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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Snow trouble, no shovel

Alexandra Golden Assigning Editor Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2022

Of all the things on our lists of essential supplies for our first apartments -- a vacuum cleaner, oven mitts, toilet paper -- a shovel was not one of them.One of us never shoveled anything in her life,...

KentWired editors teamed up to share about how they spent their snow days.

KentWired editors find words for snow days

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief Kelly Krabill Managing Editor Savannah Monks Photo Editor Kaitlyn Finchler General Assignment Editor Reegan Saunders Assigning Editor Alexandra Golden Assigning Editor February 6, 2022

As Winter Storm Landon poured several inches of snow across Kent State's campus pushing the university to close for two days of in-person classes; faculty, staff and students spent the time mostly at home....

Slave Play Cover

Review: “Slave Play” by Jeremy O. Harris

Reegan Saunders Assigning Editor February 6, 2022

“Slave Play” by Jeremy O. Harris is jarring, graphic and uncomfortable to read, but it is the kind of story everyone needs to hear. Critics had a field day with this play. There are those who think...

Applications for pandemic relief funds now open to students

Kelly Krabill Assigning Editor September 23, 2021

Kent State's Emergency Grant Fund is now accepting applications from students who are struggling financially due to the pandemic, according to an email sent by Lamar Hylton, senior vice president for student...

Burnham joined a group chat named “Kent Dining Woes” where students discussed the state of the dining halls and made the Change.org petition.

Students create petition demanding reimbursement for meal plans

Megan Becker Assigning Editor September 17, 2021

Some Kent State students created a petition on Change.org that encourages the university to refund student meal plans due to “the recent decline in food quality, availability, and inclusivity.”The...

Art that doubles as a sign for Haymaker Farmers Market Website.

Haymaker Farmers’ Market expands access to Kent State campus this fall

Kelly Krabill Assigning Editor September 14, 2021

Haymaker Farmers’ Market and Kent State are partnering to bring fresh food to the campus. About 20 vendors will be located at the Risman Plaza Student Green Sept. 21 and Oct. 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.“The...

President Todd Diacon sent an email press release requiring vaccinations for student, faculty and staff at all Kent State campuses. 

Kent State announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement, plans for December deadline

Emma Andrus Reporter August 27, 2021

A COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students, faculty and staff at all Kent State campuses will be phased in over the fall semester, according to an email sent by President Todd Diacon Friday.“As the delta...

Letter to the editor: Assault rifles

Blake Smith October 19, 2019

Dear Editor,Control over our nation’s firearms is a topic that divides the American population. Any kind of reform or compromise has shown to be unattainable in the imminent future. Because of this recent...

Alleged porch stalker indicted for two felonies, two misdemeanors

Rachel Karas Managing editor October 18, 2019

Steven Franzreb, 43, who police say appeared on the front porches of the Alpha Phi and Delta Gamma sorority houses wearing only a Speedo swimsuit, was indicted by a Portage County Grand Jury on Thursday. Franzreb...

Kent Part-Time Faculty Alliance

Adjuncts discuss wages, job security

Editor's Note: Rick is an alias for an adjunct professor at Kent State who asked not to be identified by his real name. The name was created to protect his identity. Rick, an adjunct professor at Kent...

Debby Thrasher Smith, 66, steps into her Ravenna home on Sunday. Her son, Joe, died here Oct. 29, 2014, of a heroin overdose — his third. He battled with substance abuse in the several years before his death.

A mother reveals what it’s like to live with a son addicted to heroin

Valerie Royzman April 30, 2018

I’m standing on Debby Thrasher Smith’s front porch in Ravenna, tightening my trench coat around my waist. The four wind chimes behind me are knocking delicately against each other, and their tinkling...

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