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Phi Delta Theta fraternity throws a darty March 11 on East Main Street for the unofficial holiday Fake Paddy’s Day.

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Lex Ogilvie, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Fake Paddy's Day With partying starting as early as 7 a.m., students, friends and alumni filled the streets in celebration of Fake Paddy’s Day. The tradition took place March 11, the weekend...

Recap of Fake Paddy’s Day celebrations in Kent

March 13, 2023

Fake Paddy's Day was celebrated Saturday in Kent, Ohio. Many people attended parties on Main St. where front lawns were filled with people dressed in green. They played beer pong and listened to music...

Kent State celebrates Fake Paddy’s Day 2023

The Party Begins The Fake Paddy’s Day celebration kicked off early Saturday as students lined frat row with drinks in hand.  Jake Rankin, sophomore history major and member of Phi Delta Theta, said...

Bars get ready for Fake Paddy’s Day

March 10, 2023

While Fake Paddy's Day is on Saturday, bars in Kent have been preparing for days for the expected crowds. TV2's Jacob Brooks went to two bars in downtown Kent to see how they are getting ready.   Jacob...

Officer Trevor White patrols the streets in the early morning on Fake Paddys Day March 12, 2022.

University, police prepare for Fake Paddy’s Day

Alton Northup, Reporter March 10, 2023

Students dressing up head-to-toe in green each year to celebrate the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day has become both a college tradition and a concern for public safety. Fake Paddy’s Day is synonymous...

Student charged with two felonies in alleged assault of a police officer on Fake Paddy’s Day

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor March 15, 2022

Kent State Police made one arrest on Fake Paddy’s Day—Paige O’Dell, a junior exercise science major, was charged with fourth-degree felony assault of a police officer and fifth-degree felony obstructing...

People wait in long lines to get into bars all across downtown Kent despite the cold during Fake Paddys Day.

Despite the bitter cold, party-goers bar hopped late into the night on Fake Paddy’s Day

Alton Northup, Kiara Rodriguez, Reporters March 13, 2022

A blizzard that brought frigid temperatures well below 20 degrees was not enough to stop hundreds of Kent State students from descending onto downtown Kent for annual Fake Paddy’s Day celebrations. “It’s...

Three Kent State students make for the fraternity houses with a box of drinks during the morning of Fake Paddys Day.

Frigid temperatures and 19 mph winds were no match for Fake Paddy’s Day party-goers

Gavin Mitten, Morgan McGrath, Reporters March 12, 2022

Students woke up to a blanket of snow covering Kent on Fake Paddy’s Day.  At 10 a.m., downtown bar employees shoveled snow, preparing for the rush of students eager to fill themselves with food and...

Crowds of people wait to enter Barflyy for Fake Paddys Day on Friday, March 13.

Undeterred students continue partying into the night for Fake Paddy’s Day

Morgan McGrath Reporter March 14, 2021

“We started drinking at 8 a.m.” A former Kent student who identified himself as John waited patiently outside of Barflyy on Saturday night in downtown Kent. Fake Paddy’s Day 2021 had begun. Long...

Sophia Fricioni poses with her roommate on their front porch. 

Fake Paddy’s Day celebrations not stopped by COVID-19

Rachel Karas, Assigning Editor Zaria Johnson, General Assignment Editor March 13, 2021

A gray house on the street corner of East College Avenue was vibrant with people in St. Patrick’s-themed garb filling the yard, the porch and the neighboring house’s balcony, but the festivities were...

City of Kent and Portage county health centers work to counter COVID-19 cases

Rachel Karas, General assignment reporter Amanda Levine, Sports editor March 28, 2020

County LevelThere are currently 19 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Portage County. Three people are hospitalized; one is in their 30s and a second is over 80, according to an article written...

Fake Paddy’s Day celebrations draw smaller crowds due to COVID-19

Amanda Levine Sports editor March 15, 2020

Every year, Kent State celebrates Fake Paddy’s Day, a big event for the university students the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day. Despite classes being moved online for the rest of the semester and...

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