The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired


Drew Angerer May 4, 2021

HAMPTON BAYS, NY - FEBRUARY 20: An NYPD officer arrives for the funeral service of fallen NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen at the Church of St. Rosalie, February 20, 2019 in Hampton Bays, New York. Thousands...

Brian Barnes was named director of basketball operations in 2018, and has been with the men’s basketball program for nearly six years. May 2, 2021.

Brian Barnes, director of basketball operations, dies at 28

Brian Barnes, director of basketball operations for Kent State men’s basketball, died on Sunday, May 2 at the age of 28.KentWired was not able to confirm Barnes’ cause of death at the time of publication. Barnes...


Troy Pierson August 17, 2020

From the south lobby, one can see down to the second and first floors. Campbell said visibility was a key component of the design process to incorporate natural light into the building. Pictured here is...

Maria Kerkhove, WHOs technical lead for coronavirus response and head of its emerging diseases and zoonoses unit.

WHO clarifies comments on asymptomatic spread of coronavirus: ‘There’s much unknown’

Jacqueline Howard, CNN June 9, 2020

 (CNN) -- The World Health Organization tried on Tuesday to clear up confusing comments about how often people can spread the coronavirus when they do not have symptoms.The organization held a live Q&A...

Madison Patterson headshot

OPINION: The media isn’t to blame for gun violence

Madison Patterson November 17, 2019

The room was dark. An audience waited in suspended anticipation for the moment they knew would approach. Through the barrel of a gun, they got their first glimpse of him: sharply dressed, suave in spades,...

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Who are guns protecting?

Shams Mustafa August 28, 2019

The two latest mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, changed my mind about what it means to own a gun. It seems that now no matter where I go, there is a chance that I can witness an active...

Kent State students walk out in protest outside White Hall

David Williams March 15, 2018

Twenty-five students walked out of White Hall at 10:00 a.m. for 17 minutes to stand in solidarity with the 17 victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, yesterday.Elizabeth...

Students at Theodore Roosevelt High School stand outside as part of a national school walk out March 14 in response to gun violence and in remembrance of those killed in Parkland, FL.

Students withstand freezing weather to protest gun violence

Austin Mariasy March 14, 2018

Hundreds of students at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent participated in a walkout along with other schools across the country Wednesday.The demonstration was in response to a school shooting in...

KSUPD gets ready for National School Walkout

David Williams March 13, 2018

Students across the country are staging a national school walkout Wednesday in solidarity with victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.A walkout has also been planned for Kent State and will...

Thoughts and prayers are not enough

Kellie Nock February 21, 2018

Things look bleak.It is hard to watch newsreel of a school shooting and not think of all the other times you watched newsreels of school shootings. It’s a constant reminder of the great, terrible thing...

Lucas Misera

Opinion: You probably forgot about Sutherland Springs by now

Lucas Misera November 8, 2017

If you aren’t numb to the gun problems enveloping our country — if you still look up at the television when you hear “shooting” — then you’re well aware of the tragedy that took place in Sutherland...

Matt Poe

Opinion: Sean Payton says what most athletes, coaches are afraid to say

Matt Poe April 12, 2016

This past weekend, former Ohio State defensive lineman and former member of the New Orleans Saints Will Smith died after being shot in what appeared to be a routine fender bender.The incident occurred...

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