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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Presidential historian Jon Meacham presents his keynote speech on May 4, 2022.

Pulitzer prize winner gives May 4 keynote speech

Emma MacNiven, Reporter May 6, 2022

An attentive audience burst with laughter at “An Evening with Jon Meacham” Thursday night. Meacham, the keynote speaker for the Presidential Speaker Series, gave his insight on today’s political...

Kent State’s Jewish community commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

Emma MacNiven, Reporter May 3, 2022

Hillel, Alpha Epsilon Pi and other members of the Kent community banned together for 24 hours to read names of the 6 million who perished in the Holocaust in commemoration of Yam HaShoah, or Holocaust...

Cleveland Bagel Company plans to open Kent location

Emma MacNiven, Reporter April 21, 2022

The Kent location of Cleveland Bagel Company is set to open in the former Starbucks building, located on the corner of Main Street and South Lincoln Street. Partners of the Kent location include...

Kent State alum opens selfie lounge near campus

Emma MacNiven, Reporter April 20, 2022

When you walk into Cultura Selfie Lounge, the first thing you notice is color--the packed studio is filled with 15 curated photo backdrop setups and plenty of funky props to use. The lounge, which...

Hippie Fox Rocks hosts grand opening

Emma MacNiven, Reporter April 12, 2022

With bold, teal walls, tie-dye tapestries and crystals galore, Hippie Fox Rocks is Kent’s place for all things metaphysical. The shop opened in December, but hosted its grand opening celebration...

Virtual bagel shop to open in Kent

Emma MacNiven, Reporter March 8, 2022

Kent residents won’t have to leave their homes for New-York style bagels. Starting March 9, Flash Bagel Co, the first delivery-only virtual restaurant in Kent, will bring hot bagels to front porches...

Taproot, a catering company co-owned and managed by Linda Fiala and husband, J Michael Fiala took advantage of the Chocolate Walk to promote some of their tasty chocolate confessions like their chocolate mousse.

Annual Chocolate Walk makes downtown Kent a lot sweeter

Emma MacNiven Reporter February 21, 2022

Maps in hand, Kent residents took to the streets of downtown on the hunt for drinks, chocolates and desserts. The annual Main Street Kent Chocolate Walk Feb. 19 brought together chocolate lovers to support...

College of Business and Entrepreneurship ranks in top 25 in the Princeton Review

Emma MacNiven Reporter February 11, 2022

Kent State’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship is leading the future of business alongside the top business schools in the nation. The Princeton Review has ranked the university’s Online MBA...

Hippie Fox Rocks is a new store that opened in Acorn Alley around Christmas, owned by Jared Abell.

New crystal shop opens in downtown Kent

Emma MacNiven Reporter Kennedy Gotham TV2 Reporter February 2, 2022

For the crystal enthusiasts in Kent– a new rock shop has made its way to Acorn Alley. With tie dye wall art adorning the walls and groovy music playing overhead, Hippie Fox Rocks is the destination for...

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