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Students cross the K through the falling snow on Nov. 28, 2023.

Freshmen share thoughts on the beginning of their first spring semester

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter January 29, 2024

After finishing the fall semester and taking a break from classes for winter break, many freshmen said they are excited and feel more prepared for the spring semester.  Sierra Boggia, a freshman communication...

(Left to right) Freshmen Chloe Seeley, Grace Gray and Keegan Brown celebrate Seeleys  a birthday Sept. 15, 2023.

Freshmen React: Students find new experiences, adjustments and fun in college

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter October 28, 2023

As the semester continues, freshmen have used this time to get adjusted to campus. Many have learned the tips and tricks of navigating college life, while others are still learning.  Classes, clubs...

Students play basketball by Tri Towers as they enjoy the warm weather, while the remnants of the Kent Navs chalk art competition is on the ground.

Freshmen react: first week of classes

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter August 30, 2023

For returning students, starting classes last week was a familiar experience, but for first-year students, it may have brought out a variety of emotions. Many factors go into shaping how a student envisions...

Officer Robert Wilson demonstrates how to use a makeshift tourniquet during A.L.I.C.E. training on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

ALICE training helps students stay safe on campus

Hannah Davis Feature writer September 18, 2019

For freshmen at Kent State, there are several mandatory events to attend. Unlike orientation, Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate (ALICE) training provides its attendees with skills they can use outside...

Nitya Mittal (left) and Gurveen Karr (right) pose for a photo. 

International freshmen bring change for the Indian community

Katia Rodriguez March 6, 2019

Nitya Mittal, a biotechnology major, and Gurveen Karr, a biology pre-med major, are freshmen who are already making an impact on the Indian community at Kent State.These two women are both members of the...

Members of the Faculty Senate listen to opening remarks from Chair Pamela Grimm during the meeting Monday Sep. 10, 2018.

Enrollment decreases at Kent while freshman class grows

Rachel Hale September 10, 2018

Fall Kent campus enrollment dropped 800 students from a year ago, Kent State's President Beverly Warren told Faculty Senate Monday, about 200 more than Kent State initially expected.Even with the decrease...

Graduate student Richie Schultz holds on tight while riding a mechanical bull during BlastOff in Risman Plaza on Sunday.

Thousands fill Risman Plaza to partake in annual BlastOff

Austin Mariasy August 28, 2017

Risman Plaza burst at the seams with thousands of students for the annual BlastOff event marking the start of the 2017-18 school year. Student organizations ranging from political groups, the Dungeons...

A group of Movers and Groovers pose for a portrait outside Olson Hall on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Movers and Groovers helped students move in to their dorm rooms.

Students move and groove into new campus homes

Jack Kopanski August 24, 2017

For freshman McDaniel Hartranft, the red-shirt volunteers helping her move into her dorm made the transition to college a little bit easier.“For me, I’m outgoing when other people are outgoing …...

Rethinking studying abroad as a freshman

Jenna Kuczkowski September 18, 2016

This semester marks the first time Kent State has allowed freshmen to study abroad in Florence, instead of beginning their college career stateside. Fifteen incoming students from the Honors College volunteered...

Freshmen lead increase in on-campus living

Ryan Landolph October 4, 2015

The number of first-year students are on the rise at Kent State, leading to a higher number of students living on campus.“There is an increase,” said Jill Church, director of residence services....

Geauga campus to EMPOWER freshmen students

Katie Rush October 4, 2015

Kent State Geauga Campus is planning their upcoming student orientation, advising and EMPOWER registration program.The program invites students and their parents or spouses to learn about the services...

Kent State freshman Michaela Romito looks for the bar during her uneven bars routine on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at the M.A.C. Center. Kent State lost to Central Michigan, 195.325-196.400.

Freshman gymnast ends season at NCAA Gymnastics Regionals

Megan McEldowney April 6, 2015

Kent State freshman Rachel Stypinski ended her season with two performances at the NCAA Gymnastics Regionals competition in Columbus on Saturday.She competed individually at Ohio State University’s St....

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