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Kent State’s mascot Flash Guy shows off KSU2U drive-in events in various Ohio locations. Courtesy of Kent State Admissions Office employees Erica Collins and Corey Stamco.

KSU2U: Drive-in recruitment for prospective students

Morgan McGrath Feature writer November 20, 2020

With the rise of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. over the past few weeks, public spaces like restaurants, shopping centers and universities have implemented increasingly strict restrictions to minimize the...

Kent State begins fall semester amid pandemic, works to avoid outbreaks

Paige Bennett News Lab September 2, 2020

Kent State University announced Monday that all university-sponsored meetings and gatherings of more than 10 people must be held online. The announcement came days after the university started in-person...

Chardon shooter caught hours after prison escape

Associated Press September 12, 2014

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later...

Thomas T.J. Michael Lane III

Chardon shooter escapes from Lima prison

Associated Press September 11, 2014

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — The convicted killer of three Ohio students at a high school cafeteria escaped from a prison Thursday night and a search was underway in northwest Ohio, police said.Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped...

Voices of Chardon

Brian Smith February 28, 2014

Two years after the school shooting at Chardon High School, students, parents and residents reflect on how the small town has begun to heal from the tragedy.Voices of Chardon from on Vimeo.

Abigail Yates (right), a 16-year-old junior at Chardon High School, and Nate Mueller (left), an 18-year-old graduate of Chardon High School, burn a paper lantern to honor the second anniversary service for the shooting that claimed three lives.

Chardon vigil marks a stronger community

Elaina Sauber February 27, 2014

Around 200 people came together for a vigil Thursday night at Chardon High School in remembrance of the two-year anniversary of the Chardon High School shooting that claimed the lives of three students....

A.L.I.C.E instructor Emily Ribnik teaches Kent State-Stark education majors distraction tactics to use against an active shooter, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2014. A.L.I.C.E, which stands for alert, lock down, inform, counter and evacuate, is a training program that teaches educators and students how to react if an active shooter is in the school.

Crises on campus: Is Kent State prepared?

Christina Suttles February 27, 2014

Two years ago, members of the Chardon community were rattled when one of their own confidently strutted through his school’s front door and indiscriminately fired 10 rounds of ammunition from a .22 caliber...

Our view: The gun generation

DKS Editors February 27, 2014

People currently attending college were alive during the tragedies at Columbine, Virginia Tech and Chardon, to name several recent incidents. It is a sad fact that today’s students are part of a generation...

Donna Piszko, a Chardon resident of 15 years, wipes a tear away while listening to Principal DeAngelis speak about unity in communities that have experienced school shootings. You always have a home with Columbine High School, he said about Chardon High School.

Candlelight vigil planned in memory of Chardon shooting

Jacob Byk February 20, 2014

Two years ago, the day after Chardon High School’s horrific shooting, Principal Andy Fetchik called one of the only people he could.Frank DeAngelis, who was the principal for 15 years at Columbine High...

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