The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Live Action RolePlay Club (LARP) practices on Risman Plaza on September 15, 2023, dressed in decorative costumes and using fake swords in their battle.

LARPing on campus: The students behind it

Jillian Flack, Reporter September 21, 2023

The sun beams high over Risman Plaza when the sound of shouting and banging arises. In the middle of the grass circle stands a large group, adorned in decorative costumes and holding fake swords. Some...

The final beam is placed at the Crawford Hall topping out ceremony on June 28, 2023. The topping out ceremony is a Scandinavian tradition as a tribute to hard work and to bring luck by mounting the top of an evergreen tree to the beam.

Construction continues on projects around campus

Jillian Flack, Reporter September 18, 2023

The main construction on Rockwell Hall and the Aeronautics and Engineering Building has now concluded, with the former finishing in the late spring and the latter finishing just weeks ago. Approximately...

Attendees stand on stage singing their favorite tune during FABs karaoke event on Sept. 13, 2023.

Students showcase their singing skills at FAB’s karaoke night

Jillian Flack, Reporter September 13, 2023

Over the speakers, “Mr. Blue Sky” and “Breaking Free” from the movie High School Musical echoed from the basement of the Student Center. Upon entry of the Rathskeller, students found themselves...

Leaders of the Kent State Candlelight Vigil holding four candles in honor of the lives lost May 4, 1970.

53rd annual candlelight vigil commemorates lives lost on May 4

Jillian Flack, Reporter May 4, 2023

Stars were not the only thing that lit up the sky of the Prentice parking lot last night: dozens of small white candles did as well. Illuminated by these flames, a memorial read four names: Allison Krause,...

The entrance to Defiance Tattoos, located at 163 E. Main St.

Best tattoo and piercing parlor

Jillian Flack, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Defiance Tattoos Whether coming in for a sleeve, a first-time tattoo, a cartilage piercing or a new piece of jewelry, Defiance offers it all.   Owner Rob Bohn, who said he primarily does...

How to beat burnout

Jillian Flack, Reporter April 4, 2023

With the end of the semester approaching, many students are experiencing burnout as they anxiously await for the semester to come to a close. “Burnout is a syndrome of work-related stress that has...

A blue light station outside of the Memorial Athletic Convocation Center. University police said you can push the button in case of emergency.

Kent State Police Department’s active shooter protocol

Jillian Flack, Reporter March 16, 2023

Last month’s shooting at Michigan State University has caused many students on campus to fear for their own safety. The Kent State Police Department’s current active shooter protocol is to neutralize...

A photo from the scene of a fatal crash that killed Kent State student Colin Pho on Summit Street near Dix Stadium. It shows a broken car mirror and part of the scooter Pho was riding when he was struck from behind August 22 around 9 p.m.

Still no charges in hit-and-run scooter crash that killed Kent State student

Jillian Flack, Reporter February 16, 2023

No one has yet been charged in the hit-and-run crash that killed Kent State junior Colin Pho Aug. 22. Timothy Michael Brind Jr. was identified as the driver involved in the crash with Pho, according...

FAB WinterBlast to kick off spring semester

FAB WinterBlast to kick off spring semester

Jillian Flack, Reporter January 20, 2023

The seventh annual WinterBlast, hosted by Flash Activities Board (FAB), is returning to the Kent State Ice Arena Friday to kick off the spring semester. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and...

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