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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Patricia Lekan and granddaughter Alyssa at her college graduation.

Isolation in nursing home prevents families from visiting loved ones

Jennifer Lasik Reporter March 4, 2021

The COVID-19 virus has caused numerous problems for families: preventing them from being together for holidays, celebrating birthdays or just hanging out at home with one another. But for grandparents...

The Male Empowerment Network on campus focuses on providing support and opportunities for Kent’s men of color. Pictured above is the executive board for the 2019-2020 school year. Top (left to right): Ja’Vonte Lee, Raynard Pack, Shamar Lucky, Khalil Looney, Dwayne Lopes. Bottom (left to right): Kevin Opoku, Ziad Roufael, David Gary, AJ Magee, Devin Kyle, Eric Brown.

Male empowerment organization aims to support men of color on campus

Bella Hagey Reporter December 7, 2020

The Male Empowerment Network, an organization on Kent’s campus, has provided men of color with support, empowerment and networking.“(MEN) is an initiative through the Student Multicultural Center,”...

LGBTQ+ Center hosts fourth annual Rainbow Run

The fourth annual Rainbow Run, hosted by the LGBTQ+ Center on Oct. 4, raised money for their emergency fund to help those in need. Volunteers, alumni, students and several others attended the event to...

Thoughts and prayers are not enough

Kellie Nock February 21, 2018

Things look bleak.It is hard to watch newsreel of a school shooting and not think of all the other times you watched newsreels of school shootings. It’s a constant reminder of the great, terrible thing...

Kent player, Jimmy Hall, dribbles around a Buffalo player during a game on Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. Kent State lost the game 71-65.

Basketball season ends with overtime loss

Stephen Means II March 28, 2015

With 24 seconds left in the game, Kent State held a 73-70 lead over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (22-14, 13-5 Big Sky Conference).Then, senior guard Devareaux Manley — who had a game-high 25 points...

Men’s basketball one win away from hosting CIT game

Stephen Means II March 27, 2015

Kent State will take on Northern Arizona on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Tournament.The Flashes come into this game with a 23-11 (12-6 MAC) record and reached this point...

Junior forward Khaliq Spicer dunks the ball during the first half of the MAC Tournament game against the University of Akron on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Men’s basketball takes down Middle Tennessee in first round of CIT

Stephen Means II March 18, 2015

Kent State (22-11, 12-6 Mid-American Conference) pulled out a 68-56 win in the first round of the College Insider Tournament over Middle Tennessee (19-17, 9-9 Conference USA).Redshirt sophomore forward...

Pictured from left to right are Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County Chairman William Nome; Kent State Police Officer Will Scritchfield, who is a 2013 Crisis Intervention Team Officer of the Year; Kent State Assistant Police Chief Dean Tondiglia; Major Dennis Missimi of the Portage County Sheriff’s Office; and Portage County Sheriff David Doak.

Campus police receives crisis intervention award

Nathan J. Havenner March 3, 2014

The Kent State Crisis Intervention Team — a team of law enforcement officers trained specifically to handle situations involving mental health issues on campus — recently was awarded the 2014 Crisis...

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