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Trashed or trash? St. Patty’s Day leaves lasting effect on environment

Morgan Hoover, Reporter May 3, 2024

The legendary signal of a party, the red solo cup, takes 450 years to decompose — if it’s even able to. America’s beloved cup is made of six plastics, quantified as no. 6 plastic, each being incredibly...

BOK ’24: Best event/festival

Andrew Gold, Reporter April 4, 2024

FIRST: Halloween If a great night, creative costumes and an insane hangover the next day is desired, then Halloween at Kent State is just the place. “There were people out and walking around, it...

Fake Patty’s Day sees reduced trouble, 15 arrests reported during celebrations

Kayla Gleason and Erin Sullivan March 12, 2024

Kent Police made 15 arrests on Fake Patty's Day, which took place March 9, where disorderly conduct while intoxicated and prohibitions both made up the majority of charges.  On Fake Patty's Day, there...

A lengthy line in front of Rays Place in downtown Kent on March 9, 2024.

PHOTO STORY: Students celebrate Fake Patty’s Day in downtown Kent

Yinxi Li, Photographer March 10, 2024

Editor's note: A photo caption was amended for accuracy. Initially, a caption indicated the photo of a driveway as outside of Sigma Phi Epsilon, which was incorrect. The caption was updated to Alpha Tau...

People flood the streets while celebrating during Fake Paddys day on March 9, 2024.

Rain or shine: Students celebrate Fake Patty’s Day

Janson McNair and Adriana Gasiewski March 9, 2024

Celebrators start their day early with morning "darties" As Fake Patty’s Day kicked off, students donned their green outfits and prepared for a day on the town. This is the first Fake Patty’s...

Fashion Merchandising student Zach Rayz laid out his mostly thrifted outfit for Fake Paddys Day.

Students plan ‘Fake Patty’s Day’ inspired outfits

Ryan Bowles, Reporter March 8, 2024

Fake Patty’s Day is one of Kent's most popular traditions that takes place each year prior to St. Patrick's Day, bringing all types of students to Kent for the weekend.  Themed parties go on from...

Kent State University students pose in front of a backdrop on the deck of a fraternity during a Fake Paddys party March 11, 2023.

Students prepare for day of partying this Fake Patty’s Day

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter March 8, 2024

As the green-colored, (usually) drink-filled day of Fake Patty's quickly approaches, students are starting to prepare for a day dancing and partying. The day is all about getting in the Irish spirit...

Downtown bars craft Fake Patty’s Day-inspired drinks

Downtown bars craft Fake Patty’s Day-inspired drinks

Audrey Trevarthan, Campus Editor March 7, 2024

Downtown Kent bars will be mixing up some new, special drink creations this Fake Patty’s Day on March 9 to reel in the sea of green.  Here is what some local spots will be offering: Panini’s...

BORGs will not be allowed in Kent State fraternities this year, leaving partygoers on the hunt for alternatives.

BORGs be gone: Kent Interfraternity Council’s bylaws prohibit rage gallons

Janson McNair, Campus Editor March 7, 2024

Fake Patty’s Day partygoers will be without their green companions this year, as the popular blackout rage gallons (BORGs) will not be allowed at Kent fraternities.  BORGs were a popular choice for...

Best Event/Festival

Rose Driehaus April 18, 2018

First Place — Fake Patty’s DayUsually held about a week before St. Patrick’s Day, Fake Patty’s Day brings out an enormous crowd to the city of Kent for a day of fun and booze.With students starting...

College students party on University Drive during Fake Patty’s Day Saturday, March 11, 2017. The Kent State tradition “Fake Patty’s Day” takes place the week before St. Patrick’s Day to allow an entire Saturday to party.

Local law enforcement prepare for two potential St. Patrick’s Day parties

David Williams March 9, 2018

Kent City Police and KSUPD are both preparing for an interesting St. Patrick’s Day situation this year. Both Fake Patty’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day fall on a Saturday, raising the possibility of...

Students attend parties on Lincoln St. during Fake Patty’s Day on Saturday March 12, 2016.

Kent State prepares for third annual ‘Fake Patty’s Day’

Sarah Lorenz March 9, 2017

Student Conduct and Kent Police will be cracking down on disciplinary action during Fake Patty’s Day this weekend, with Kent Police starting their patrols at 7 a.m. Saturday morning.Lt. Michael Lewis...

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