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Taking it one step at a time: things I wish I knew before coming to KSU

Aden Graves, Opinion Writer August 15, 2023

Entering college can bring a whirlwind of emotions, experiences and firsts. No more bell schedules… no more eight-class days…no more jam-packed lunchrooms. College is definitely a brand new experience....

The art of the grocery list

The art of the grocery list

Chloe Robertson, Opinion Writer August 14, 2023

Growing up, every few weeks my mom would tell me to write down what I wanted from the grocery store. Each time she asked, I would roll my eyes in annoyance and tell her what I wanted instead of writing...

The Fruit Stand opened on Jan. 5 at 175 E Erie St.

Fruit-based restaurant trend in downtown Kent

Brynne Mann April 5, 2021

Downtown Kent opened three new fruit-based restaurants in the past year despite COVID-19. The Fruit Stand, Kwench Juice Cafe and the Tropical Smoothie Cafe are the new restaurants people can visit. “Restaurants...

Senior nursing student Courtney Shutt administers the first dose of the Moderna vaccine to senior sport administration major Ginny Weavill on March 30, 2021. Following April 13’s recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, Kent State paused the distribution of this vaccine to students, which began April 8. 

Kent State expected to receive large quantity of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines

Gina Butkovich Editor in Chief April 1, 2021

Kent State University expects to receive a “large quantity” of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, the university announced in an email Thursday. The shipment is a part of a program...

Campus Kitchen

Kent State offers Campus Kitchen as food stamps alternative

Emily Mays Reporter March 25, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to impact students, they face more insecurity with food and other goods than ever before. For students who are facing food insecurity or cannot afford to keep food on the table,...

Flower arrangement available for purchase on Valentine’s Day

College students shop for Valentine’s Day on a budget

Emily Mays reporter February 11, 2021

Students in college often rely on a budget, especially when it comes to Valentine’s Day. It can be very expensive, but around Kent, some places offer inexpensive versions of the typical gift. Megan Silinsky...

Ben Biswas is a content creator on TikTok with 27,000 followers.

Impact of TikTok on college students

Ashley Blood Reporter February 5, 2021

If you’re on a college campus and have access to the internet, you probably have an idea of what TikTok is. The social media app that took the world by storm, TikTok, was created in 2016 after it was...

Results from a survey conducted April 29-May 5, 2020 by Pew Research Center.

The COVID-19 vaccine and its potential impact on college students

Megan Medfisch Reporter November 24, 2020

An end to social distancing may be in sight with the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, but it will depend on how many people choose to be vaccinated.Two companies, Moderna and Pfizer, are in Phase 3 trials,...

OPINION: Elect Joe Biden, Kent State students

Kent Stater Editorial Staff November 2, 2020

We spent a lot of time discussing as a group if we should endorse a presidential candidate. Would our readers look at us differently if we did? Would endorsing be worth the almost certain anger from some...

Taken in front of the Kent Student Center, the photo of Kelly Krabill’s family stand in front of campus as Bob Krabill graduated. 

OPINION: Returning to college at 40

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer October 1, 2020

Many working adults reach their 30s and want to switch careers. Family dynamics, living situations and jobs shift as you get older. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, one in five...

Better budgeting: College students make use of financial apps

Francesca Barrett January 25, 2018

With the iPhone App Store flooded with thousands of finance apps to help budget incomes and expenses, it can be hard to know which apps are worth time and money. Kent State University students share some...

Seniors Paris Johns (left) and Abu Konteh Jr. started Ozi, an errand-running service. Ozi will do anything from jumping a car to grocery shopping.

Students create errand service through LaunchNET

Quaylyn Hairston November 14, 2017

Kent State seniors Abu Konteh Jr. and Paris Johns are assisting students and faculty members through their new business, Ozi.Ozi is a multipurpose concierge service that assists with grocery shopping,...

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