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Students highlight diversity through fashion

Ryan Bowles, Reporter February 1, 2024

Fashion students stress the importance of diversity in the design industry and how it’s represented by the number one fashion design and merchandising school in the Midwest. “It sometimes feels...

Luke J. McIntosh

Police look for man suspected of threatening two women on University Drive

Nathan Mehring Reporter September 19, 2020

Kent Police are asking for help in locating a suspect in what they say were two incidents of aggravated menacing that occurred on Friday, Sept. 18. The incidents involved the same suspect.According to...

Soup and Substance allows students to discuss one’s purpose

First-generation college students can find success by demonstrating their abilities and protecting their integrity, Tameka Ellington, faculty director for diversity at Kent State’s Shanno Rodgers and...

Freshman fashion design major Kaycee Marshall sews on a jacket she designed for class in the Schwartz Center on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Fashion student overcomes challenges to pursue dreams

Dana Miller April 13, 2016

When freshman fashion design major Kaycee Marshall is in the sewing lab of Kent State’s Fashion School, she places the pedal of the sewing machine in between her knees because her legs aren’t strong...

Computer engineering major, Madhur Malhotra, of the University of Pittsburgh, camps out on his sleeping bag while working on his team’s project in Rockwell Hall library on Jan. 30, 2016 as part of the Kent Hackathon.

Fashion/Tech Hackathon showcase innovative thinking

Ile-Ife Okantah and Taylor Pierce January 31, 2016

The Fashion School at Kent State partnered with the university's LaunchNET and the Fashion School’s TechStyleLAB to host the third annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31 in Rockwell Hall.More...

Photo Courtesy of TNS: Jocelyn Simms, a senior design student at the Fashion School at Kent State University and who attended the campus extension in New York last year, works on her senior project in Kent, Ohio, Friday, October 20, 2006. (Lew Stamp/Akron Beacon Journal/MCT)

Kent State’s fashion school holds its own

Felicia Guadagni November 22, 2015

Kent State's Fashion School sees a high increase in enrollment this year.According to Kent State's Institutional Research, the College of the Arts, which is largely made up of fashion school students,...

Photo courtesy of Paige Meacham

Kent State alumna shows collection at New York and Paris Fashion Week

Felicia Guadagni October 5, 2015

Recent Kent State graduate Paige Meacham was nominated by the Kent State Fashion School to compete in the Supima Design Competition. The competition allowed Meacham to show her collection at both Mercedes-Benz...

Christine Bruno, a former Kent State student who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, prepares for an interview with CFDA, Council of Fashion Designers of America, in Rockwell Hall on June 25, 2015.

Fashion school’s graduate program celebrates one-year anniversary

Alyse Rohloff July 16, 2015

Fine arts graduate student Prerna Suri said she was excited to apply for the Master of Fashion program in the first round of students in spring 2014.“If it was the first batch of some other university,...

Senior Fashion Mechandising major Noelle Horan hangs clothes in preperation for the annual Kent State School of Fashion Fashion show in Rockwell Hall on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

Annual Fashion Show inspired by student ‘visionnaires’

Ellen Freeborn April 21, 2015

A visionnaire dreams of innovation and imagines originality. The person envisions a more beautiful, yet tangible future and is able to communicate such visions successfully.This French word, “visionnaire”...

Rachel Broas

Fashion school student turns real world style into a business

Olivia Minnier April 14, 2015

As Rachel Broas sat beside her father within the church pews, ignoring the pastor’s sermon, her father turned to her and said, “You know, I think you should call your fashion line ‘Simply.’”And...

Photo courtesy of Delinda Starks.

Fashion students design Botanical Garden inspired pieces

Kelsey Drumm February 25, 2015

Kent State fashion design students crafted elegant floral dresses for a competition inspired by Cleveland Botanical Garden’s “Orchid Mania” exhibit. Kevin Wolfgang, TechStyleLAB manager and outreach...

Sanjana Iyer is a sophomore fashion merchandising major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at

Opinion: The voice of the world today

Sanjana Iyer April 27, 2014

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to model for the Kent State Fashion School’s annual senior fashion show. The experience was excellent, and the production was elaborate.For the final show, many respected...

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