The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


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Haymaker Farmers’ Market starts its’ summer season for the 29th year

Brynne Mann Reporter May 15, 2021

The Haymaker Farmers’ Market is kicking off is 29th year in downtown Kent with its summer season on Franklin Avenue every Saturday. The summer season features a wide variety of vendors with fresh produce,...

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Homesickness in college students countered with calls, visits home

Jennifer Lasik Reporter May 10, 2021

Julia Matton picks up the phone twice a week to call her mother back at home in New Hampshire to reconnect and talk about their lives while she is 600 miles away at Kent State.Talking on the phone with...

Estridge in her classroom at the middle school she teaches. 

Sorority sisters remain close after graduating college, despite going separate ways

Jennifer Lasik reporter March 22, 2021

It’s been around eight months since Brooke Estridge, Alpha Xi Delta alum, moved to Lakeland, Florida, for the opportunity of a lifetime, leaving behind her sorority sisters who had become her best friends...

Patricia Lekan and granddaughter Alyssa at her college graduation.

Isolation in nursing home prevents families from visiting loved ones

Jennifer Lasik Reporter March 4, 2021

The COVID-19 virus has caused numerous problems for families: preventing them from being together for holidays, celebrating birthdays or just hanging out at home with one another. But for grandparents...

After meeting on Tinder, Oglesby and Bauer are learning to make long-distance work while in separate states.

Couple suggests communication, trust to make long distance work

Jennifer Lasik Reporter February 4, 2021

Lauryn Oglesby, a senior at Kent State University, sits in her apartment, waiting for the text from her boyfriend who lives over 100 miles away in Pittsburgh. “It’s been about six months and it does...

10 tips for dealing with roommate conflicts

Nathan Mehring Reporter September 20, 2020

Conflicts can be very common between roommates, especially now that residence halls only allow one guest in a room at a time. Students are often in the same room with the same person for most of the day. Many...

The women’s basketball team’s first Zoom meeting in April. 

A pandemic offseason: How women’s basketball adjusts to a new normal

Associate head coach Fran Recchia spends much of her time these days at her kitchen table, searching for future Flashes.“[I spend] at least two hours a day,” she said, “watching film or highlights...

Religious organization connects Kent State students at home

Emily Powell Reporter April 9, 2020

With campus closed and all student events cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, students across Kent State campus have been forced to adjust to cancelled meetings and plans.H2O Church Kent is a Christian...

Opinion: Keep your prayers — we’re not broken

Andrew Atkins June 19, 2017

I can’t remember the first time somebody called me a “faggot.”Was it third grade? Fifth grade? I don’t remember. Through most of my childhood, that was the label my peers gave me, how they identified...

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