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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State students order salads, a healthier option, at The Slice in the Hub on Thursday evening, Oct. 16, 2013. Photo by Melanie Nesteruk.

Meal swipes expand to downtown, campus dining update

Alton Northup, Reporter April 23, 2022

After a rocky year for university culinary services, students will have additional options to look forward to during the fall 2022 semester. More locations are anticipated to open in the Student Hub,...

Nathan Ritchey (right) and volunteers packing up a visitors food.

Flashes Fighting Hunger offers twice a week food drive

Taylor Haydu Reporter March 2, 2022

Flashes Fighting Hunger organizes food drives Wednesday and Friday afternoons to battle food insecurity in the community.The food is provided through partnerships and donations from stores and food banks...

The Indonesian team serves up food during the International Cook-off on Feb. 16, 2022.

The International Cook-off returns for first time since 2019

Jesse Khalil Reporter February 17, 2022

Team Indonesia takes first place and the People’s Choice award at the first International Cook-off since 2019.Members Noor Agustina (Captain), Susi Rakhmawati, Oktavuiani Hidayah, Ikhasan Darmawan and...

whats the cost of love?

The cost of love

Kiara Rodriguez Reporter February 14, 2022

As the clock ticks down on Valentine’s Day, frantic shoppers race through the supermarket in hopes of snagging the last $8 box of chocolates on the shelf or a bouquet of flowers that isn’t too expensive.In...

Will Matthews stands outside of the Southern Comfort Food Truck. The 2019 Kent graduate wanted to bring food to Kents campus that reflected the food he ate back home. 

Southern Comfort Kitchen: bringing New Orleans style food to Kent on wheels

Isabella Schreck Reporter February 6, 2022

Coming from New Orleans, Will Matthews, Kent State 2019 graduate, saw very little food options that mirrored the meals he was used to eating back home.So, he realized he needed to bring the south to Northeast...

Mary Ann Kasper (left) discussing recycled fabrics and Frank Kohout (right) working on a project.

Kent volunteer group donates $22,400 to programs in Portage County

Taylor Haydu , Reporter February 1, 2022

The Socially Responsible Sweatshop of Kent has donated their proceeds to charities in Portage County for nine years to serve those who are at risk. The local volunteer organization donated $22,400 to...

Mary Ann Kasper (left) discussing recycled fabrics and Frank Kohout (right) working on a project.

Kent volunteer group donates $22,400 to programs in Portage County

Taylor Haydu Reporter February 1, 2022

The Socially Responsible Sweatshop of Kent has donated their proceeds to charities in Portage County for nine years to serve those who are at risk. The local volunteer organization donated $22,400 to...

A screenshot of the universitys description of its dining options on the dining services website. 

Student with celiac disease expresses grievances with gluten-free dining options on campus

Alton Northup Reporter September 17, 2021

Kent State University advertises its inclusive dining options as a selling point to incoming freshmen. This year, however, students have expressed disappointment with the university, accusing dining services...

Burnham joined a group chat named “Kent Dining Woes” where students discussed the state of the dining halls and made the Change.org petition.

Students create petition demanding reimbursement for meal plans

Megan Becker Assigning Editor September 17, 2021

Some Kent State students created a petition on Change.org that encourages the university to refund student meal plans due to “the recent decline in food quality, availability, and inclusivity.”The...

Rosi Peruyero Noden, owner of The Battleground, sitting next to artwork which represents Mexican people in Kent.

The Battleground re-opens after 2 and a half month hiatus

Chloe Zofchak Reporter March 19, 2021

After closing January of this year, the Battleground, a traditional Mexican restaurant, reopened Thursday. Rosi Peruyero Noden, owner of the Battleground, chose to temporarily close the restaurant because...

Prentice Hall, which used to be a dining hall, will now be used as an engagement space.

Prentice Cafe permanently closed, but other gluten-free options are available

Camryn Kocher Reporter February 8, 2021

Kent State University has decided to repurpose Prentice Cafe into an engagement space for students. The café has closed in order to transform it into an additional academic learning center. However,...

Haymaker Farmers’ Market thrives amid pandemic

Maddy Haberberger TV2 reporter October 15, 2020

The Haymaker Farmers’ Market has been a staple of the Kent community since 1992 — housed under the Haymaker Parkway bridge, it’s grown from a few tables to over 50 vendors across its year-long...

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