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The CARES Center, located in the Student Center, on Jan. 24, 2024.

CARES Center aims to help students in need

Bristol Lily, Reporter January 28, 2024

The university’s CARES Center on the first floor of the Student Center has been around since April 2021, aiming to help students meet their basic needs.  Each letter in the word CARES stands for...

The universitys library sits near Risman Plaza on campus.

Students anticipate finals week, suggest how to cope with stress

Sarah Petrovich, Reporter December 6, 2023

With finals week just around the corner, many students find it crucial to be in tune with their emotional and physical health to excel to their highest potential in that final stretch.  But it is common...

How changes to SNAP benefits impact the Kent community

April 25, 2023

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits have decreased to pre-pandemic levels in March, and Portage County residents are starting to see the effects. For years, many Ohioans have been...

Attendees sit at tables spread across the room to discuss how to best help students in need following the initial presentation during the 100 plates community lunch on Feb. 1, 2023.

100 Plates event celebrates MLK Week with lunch and group discussion

Chania Crawford, Reporter February 1, 2023

The MLK commemorative committee celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s mission to achieve a “beloved community” with a lunch and discussion.  “He believed there were three barriers to achieving...

Nathan Ritchey (right) and volunteers packing up a visitors food.

Flashes Fighting Hunger offers twice a week food drive

Taylor Haydu Reporter March 2, 2022

Flashes Fighting Hunger organizes food drives Wednesday and Friday afternoons to battle food insecurity in the community.The food is provided through partnerships and donations from stores and food banks...

A flyer of what the CARES center acronym stands for and what resources the center has to offer. Location, hours of operation and ways to get in contact with them are included.  

The CARES Center offers shelter for students in need

Lucy Connolly Reporter October 29, 2021

The CARES center, which stands for crisis, advocacy, resources, education and support, has been active on Kent State’s campus since fall of 2020. The center provides students with things such as food,...

DeWeese Health Center 1.jpg

University plans to continue expanding mental health services

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter February 13, 2021

Kent State University plans to continuously expand its mental health services provided by the Counseling and Psychological Services located in the Deweese Health Center. The university declared on Feb....

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