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Karen Linder

Linder asks court to dismiss lawsuit

Former Kent State softball coach Karen Linder petitioned the U.S. District Court to dismiss all claims against her in a lawsuit filed in February by former softball player Lauren Kesterson.Linder argues...

Sigma Chi chapter president, Jimmy Gross, talks to Fox 8 news after a vandalism incident which occurred early Monday morning. Tues. Jan, 19, 2016.

Kent State fraternity house vandalized

Ian Flickinger & Stephen Means January 19, 2016

The brothers of a Kent State fraternity returned home Sunday night to find their Main Street house vandalized.An unknown intruder broke into a basement window and spray painted the "n-word" on the wall...

“Granny,” 77, hands out licorice sticks to members of the Kent football team as they leave the field after practice on Oct. 7, 2015.

Pull, Peel, Play: ‘Licorice Lady’ inspires Flashes football team

Ian Flickinger December 8, 2015

College football is teeming with traditions that supposedly add to a team’s good fortune.  Folkloric rituals like Clemson’s run down “The Hill”; Ohio State’s recently-axed Mirror Lake jump;...

Kent State president Beverly Warren gives her State of the University address in the Kiva on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.

Warren presents State of the University address amidst protests

Ian Flickinger November 19, 2015

Kent State President Beverly Warren had to deal with more than just nerves before delivering her first State of the University address Thursday. Outside the Kiva, Black United Students showed solidarity...

A Call for Help

A call for help: University says more students reporting sexual assaults

Ian Flickinger November 18, 2015

Three months ago, Sarah* matched with a man on Tinder who stood out from all the rest. He seemed “special.” He took interest in her life, listened when she talked and cared about her family. As the...

Green Dot creates bystander awareness

Ian Flickinger November 17, 2015

Green Dot approaches power-based personal violence from a unique angle: the bystander. Through skill-based education, Green Dot hopes to teach all members of the community, that there are ways to intervene.“(Green...

Stephen A. Smith speaks to students regarding adversity at the KIVA on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.

ESPN’s most intense analyst: Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith’s opening line perfectly summed up his entire night at Kent State: “You asked for me, you got me.”There’s no unedited or altered version of Smith — the real-life version is the...

Class of ’17 to graduate in Dix Stadium

Ian Flickinger November 1, 2015

Graduation is an unforgettable moment for college students: four (or more, for all the super-seniors) years of 7 a.m. classes, all-night cramming for exams and eating ramen for breakfast, lunch and dinner...

Issues 2 and 3

Can I smoke that here? Issues 2 and 3 raise questions about marijuana on campus

Ian Flickinger October 20, 2015

A Kent State poll found that 56 percent of voters would vote “yes” on Issue 3, which would legalize the use of recreational and medicinal marijuana in Ohio.However, even if it is legalized, students...

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WKSU general manager leaves for University of Kansas

Ian Flickinger October 14, 2015

Dan Skinner, executive director and general manager of WKSU, accepted a position at Kansas Public Radio and the Audio Reader Network.Skinner has been WKSU’s general manager since since January 2013....

Kent State appoints new finance vice president

Ian Flickinger October 12, 2015

President Beverly Warren announced Mark Polatajko as the school’s new senior vice president for finance and administration, who will start this January.Polatajko comes to Kent State from Wright State...

Kent Stater Cornerback Demetrius Monday (#21) of the Kent State Golden Flashes’ football team leads the team with 5 interceptions on the season.

First & 10 with Demetrius Monday

Ian Flickinger October 7, 2015

Kent State (2-3) enters the sixth week of the college football season at a crossroads.Outside of a poor performance in the first game of the season (52-3 thumping at the hands of the University of Illinois),...

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