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The table of free masks located on the first floor of Satterfield Hall, the English building.

Free masks available to those in Kent

Madeleine Majikas Reporter February 21, 2022

Residents of Kent are able to protect themselves and slow the spread of COVID-19 with free masks around the city.Government initiatives have given residents access to free N95 and KN95 masks in pharmacies...

Amanda Fowler does not mind a longer wait time if this means more accurate results.

KSU switches to molecular COVID-19 testing

Alexandra Golden Reporter March 5, 2021

Kent State switched over to a rapid molecular COVID-19 test Feb. 22, replacing the previously used rapid antigen testing. Molecular testing eliminates false positives and “removes the need for PCR test...

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...

Fernandez’s negative test result from OSU’s weekly testing.

Kent State vs. OSU: Students share how their schools handled COVID-19

Ethan Cohen Reporter February 7, 2021

Over the last 10 months, universities have been heavily challenged by COVID-19. From changes in dining halls to testing students, students from the Ohio State University and Kent State adjust to the changes...

Student six feel apart in the KSU Ice arena that doubles as a COVID-19 testing site.

Start of spring semester COVID-19 testing runs smoothly

Alexandra Golden and Ethan Cohen Reporters February 5, 2021

Kent State University has started mandatory weekly testing for all on-campus students for the spring semester. The testing, run by CVS, is available every Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m....


Samuel Corum January 25, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 15: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi discussed having a small...

Update covid testing

Ohio Pandemic Team to hold free COVID-19 testing events at Kent State

This article has been updated to reflect the date change from Jan. 21 and 22 to Jan. 28 and 29 for the testing events. Kent State is partnering with the Ohio Pandemic Testing Team to bring two open COVID-19...

Portage County Level 4

Portage County rises to COVID-19 Level 4 Purple status

Gina Butkovich Lauren Sasala December 3, 2020

Portage County has moved to Level 4 ‘Purple’ status. Level 4 is the highest risk level and represents significant spread and exposure of COVID-19. Level 4, or Purple, is the highest level of the four-tier,...

Zerefos waiting outside the KIVA auditorium for her test results on Oct. 29, 2020.

What it’s like getting tested for COVID-19

Megan Becker Reporter November 2, 2020

Athena Zerefos arrived at the KIVA auditorium before sunrise on a cold and rainy day. Equipped with her boots, umbrella and mask, she was prepared to wait outside for the results of her COVID-19 test....

Medical experts urge people to get their flu shot before November 1

Megan Medfisch Reporter October 13, 2020

As flu season approaches, doctors urge students and faculty to get their flu shot to prevent commingling of sicknesses with the COVID-19 pandemic.There is a possibility of people getting COVID and the...


Kent State announces partnership with CVS Health to provide free COVID-19 testing

Troy Pierson Reporter October 6, 2020

In an email sent by Interim Associate Provost Manfred van Dulmen this morning, Kent State announced a partnership with CVS Health to provide free COVID-19 testing for students, staff and faculty starting...

Madison Patterson headshot

OPINION: Taking shots and getting shots

Madison Patterson Fusion editor November 4, 2019

It was a cool 55 degrees outside, but as I sat in the CVS clinic waiting area, sweat threatened to seep through my sweater. I was desperate for water, but I was fighting the urge to vomit. Everything vaguely...

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