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Students talk during the Black Squirrel Festival in Kent, Ohio on Friday, September 7, 2018.

37th annual Black Squirrel Festival engages students, community

Robyn Berardi September 8, 2018

Kent State students and community members took over the Student Green and Risman Plaza to celebrate Black Squirrel Festival on Sept. 7.Student organizations set up tables to engage students and provide...

Students stand in line for the Fork in the Road food truck during Black Squirrel Festival on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

Black Squirrel Festival celebrates 36th year, encourages on-campus diversity

Alex Kamczyc September 8, 2017

The 36th annual Black Squirrel Festival was met with brisk winds and chilly weather Friday, Sept. 8 on Risman Plaza.Thousands of students and faculty came to sample the local vendors and see what clubs...

Speed sketcher Clarence Meriweather, 46, draws a caricature of digital science graduate student Bharathkumar Mudigonda at the Black Squirrel Festival Friday, Sept 9, 2016.

Five fun facts on the upcoming Black Squirrel Festival

Alex Kamcyzc September 6, 2017

For some, BlastOff is the most important event that takes place at the beginning of the semester.It’s a chance for freshmen and sophomores to become a part of something bigger than themselves. For juniors...

Nate Manley / The Kent Stater The Black Squirrel Festival takes over Risman Plaza Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

BlastOff cancellation causes minor changes for Black Squirrel Festival

Rachel Duthie September 6, 2016

The 35th annual Black Squirrel Festival will not have any "major changes" to accommodate the early cancellation of BlastOff, according to an official at Kent State's Center for Student Involvement.The...

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Opinion: Take advantage of student festivals

Carlyle Addy September 13, 2015

If this time next year you’re thinking of signing up to help with a group at the Black Squirrel Festival, do it. It will probably live up to or exceed all of your expectations. I was the one dancing...

Photo courtesy of Kent Color 5K.

First annual Color War to take place at Black Squirrel Festival

Nick Boone September 1, 2015

The first annual Kent State Color War will take place this year during the Black Squirrel Festival on Friday, Sept. 11.A color war is a friendly competition where teams are divided and are assigned a color....

Annual Black Squirrel festival held on Student Green Friday

Jacob Brown September 3, 2014

The 33rd Annual Black Squirrel Festival will be held Friday from noon to 6 p.m. on the Student Green and Risman Plaza.Unique to Kent State, the festival will showcase between 100 and 150 vendors, including...

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