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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....

Flash Foodies gives on-campus dining feedback

Ty Kohler, Reporter April 7, 2022

Have you had a bad on-campus dining experience that you want to have fixed? Have you had a good experience you think needs to be the new standard? That is the goal of the campus group, Flash Foodies. The...

An Instagram post made by Kent State Students for a Democratic Society in protest of the conditions in the dining halls.

Update on dining hall petition

Megan Becker Assigning Editor September 23, 2021

Dining hall representatives “refuse[d] to ‘wave a white flag’" after a meeting with the Undergraduate Student Government Sept. 15 and address the issues outlined in the dining hall petition on

CARES Act data

How Kent State spent CARES Act funding: technology and COVID-19 protections

Emma Andrus Reporter March 24, 2021

When Kent State received $19 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, in 2020, at least half of that money was distributed to aid students through the...

Prentice Hall, which used to be a dining hall, will now be used as an engagement space.

Prentice Cafe permanently closed, but other gluten-free options are available

Camryn Kocher Reporter February 8, 2021

Kent State University has decided to repurpose Prentice Cafe into an engagement space for students. The café has closed in order to transform it into an additional academic learning center. However,...

Gluten-free students turn to new dining options during Prentice Café closure

Megan Medfisch Health and Fitness reporter October 22, 2020

After the closure of Prentice Café, the only completely gluten-free dining hall on campus, gluten-free students must look elsewhere for dining options.A new dining hall, DI Dining: Eat-In, located in...

Casanova’s workplace at home. 

Students taking online classes struggle with their home environment

Megan Becker Reporter September 28, 2020

Many students who were planning on living on campus have decided to live at home instead because of coronavirus, quarantining and online classes. At home, students have to live outside of a learning environment...

The Market dining hall, on the second floor of the Student Center, will close in Fall 2020.

Kent State’s dining hall The Market to be replaced in Fall 2020

Samantha Farland February 15, 2019

The Market, formerly known as Kent Market 2, is set to leave the Student Center in Fall 2020.This is a part of Phase One of the university's 10-year Facilities Master Plan, which shows more dining toward...

Kent State Undergraduate Student Government representatives and senators go over their reports and discuss meal plan changes in their first meeting of the semester Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in the Governance Chambers.

USG votes to recommend meal plan opt-out for students

Sara Crawford January 24, 2019

 Editor’s note: This story corrects a previous article that stated USG members voted in favor of a resolution to allow students to opt out of meal plans. While USG did vote in favor of the resolution,...

Junior business management major Hannah Robinson (left) talks with junior marketing major Kelly Corey (bottom right) about the new meal plans in front of Rosie’s Diner in Tri-Towers on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.

Students push back on dining changes; university stands firm

Valerie Royzman August 26, 2018

The first night of the fall semester at Kent State ended with many hungry, angry students who took their complaints to social media as the university unveiled its new meal plans.Students hopped between...

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