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Students wait in line for COVID-19 testing Friday at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. After increased cases of COVID-19 at Kent State University, mass testing was brought to campus.

Ohio National Guard offers mass COVID-19 testing

Chris Ramos Reporter October 3, 2020

Partnering with the Ohio Pandemic Testing Team, the university offered students free coronavirus testing at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement on Friday. The testing team on campus was...

Kent State President Todd Diacon talks and walks with Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity members during a protest on campus Mon., Sept. 14, 2020.

President Diacon addresses students at ‘March for Unity,’ agrees to meet demands

Chris Ramos Assigning editor September 14, 2020

Camera surveillance installation, an established rock policy and a review of the student code of conduct were the main talking points by university administrators on Monday. Organized by the Alpha Phi...

The Kent State rock on front campus was painted again Tuesday morning with the words ITS OK BE NICE! The new words covered ITS OK TO BE WHITE, which was painted overnight. 

Kent State rock painted several more times; students harassed while painting

Nathan Mehring Chris Ramos September 8, 2020

Kent State’s front-campus rock has been re-painted several times since it was painted with the message “Blacks have no home here” on Monday, Sep. 7.The message was originally replaced with “Hate...

(Left to right) Bryce Schlenker, Shelby Pratt, Shreya Basu and Adam Schroeder tabling for students to register to vote on Jan. 30, 2020

Students create group to rally behind Sen. Bernie Sanders

Chris Ramos Reporter January 30, 2020

Every Wednesday night, students meet in room 317 of the Student Center and join together over one thing: Sen. Bernie Sanders. Kent State for Bernie 2020 is a new student political organization that is...

Tooley Mugshot

Rootstown man arrested for alleged University Townhomes burglaries and fondling

Chris Ramos November 5, 2018

A Rootstown man was arrested Saturday for allegedly burglarizing two apartments and fondling a woman at the University Townhomes complex.Roger Tooley, 42, was charged with burglary and sexual imposition.In...

Head shot of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen OConnor. 

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor speaks on Issue 1

Chris Ramos November 3, 2018

With elections around the corner on Nov. 6, voters will be presented with the only statewide issue on the ballot: Issue 1.Issue 1, the proposed constitutional amendment, is oriented around the opioid crisis...

Hugh Yamada prepares to cycle to their show Friday, Sept. 28.

Handlebars and guitars: Two musicians pedaling across the country stop in Kent

Chris Ramos October 2, 2018

Being a traveling musician can be a difficult job. With instruments to carry, venues to book and extensive travel times, Jay Mobley and Hugh Yamada, both 30, know the struggles of touring the country...

Kent State student allegedly physically attacked KSU police officers

Chris Ramos September 20, 2018

A Kent State student faces three fourth-degree felony assault charges after she allegedly attempted to harm three Kent State police officers on the university esplanade near South Lincoln Street.A Portage...

A fan sits on the floor of a hall in Dunbar Hall at Kent State Kent, Ohio Tuesday, Sep. 4, 2018.

No air conditioning in Verder and Dunbar leaves residents steaming mad

Chris Ramos September 5, 2018

 Temperatures since the semester started have reached an average high of about 84 degrees, surpassing Kent’s historical average for the same period of time of about 76 degrees.Verder Hall and Dunbar...

The Board of Trustees meet at the Urban Conference Room on Wednesday, June 7, 2018.

Board of Trustees meets to approve resolutions

Chris Ramos June 6, 2018

The Board of Trustees met in the Urban Conference room to discuss the future of Kent State on Wednesday.The Academic Excellence and Student Success Committee brought forth their propositions, while discussing...

Kent mother pleads guilty to killing of three-month-old daughter

Chris Ramos May 30, 2018

A Kent resident pleaded guilty to killing her three-month-old daughter Tuesday.  Samantha Knisley was charged with involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony. The charge carries a maximum penalty...

Carolyn Lewis stands by one of her compositions.

Group Ten Gallery hosts Ohio Plein Air Society II Juried Exhibition

Chris Ramos May 20, 2018

The city of Kent became a source of inspiration as painters scattered throughout the streets while creating a snapshot of the scene around them.Group Ten Gallery kicked off the Ohio Plein Air Society Juried...

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