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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The Kent State Board of Trustees at their Wednesday meeting.  

WKSU, Ideastream merger approved by Kent State Board of Trustees

Kent State’s NPR-affiliated radio station WKSU will be operated by Cleveland-based Ideastream Public Media beginning Oct. 1, 2021. The board approved the management transfer as part of a public service...

Mental Health KSU

Mental health resources offered at regional campus Kent State Stark

Sam Wright Reporter June 22, 2021

Mental health services at Kent State Stark will be offered for free: online or in-person, starting fall 2021. The services offered for mental health are located in the Campus Center. According to the...

Men’s golf ties for second place in Rutherford Invitational

Pilar Lewis Sports Reporter April 18, 2021

The Kent State men’s golf team had its second-best finish of the season and its second-straight strong tournament performance, tying for second at the Rutherford Intercollegiate in State College, Pennsylvania.The...

Screenshots of an email sent to KSU faculty explaining the plan for 3-foot distancing.

Petition against 3-foot distancing circles around Kent State students

Ethan Cohen and Olivia Perry Reporters April 9, 2021

Updates to the COVID-19 safety guidelines changes distancing requirements from six feet to three feet and are met with mixed opinions as KSU prepares for fall semester registration.An email was sent to...

OPINION: The benefits of opinion columns

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer April 8, 2021

If you’ve ever read one of my columns on KentWired and thought to yourself, "Why on earth does that guy write columns?", today is your lucky day. Or maybe unlucky. Probably unlucky. Writing columns...

Maria Lyttle (left) and boyfriend Canon Lamb (right, another member of her spring break group) on vacation last year.

A look into Kent State students’ plans for spring break

Jessica Ames and Madisyn Woodring Reporters April 8, 2021

Visions of tall palm trees, white sand beaches and clear blue skies fill the mind of senior business management major Maria Lyttle as she dreams about what her spring break will entail this year. “I...

In a survey conducted on KentWired’s Twitter account, 79 participants voted in whether or not they would be taking the mental health questionnaire. Forty-two percent said they would be participating in the survey, 33 percent voted “no way” and 25 percent of students voted “maybe.” 

Kent State asking students to participate in mental health survey

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 19, 2021

Kent State University is asking all students to participate in the Healthy Minds Study conducted by the University of Michigan. The nationally recognized survey was emailed to students on March 14 and...

When students keep their cameras off, the professor may see a screen full of blank boxes. However, assuming theyve turned their cameras off because theyre not paying attention is unfair. There are many legitimate reasons for wanting to keep their cameras off, such as those listed here. 

OPINION: Professors, it’s time to rethink that mandatory cameras-on policy

Lyndsey Brennan Opinion Writer March 4, 2021

I know, I know. Professors who adopt cameras-on policies for their online classes are usually well-intentioned.They want to make sure we’re understanding the material and engaged. They want to give...

OPINION: Entrapment, what it is and what loopholes — intentional or not — go along with it

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer February 27, 2021

Entrapment is a term I only very recently learned that not a ton of people are familiar with. Kicking the idea for the column around to friends and family, I actually got more questions than I did feedback....

300 to 500 people gather at the hill behind Taylor Hall on Mon. Feb. 15 to engage in a snowball fight. Other items were thrown such as laundry baskets, Xbox controllers and potatoes.

Over 300 students gather on campus for a snowball fight organized through GroupMe

Kaitlyn Finchler, Photo Editor February 16, 2021

Usually a snowstorm means stay inside, lift the windshield wipers on your car and stay safe. But for Kent State students, it meant a snowball fight. The fight originated from a GroupMe with over 1,100...

OPINION: If you’re an animal lover there has never been a better time to go vegan

Anthony Elder Opinion Writer February 13, 2021

Anthony Elder is a junior journalism major writing for KentWired and The Kent Stater for the first time. Elder grew up in Reno, NV; however, moved to Ohio a few years ago to pursue an education here at...

Melissa DeRosa, secretary to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, conducts a news conference with Cuomo on the COVID-19 pandemic at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., after a meeting with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. 

New York governor’s top aide admits administration delayed the release of Covid-19 deaths in long-term care facilities over federal investigation concerns

Lauren del Valle, CNN February 12, 2021

(CNN) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide says the administration delayed the release of data on Covid-19 deaths of long-term care facility residents because of concerns about a potential federal...

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