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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Students pose in their costumes for a picture while waiting in line to get into Barflyy Retro Bar And Arcade, a popular bar in downtown Kent, on Sunday Oct. 31, 2021.

Kent Halloween celebration continues through rainy weather conditions

Alton Northup Reporter Morgan McGrath Reporter Sophie Young Reporter October 31, 2021

A cold, rainy night in Kent may have dampened the Halloween spirit for some party-goers. The streets of downtown Kent remained empty by 8 p.m., though for many the night had yet to begin. Hunter Alan,...

Angel Fischer, pictured in the blue cape and mask, takes her kids trick or treating in the downtown Kent halloween festivities on Friday, Oct. 29.

A rainy day in Kent can’t stop community trick-or-treaters

Kayla Polansky Reporter October 29, 2021

Main Street Kent brought the spirit of Halloween to its local businesses, along with candy and trick-or-treaters. Local businesses gathered together Friday with Main Street Kent to host Family Friendly...

A large group of students wait outside of Ray’s Place on Oct. 31, 2020. Ray’s Place was busy as they try to help guests but also stay safe amid the pandemic. 

Tips for staying safe during Kent’s Halloween this weekend

Liam Morrison Reporter October 29, 2021

Last year, Halloween in Kent was not like its usual night full of excitement and crowds. Many people who are not residents of Kent usually travel to Kent for Halloween, but due to COVID-19, this was not...

Tricia Knoles is the KSU Police Department community resource officer. 

Dating violence, liquor and drug abuse down in annual campus safety report

Emma Andrus Reporter Madisyn Woodring Reporter February 15, 2021

Editor’s Note: The following story has been updated to include information about the Clery Act, such as the fire occurrences, and additional information on other crimes. Reports of dating violence and...

‘U Good’ provides free workshops that raise awareness of mental health and substance misuse

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter February 5, 2021

“Are you doing okay?” “How are you? “Hey, are you good?” These are just a few of the questions that helped to inspire U Good, an initiative within the Division of Mental Health and Substance...

Students sit six feet apart at the Kent State Newman Center during a church service on Tuesday, Feb. 2. 

Newman Center offers virtual Mass, works to reintroduce in-person services

Hannah Mayer Reporter February 3, 2021

Editor's note: This is the first of a five-part series that looks at how local places of worship are handling the pandemic. Part two, part three and part four can be found here. Participating in community...

A group of students wait in line at Barflyy on Oct. 31, 2020. The bouncers were charged with making sure the line maintained social distancing.

Halloween 2020: A blue moon over an empty Kent

Nathan Mehring, reporter Kaitlyn Finchler, photo editor Morgan McGrath, features writer November 1, 2020

Halloween in Kent has always been a spooky, widely-celebrated tradition. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween looked a little different this year.In recent years, it’s estimated that...

Customers at Water Street Tavern drinking at one of the designated tables as part of the social distancing protocol on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Kent bars continue to struggle financially as Halloween approaches

Mason Lawlor Reporter October 25, 2020

The streets of downtown Kent will be unusually quiet this Halloween season as bars and pubs throughout the city are dealing with major financial losses due to Portage County remaining in Level Three risk...

Halloween guidance released, people from out of town discouraged from coming to Kent

Kent State University and the City of Kent released guidance for Halloween this year, emphasizing to community members and students to not attend or hold mass gatherings of more than 10 people.In a press...

Students painting pumpkins during an Honors College pumpkin decorating event.

Socially distanced events planned on campus for Halloween

Megan Becker Reporter October 20, 2020

Campus organizations are trying to keep students safe and COVID-19-free this Halloween with socially distanced events and activities.In the past, Kent State’s Halloween has been a celebration drawing...

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Downtown Kent to hold Story Walk through Halloween for local families

Mason Lawlor Reporter October 15, 2020

A children’s book becomes interactive as Main Street Kent kicks off its second annual “Story Walk” today and continues through Oct. 31.  Cleveland-born author Dav Pilkey’s new book, “The Hallo-Wiener,”...

A group poses for a photo after tossing around a football in Kent, Ohio, on Summit Street, March 16, 2019. Editors Note: Everybody in this photo is over 21. 

Best of Kent: best event/festival

First place: Fake Paddy's Day Typically held the week before St. Patrick's Day, Fake Paddy's Day is a celebration that occurs in many college towns across the United States. According to, Fake...

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