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


Applause inside, boos outside: Kyle Rittenhouse speaks to supporters, protestors during campus visit

Kayla Gleason and Matt Kiraly April 17, 2024

Gun-rights activist Kyle Rittenhouse was met with protesters holding signs and chanting outside the KIVA Tuesday evening, but inside the venue during his speech, he was met with plenty of praise.  Turning...

Christian Heller, a member of USAS, leads the protest speaking out against Kyle Rittenhouse coming to Kent State on a march to the Rock April 15, 2024.

‘Hey ho, Rittenhouse has got to go’: Students protest on the K

Adriana Gasiewski, Kayla Gleason, and Erin Sullivan April 16, 2024

Editors note: The name of a source, Acieno Leipply-Caban, was updated to reflect their identity accurately, Aciano Rosales. A list of hate crime victims’ names were written in chalk and photos of...

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...

The Kent State Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, located at 475 Terrace Dr.

VITA program helps students, community members file taxes

Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter April 3, 2024

Accounting students are helping the Kent community this tax season through the university’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).    The program was started in 2011 by Paula DiVincenzo, manager...

Following its collapse in November, the elevator in 345 Flats remains out of service.

345 Flats elevator collapse under investigation

Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter March 20, 2024

State inspectors are continuing to investigate what caused an elevator at the 345 Flats apartment complex in Kent to suddenly fall four stories. Meanwhile, residents are questioning why the elevator...

Fake Patty’s Day sees reduced trouble, 15 arrests reported during celebrations

Kayla Gleason and Erin Sullivan March 12, 2024

Kent Police made 15 arrests on Fake Patty's Day, which took place March 9, where disorderly conduct while intoxicated and prohibitions both made up the majority of charges.  On Fake Patty's Day, there...

Grandpa Winnie plays on-stage at Main Street Kents Snow Day! on Jan. 27, 2024. (Courtesy of Grandpa Winnie)

Local band hits high note with new songs, listeners

Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter March 10, 2024

Grandpa Winnie, a local band of three Theodore Roosevelt High School students, is gaining attention after their performances and a new album release.  The band, which performs indie and alternative...

A sign outside of an elevator at the Kents campus University Libraries indicates the elevators closure on Feb. 15, 2024.

University community members spark elevator modernization discussions

Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter February 21, 2024

Editor’s note: Alton Northup, an interviewee in the article, is a campus editor for The Kent Stater’s staff. He was included in this story because of the relevance of his experiences to the subject. Elevator...

Biden visits East Palestine one year after train derailment

Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter February 17, 2024

President Biden visited East Palestine for the first time on Friday, one year after the train derailment occurred, promising to work with residents and officials through the long-term recovery process....

The Office of Safety and Security offers escort services for students.

Professionals share safety tips for students

Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter February 11, 2024

As students begin a new semester in 2024, safety tips remain important for navigating life on campus.   Sergeant Tricia Knoles of the Kent State Police and Jay Luna, coordinator for the Office of...

The city of Kents police station is located at 301 S. Depeyster St.

Suspected getaway driver of Kent homicide arrested in Akron

Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter January 22, 2024

Michael Deshawn Lollar, the suspected driver of a Kent homicide supect’s getaway vehicle, was arrested in Akron Wednesday.  The homicide that left 35-year-old Cheretta Frierson deceased occurred...

The universitys Giving Tuesday program was able to raise over $2.8 million for various programs and funds. (Courtesy of Kristen Traynor-Mytko)

Ninth annual Giving Tuesday raises millions of dollars for scholarships and funds

Kayla Gleason, Reporter December 7, 2023

The university’s ninth annual Giving Tuesday raised over $2.8 million for scholarships and programs across various academic disciplines.  Throughout the entire month of November, there were featured...

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