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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Jarrod Williams, associate pastor of Redemption Chapel, speaks during a Sunday service on Feb. 14, 2021. This photo was taken from one of Redemption Chapel’s livestreamed services.

Redemption Chapel aims to have more in-person services, maintains virtual services for safety

Hannah Mayer Reporter February 19, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the second of a five-part series that looks at how local places of worship are handling the pandemic. Part one, part three and part four can be found here. “How do we start...

Gail Pavliga, member elect of the Ohio House of Representatives. She will represent Ohio House District 75.

Incoming Ohio state legislators talk about aid for universities

Bronwyn Wain Reporter December 14, 2020

For two incoming Ohio state legislators, an important task will be to address public universities and their financial well-being as they enter office in the middle of a pandemic.Rep. Gail Pavliga and Sen....

5 things to know for November 3: Election, Covid-19, Eta, Kabul, Vienna

AJ Willingham, CNN November 3, 2020

(CNN) -- It's Election Day in America, a day marked by uncertainty, political rancor and the unshakeable feeling that we are living through one of the most politically consequential moments in our country's...

Religious organization connects Kent State students at home

Emily Powell Reporter April 9, 2020

With campus closed and all student events cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, students across Kent State campus have been forced to adjust to cancelled meetings and plans.H2O Church Kent is a Christian...

Season of Lent begins with sacrifices from Kent State community

Helen Yablonski February 15, 2018

The rainy weather did not stop churchgoers from receiving their crosses Ash Wednesday. With a mass led by Father Steve Agostino, the University Parish Newman Center saw hundreds of worshipers gather begin...

The Kent Stater Students gather in Bowman Hall Sunday morning, Dec. 6, 2015, before service.

A new kind of worship: millennials redefine religion

Rachel Duthie March 22, 2017

Jake Ball feels off about the idea of going to church on Sunday mornings.The freshman digital media production major regularly attended church with his grandparents when he was younger. When his grandmother...

 Physics major Paul Billig makes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the Newman Center on Saturday March 14, 2015. Students from the Christian Student Association and the Muslim Student Association worked together in this interfaith community serivce project and created hygine packs and lunches for underprivledged in the area.

Religious organizations come together to help those in need

Skye McEowen March 15, 2015

Many faiths have a duty to help others in need and work together in order to promote that greater good. Saturday was no exception as students from the Catholic Student Association, Muslim Student Association...

Randy Bitsko, father of Jason Bitsko, watches a speaker at the memorial service held his son’s honor in the Newman Center on Wendesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Jason Bitsko passed away suddenly two weeks prior to the beginning of the Fall season.

Bitsko remembered

Haley Keding September 10, 2014

Friends and family gathered Wednesday night at the University Parish Newman Center to celebrate the life of Jason Bitsko.Bitsko, 21, died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 20. He was set to be the football...

Kent State students observe Easter in different ways

Ashlyne Wilson April 20, 2014

Easter is celebrated by Christians to commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ. People of different religions and countries have varying ideas about the holiday and some with other types of traditions.Venix...

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at

Opinion: Living with Compassion

Joyce Ng March 9, 2014

Having grown up in a conservative Christian home in a country where homosexual activity is illegal, open conversation about homosexuality was largely absent for most of my life. When I arrived in Kent...

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