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Kent States Verder Hall, located at 150 Midway Dr. As of the Fall 2023 semester, the dorm has been reopened as a housing option for students.

Verder Hall residents receive single rooms as consolation

Andrew Bowie, Reporter December 7, 2023

Verder Hall was brought back for the 2023-24 academic school year to meet the high demand for housing. Residents have experienced a wide range of issues from broken sewer lines to temperatures reaching...

Dylan Walker steps across a field in Appalachia, Ohio.

OPINION: Growing up as an outsider (FUSION COLLAB)

Dylan Walker, Opinion Writer April 17, 2023

This article is in collaboration with Fusion Magazine.  In late 2013, I found myself moving to a town most have never heard of.  Tucked away between the edge of the Ohio River and a West Virginia...

The front of the Kent Natural Foods store found in downtown Kent, taken on Jan. 31, 2023.

Kent Natural Foods brings a “small town feel” to the community

Aaron Cousin, Reporter February 5, 2023

Kent Natural Foods, a small co-op food business since 1971, values eco-friendly products, healthy food and a home feel experience in downtown Kent. “It's an honor to be part of a community that wants...

A group of people walking in the parade carry a giant LGBTQ+ flag down the middle of the street in a pride parade in Akron, Ohio on Aug. 24, 2019.

OPINION: We need more queer safe spaces

Reegan Saunders, Opinion Editor January 16, 2023

I spent the summer in San Francisco, a city known for its picturesque views and its trendy population. They have the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sushirrito, the historically hilly roads, the hippie revolution....

Lamar Hylton delivers the featured speech at the annual Bowman Breakfast. He discussed the importance of partnership between the city of Kent and the University.

Lamar Hylton inspires power in partnership at annual Bowman Breakfast

Grace Springer, Reporter October 14, 2022

Two hundred attendees from the city of Kent and Kent State University reflected on their partnership over coffee and eggs at this semester’s Bowman Breakfast. Michelle Hartman, the interim executive...

US First Lady Jill Biden delivers remarks at Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny Campus, in Ankeny, Iowa, on September 15, 2021. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Jill Biden: ‘I was disappointed’ free community college cut from Build Back Better bill

Kate Bennett CNN February 7, 2022

(CNN) -- First lady Jill Biden said Monday that she was "disappointed" one of her key causes, free community college, was cut from President Biden's Build Back Better agenda."Joe has also had to make...

Kent Police’s new community watch program works to reduce crime

Avery Savage Reporter February 4, 2022

A new Kent Police Department program meant to reduce crime rates has not led to the incarceration of any suspects in its first six months. The city of Kent’s "Community Watch Camera Program” enlists...

Danielle Hupp (far left) and Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement staff members pose with Flash for a photo to encourage people to participate in the Flashes Give Back Week. (File photo from 2019) 

Kent State alumni, community can “join in, give back and say thanks” during Flashes Give Back Week

Zoë Blank Reporter April 3, 2021

Philanthropy Week and Alumni Day of Service have merged to unite Golden Flashes during the first annual Flashes Give Back Week.  The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement is using Flashes Give...

Margaret McKinley delivered her director of athletics candidate presentation Thursday, April 1. 

Margaret McKinley delivers candidate presentation for Kent State Director of Athletics

Emma Andrus Reporter April 1, 2021

Margaret McKinley was announced as one of three final candidates for the position of Kent State Director of Athletics Wednesday and delivered her virtual candidate presentation Thursday morning. A native...

Community Harvest donates chicken to Refuge of Hope a few times a month. Refuge of Hope’s kitchen staff cooks meals for dinner guests with the donated food items. 

OPINION: What I’ve learned about community through my internship

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer March 16, 2021

It’s 9 a.m. and I just walked into Refuge of Hope, where I am interning this semester. I place my camera bag on the floor of my office with one hand and pull my laptop out of my oversized purse with...

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza banners put up in windows of old Pizza Fire location.

New pizza restaurant moves into downtown Kent

Brynne Mann Reporter March 5, 2021

Pizza Fire is being replaced by a new restaurant called Uncle Maddio’s Pizza.The new restaurant will offer fresh ingredients and made-to-order food for customers. “It’s a great location. You look...

Left: Moores senior photo in the 1973 Chestnut Burr yearbook. Middle: A headshot of Moore used in a 1994 edition of the Daily Kent Stater. At that point, he was 43 years old and the acting chairman of the Department of Pan-African Studies. Right: Moore’s most recent Kent State headshot. 

KSU community mourns E. Timothy Moore, leader who upheld tradition of empowering Black students

Lyndsey Brennan, The Kent Stater Alex Gray, UHURU Magazine February 23, 2021

E. Timothy Moore, associate dean emeritus in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and emeritus professor of Pan-African Studies, died unexpectedly on Feb. 1 from an aortic dissection, a tear in...

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