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Justine Gallo, a 2022 alumna of Kent State University and owner of Sun in Leo, pets Jasper, a special-needs cat from the Just Cats NEO at the Kent Kitty Weekend on Nov. 11, 2023.

Local organization aims to give cats forever homes

MinJee Yoo, Reporter November 12, 2023

Cat lovers scurried into downtown Kent to connect and raise money for their furry friends at Kent Kitty Weekend Saturday.  Tree City Cats, a non-profit organization that houses stray cats from around...

A group of senior veterinary technology majors pose for a picture during their large animal class. 

Veterinary Technology students earn highest passing rate in Ohio for second year in a row

Olivia Futo Reporter March 15, 2021

For the second year in a row, Veterinary Technology students at Kent State have achieved Ohio’s highest average passing rate on the national board exam along with earning a 100 percent passing rate on...

Vice president of regional campuses and dean of the College of Applied and Technical Studies candidates Margaret (Peggy) Shadduck, David M. Dees, and Jennie J. Gallimore.

Vice president for regional campuses candidates give presentations

Jessica Cobb, reporter Megan McSweeney, reporter November 5, 2020

Three final candidates with differing backgrounds and experiences gave presentations for the position of vice president for regional campuses this past week.Each candidate was asked to discuss the challenges...

Coffee shops provide options to customers looking to get their coffee fix

Nicole Harness, reporter July 14, 2020

People may not be back in the office yet due to COVID-19 keeping them at home, but they still need their coffee. 3-19 Coffee in Shaker Heights and Tree City Coffee in Kent are both giving customers various...


Coyotes in Kent aren’t leaving any time soon

Samantha Karam and Kellie Nock January 31, 2018

Sitting in her room at night, Kent resident  and native Rachel Gundlach hears the howls of a pack of coyotes. Her cocker spaniel, Fuji, sits on her lap and stares out the window, barking at the sound.Gundlach...

Junior advertising major Alissa Woodward holds her assistance cat, Gunner, in Olsen Hall on Monday, Feb. 13, 2016. Gunner aids Woodward in coping with her anxiety while in college. “It helps to come home to something solid, something unwavering,” Woodward said.

Animal companions ease students’ stress, anxiety

Jenna Kuczkowski March 8, 2017

Editor's note: This story first appeared in the March 9 edition of The Kent Stater.Resting just above the door handle of Madison Radke’s door in Wright Hall is a small sticker with “Animal in Residence”...

Barkitecture members gather materials to begin designs for the Kitty City, an indoor habitat for cats at the Humane Society of Summit County.

Barkitecture members design ‘Kitty City’ for local shelter

Nicholas Hunter March 8, 2017

Kent State students with a love for both animals and environmental design have a new home: Barkitecture.Barkitecture is a new student organization that intends to work with local animal shelters and humane...

The price of a pooch: Footing the bill for college pets

Mikala Lugen March 8, 2017

After a long day of attending classes and working her part-time job, Bridget Looney walks into her apartment and is greeted with slobbery kisses from her newest puppy, Bennie.Looney, a junior exercise...

Kent woman arrested for stealing cats

Angelo Angel March 15, 2016

A Kent woman is in police custody after breaking into an animal shelter to steal back her two cats.Kristeen Pascoe was arrested on March 11 after she was linked to a pair of break-ins at an adjacent buildings.The...

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