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The outside of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, recently reopened in August.

Kent State Rec Center hopes to offer stress relief for students during unusual semester

Kenzie Johnston Reporter February 28, 2021

After closing in March of 2020 due to the university closing, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center reopened to the public Aug. 17 but had limitations in place to keep members physically distant from...

A group of students and student workers walk around the Recreation and Wellness Center on a snowshoe hike on Feb. 17, 2021.

Kent State Adventure Center offers campus snowshoe hike after big snowfall, preparing for larger hiking trip

Kenzie Johnston Reporter February 22, 2021

With each step, a crunch sound echoed off the nearby building as a group of students made their way around the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center Wednesday afternoon in large spiked...

Hand sanitizing station at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

How to exercise at home

Camryn Kocher Reporter February 4, 2021

The COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home order has changed daily lives and routines for everyone. Without the gym environment or equipment to use, it can be challenging to work out regularly and...

The product packaging of the Never Ending Defender.

A ball, a sketch pad, some wire and a dream: How a Kent alumnus thinks he can revolutionize basketball training

Dante Centofanti Sports Reporter January 26, 2021

As winter arrives, gyms across Northeast Ohio are slowly starting to hear the chorus of balls being dribbled and sneakers squeaking on hardwood. As these young players hoop in uncertain times, one Kent...

Sarah Richardson was the first voter in line at the Rec on Nov. 3, 2020. 

A look into Election Day in Portage County

KentWired Staff November 3, 2020

Our staff is spending all day visiting various polling locations and hearing from members of the greater Kent community. Here’s a look at the people voting, volunteering and being a part of Election...

Iris Meltzer, President of the League of Women Voters of Ohio. 

How to have a voting plan

Kandra Hill Reporter November 1, 2020

With Election Day on Tuesday, over 85 million Americans have already voted according to the United States Election Project. Those who haven’t voted yet have a few voting options at their disposal. Voting...

Nike Run Club

Staying fit in college during the pandemic and winter months

Megan Medfisch Health and Fitness reporter October 5, 2020

With winter approaching and an expected increase in COVID-19 cases, students can stay healthy from home through campus virtual services and online applications.While health precautions are taken in gyms,...

Cabin Fever Illustration

How students are curing boredom while being stuck at home

Shelby Reeves Reporter April 5, 2020

College is a time of freedom, a time of independence, a time where students are out on their own and get to explore life by themselves. That wasn’t the case this year when COVID-19 led to the shutdown...

Rec to be open for election Tuesday, local polling stations moved over coronavirus

Rachel Karas General assignment reporter Paige Bennett General assignment editor March 12, 2020

The Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be open on Tuesday, March 17 for voting. Kent State closed the Rec in light of its decision to suspend face-to-face classes over the coronavirus....

Freshman exploratory major Johnell Parnell received the Steve Harvey Scholarship Award. Parnell is one of eight recipients.

Steve Harvey scholarship recipients navigate freshman year

Freshman year of college is an exciting and memorable time for any student. For eight incoming freshmen who received full scholarships to attend Kent State, freshman year has been even more special. The...

Insomnia Cookies specialty Valentines Day red velvet cookie. 

Best Valentine’s Day dates in Kent

Kelsey Paulus Reporter February 7, 2020

Still looking for a place to take your date on Valentine’s Day? Here are a few places in Kent to make your holiday special, both on and off campus.Come be my Valentine! ice skating event On Valentine’s...

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