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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


In the Prentice Hall parking lot holds the spots where Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder lost their lives. A vigil has been set in remembrance of them on May 4, 2023.

OPINION: Kyle Rittenhouse’s presence on campus desecrates the memories of those who perished on May 4

Leah Shepard, Reporter March 19, 2024

On the morning of May 4, 1970, my great grandmother, Terri Rattai, went to work in the Kent State administration office like every other day. By that evening, she would have to leave late and be escorted...

David Hogg advocates against gun violence, speaks on his activistism journey in KIVA

Leah Shepard and Tyler Schlosser March 15, 2024

David Hogg, a survivor of the 2018 Parkland shooting that claimed the lives of 17 people, spoke about the parallels between May 4 and Parkland, his own journey of activism and the importance of advocacy...

Students continue to tune into The Bachelor season after season

Students continue to tune into ‘The Bachelor’ season after season

Leah Shepard, Reporter February 14, 2024

It's that time of year again. All over the country, people hunker down to enjoy the “most dramatic season yet” of “The Bachelor,” and students on Kent State's campus are no exception.  The...

Miss Usato, who writes for Assisting Victims of Ostracism, Injustice and Deceit in Jehovahs Witnesses, creates artwork depicting how she felt in the Watchtower organization.

Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses speak out about alleged sexual abuse within denomination

Leah Shepard, Reporter February 11, 2024

A Kent woman is making it her mission to warn university students and others about a religious organization she says covered up sexual abuse she suffered by one of its leaders. Anna Ciano-Hendricks,...

Flashes Fighting Hunger seek student volunteers

Leah Shepard, Reporter January 26, 2024

Flashes Fighting Hunger, Kent State’s student-powered organization dedicated to fighting food insecurity and food waste, is seeking student volunteers for the MLK Family Engagement event at the King...

Custom aprons made by the Ceramics Club on campus will be available for purchase 
at the Holiday Art Sale Thursday and Friday.

Students to sell art at annual holiday sale

Leah Shepard, Team Editor December 6, 2023

The School of Art will feature students’ handmade works, including jewelry, ceramics, print, textiles and glass pieces, at its annual holiday art sale Thursday and Friday.   Students from the university’s...

Maiju Mackey poses with Flash at a Kent State event.

Football team’s ‘Licorice Lady’ dies at 85

Willow Jernigan and Leah Shepard November 14, 2023

Karen (Maiju) Mackey, more commonly known as the “Licorice Lady” or “Granny” to Kent State’s football team, found her purpose in her later years by caring for the team by handing out candy and...

Members of the KentWired editorial board dressed as Disney princesses in honor of the Walt Disney Companys 100th anniversary.

THIS OR THAT: 100 years of magic, the lasting impact of Disney

KentWired Editorial Board October 8, 2023

This opinion was written by Matthew Brown, Savana Capp, Annalexis Davis, Kelsie Horner, Emma Kiko, Janson McNair, Leah Shepard, Grace Springer, Audrey Trevarthan and Emily Yanchak from KentWired’s editorial...

Trial for Kent State student accused of rape postponed until November

Leah Shepard, Team Editor September 13, 2023

The trial of McCoy Watkins, the Kent State student accused of raping two fellow students last fall, has been postponed until Nov. 21, the district court ruled in August. The trial, originally scheduled...

20-year-old Portage County man sentenced to twelve years after death of girlfriend

Zachary Blosser, a twenty year old from Ravenna, was sentenced to nine years for involuntary manslaughter Friday in the death of his seventeen-year-old girlfriend Kaylee Freitag in March 2021.  Becky...

Pilots Laura Wilson (left) and Peyton Turner (right) pose with their trophies in front of their plane after returning from winning this years Air Race Classic.

Kent State wins Air Race Classic for second consecutive year

Leah Shepard, Managing Editor June 27, 2023

Kent State’s Flying Flashes returned Tuesday from the Air Race Classic after winning first place for the second year in a row. Pilots Laura Wilson and Peyton Turner completed the 2,685-mile, four-day...

All nine Kent State students studying in Paris unharmed after explosion

Leah Shepard, Managing Editor June 21, 2023

All nine Kent State students studying abroad at the Paris American Academy in Paris, France are accounted for and unharmed after an explosion rocked the university Wednesday, Kent State said in a press...

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