the city. The event, which ran from 1...

Donzell Jones preparing his restaurant, Hibachi Soul, for the ribbon cutting ceremony in Kent on July, 10.

Mayor endorses new hibachi restaurant in Kent

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter July 10, 2022

The sound of snipping scissors at Hibachi Soul’s grand opening was music to owners Donzell Jones and Sharell Pointer’s ears. On July 9, dozens of community members filled the Lake Street storefront...

Onya Nerve being crowned Mx. Zephyr by judges Jade Uzumaki (left), Bella Sin (middle) and Agata Why (right) in the first Zephyr Drag Takeover at the Zephyr bar in downtown Kent on June 17, 2022.

Onya Nerve crowned Mx. Zephyr at Zephyr Drag Takeover

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter June 19, 2022

After hours of performing, weeks of competing and a final elimination lip sync battle between Onya Nerve and Monica Mod, Nerve took first place and was crowned the first Mx. Zephyr. “I found drag...

Kent State University President Todd Diacon speaking at Quaker State Catering Center for the Akron Roundtable luncheon on June 16, 2022. Diacon told listeners about the third wave economic change in education funding and access.

President Diacon addresses academic accessibility at Akron Roundtable luncheon

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter June 16, 2022

The cost of college has not increased since 1960, but the responsibility of who pays for it has. The shift in access and affordability of higher education was President Todd Diacon’s topic when he spoke...

Randy Horvath playing at Home Town Bank Plaza during the Art and Wine Festival on June 4, 2022. Randy was the first musician of the day to take the stage.

Main Street Kent’s Art and Wine Festival returns for first time since 2019

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter June 5, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, Main Street Kent’s Art and Wine Festival returned to downtown at noon on June 4, 2022. Attendees poured onto the closed North Water Street and enjoyed the many amenities lining...

New $20 million study abroad scholarship fund launching

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter April 23, 2022

Kent State is creating a $20 million scholarship fund to assist any students interested in studying abroad. The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement is working with the Office of Global Education...

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