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Best of Kent: Drink

Best of Kent 2017: DRINK

KentWired Staff April 15, 2017

More Best of Kent categories: FOOD | SPORTS | ENTERTAINMENT & STUDENT LIFE FIRST - Ray's PlaceKent State students and community members know Ray’s Place is a favorite for signature drinks and bar...

‘Blackout culture’ on college campuses

Julia Hazel February 28, 2017

Across the nation there have been high reports of college students being admitted to hospitals due to alcohol poisoning, leaving some sick and some with more serious cases leading to death. Downtown Kent...

Our View: Kasich chooses advice over answers

April 19, 2016

Republican presidential-nominee John Kasich found himself again in metaphorical hot water after presenting his solution to college sexual assault at a town hall in Watertown, New York, April 15.A female...

Annual National Alcohol Screening Day set for Thursday

Gabrielle Gentile April 5, 2016

Emily, a sophomore education major who asked not to be fully identified, thought she was living a typical college lifestyle going to class by day and partying with her friends by night. It wasn’t until...

Anhelica Rodriguez, a junior fashion merchandising major, and Stephanie Martoccia, a sophomore public relations major and sister of Delta Zeta, sit in the Student Center asking people to take the no drinking and driving pledge. 

Delta Zeta run alcohol awareness campaign

Dana Miller October 23, 2015

Delta Zeta sorority pledges to stop drinking and driving and encourages other students to join at a table signing they held this week in the student center.There was an alcohol-impaired traffic fatality...

Bartender and senior public communications major Jennifer Reihner puts the final touches on a spiked pink lemonade drink at Quaker Steak and Lube in the Student Center on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Quaker Steak and Lube is the only official location that serves alcohol on campus.

Rathskeller continues to tap the kegs

Rachel Duthie October 6, 2015

It's every college student’s paradise: a big, glossy wooden table extends far from each side, separating you from the freezer that contains a colorful array of commercial and craft beers. The bartender...

Students celebrate Fake Patty’s Day on College Avenue on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Students ring in St. Patrick’s Day a few days early

Skye McEowen March 14, 2015

Students flocked to Kent streets as early as 8 a.m. Saturday to celebrate Fake Patty’s Day, ringing in St. Patrick’s Day a few days early.“I’ve been walking around N. Main St. and Sherman St.,”...

How Kent law enforcement prepare for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Kyleigh Jarosinski March 14, 2015

Law enforcement preparing for St. Patrick's Day weekend from on Vimeo.

Mayor Jerry T. Fiala helps business owners Molly Taggart and Jen Cunningham cut the ribbon in honor of the opening of their new bar “The Local Public House,” in Kent on Feb. 3, 2014. Friends and locals gathered for the celebration and enjoyed free local soda on the house.

Bringing beer to you: Local business offers beer delivery service

Andrea Delph February 4, 2015

A new beer and wine store has officially been welcomed into Downtown Kent.The Local Public House, located at 154 N. Depeyster St., hosted its ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday to finalize its presence downtown....

Franklin Avenue in downtown Kent is a popular place for people to go out to bars and restaurants on weekends.

Will you BeMyDD? Your next one could be a phone call away … for a price

Mark Oprea January 20, 2015

A familiar situation: You’re out at the bar downing cocktails with the regulars when last call hits. You’re a little wobbly. But you’ve got to go, and options are sparse. Call a cab? Risk the drive...

Illustration by LaQuan Davis

Drinking away deadlines

Lindsay Miller April 16, 2014

Senior political science major, Claire Thomas, frequents bars to help relieve stress during the school year.    “Bars are fun because you can go out and leave to go to others,” Thomas said. “But...

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