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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

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...

University Housing adjusts to more residents

Jacob Brooks, TV2 Reporter September 9, 2023

More students are living on-campus this semester than in recent years. TV2's Jacob Brooks explains how University Housing gave everyone a place to live. Jacob Brooks is a TV2 reporter. Contact him at...

Freshman architecture major Annabelle Montgomery (left) and her roommate, Olivia McClelland, in their dorm room in Kent State’s Allyn Hall.

On or off campus? Here’s how to decide where to live

Catie Pusateri, Reporter November 4, 2022

To live on or off campus? That is the question. This semester marks the first time sophomore fashion merchandising major Jacqueline Quinn is living off campus, and she shares a house near the architecture...

My keychain, featuring my wallet and a variety of self-defense tools: cat-shaped brass knuckles, a self-defense alarm, a blunt object and pepper spray.

OPINION: Reducing students’ fears to a ‘Halloween prank’ certainly sends a message — albeit, the wrong one

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2022

After a man wearing a baby mask in all black reportedly knocked on their doors, wiggled their doorknobs and chased them up stairwells in Centennial Court F, a group of frightened female students filed...

Dorm Guide: Upperclassmen review residence hall experience

Jordan Coleman Reporter October 29, 2021

 A student’s residence hall can determine the quality of their college experience-how long their walk to class is and what people they will meet. These are also the places where most students will experience...

Shopping carts were available for move-in, cleaned and sanitized by staff members after each use.

RAs to try for community events in the semester

Cassondra Siaus Reporter May 11, 2021

The pandemic has made it difficult for students to meet new friends and interact with their neighbors and resident assistant, but with more students returning to campus in the fall, RAs may be able to...

The Honors College at Kent State is the Stopher and Johnson Honors Complex, also known as StoJo.

Living in the Honors College during COVID-19

Morgan Cummings Reporter April 30, 2021

Kent State provides unique living experiences for students through the Living-Learning Communities (LLCs), including the Honors College. Just like the rest of the dorms, COVID-19 has impacted students’...

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...

Two weeks after last vaccination those individuals are considered fully vaccinated.

New CDC guidelines for vaccinated individuals

Alexandra Golden Reporter March 11, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated on March 8. Being fully vaccinated differs depending on the vaccine the person received, according...

Off-campus housing, such as Province pictured here, becomes popular for students to safeguard themselves against COVID-19. Many students requested single living spaces near the university to continue their remote learning environment.

Students living off-campus increases for spring semester

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 11, 2021

Two weeks into the spring semester, the number of students living on campus has fallen by 37 percent compared to the fall. While 3,576 students unpacked their belongings into dormitories at the beginning...

A notice placed on the door that connects Olson Hall and Lake Hall informing students of the quarantine. Photo taken by Troy Pierson. 

4 more floors placed under quarantine

Sara Crawford Opinion editor October 15, 2020

A total of 305 students and eight floors are currently under quarantine, with the latest date going until Oct. 21. Each dorm was informed via a community update email from Jill Jenkins, executive director...

Students wait in line for COVID-19 testing Friday at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. After increased cases of COVID-19 at Kent State University, mass testing was brought to campus.

Ohio National Guard offers mass COVID-19 testing

Chris Ramos Reporter October 3, 2020

Partnering with the Ohio Pandemic Testing Team, the university offered students free coronavirus testing at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement on Friday. The testing team on campus was...

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