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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Freshman distance runner Baidy Ba competes at the YSU National Mid-Major Invitational in Youngstown, Ohio on Saturday, Jan. 29. 

Distance runners lead track team in early going

Austin Arnold Reporter February 4, 2022

Runners Baidy Ba and Joe Farley are off to strong starts in distance events for the Kent State track team.Both have set records and reached personal bests in KSU’s first two meets.“The distance runners...

Senior Drew Johnson competes at the MAC Championship in Ypsilanti, Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 30. 

Cross country finishes season with two top-50 runners

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 14, 2021

It was 2014 the last time the Kent State cross country team had a runner place in the top-50 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships in Evansville, Indiana. The Flashes had two this year. Senior...

Freshman Baidy Ba runs during the Falcon Invitational in Bowling Green, Ohio on Saturday Oct. 16.

Ba’s first place finish highlights Falcon Invitational for cross country

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor October 18, 2021

Freshman Baidy Ba has only competed in four meets as a college runner, but he already has a first place finish after winning the men’s 8K race at the Falcon Invitational hosted by Bowling Green State...

Farley and Ba highlight second straight cross country meet

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor September 21, 2021

Kent State cross country coach James Croft went into the All-Ohio Championships in Cedarville, Ohio with a race plan designed to boost his runners’ performances and, in turn, raise his team up the scoreboard. But...

Squirrel City Jewelers is located in Downtown Kent.

Alumnus-owned business employs local artists despite economic uncertainty for small businesses

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter May 11, 2021

Downtown Kent has a wide array of shops, bars and restaurants that are locally owned and operated. Squirrel City Jewelers is owned by Kent State alumnus Michael Faehnel. He received his B.F.A in jewelry,...

How poll workers play a key role on Election Day

Poll workers are the backbone of Election Day. But what happens when you don’t have enough workers?The coronavirus pandemic has brought new challenges to the Portage County Board of Elections, causing...

Kent State announces date adjustment for spring break 2021

Troy Pierson Reporter October 1, 2020

Manfred van Dulmen, interim associate provost for academic affairs at Kent State, released an email this afternoon announcing an adjustment to the spring 2021 semester.Spring break has been moved from...

Faculty leaders hold second town hall to address questions on reopening of campus, COVID concerns

Troy Pierson, reporter August 4, 2020

Kent State faculty members and administrative leaders held a second town hall meeting on Aug. 3 to address additional concerns regarding the reopening of campus and procedures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Interim...

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley inside their Crew Dragon capsule on Aug. 1. 

NASA-SpaceX mission: Astronauts splash down after historic mission

Jackie Wattles, CNN Business August 2, 2020

(CNN) -- SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft — carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley — splashed down into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, marking a safe end to an historic two-month...

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