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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

As of Dec. 20, all Kent State students, faculty and staff were required to be vaccinated unless they received an approved exemption. The university updates the Coronavirus Dashboard weekly.

Kent State releases COVID-19 vaccination rates for all campuses

Joshua Bailey Reporter February 4, 2022

In an email sent to the Kent State community, President Todd Diacon addressed vaccination rates and where the university stands in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I can say without hesitation that...

Anonymous users on YikYak share their feelings as the semester winds down. 

“Burnt-out”: college students experience mental health decline

Morgan McGrath Reporter Natalia Hernandez Maceira Reporter November 20, 2021

College students nationwide are feeling the pressure of returning to in-person classes as demand for access to mental health services has been at an all-time high. Campus administrations attempt to accommodate...

Biden administration launches $10 million ad campaign, leaders network to encourage vaccination

Latest Ohio Republican anti-vaccine bill could be dead

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A House GOP bill limiting businesses' ability to require the coronavirus vaccine as a condition of employment hit another roadblock Wednesday, with indications the measure may be...

Kent State loosens fall COVID-19 safety guidelines, launches vaccine registration portal

Annie Zwisler Managing Editor Raygene English Reporter June 17, 2021

Fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors across all Kent State campuses, according to an emailed statement sent Wednesday by Manfred van Dulmen, associate...


Go with the flow: A herstory of menstrual equity advocacy at Kent State University

Brianna Camp Reporter May 11, 2021

Chapter 1: Cassie“Period poverty is not a “women’s issue,” it is a human’s issue. Because without periods there wouldn’t be people, right?” Cassandra Pegg-Kirby stands in her kitchen, cleaning...

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Kent State’s varsity Rocket League team improving with new independently contracted coach

Zach Shepherd reporter April 11, 2021

The varsity Rocket League team at Kent State performed better than ever before with a former-professional coach’s help this season.In the Collegiate Rocket League qualifiers, Kent State tied for seventh...

Kent State students prepare to move out of on-campus housing

As spring break and the switch to remote courses are nearing, Kent State students are preparing to move out of their on campus housing. TV2 reporter, Alexandria Manthey, spoke to Daniel Shonk from KSU...

Tricia Knoles is the KSU Police Department community resource officer. 

Proposed bill introduces penalties for false 911 calls

Ian Jameson Reporter March 17, 2021

Newly proposed legislation would allow victims of false or racially motivated 911 calls to sue for damages. Two Ohio lawmakers have proposed a bill addressing what they say is an increase in false 911...


Drew Angerer March 4, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 19: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin exits the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after meeting with McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence at the U.S. Capitol on May...

Volleyball loses double-header against BGSU in battle for first

Jimmy Oswald Sports Reporter February 27, 2021

The battle for first place in Mid-American Conference between Bowling Green State University and Kent State lived up to the hype.But for the Kent State volleyball team, the double-header ended in heartbreak. KSU...

Almost a third of people with mild Covid-19 still battle symptoms months later, study find

Almost a third of people with ‘mild’ Covid-19 still battle symptoms months later, study finds

(CNN) -- It's been almost a year since Michael Reagan, 50, came down with Covid-19."I woke up first thing in the morning and I felt really hot and out of breath," he said, recalling the morning of March...

Photo courtesy of Nastasha Bastrakov.

Kwench Juice Cafe opens in downtown Kent

Morgan McGrath Reporter February 19, 2021

COVID-19 has heavily impacted establishments in downtown Kent and beyond. But while some shops have shut their doors for good, others have opened their doors for the very first time. Kwench Juice Cafe,...

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