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Delta-8 displays of products, found at one of the FlashVapes locations on East Main Street.

Delta-8: marijuana alternative widespread across nation

Alton Northup, Reporter April 18, 2023

Students are getting legal highs through delta-8 THC as marijuana remains illegal at the federal level and on campus. Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which made hemp legal, products containing...

A floral mask designed by senior fashion merchandising major Grace McLain. More masks are featured on her Instagram, @gksdesign, where she sells them to raise money for her senior collection. Photo courtesy of Grace McLain.

Masks go from medical safety to fashion statements

Kaitlyn Finchler Photo editor October 22, 2020

Wearing masks is the new norm, and it’s turned into a movement, culture and a fashion statement in less than six months. There are a multitude of different masks offered: with filters, without filters,...

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. 

Kent State cancels spring break trips to Italy, Vietnam

Kent State announced on Tuesday the cancellation of all scheduled spring break trips to Italy and Vietnam in light of the coronavirus outbreak. In an email to the Kent State community, the university...

Put down your wine, ladies, you might be pregnant

Gabrielle Gentile March 9, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set off a wave of controversy in February when it released a report recommending that sexually active women refrain from drinking alcohol if not on birth...

Guest Columnist: Get your flu shots

Rebecca Wrobel October 22, 2014

You probably know the most common symptoms of the seasonal flu, but do you really know how much it can affect you? Every year, 1 in 4 college students will get the flu. The most common symptoms are cough,...

Maggie Wachtel is a sophomore public relations major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at

Opinion: Why wearing your seatbelt is so important

Maggie Wachtel October 19, 2014

I’m sure we’ve all been repeatedly told to put our seatbelts on one time or another. My mom used to refuse to leave the driveway until I was safely buckled in. As I got older and more of my peers began...

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