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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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...

IFC tells fraternities to cancel social events over coronavirus

The Inter-Fraternity Council instructed fraternities to cancel all social events because of the coronavirus. “The Inter-Fraternity Council is taking the coronavirus outbreak seriously,” IFC Council...

A group poses for a photo after tossing around a football in Kent, Ohio, on Summit Street, March 16, 2019. Editors Note: Everybody in this photo is over 21. 

Best of Kent: best event/festival

First place: Fake Paddy's Day Typically held the week before St. Patrick's Day, Fake Paddy's Day is a celebration that occurs in many college towns across the United States. According to, Fake...


KentWired Staff March 17, 2019

DECK OPTIONS:Students decked in green celebrated Kent's 'Fake Paddy's Day'Students decked in green — some of them with bead necklaces swinging around their necks and mini clover tattoos sparkling on...

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