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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Members of Kent State community reflect on Buffalo shooting

Kennedy Gotham, Reporter May 16, 2022

Nearly 100 students, faculty and staff attended a virtual town hall meeting Monday to reflect, discuss and digest the May 14 shooting in Buffalo, New York. The suspected gunman killed 10 and injured...

A student walking down the ramp after receiving their degree. They received a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences cross the stage on final day of spring commencement ceremonies

Ty Kohler, Reporter May 14, 2022

James Reinart held his kids and wife in his arms with an uncontrollable smile. He finally accomplished a dream that was 21 years in the making. The College of Arts and Sciences held its commencement...

Attendees watched as Virginia Addicott, member of the Kent State University Board of Trustees, addressed the graduates May 13, 2022.

The celebration of graduates and the university continued on day two of commencement

Jesse Khalil, Reporter May 14, 2022

The faint clicking of high heels and rustling of graduation programs fell silent once Kent State University President Todd Diacon and his party were escorted to the stage at the Education, Health and...

Attendees began finding their seats as Lavender Graduation was about to begin on May 6, 2022.

Kent State Alumni, actor gives tear-jerking speech at Lavender Graduation

Jesse Khalil, Reporter May 8, 2022

Kent State Alumni and actor Brian Michael Smith stood tall behind the wooden podium as tears rimmed his eyes, “Whoever you want to be, you are the only version of yourself in this world and we need you...

A Kent State student accepts her stole at the Karamu Commencement. She is a nursing major with plans to further her nursing education.

Kent State celebrates diversity at Karamu graduation

Ty Kohler, Reporter May 7, 2022

Michelle Hull was sitting next to her son, Kevin, on a bench at Manchester Field. She could not contain her grin and was holding back tears of joy as Kevin was wearing his cap and gown, preparing to walk...

Todd Diacon poses with five of the nine wounded survivors from the May 4 shooting at a dedication ceremony for markers honoring the wounded.  
(L-R) Donald Scott Mackenzie, John Cleary, Thomas Grace, Todd Diacon, Joseph Lewis
Bottom: Dean Kahler

Nine markers dedicated to commemorate May 4 wounded

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor May 4, 2022

Nine former students, who were wounded on May 4, 1970, were honored during a dedication ceremony for markers placed at each spot near Taylor Hall where they were shot 52 years ago. Four other students...

T-shirts decorated by allies and victims of sexual violence to bring awareness were hung up on April 27 and 28 in the student center.

T-shirts displayed to bring awareness to sexual violence

Katherine Masko, Reporter April 29, 2022

Editor's Note: The following article contains discussions of sexual violence, assault and incest.  T-shirts on a clothesline hung in the student center Wednesday April 27 and Thursday April 28 symbolize...

Flash Foodies gives on-campus dining feedback

Ty Kohler, Reporter April 7, 2022

Have you had a bad on-campus dining experience that you want to have fixed? Have you had a good experience you think needs to be the new standard? That is the goal of the campus group, Flash Foodies. The...

Left to Right: Ivan Conard, Omarion Royster, Jae’Von Johnson, Tristan Lawler, Isaiah Amos aka Zay, K’Vyayre Hill aka Choppa Smoov, Q aka Quentin Upshaw, Archie Green, Amari Mercury, Tahj Banks aka King Tahjy pose after the Cope Kingz Showcase

Local rapper uses music to empower Black high school students

Madeleine Majikas, Reporter April 6, 2022

The Cope Kingz waited anxiously in the wings of the stage as their classmates filled the empty seats. They have been rehearsing for weeks, all coming down to this one performance. Kendrick Lamar’s voice...

KSU staff member’s second play, “Whitesville” opens March 31

Benjamin Weaver, Reporter March 26, 2022

Do you remember where you were on May 25, 2020, when George Floyd was killed? Do you remember having conversations about race with friends and family? “Whitesville,” a play written by Eric Mansfield,...

Munro-Stasiuk appointed first woman dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Katherine Masko, Reporter March 24, 2022

The College of Arts and Sciences made history by promoting the first-ever female dean during Women’s History Month. “It feels a little historical,” said Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, the dean of the College...

Local drag queens find platform for expression at Battle of the Wagon Heel

Local drag queens find platform for expression at Battle of the Wagon Heel

Alexandra Austin, Reporter March 22, 2022

The backlighting of the stage turned hot pink; Adele’s hit song “Rumor Has It” began over the speakers. In the middle stood Juicy Jewels in a dark half-length trench coat, faux leather pants, sparkly...

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