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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Effective April 19, masks are not required on PARTA buses.

“No Mask, No Problem” says PARTA bus company

Joshua Bailey, Reporter April 26, 2022

Face coverings are no longer required for riders or bus drivers on Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority buses or at its transit center in downtown Kent, following a federal court ruling Monday. U.S....

Marijuana may become decriminalized in Kent, but not on campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter March 1, 2022

The Kent Police Department would not acknowledge the Sensible Marihuana Ordinance if it passed. Sensible Kent, part of the statewide Sensible Movement Coalition, has a proposed ordinance that would...

The table of free masks located on the first floor of Satterfield Hall, the English building.

Free masks available to those in Kent

Madeleine Majikas Reporter February 21, 2022

Residents of Kent are able to protect themselves and slow the spread of COVID-19 with free masks around the city.Government initiatives have given residents access to free N95 and KN95 masks in pharmacies...

Lisa Dannemiller, Kent State’s interim chief university physician, explains how booster shots work.Courtesy of Kent State University

COVID-19 booster shot available for everyone 18 and older

Haley Kisling Reporter December 12, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the expansion for booster shots for everyone ages 18 and older that have received their full COVID-19 vaccine.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Anonymous users on YikYak share their feelings as the semester winds down. 

“Burnt-out”: college students experience mental health decline

Morgan McGrath Reporter Natalia Hernandez Maceira Reporter November 20, 2021

College students nationwide are feeling the pressure of returning to in-person classes as demand for access to mental health services has been at an all-time high. Campus administrations attempt to accommodate...

KSUs DeWeese Health Center.

KSU to resume vaccines after 2-week pause

Ethan Cohen April 28, 2021

Kent State announced that it’s resuming COVID-19 vaccinations at the DeWeese Health Center April 30. Both the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccine will be offered to all university students, faculty...

Porthouse theatre

Porthouse Theatre to host full summer 2021 season

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter April 25, 2021

Kent State’s professional theater, Porthouse Theatre, will host a full season this summer. The season will take place in-person in compliance with the Flashes Safe Eight and state guidelines. “We...

Screenshots of an email sent to KSU faculty explaining the plan for 3-foot distancing.

Petition against 3-foot distancing circles around Kent State students

Ethan Cohen and Olivia Perry Reporters April 9, 2021

Updates to the COVID-19 safety guidelines changes distancing requirements from six feet to three feet and are met with mixed opinions as KSU prepares for fall semester registration.An email was sent to...

Gov. Mike DeWine is encouraging Ohioans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Comparing COVID-19 vaccines

Olivia Perry Reporter March 29, 2021

There are three vaccines approved for FDA emergency use authorization: Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna. Each vaccine has pros and cons, such as different percentages of effectiveness and number...

In-person classes to move to a 3-feet distancing format in Fall 2021

In-person classes will move to a “3-foot distancing format” in the fall of 2021, the Office of the Provost announced Friday in an email to faculty. The move follows new recommendations made by the...

In a survey conducted on KentWired’s Twitter account, 79 participants voted in whether or not they would be taking the mental health questionnaire. Forty-two percent said they would be participating in the survey, 33 percent voted “no way” and 25 percent of students voted “maybe.” 

Kent State asking students to participate in mental health survey

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 19, 2021

Kent State University is asking all students to participate in the Healthy Minds Study conducted by the University of Michigan. The nationally recognized survey was emailed to students on March 14 and...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. 

DeWine addresses the state, makes three additions to the statewide mask mandate

Gina Butkovich Managing editor November 11, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine made three additions to the statewide mask mandate in an address to Ohioans on Wednesday.  In addition to encouraging anyone leaving their house to wear a mask, DeWine said every...

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