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Kiss on the K brings back those who found love on campus

Morgan McGrath Reporter October 7, 2021

Kent State alumni returned to campus on Friday, Oct. 1 for a weekend packed with Homecoming festivities. The weekend began Friday with the Class of 2020 commencement ceremony, and at 12:00, the “Kiss...

Burnham joined a group chat named “Kent Dining Woes” where students discussed the state of the dining halls and made the petition.

Students create petition demanding reimbursement for meal plans

Megan Becker Assigning Editor September 17, 2021

Some Kent State students created a petition on that encourages the university to refund student meal plans due to “the recent decline in food quality, availability, and inclusivity.”The...

Krystin and Adam Fletcher after getting engaged at Kiss on the K in 2016. 

Kent State couples honored with Kiss on the K, the “wildest homecoming tradition”

Ben Vrobel Administration reporter October 11, 2020

The once-called “wildest homecoming tradition” resurfaced Thursday as couples who met at Kent State celebrated how the university brought them together.The tradition started when the K on Risman Plaza...

2020 Homecoming events to be held virtually

Kimberly Fisher Technology reporter September 26, 2020

Kent State’s 2020 Homecoming is shaping up to be a little different this year.Beloved events such as the Kiss on the K and the Bowman Cup 5K will be joined by new events in an online platform. According...

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Living in your suitcase: How to build a capsule wardrobe

Emily Adorno November 6, 2019

A capsule wardrobe can be beneficial in several ways, like saving money, reducing space and recycling clothes. Originating in the 1970s, boutique owner, Susie Faux, declared a capsule wardrobe to be a...

Allison Fox, an English major, and Tristan Davis, a Psychology and Sociology major, share a kiss on the K on Oct. 6, 2018.

Couples share their love stories at “Kiss on the K”

Listen to "Allison and Tristan" on Spreaker.Listen to "Jeff and Melanie" on Spreaker.Listen to "Gillie and Nick" on Spreaker.Listen to "Mike and Colleen" on Spreaker.Listen to "Cara and AJ" on Spreaker.

Brandy and Dan Marks on a recent trip to the mountains.

‘Kiss on the K’ honorary couples reminisce days at Kent State

Krista Renaldo October 6, 2018

"Kiss on the K" was introduced to Kent State’s Homecoming festivities in 2011. Alumni, students and faculty alike gather on Risman Plaza and share a kiss on the "K." Every year, couples submit nominations...

Kathy and Marc Blitz, Kent State alumni, kiss on Risman Plaza.

Couples feel the love during Kiss on the K

Austin Mariasy October 14, 2017

Dozens of couples came together to celebrate the annual Kiss on the K event on Risman Plaza Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.The Homecoming weekend event is an opportunity for older couples to look back at their...

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‘Kiss on the K’ honorary couple met 51 years ago on campus

Mallory Cox September 28, 2016

Rick and Francine "Cini" Anstey met 51 years ago on a double blind date in Verder Hall.The couple hit it off immediately and a lot of their Kent State memories include each other. They would sit in The...

Electa Royal and Alex Vasquez, students at Kent State, kiss amidst other couples during Kiss on the K in Risman Plaza on October 3, 2015.

“Kiss on the K” named wildest Homecoming tradition by online magazine

Danielle Minor October 22, 2015

The Lala, an online magazine, recently named Kent State one of its "Six Schools with the Wildest Homecoming Traditions" for its annual "Kiss on the K."During the event, all couples who met at Kent State...

Kissing on the K and in the rain

Cheyenne Perry October 18, 2014

It was rainy Saturday morning at the Risman Plaza K, but that didn’t stop couples from smooching for Kiss on the K.Phil Rathosky, a graduate higher education and student personnel major who also administrated...

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