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Best gluten-friendly dining

Savana Capp, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: GRAZERS GRAZERS’ create-your-own style restaurant specializes in satisfying customers with dietary restrictions also features gluten-free options. “Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free is not...

The inside of GRAZERS March 14. GRAZERS is located at 123 N. Water St.

Best vegan and vegetarian dining

Savana Capp, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: GRAZERS GRAZERS is a fast casual restaurant with a create-your-own concept, specializing in meeting people’s wide variety of dietary needs.  Owners Stacey Lasher and Carl Bauer said they...

Students at Save Lives chalk walk. (From right to left) Maura Reali, SMFHS student; McKenna Dunn, SMFHS student; Gabriel Goding, Kent State psychology major; Madi Dunn, SMFHS student; and Rheagan Gabanyie, SMFHS student.

Downtown Kent gets covered in chalk for Students Save Lives chalk walk

Chloe Zofchak Reporter April 25, 2021

Colorful pictures and powerful messages found themselves all over the sidewalk in Downtown Kent Sunday morning to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Beginning at 9 a.m., Julia Hallgren, a local high...

Outside the GRAZERS location in downtown Kent.

Fresco and GRAZERS no longer a part of the Student Center HUB

Ashley Blood Reporter February 13, 2021

From the vegan station, vegetarian foods offered in the Eastway Fresh Food Company and the various options available to students at the new Design Innovation dining hall, there is no doubt that Kent State...

Water Street Tavern.

The deal with downtown Kent: How local restaurants are adjusting to COVID-19

Morgan McGrath Reporter February 11, 2021

As we approach the one year anniversary of COVID-19’s appearance in the U.S., colleges across the country are continuously making necessary implementations of social distancing and online learning in...


SAUL LOEB January 21, 2021

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi puts down the gravel as she presides the US House of Representatives vote on the impeachment of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol, January 13, 2021, in Washington,...

Downtown Kent on Tuesday, March 17. Gov. Mike DeWine announced at a press conference Sunday restaurants and bars in Ohio would close in light of the coronavirus.

Downtown restaurant owners react to closings

Empty sidewalks and dark storefronts lined the streets of downtown Kent this week as local businesses dealt with the effects of statewide restrictions on restaurants and bars.  Gov. Mike DeWine announced...

The Grazers location within the Kent State Student Center, photographed on Friday, March 6, 2020. 

Best of Kent: on campus dining

Kaitlyn Finchler Photo Editor March 6, 2020

GRAZERS -> 1st place on campus foodGRAZERS has been at the hub in the student center for three years, and co-owner Stacey Lasher said they pride themselves on providing healthy options to students.“Kent...

A local chip in the shape of Ohio at Taco Tontos, located at 123 Franklin Ave. Taco Tontos was voted second best gluten-free dining in Kent.

Best of Kent: Best gluten-free dining

Kaitlyn Finchler Photo Editor March 6, 2020

GRAZERSGRAZERS is one of the few locations that are health-oriented downtown, and offers an entire gluten-free menu, minus the wraps. In addition to gluten-free, their facilities both on campus and downtown,...

Exercise, sleep can help with avoiding the freshman 15

Sarah Arnold Rec and Fitness reporter September 30, 2019

Meal plans, late nights and open dining halls can lead to poor health choices, but there are many ways you can avoid unwanted pounds and stay sharp during the semester. According to the Mental Health...

Matthew Olienechak

Opinion: Healthy dining is not always budget-friendly

Matthew Olienechak August 29, 2017

With a new semester once again upon us, I have found myself lumbering around campus and getting used to the new changes made in my absence.New dining choices are to be expected, and the HUB did not fail...

Students line up at Wholly Habanero, located in the Student Center’s HUB, on Aug. 29, 2015. Wholly Habaneros is new to the HUB and offers a create-your-own burrito bar.

GRAZERS, Fresco discuss future in dining services

Henry Palattella May 3, 2017

The Kent State Board of Trustees voted to approve Aramark as the new dining services vendor on March 2. The company is planning on adding Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar and GRAZERS to campus, but...

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