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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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...

Fans were placed near the balcony doors of the Eastway dining hall to clear out the smoke on the upper level. 

Students evacuated Eastway dining hall following fire alarms, smoke

Students evacuated Eastway’s main dining hall Wednesday following reports of smoke that triggered the fire alarm system. “It was a malfunction on one of the triggers, once it detects something it...

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

Update on Change.org 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 change.org.According...

Social distancing at Eastway.

Eastway employees and students adjust to everchanging COVID-19 protocols

Ethan Cohen Reporter February 23, 2021

At the Eastway dining hall, employees feel safe and students dine without concern because of increased COVID-19 safety guidelines.Charlie Simecek, a psychology major and employee at the Eastway dining...

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,...

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...

USAS has been fighting for workers’ rights since 2013. They printed and distributed this information at their meeting on March 5, 2020.

‘I can’t even afford to buy the food I make’: Student workers discuss Aramark’s policies

Holly Liptak Reporter March 5, 2020

Students discussed grievances including the cost of living as a student, the lack of nutritional information in dining halls and the mistreatment of Aramark employees at the dining services town hall meeting...

The bowling alley located underneath Eastway Dining Hall was announced to be closed for the year. 

Eastway bowling alley closes due to low participation

Kent State Student Services and Dining Services decided over the summer to close the bowling alley in Eastway because of low participation, said Gary Goldberg, assistant vice president of Student Services.Goldberg...

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...

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 in uproar over Kent State’s changes to meal plans this fall

Valerie Royzman August 25, 2018

This story has been updated to include comments from Shay Little, the vice president of students affairs. When alarms blared through the newly renovated Eastway Fresh Food Company on Friday, students...

Unload Your Dining Dollars event in Eastway

Francesca Barrett April 27, 2018

The Unload Your Dining Dollars event on Wednesday in Eastway had a large turnout, with many students heading downstairs to find tables.Unload Your Dining Dollars aimed for students to attend Eastway to...

Best Residence Halls

Rose Driehaus April 18, 2018

First Place — Centennial CourtsIf you’re looking for a dorm that is close to apartment style living, the Centennial Courts are your best bet.“I think students enjoy living in the Centennial Courts,...

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