The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


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Shannon Mihally dropped from the Phi Mu sorority. Photo courtesy of Shannon Mihally.

Drop Out or Keep Up: Being involved in Greek Life DO NOT PUBLISH

Samantha Simcox Greek Life reporter September 18, 2019

Kent State University has had record numbers of students involved in Greek life recently, despite this, members sometimes drop their fraternity or sorority for one reason or another. In 2015, Kent State...

A close up of the Microcystis cyanobacterial bloom in Maumee Bay, August 2019. Courtesy of Joseph Ortiz. 

Kent State researchers develop new way to observe Lake Erie algal blooms

Colleen Carroll Sciences reporter September 16, 2019

Scientists at Kent State have developed a new way of observing Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms that could help improve studying the lake’s health.A team of graduate and undergraduate students led...

A sixth person in the United States has died from lung disease related to vaping, Kansas health officials said. The death marks the first in the state, but raises even more concern about the safety and regulation of e-cigarettes.

‘I was non-stop Juuling up a storm’: 10 college students on their vaping addictions

By Eric Levenson, CNN September 15, 2019

Originally Published: 15 SEP 19 03:22 ETUpdated: 15 SEP 19 11:18 ET    (CNN) -- The CDC, FDA, White House and a who's who of officials in suits want young people to stop using e-cigarettes amid a mysterious...

Venice Cafe patrons raise their glasses while Roger Hoover and the Whiskeyhounds perform their final song at Venice Cafe during Kents Round Town music festival on Friday, September 13, 2019.

Kent ‘Round Town Music Fest connects local music, business

Abigail Mack September 14, 2019

Live music filled the streets on Friday as Kent’s ‘Round Town Music Fest welcomed more than 30 acts at 29 venues throughout downtown and the surrounding area. Local businesses including bars, coffee...

Scott Dotterer, Office of Health Promotion Coordinator, speaks in front of a group of freshman during an Alcohol Awareness workshop on Monday.  

Alcohol-related arrests down on campus

Becca Sagaris September 13, 2019

There has been a 22.8% decrease in Liquor Law Violation arrests on Kent State’s campus; a major improvement just over the course of a year.Community Resource Officer Tricia Knoles explains that the reason...

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