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Phi Delta Theta fraternity throws a darty March 11 on East Main Street for the unofficial holiday Fake Paddy’s Day.

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Lex Ogilvie, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Fake Paddy's Day With partying starting as early as 7 a.m., students, friends and alumni filled the streets in celebration of Fake Paddy’s Day. The tradition took place March 11, the weekend...

Local police work to keep Kent safe Halloween weekend

October 31, 2022

Both Kent State police and Kent City police were fully staffed for Halloween weekend. The departments shared that it was fairly calm with a total of 18 arrests between the university police and city police. Most...

Halloweekend in Kent reaches spooktacular heights Saturday evening

October 30, 2022

Halloweekend in Kent is here, and although the actual holiday isn’t until October 31, Kent students have been out all weekend celebrating. Most don’t even celebrate on Monday, instead choosing to dress...

Danielle Attme keeps the line entertained outside of The Kent Stage. Attme encouraged people to go to local drag and burlesque shows.

Hundreds gather to celebrate Kent Halloween

The people of Kent were out and about in an array of costumes. Ranging from blow-up shark costumes to the typical vampire, Kent was ready to party. The lines for the bars went around blocks, and the...

How To Stay Safe On Halloween Weekend

October 28, 2022

Halloween weekend in Kent is here and so are concerns about safety. Todd Kamenash, Kent State Associate Director of Students, offers tips on how to stay safe while celebrating this weekend.

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...

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