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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is common, and it usually starts to take effect when the weather starts to change.

Seasonal depression looms as winter hits

Janson McNair, Photo assistant December 12, 2023

 With winter break quickly approaching, the beginning of the colder months can cause a serious mental toll for some college students. According to the National Education Association, more than 60%...

KentWired Illustration by Mia Marino

OPINION: Taylor Swift: Her evolution is inspiring

Chloe Robertson, Opinion Writer December 12, 2023

I’m lying on my back in my purple bedroom, and Taylor Swift is blasting from my stereo as I scream sing along to her second album, “Fearless.” The song “Fifteen” was my personal favorite. I...

KentWired Illustration by Lillie Leasure

OPINION: The holidays aren’t dead

Faith Fistler, Opinion Writer December 11, 2023

It’s true, the holidays are different now.  In college, nobody is dressing up in their Halloween costumes to class and parading around the school. Our assignments don’t involve turning our hand...

Protesters advocate for Palestine gather on the K during the Ceasefire Protest on Nov. 20, 2023.

OPINION: It’s not political, it’s genocide

Destiny Torres, Opinion Writer December 11, 2023

Over 15,000 deaths have occurred in the Gaza Strip from Oct. 7 through Dec. 2 due to the continuing Israel and Palestine conflict, as reported by PBS.   Within that report, thousands of Palestinian...

Logan Bennett (center left) and Noah Silvestro (center) stand around the Dusty Armadillos outdoor patio with friends on Dec. 15, 2023.

Cowboy boots and line dancing: The people of the Dusty Armadillo

Addison Foreman, Digital Tech December 10, 2023

Every Wednesday and Friday night, line dancers and country-music lovers crowd into The Dusty Armadillo, a local bar located in Rootstown, about 15 minutes from Kent. On the dance floor, experienced line...

KentWired Illustration by Clare Rodgers

OPINION: Go to that family holiday celebration, it’s worth it

Nick Keller, Opinion Writer December 10, 2023

Oh, how I just love the relaxing sights of the holidays: the decorations, the delicious food hitting your plate, the kids playing with each other, the drunk aunt having her ninth glass of wine. Oh,...

OPINION: Interacting with the police: Know your rights

OPINION: Interacting with the police: Know your rights

Jackson Small, Opinion Writer December 9, 2023

With Halloween behind us and St. Patrick’s Day coming up, it is crucial to know your rights in the event of an encounter with law enforcement.  When confronted by a police officer, most of us are...

Two people hit the dance floor on club night at the Outpost on Nov. 16, 2023.

The Outpost to bring on holidays with hardcore, Emo twist

Kayla Gleason, Reporter December 7, 2023

The Outpost in Kent will ring in the holidays with two music nights in December -- but not with the traditional "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" or "Winter Wonderland." The local live music club, located...

Custom aprons made by the Ceramics Club on campus will be available for purchase 
at the Holiday Art Sale Thursday and Friday.

Students to sell art at annual holiday sale

Leah Shepard, Team Editor December 6, 2023

The School of Art will feature students’ handmade works, including jewelry, ceramics, print, textiles and glass pieces, at its annual holiday art sale Thursday and Friday.   Students from the university’s...

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