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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Flu season is upon us and COVID-19 is still surging. The viruses have similar symptoms, but there are a few different ones.

Fighting the flu season with COVID-19 lurking

Haley Kisling Reporter November 23, 2021

Campus life brings people together, and all the togetherness can create many opportunities for respiratory illnesses, such as the flu, to spread. Some people are concerned as the flu season arrives with...

ally training

Olivia Sharp October 21, 2021

Freshman Claire Sierota and Ryleigh Piper look over a handout before Ally Training as a part of the university’s sex week. The event was held in the Twin Towers' Studio A, on October, 20th, 2021.

Medical experts urge people to get their flu shot before November 1

Megan Medfisch Reporter October 13, 2020

As flu season approaches, doctors urge students and faculty to get their flu shot to prevent commingling of sicknesses with the COVID-19 pandemic.There is a possibility of people getting COVID and the...

Why should students get the flu shot?

Shelby Reeves Reporter February 24, 2020

During class, the girl next to you sniffles and wipes her nose, the guy behind you coughs and someone on the other side of the room lets out a sneeze. Germs are all around us, especially while in college....

Senior Philip Whittington (25) goes up for a shot against Akron at the M.A.C.C. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Whittington finished with 11 points and grabbed five offensive rebounds. He scored the game-winning layup with 20 seconds left to give Kent State the 68-67 win.

Whittington’s go-ahead layup gives Kent State its third straight win, five takeaways from Kent State’s win over Akron

Ian Kreider sports reporter February 1, 2020

Senior forward Philip Whittington checked into the game for the first time in nearly six minutes.He stood near the hoop ready for senior guard Antonio Williams to drive. Williams drove hard to the rim,...

Virus 1

U.S. declares public health emergency over coronavirus, university monitors outbreak

Running a fever, coughing  and dealing with a runny nose are common symptoms of a virus known as the common cold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. This bug we deal with...

Madison Patterson headshot

OPINION: Taking shots and getting shots

Madison Patterson Fusion editor November 4, 2019

It was a cool 55 degrees outside, but as I sat in the CVS clinic waiting area, sweat threatened to seep through my sweater. I was desperate for water, but I was fighting the urge to vomit. Everything vaguely...

What’s new with the Flu

Colleen Carroll Science reporter October 15, 2019

Flu season is just beginning to rear its ugly head and clinics are arming themselves with arsenals of vaccines. Influenza’s annual assault falls in October and can last through early spring, and it’s...

Learn, protect yourself from influenza at Kent State

Becca Sagaris Health reporter September 27, 2019

As flu season creeps around the corner, it is important to know exactly what influenza is and how to protect yourself from it.When it comes to the flu, a common misconception is experiencing nausea, vomiting...

Flu vs cold

Flu season is here, and it could get worse

KentWired Staff February 6, 2019

DeWeese runs out of flu shotsDespite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) prediction that the worst of this year’s flu season is yet to come, Kent State’s DeWeese Health Center...

DONT PUBLISH YET: Women’s Center “squeezes” in faculty and staff for yearly mammograms provided on-campus

Lexi Marco October 9, 2018

The Kent State Women’s Center and the Women’s Diagnostic Center have partnered once again to bring mammogram screenings to campus in light of Breast Cancer Awareness month.“We started this a number...

Flu season still progresses

Anu Sharma February 19, 2018

With weeks still left in flu season, a family medicine doctor in Kent, says it’s never too late to get a flu shot. As the numbers rise, Jennifer D’Abreau said there are 72 confirmed diagnoses of the...

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