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The front counter of Insomnia Cookies is located on 295 S. Water St Kent, Ohio.

BOK ’24: Best sweet treat

Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter April 4, 2024

FIRST: Insomnia Cookies  Students looking for late-night sweet treats find a perfect match with Insomnia Cookies, which is open after midnight every day.  Whether they’re staying up late to study...

 Various Valentines Day cake pops for sale this season at Daisy Pops on January 31, 2024.

Downtown Kent ‘takes the cake’ for Valentine’s Day desserts

Kelsie Horner, Assistant Managing Editor February 9, 2024

Whether shopping for a significant other, friends or oneself this Valentine's Day, downtown Kent has several local spots to shop for any sweet-treat needs. Daisy Pops New to the Kent area in brick-and-mortar...

A long line of people wait to get into Water Street Tavern on Oct. 28, 2023.

Students get their spook on for Halloween weekend

Andrew Bowie, Adrianna Quinlan, and MinJee Yoo October 28, 2023

Students recover and look ahead Fraternity houses lay empty the morning after Friday night parties with cans strewn everywhere but nobody to be seen. Still, some go-getter students were up and moving...

EuroGyro’s interior bar space March 14. EuroGyro is located at 107 S. Depeyster St.

Best restaurant for food delivery

Chloe Cornely, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: EuroGyro EuroGyro, known for its homemade pizza dough, has been a “to-go” food stop for students since 1979.   According to EuroGyro’s website, it was created by George Istocki in Massillon....

Insomnia Cookies sells several different items, including cookie cakes. Insomnia Cookies was nominated for multiple Best of Kent awards and is located at 295 S. Water Street.

Best sweet stuff

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Insomnia Cookies Open late for midnight snacking college students, Insomnia Cookies offers a variety of cookies and sweet treats to fit in a college-student budget.  The bakery chain was founded...

Water Street Tavern.

The deal with downtown Kent: How local restaurants are adjusting to COVID-19

Morgan McGrath Reporter February 11, 2021

As we approach the one year anniversary of COVID-19’s appearance in the U.S., colleges across the country are continuously making necessary implementations of social distancing and online learning in...

Interim pass/fail policy extended through spring 2021 semester

Ben Vrobel Reporter October 26, 2020

The extension of the interim pass/fail policy provides students an option to save their GPA instead of withdrawing from the class this semester.The policy was implemented for the spring 2020 semester,...



June 8, 2020

Get up to speed on your favorite retail outlets as they reopen.All Media Art SupplyOpen for business? YES417 E. Main St., Kent, OH 44240Online: instagram @allmedia_artsupplyEmail: [email protected]: 330-678-8078Are...

Insomnia cookies is located at 295 S. Water Street. Insomnia Cookies was voted second best place for go-to food delivery and second best sweet stuff in Kent by community members and students that attend Kent State University. 

Best of Kent: best sweet stuff

First Place: Popped!A Kent original, Popped! is your go to for all things chocolate and popcorn. You can visit Popped! at its original location in Acorn Alley and at the newly opened space in downtown...

Insomnia Cookies specialty Valentines Day red velvet cookie. 

Best Valentine’s Day dates in Kent

Kelsey Paulus Reporter February 7, 2020

Still looking for a place to take your date on Valentine’s Day? Here are a few places in Kent to make your holiday special, both on and off campus.Come be my Valentine! ice skating event On Valentine’s...

Freshman journalism major Serina Barry, an employee of Insomnia Cookies, poses behind the counter of the storefront on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Best of Kent: Best Dessert

Julie Riedel April 18, 2016

First Place - Insomnia Cookies For anyone with a late night craving for fresh cookies, Insomnia Cookies will deliver. Customers can stop into the downtown store, call or order online to fulfill their...

Insomnia Cookies. April 6. 2015.

Best Dessert: Insomnia Cookies

Payton Moore April 7, 2015

Insomnia CookiesFor those with an insatiable craving of M&M cookies at 2 a.m., fear not, for Insomnia Cookies will deliver. Literally. The top dessert in Kent goes to Insomnia for its hot, gooey and...

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