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A police officer conducts an investigation after a shooting at a Melody Hookah Lounge on Main Street in Blacksburg, Va. Saturday, Feb. 5 2022. Authorities in Virginia are investigating a shooting that occurred just before midnight Friday in downtown Blacksburg. Blacksburg Police responded to reports of shots fired at Melody Hookah Lounge on Main Street, according to a police statement. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

1 killed, 4 others injured in shooting at a hookah lounge near Virginia Tech’s main campus, police say

Jason Hanna and Melissa Alonso CNN February 5, 2022

(CNN) -- One person was killed and four others were injured in a shooting late Friday at a hookah lounge near Virginia Tech's campus in downtown Blacksburg, police said.Details about what led to the shooting...

DaBaby while performing at Kent State in 2019.

What students are looking forward to “post-COVID-19”

Ashley Blood Reporter March 30, 2021

A year into the pandemic, students miss going to classes and events and look forward to normalcy next fall.Around this time last year, students enjoyed in-person classes and looked forward to the spring...

Wastewater research conducted to find possible COVID-19 spikes in dorms

Bella Hagey Reporter January 25, 2021

In an effort to detect possible dorms where spikes in the number of COVID-19 cases may occur, Kent State has started a wastewater research program.The research, done by associate professor Xiaozhen Mou,...

Gabriella Beswicks emotional support dog, a Yorkshire Terrier named Angel.

Despite the university making mental health a priority, students must wait for appointments at campus clinics

David Williams April 3, 2019

Abi Hursh — one of many students who attends mental health counseling at Kent State's main campus — visits the Counseling Center in White Hall once a week to seek treatment for anxiety and depression.Students...

Clara Varndell, a sophomore public health major, adjusts her condom fairy wings during Condoms on the K Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. The event kicked off Kent Interhall Councils annual Sex Week.

Let’s talk about sex — and how young people might be having less of it

Nicholas Hunter February 13, 2019

Experts say dating apps could be killing your sex driveAt Kent State, we’re not shy about sex.We’ve had Sex Week on campus in previous years, which included Sextoberfest, Condoms on the K, a “Sex...

A Kent State student walks along Kent States front campus on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.

Ridiculously cold weather closes campus Wednesday

Valerie Royzman January 29, 2019

Kent State’s main campus will be closed Wednesday due to severe weather, the university announced in an email Tuesday afternoon."The Kent Campus will be closed, and all classes are canceled, for Wednesday,...

Students working on their projects at the NYC studio.

New York City studio to expand campus

Abigail Miller April 13, 2018

The Kent State’s New York City studio provides fashion students with a study away experience in the heart of the nation’s fashion capital.Kent State is expanding the New York City studio’s campus...

Medical marijuana makes its way to Portage County, but not yet to Kent campus

Laina Yost January 26, 2018

 A medical marijuana dispensary is expected to come to Ravenna in September, but Kent State will continue its smoke-free campus campaign against all smoking, including that of medical marijuana.  A number...

Members of Kent State’s Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC programs perform a flag-raising ceremony on the Student Green at Risman Plaza during Kent State’s observance of Veterans Day Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

Kent State earns Military Friendly School honor for ninth straight year

Alex Kamczyc November 30, 2017

Leaving the service can be hard. Men and women from all across the country dedicate their lives to serving their country in the military, a daunting task to many. Coming back from the service and getting...

Tuscarawas anticipates less traffic with new roadway plans

Devon Parker September 22, 2017

The Kent State Tuscarawas campus is planning the building process for its new entry roadway into campus to alleviate ongoing traffic issues.Bradley Bielski, the Tuscarawas dean and chief administrative...

Kent State Stark’s Spirit Fest hopes to bring campus community together

Natalie Meek September 7, 2017

Kent State's Stark campus held Spirit Fest Wednesday to kick off the new semester and welcome students back.Ashley Brightbill, Kent State Stark’s manager of student activities and services, expressed...

Black Squirrel Improv Troupe makes its mark on campus

Angelo Angel February 15, 2016

At first glance, Zachery Immel could be like any student at Kent State, but when he isn’t studying for his psychology classes, he’s busy directing the Black Squirrel Improv Troupe.The Black Squirrel...

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