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Members of Delta Zeta, Kappa Sigma and Phi Kappa Tau dance in a Candyland-themed number at Songfest in the Student Center Ballroom on Nov. 15, 2014.

To rush or not to rush: Kent State Greek Life

Emily Mills August 28, 2015

Greek life is often one of the first things people think of when they think of college, but deciding whether or not to become a part of a fraternity or a sorority can be a difficult decision with several...

Several medical services options available to students

Jessa Schroeder and Emily Mills August 28, 2015

Students who need medical services while at Kent State have a variety of options to get the care they need.Local Hospitals:University Hospitals Portage Medical Center:Phone: (330) 297-0811Address: 6847...

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Opinion: What I wish I knew my freshman year

Emily Mills August 28, 2015

College is a completely different experience than high school, and it can be rough transitioning to this adult world, where you’re responsible for making sure you have a clean shirt to wear everyday...

Van Deusen Hall will be transformed into the Center for the Visual Arts, bringing the School of Art together under one roof.

New buildings added to campus

Emily Mills August 28, 2015

Several new buildings are under construction on campus this year, including new homes for the School of Art, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the Division of Institutional Advancement...

Fire department hosts fire training at Allerton Apartments

Emily Mills August 20, 2015

The Kent Fire Department is hosting live fire training at what was formerly Allerton Apartments this week before the complex is demolished.During the training, Allerton Street will be closed to...

The Kent State football team prays around the rock on Aug. 20, 2015 before they paint it in honor of Jason Bitsko. Bitsko was a starting center on the football team and passed away on Aug. 20, 2014. 

Football team paints rock in honor of Jason Bitsko

Emily Mills August 20, 2015

The Kent State football team painted the rock Thursday in memory of Jason Bitsko, a member of the football team who was found unresponsive in his off-campus apartment on Aug. 20 of last year.More than...

Screenshot of announcement video posted to Kent State University Alumni Associations YouTube account

NFL player Julian Edelman announced as Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal

Emily Mills August 3, 2015

New England Patriots player Julian Edelman, a former Kent State Golden Flashes quarterback, will return as Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal in Kent State’s Homecoming ceremonies Oct. 3.“It’s exciting...

No update on homicide at off-campus apartment complex

Emily Mills July 23, 2015

Kent Police Department officials said there is no update on the homicide that took place at Lincolnwood Terrace, an off-campus apartment complex, earlier this month.Lt. Michael Lewis said the investigation...

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Opinion: Confederate flag should have been removed long ago

Emily Mills June 30, 2015

A 21-year-old white man walked into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, around 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, and sat through the historic black church’s Bible...

Workers continue to work on transplanting a tree outside Cunningham Hall on Friday, June 19, 2015. During the transplanting process, workers struck a shallow natural gas line, causing a gas leak that led to the evacuation of the Student Center, Cunningham Hall, Smith Hall and the University Library.

Natural gas leak caused by construction workers striking shallow gas line

Emily Mills June 19, 2015

A natural gas leak between Cunningham Hall and the University Library was caused by construction workers accidentally striking a gas line while attempting to transplant a tree."The gas line was unexpectedly...

Kent State attempts to help break world record for biggest swim lesson

Emily Mills and MaKayla Brown June 18, 2015

Kent State's Department of Recreational Services participated in a worldwide event Thursday to attempt to break a Guinness World Record for World's Largest Swimming Lesson.The current record is...

Board of Trustees increases 16-credit hour cap to 18, waits to set in-state tuition

Jimmy Miller and Emily Mills June 4, 2015

Kent State’s Board of Trustees voted to push the threshold of the credit hour cap from 16 to 18 credit hours and not raise undergraduate in-state tuition pending the release of the state budget in its...

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