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Flash cheering on the gymnastics team from the stands on January 29, 2023

University celebrates the birthday of its mascot: Flash

Lex Ogilvie, Reporter October 12, 2023

Flash turned 38 today! Flash has been the mascot of the university since 1985 and has been an enthusiastic member of campus ever since. Flash can often be seen around campus hanging out with students...

Flash takes a trip to the Kent State student section at their first football game against Central Connecticut State on Sept. 16, 2023.

THIS OR THAT: Mascot battle: Let our eagle Flash stay golden

KentWired Editorial Board September 26, 2023

This opinion was written by Grace Davies, Annalexis Davis, Emma Kiko, Janson McNair, Leah Shepard, Jacob Shondel, Grace Springer and Anthony Zacharyasz from KentWired’s editorial board. After reading...

Flash the Golden Eagle waves a flag to celebrate the mens basketball teams victory over Portland University on Nov. 14, 2022.

The eagle behind the flash

Grace Springer, Editor-in-Chief June 26, 2023

On Oct. 12, 1985, a live golden eagle made its debut as Kent State’s first official mascot at a homecoming football game against the University of Texas at El Paso.  The school unveiled the eagle,...

Kent State and Toledo fans come to Glass Bowl Stadium to watch the Flashes take on the Rockets. Toledo won the game 52-31.

OPINION: KentWired’s sports department takes on Toledo’s Glass Bowl Stadium with flair

Sports Department October 17, 2022

Saturday, a few reporters from the KentWired sports department took our first field trip together to the University of Toledo vs. Kent State football game at Glass Bowl Stadium. The drive was about...

Sophomore fashion design major Angelique Wong hosts the annual Rock the Runway fashion show on March 7, 2020. Wong competed in the show last year and requested to be a host this year.

Rock the Runway glows under hard work from designers

Kaitlyn Finchler Photo editor March 8, 2020

Glow-in-the-dark fabric, sassy models and a full house are only a few ways to describe Rock the Runway. With 10 designers, all freshmen and sophomores, sophomore fashion design major Angelique Wong had...

Members of the Kent Alumni band were able to join current members in cheering on the men’s basketball team in their game against Akron on Jan. 31. Courtesy of the McDonnell family.

Band alumni return to cheer on Flashes

Shelby Reeves Reporter January 31, 2020

Kent band alumni came together Friday to attend the men's basketball game against Akron and pack the MACC in gold. A record number of 35 alumni signed up for this event. These members were able to join...

Women’s track and field struggle with long jump, finish first in shot put

Amanda Levine Sports editor January 17, 2020

Junior Grace Tennant and sophomore Gabrielle Bailey finished in first and second place in the shot put event at the Youngstown Invitational Friday. It was the best rankings in the event for the Kent State...

Student leaders for TKS pose for a photo. 

Kent State offers opportunities for transfer students

For senior psychology major Sidney Fimiani, transferring to Kent State University made sense to her. “I came here and I just kind of fell in love with it. … They also have a very good psych program...

Bauer draping the dresses for Netflixs The Dark Crystal.

Kent State theatre and fashion professor drapes costumes for new Netflix series

Gershon Harrell Fashion reporter November 14, 2019

Assistant theatre professor Kerry Jo Bauer’s passion for fashion design started the moment she received her first sewing machine at five years old. Bauer went on to become the costume designer on the...

Ashland and Edinboro continued to battle following the Flashes quick win over Mercyhurst on Nov. 2, 2019.

Kent State wrestling starts season 2-1 after Saturday’s season opener

Aidan Coyne Tech reporter November 2, 2019

Kent State wrestling’s Colin McCracken beat Edinboro University’s Dylan Reynolds, ranked 19th in the country, in the 197 weight class despite dropping the match to the Fighting Scots. The Flashes...

Top 5 things that send students to the ER

Becca Sagaris Health reporter October 14, 2019

The most common reasons students go to the ER include chest pain, abdominal pain, head injuries, severe lacerations and musculoskeletal injuries, Dr. Lisa Dannemiller the interim chief university physician...

Amauri Williams (left), a senior fashion merchandising major, samples food from the Hispanic Heritage Event on the 2nd floor of the Kent State Student Center. Sept. 25, 2019

FAB hosts Hispanic Heritage month event

Terry Lee III Diversity reporter September 26, 2019

This year’s Spanish and Latinx Heritage Month kickoff included a raffle for a Chipotle gift card, a taco bar and a surprise visit from 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.The event hosted by...

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