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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


A bittersweet farewell

Lydia Taylor May 2, 2018

As I was sitting in the last meeting for The Kent Stater, watching staff members give small speeches about how much they've enjoyed this semester and cheering for a groundhog running past the window, it...

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Kent State joins effort in combatting infant mortality in Ohio

Lydia Taylor, Dartalia Alati April 4, 2018

In 2016, The Ohio Department of Health released data which showed high infant mortality rates across different races in the state, the highest being black women. The report named nine metropolitan areas...

KSU students, Twitter express concern over religious group touting ‘God the Mother’

Lucas Misera and Lydia Taylor February 12, 2018

KentWired received complaints of men and women approaching students on campus and at off-campus apartments talking about “God the Mother.” A few students who reside at University Townhomes said two...

A pint of beer sits on the bar at Zephyr Pub Sat. Jan. 27, 2018.

Busted for booze: Reports of residence hall drinking decline

During Kent State’s 2016-17 academic school year, 131 documented drinking incidents occured on campus — 2 percent less than the 2015-2016 academic year. Out of those incidents, 740 total students were...

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Distinguished journalist Dan Rather to speak at May 4

Lydia Taylor January 25, 2018

 Journalist Dan Rather will speak at Kent State Friday, May 4 for the Presidential Speaker Series, according to a Kent State press release.“His presentation is in collaboration with the College of Communication...

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REVIEW: “The Greatest Showman” proves nothing is impossible

Lydia Taylor January 16, 2018

If you’re looking for motivation, this is the movie you need to see. Director Michael Gracey brings P.T. Barnum back to life in a rags-to-riches musical, following the true story of how the visionary...

Kent State implements a new program to increase student success rates

Lydia Taylor September 27, 2016

Kent State administrators began a new program this semester to raise the success levels of minority groups on campus.Dynamic Education and Engagement of Diverse Students provides peer counseling, group...

09/15/16 Retention Rate Kent Campus

Kent Campus enrollment, freshmen retention rate at all-time high

Lydia Taylor September 14, 2016

Kent State released their 15th Day Enrollment Statistics Tuesday, showing that enrollment and retention rates reached historically high numbers on the university's Kent campus this semester.Currently,...

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New app for May 4 to be released

Lydia Taylor April 22, 2015

The director of the May 4 Visitors Center gave a presentation on the “Future of May 4,” announcing the upcoming release of a new application, Thursday April 16 in Taylor Hall.The new application “May...

The audience claps and sings along to singer/speaker Johnathan Celestin in the Kiva on Feb. 25, 2015 during Nation Eating Disorders Awareness week. Celestin presented his Beauty Redefined: Be-You-Tiful campaign. The event was presented by Body Acceptance Movement and funded by Undergraduate Student Government.

Kent State is ‘Be-You-Tiful’

Lydia Taylor February 25, 2015

“Beauty Redefined: Be-You-Tiful,” an event that supported National Eating Disorders Awareness week, left sophomore fashion design student Monie Lewis saying, “I am beautiful and I’m going to say...

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