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Students ‘Blastoff!’ into new academic year

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2022

Students gathered on Risman Plaza for games, prizes, food trucks and more at the 2022 Back to School Blastoff! event.  The event, hosted annually by the Center for Student Involvement, ran from...

Eboni Pringle, dean of University College at Kent State University.

Kent State prepares for incoming freshmen

Taylor Gay Reporter June 16, 2021

A post-pandemic world is slowly but surely becoming a reality and Kent State is moving with the times. Welcoming their incoming freshman class in the fall, the faculty and staff are working to help where...

USG released tentative candidate list for 2021 election

Blake Westover Reporter February 22, 2021

Blastoff, Homecoming and Flashfest: most students have at least one great memory from these Kent State traditions. Whether it was DaBaby, Chloe x Halle or Do It For The Culture, USG planned and implemented...

Freshman Kennedy Matty enjoys a game of bubble soccer with friends on Manchester Field on August 22, 2018. 

BlastOff brings organizations and departments to students with new extended hours

McKenna Corson August 23, 2018

Kent State’s BlastOff ceremonies gave students of all grade levels the opportunity to learn about student organizations and university departments for an extra hour and a half more than in previous years.Following...

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...

Gloria Pissos (left) takes a dolly from her car as she helps her son, new Kent State Mike Pissos move into Tri-Towers for his freshman year on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

Kent State prepares to welcome freshmen, returning students

Nicholas Hunter August 23, 2017

Welcome Weekend marks the yearly move-in for Kent State freshmen and kicks off this Thursday. Beyond unpacking and getting settled into dorms, new and returning students can participate in a full slate...

Storms crash Blastoff

Jimmy Miller, Skye Mceowen August 28, 2016

Stormy skies and an eventual rain shower cut short Kent State’s annual back-to-school “Blastoff” event, the finale of this year’s Welcome Weekend.Undergraduate Student Government president Sam...

Senior entrepreneurship major Kevin Otubu reacts as he becomes the director of programming for Undergraduate Student Government as results of the elections are streamed in the Student Center on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

USG acts as voice for Kent State student body

Emily Mills August 28, 2015

Kent State’s Undergraduate Student Government is students’ representation in the administration at Kent State, but many students don’t understand what USG actually does.“Undergraduate Student Government...


Five student holidays worth staying on campus for

Neville Hardman August 28, 2015

1. Halloween Parties line College Ave. and University Dr. as the sidewalks flood with costumed students. Ashton Wade, a junior American Sign Language major, said her first Kent Halloween was cut short...

Students gather to watch a dance off as Evan Evolution performs during BlastOff Sunday, August 24, 2014 on the Student Green

BlastOff presents student organizations with summer celebration

Lily Martis August 24, 2014

Kent State student organizations lured prospective members to get involved Sunday night at BlastOff, an annual celebration and student interest fair that signals the start of the semester. Covered in...

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