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A long line of people wait to get into Water Street Tavern on Oct. 28, 2023.

Students get their spook on for Halloween weekend

Andrew Bowie, Adrianna Quinlan, and MinJee Yoo October 28, 2023

Students recover and look ahead Fraternity houses lay empty the morning after Friday night parties with cans strewn everywhere but nobody to be seen. Still, some go-getter students were up and moving...

Brothers Quinn McGuire (left), Daymond Williamson (middle) and Calil Cage  (right) of Phi Beta Sigma at a community service event.

Kent’s multicultural organizations forced to maneuver like never before

Chris Bright Reporter February 15, 2021

Finding a diverse group that represents some of many different backgrounds that attend Kent State can be troubling for students. Factor in a global pandemic and it becomes nearly impossible for these students...

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Portage County is now in a COVID-19 Level 3 Red status, which indicates very high exposure and spread of the virus. 

Blame goes to Kent State students for rise in Portage County’s COVID-19 level

Sara Crawford Opinions Editor September 22, 2020

Blame for Portage County’s rise to a COVID-19 Level 3 Red status on September 17 is being laid squarely at the feet of Kent State students who live and play off campus, including some in fraternities...

Brothers in Phi Beta Sigmas Epsilon Chapter Stepping. Stepping is a percussive dance form common among African-American Fraternities in which participants use their entire body as an instrument.

A look back — and ahead — at African-American Greek life

David Williams February 20, 2019

Correction: The initial story stated there were seven Greek organizations. This story has been corrected to reflect the correct number, which is eight. There are eight Greek organizations at Kent State...

Matthew Olienechak

Opinion: Greek life needs an overhaul

Matthew Olienechak October 25, 2017

It’s undeniable that Greek life has incredible influence on college campuses around the country, with millions of participants across the country.But do they really add anything of worth?Don’t get...

Members of Sigma Nu perfom a skit at the annual Xi Man competition on Oct. 7. The competition raised money for Autism Speaks. Photo by Nancy Urchak.

Alpha Xi Delta to host Xi Man event for Autism Speaks

Kayla Sturm October 7, 2015

The Alpha Xi Delta-Beta Tau chapter of Kent State will host its philanthropy event for Autism Speaks on Saturday, Oct. 10 in the Kent State ballroom in the Student Center from 6 to 10 p.m.“We aim to...

Members of Delta Zeta, Kappa Sigma and Phi Kappa Tau dance in a Candyland-themed number at Songfest in the Student Center Ballroom on Nov. 15, 2014.

To rush or not to rush: Kent State Greek Life

Emily Mills August 28, 2015

Greek life is often one of the first things people think of when they think of college, but deciding whether or not to become a part of a fraternity or a sorority can be a difficult decision with several...

Junior political science major Camara Thomas introduces himself and explains why he joined his fraternity Phi Beta Sigma at the Multicultural Greek Info Night on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. “I wanted to look out for those around me and I felt Phi Beta Sigma gave me that opportunity,” Thomas said.

African-American Greek Chapters: Small in numbers, strong in bonds

Jenna Kuczkowski February 17, 2015

They chant, they step, they stroll and they make themselves known. Out of the 29 Greek chapters at Kent State, there are six chapters on campus that are part of the nine historically African-American...

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