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First-year students get settled into college life

Destiny Torres, Reporter August 21, 2023

Students lugging boxes, clothes and other essentials poured onto campus last week as first year students embarked on a new adventure: moving into their first college dorms.  For some, moving into a...

Students, with help from their family and friends, move into Koonce Hall in the Tri-Towers dorm building in the beginning of the fall 2022 semester.

University anticipates high number of freshmen this fall

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter August 19, 2023

Last fall, Kent State University welcomed 5,223 freshmen to campus. “At this point in time, we anticipate being in a similar position as last year with an expected first-year class between 4,250 and...

Illustration by Clare Rodgers / The Kent Stater

Six things first-year students should know for success

Destiny Torres, Opinion Writer August 16, 2023

The first year of college can be stressful, nerve-wracking and downright scary. The beginning of the year comes with a lot of changes for a fresh-faced, recent high school graduate: packing up their bags,...

Harlequinn Bodziony is a freshman studio art major. Bodziony uses art to portray mental illness.

Student uses mental illness to inspire artwork

Freshman studio art major Harlequinn Bodziony uses art to convey her depression, anxiety and love of all things creepy.“I have kind of a creepier style,” she said. “My dad used to own a costume shop,...

Freshman guard Mariah Modkins brings the ball up during the second half of Kent States matchup against NIU on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Kent State won, 87-76. 

Young Flashes use bye week to prepare for key matchup against Akron

Gina Butkovich January 31, 2019

Kent State freshman guards Asiah Dingle and Mariah Modkins are currently experiencing the longest losing streak of their collegiate careers.The Flashes are on a four-game skid, with their most recent loss...

Freshman guard Jalen Avery passes the ball during the first half of the Kent State vs. Youngstown game on Nov. 14. The Flashes won their home opener 79-70.

Top-ranked freshman fills leadership role early in career

Kyle Samec November 17, 2015

If you bring up Jalen Avery’s high school accolades that made Mid-American Basketball Consultant rank him the No. 2 point guard in Ohio, he chooses to dismiss that hype, and instead, he’s focused on...

Forward/center Khaliq Spicer dunks the ball in a game against University at Buffalo on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. The Kent State Golden Flashes lost to the Buffalo Bulls 65-71.

Flashes expect mix of vets, freshmen to make impact

Stephen Means II October 20, 2015

The Kent State men’s basketball team comes into the 2015-16 season with new uniforms and a lot of new people; all expected to contribute from the onset.Head coach Rob Senderoff explained that even though...

A.L.I.C.E instructor Emily Ribnik teaches Kent State-Stark education majors distraction tactics to use against an active shooter, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2014. A.L.I.C.E, which stands for alert, lock down, inform, counter and evacuate, is a training program that teaches educators and students how to react if an active shooter is in the school.

Kent State provides safety training for freshmen

Hannah Armenta September 1, 2015

Kent State's Office of Student Success Programs has taken a three-pronged approach to teaching safety to incoming freshmen. This includes a safety session at Destination Kent State, residence hall meetings...

Our view: Not enough freshmen safety training

KS Editors September 1, 2015

Kent State's freshmen class has three different ways of learning about how to be safe on campus: an hour-long safety presentation at Destination Kent State from the Women's Center, DeWeese Health Center,...


FlashGuides continue to serve at Destination Kent State

Brittany Anderson July 9, 2015

Incoming freshmen attending Destination Kent State will have the opportunity to work with Kent State students to guide them into the world of college.FlashGuides are one of the most important parts of...

Briefing on Kent State

Jimmy Miller February 8, 2015

Recently released 15th day statistics indicate more freshmen are continuing to study at Kent State from fall to spring semester, using freshman persistence as a measuring stick.Freshman persistence, which...

Freshman Routine

Learning the ropes: Freshmen find their own routines

Cheyenne Perry September 24, 2014

A fourth of the way into the semester, incoming freshman are starting to get settled in at Kent State. The students are exercising their independence, meal plan options and developing study habits as they...

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