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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


This community’s quarter century without a newborn shows the scale of Japan’s population crisis

Tokyo CNN — When Kentaro Yokobori was born almost seven years ago, he was the first newborn in the Sogio district of Kawakami village in 25 years. His birth was like a miracle for many villagers. Well-wishers...

Henry Halems 9/11 collection is now displayed at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Kent resident creates 9/11 artwork

Jordan Coleman Reporter September 11, 2021

Retired Kent State professor Henry Halem has been created a 9 piece glass series in honor of the 20th Sept. 11 anniversary. The displayed pieces are made out of shattered glass in a 2-dimensional narrative,...

OPINION: Ohio doesn’t just want passenger rail, it NEEDS it

Logan Heffelman Opinion Writer March 9, 2021

The first railroad line in Ohio was completed in 1836 and eventually connected Toledo, Ohio, with Adrian, Michigan. At the time the 33-mile journey took three hours to make. The modern Shinkansen (bullet...

Yuko Kurahashi is a professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University. 

Kent State professor’s 20 year long study leads her to question personal identity

Morgan Boyd Reporter February 24, 2021

Yuko Kurahashi, a professor in the school of Theatre and Dance at Kent State university, is an Asian American theatre specialist but does not like to be defined to that one title.  Kurahashi was born...

Kent State President Todd Diacon revealed three finalists for the universitys senior vice president and provost position. Pictured finalists are Teri Balser, left; Melody Tankersley, middle; and Montse Fuentes, right. 

Finalists announced for Kent State’s senior vice president and provost position

President Todd Diacon revealed three finalists for Kent State’s senior vice president and provost position, with over 65 years of service in higher education combined between the three.An 18-person committee...

CDC confirms 15th case of coronavirus in America

Shelby Reeves Reporter February 13, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] has confirmed the 15th case of coronavirus in the U.S. The patient is in quarantine in Texas after an evacuation of Americans from Wuhan.The coronavirus,...

Traditional food brings people together at Cultural Cafe

Sydney Ford International reporter November 20, 2019

International students from Syria and Japan shared traditional food with local Kent State students while giving insight about their country during the last Cultural Cafe of the semester on Nov. 20.Attendees...

Japanese coffee hour provides insight on Japanese life, culture

Sydney Ford International reporter November 5, 2019

Students learned about Japanese culture and language through presentations and practicing language during the weekly coffee hour hosted by the Japanese Language Club on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Satterfield...

The Fashion School hosts lecture on fashion, style, popular Japanese culture

Gershon Harrell Fashion reporter November 2, 2019

Students, staff and faculty gathered in the Kent State University Museum auditorium to listen to Associate Professor of Media Studies Jin Nakamura from Atomi University, Japan. Nakamura spoke to the audience...

One of two women perform a dance from Saudi Arabia at the International Homecoming Celebration on Sept. 20, 2019. This was the second act of the night.

Breaking stereotypes, sharing cultures are goals of celebration

Sydney Ford International reporter September 21, 2019

Kent State students from around the world shared their cultures through presentations, performances and traditional foods at the annual International Homecoming Celebration Friday, Sept. 20. An estimated...

Former Kent State pitcher Eli Kraus delivers a pitch against Buffalo at Schoonover Stadium on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Kent State won 9-1.

Pitching Coach Mike Birkbeck helps players at baseball and life

John Conley September 8, 2019

Legendary Kent State pitching coach Mike Birkbeck, former player Eli Kraus said, has a style “you won’t understand until you’re on a team that Birkbeck coaches.”“When you come to Kent, you’re...

Students enjoy conversation during the Cultural Café’s intermission on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The last Cultural Café of the semester features two speakers representing their home coutries of Scotland and Japan. A Scottish student and a Japanese student chose two dishes each to represent the food of their culture.

Cultural Cafe highlights Japanese, Scottish cultures

Alec Slovenec April 12, 2017

"What is the concept of the Cultural Café?” asked Marcello Fantoni, associate provost to the Office of Global Education. “I think the Cultural Café is a perfect opportunity for everyone to say who...

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