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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Issue 1: Ohio redistricting reform

Elizabeth Randolph November 2, 2015

Issue 1 will create a bipartisan commission that will draw legislative compacts that don’t favor one political party over another.If approved on Tuesday’s election, the amendment will create a seven-member...

Acorn Alley

Local shops in Acorn Alley offer students unique experiences

Elizabeth Randolph August 28, 2015

Students looking for a wide variety of shops and restaurants can find them in Acorn Alley, a walkable shopping and retail district in downtown Kent.From the vision of local business leader and philanthropist...

Owner Jay Miller works on fine arts major and apprentice Eliza Millers arm piece at Crucible Tattoos on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Miller first got the piece when she started her apprenticeship there.

Where to get a tattoo in Kent

If you’re looking for a permanent way to commemorate your freshman year, Kent offers several tattoo shop options. Whether it is a roommate bond or something you have been planning for a while, finding...

Employee Owen Park prepares a cup of coffee at Tree City in downtown Kent on April 7, 2014.

Where to get a cup of coffee in Kent

College students basically have coffee running through their veins. Luckily, Kent has several coffee options downtown for students to get their fix.There are a number of locally-owned coffee shops that...

Emma Peterson (far right), a Kent State graduate student and employee at the Fashion School Store, helps customers at the store on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

So where is there to shop in Kent?

Downtown Kent has seen many changes over the last several years as it has come into its own as a college town. What was once known as a place for bars and Halloween has transformed into a hotspot for food,...

Seasoned truffle fries served at Bar 145 on July 29, 2015.

So where is there to eat in Kent?

Downtown Kent has seen many changes over the last several years as it has come into its own as a college town. What was once known as a place for bars and Halloween has transformed into a hotspot for food,...

Kent citizens discuss marijuana legalization, stray cats at city council meeting

Elizabeth Randolph May 26, 2015

Kent citizens spoke to City Council at a public hearing before the council meeting Wednesday about public opinion on the legalization of marijuana and stray cats in the city.Kent State chemical physics...

BUS urges two USG senators to resign

Elizabeth Randolph and Tyler Carey November 12, 2014

Members of BUS address USG senators during USG's Wednesday meeting. from KentWired.com on Vimeo.Black United Students filed grievances against two Undergraduate Student Government senators, urging them...

Students give ‘free hugs’ to protest anti-gay advocates

Elizabeth Randolph September 24, 2014

A group of students used signs and hugs to peacefully protest against anti-gay advocates in Risman Plaza on Tuesday.Freshman psychology major Kate Adams said she and other students decided to use signs...

Grant McGimpsey

Vice President of Research returns to faculty position

Jake Brown August 27, 2014

Kent State University’s Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs, Grant McGimpsey, will step down, the university announced Aug. 20.However, McGimpsey will stay on Kent State’s staff as a...

Alice Darr, age 79 of Kent, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Robinson Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer.

Former KSU professor, Commencement ceremonies co-chair dies

Elizabeth Randolph August 26, 2014

Former tenured Kent State professor Alice Darr died Aug. 21 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after battling cancer for more than one year.Darr was 79 and suffered from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma....

CAEST introduces new engineering concentration

Elizabeth Randolph March 10, 2014

The College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology recently introduced a new concentration to the applied engineering major called mechatronics.Darwin Boyd, assistant professor in the college,...

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