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Isaac Halaszi, sophomore double major in peace and conflict studies and Spanish. Courtesy of Isaac Halaszi.

The isolation experience: Kent State students reflect on quarantine

Morgan McGrath Feature writer October 26, 2020

“I forgot people existed.”Isaac Halaszi, a sophomore at Kent State, spent two weeks indoors with no face-to-face contact with others (besides random hallway happenings) and no physical connection with...

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...

Thomas Jahnke, a computer information systems freshman is tested for COVID-19 at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. After increased cases of COVID-19 at Kent State University, mass testing was brought to campus Friday.

Kent State set to begin weekly mass testing

Owen MacMillan Sports editor October 8, 2020

In the coming week Kent State is dramatically expanding random COVID-19 testing on campus and will look to test between 400 and 450 individuals a week.The testing will be carried out in partnership with...


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...

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Portage County is now in a COVID-19 Level 3 Red status, which indicates very high exposure and spread of the virus. 

Blame goes to Kent State students for rise in Portage County’s COVID-19 level

Sara Crawford Opinions Editor September 22, 2020

Blame for Portage County’s rise to a COVID-19 Level 3 Red status on September 17 is being laid squarely at the feet of Kent State students who live and play off campus, including some in fraternities...

COVID-19 by the numbers at Kent State

Annika Cronin Reporter September 3, 2020

As students return to campus, it brings up concern about COVID numbers rising. Kent State put up guidelines and restrictions to ensure safety for all students and staff while on campus, heavily enforcing...

Kent State houses remaining on-campus students in Stopher, Johnson halls

After moving all classes online for the rest of the semester, Kent State's campus houses only 67 remaining students who are staying in the Stopher and Johnson residence halls.  These students, who are...

The Nightingale Project works to put an end to the stigma around mental illness

Shelby Reeves Reporter April 9, 2020

One in three college students suffer from depression.Almost half of all college students report feeling anxiety.These facts come as no surprise to college students who deal with these struggles every day....

Why should students get the flu shot?

Shelby Reeves Reporter February 24, 2020

During class, the girl next to you sniffles and wipes her nose, the guy behind you coughs and someone on the other side of the room lets out a sneeze. Germs are all around us, especially while in college....

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Man accused of pulling down women’s pants at Kent State sentenced, pre-trial hearing set for alleged sorority stalker

The man accused of pulling down two different women’s pants on Kent State’s campus last fall was sentenced to one year in the Portage County Jail Thursday. Christopher Eugene Clark pleaded guilty...

Sophomore fashion merchandising major Emma Henning shares her opinion on the coronavirus. Feb. 5, 2020.

Kent State students discuss coronavirus, express concerns

A new strain of coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China has spread to 28 countries, according to the CDC, and has been identified as a public health emergency of international concern by the World...

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019.

Kent State announces travel restriction to China

Kent State announced Monday a temporary restriction on university-sponsored travel to China because of the 2019 novel coronavirus. In an email sent to the Kent community, interim Senior Vice President...

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