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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Chipotle on East Main Street replaces old Burger King location

Chipotle on East Main Street replaces old Burger King location

Gianna Cicchi, Reporter June 23, 2022

The old Burger King on East Main Street in Kent will be replaced with a new Chipotle that offers drive-thru pickup and better outdoor seating. The current Chipotle location on East Main Street has an...

Pamela Grimm retires after 30 years at Kent State

Sydney Pendergast, Reporter June 17, 2022

After 30 years of being at Kent State, professor, department chair and Faculty Senate Chair Pamela Grimm officially retired on May 31. “I have ambivalent feelings about it,” Grimm said. Grimm...

“Around the Sphere” focuses on different areas in MDJ

Chong Chen , Reporter March 6, 2022

Editor's Note: Maddy Haberberger, guest of the podcast, serves as the social media manager for The Kent Stater and KentWired. Given her role and relationship to the story, KentWired interviewed her as...

University relaxes mask mandate, with masks still required in classrooms and select campus locations

Alexandra Golden and Zaria Johnson March 3, 2022

Effective immediately, masks are still required on Kent State’s campuses during scheduled classes, labs and studios. Masks will also be required at DeWeese Health Center, on PARTA buses and in the...

LGBTQ+ hate crimes in the U.S. in 2020, as stated in Statisa.

LGBTQ+ hate crimes rise in the U.S., none reported at Kent State

Avery Savage Reporter March 2, 2022

Lawmakers in seven states proposed laws to limit transgender and nonbinary youth rights within the first week of 2022. As anti-LGBTQ+ legislation is making its way through state government, LGBTQ+ hate...

Sen. Sherrod Brown discusses President Biden’s investment to Great Lakes restoration

February 28, 2022

Ohio senator Sherrod Brown visited Kent State University and sat down with KentWired to talk about President Biden's visit to Lorain. TV2 reporter Baylee Sweitzer spoke with Brown about the Biden's...

Student workers work at the Starbucks located in Kent State Universitys Library. Feb. 26, 2022.

Worker shortage hampers dining hall hours, efficiency

Ty Kohler, Reporter February 25, 2022

Kent State is about 150-200 students short of its hiring goal for dining services, causing its hours to be shorter than expected. “There is an ongoing effort to try and hire more people,” said Gary...

Rachel Beech, associate vice president of enrollment management at California State University. Beech is one of two finalists for the VP of enrollment management at Kent State.

Kent State announces finalists for VP of Enrollment Management position

Owen MacMillan Digital Content Manager February 15, 2022

Kent State announced two finalists for the position of vice president of enrollment management Tuesday, Feb. 15. Rachel Beech, who is currently the associate vice president of enrollment management at...

Vince Robinson, a multi-genre musician, journalist and photographer, played the keyboard and piano during Words in Sound event on Feb. 9.

Poet Mwatabu Okantah shares African culture, history with community through poetry and song

Isabella Schreck Reporter February 11, 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, Mwatabu Okantah, interim chair of the Department of Africana Studies, shared the story of his African culture through poetry and song Wednesday in Murphy Auditorium. In...

Family-Friendly Study Hours provide parenting students quiet place to study

Mariah Alanskas Reporter February 10, 2022

Through a collaborative effort, Kent State University offers parenting students Family-Friendly Study Hours where they have a chance to study and work, while student volunteers entertain their children...

Tricia Knoles is the KSU Police Department community resource officer. 

Kent State police receives a grant for body cameras

Alton Northup Senior Reporter February 9, 2022

Kent State University Police Services will equip its officers with body cameras after receiving a $23,780 grant from the state of Ohio.            “I think the cameras are a great investment,”...

R1 Rockwell Parking Lot at Kent State covered in mounds of snow on Feb. 2, 2022.

Kent groundskeepers struggle keeping up with winter storms

Grace Hare Reporter February 6, 2022

With only 21 groundskeepers and more than 900 acres of main campus grounds to maintain, the Kent State staff is finding it hard to stay ahead of the recent winter storms. Winter Storm Landon brought about...

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