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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Tara Smith, professor of epidemiology at Kent State.

COVID-19 on Election Day: Staying safe at the polls

As Nov. 3 approaches and COVID-19 remains a concern, Ohioans opting to vote in person can expect a different experience at the polls this election. In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control...

Kent State addresses students’ concerns, provides grading options

Maria McGinnis, Featuers/opinon editor Sara Crawford, Assigning editor March 20, 2020

As a part of the “Flashes take care of Flashes” commitment, Melody Tankersley, Interim Senior Vice President and Provost, sent an email to all students Friday afternoon regarding changes to the current...

May 4 and AR: bringing the past to the present

Maria McGinnis Assigning editor November 13, 2019

As Kent State approaches the 50th anniversary of the tragedy that occurred on May 4, 1970, commemoration is becoming more and more important. Various Kent State professors, students and the May 4 Visitors...

Priscila Gemberling-Nicolotti at a get together at Case Western after her English as a Second Language finals in 2015. Courtesy of Priscila Gemberling-Nicolotti.

Forbes under 30 scholar

Maria McGinnis Assigning editor November 4, 2019

Priscila Gemberling-Nicolotti immigrated to the United States from Brazil five years ago without knowing any English. And now she has been named a Forbes Under 30 Scholar. The Forbes Under 30 Scholar...

Comedian John Mulaney brings laughter to campus

Maria McGinnis November 26, 2018

The Kent community enjoyed a night of laughs when comedian John Mulaney performed at the M.A.C. Center Sunday night as a sponsored performance hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government.Mulaney has...

Witch one

Kent State witch gives insight on local Wiccan culture

Maria McGinnis October 28, 2018

Amanda Ambrose, a sophomore English major at Kent State, has been surrounded by the mysticism of witchcraft and pageantry since she was a child.Wiccans believe in a spiritual system that encourages free...

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.

Cuyahoga Falls band Grim Republic revives pop punk sound

Maria McGinnis September 16, 2018

For some, the idea of starting a band with friends and playing music for a living sounds like a dream. Fortunately, for the Cuyahoga Falls-based group Grim Republic, it has become a reality.Band members...

Recent Kent State graduate poses with rifle, makes national headlines

Maria McGinnis May 22, 2018

Former Kent State graduate Kaitlin Bennett has caused quite the stir with her recent graduation photos, gaining national news coverage.Bennett posed in Risman Plaza on Kent Campus with a semi-automatic...

Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford in Love, Simon (2018).

REVIEW: ‘Love, Simon’ is the love story we needed

Maria McGinnis March 17, 2018

“Love, Simon” may be one of the biggest milestones in the coming-of-age film genre that we have seen yet.Simon Spier (Nick Robinson), describes himself as the typical high school senior marching through...

The strangers: prey at night

REVIEW: ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ is the sequel we needed

Maria McGinnis March 11, 2018

It took a decade, but fans finally received the sequel they had been waiting for with the recent slasher movie, “The Strangers: Prey at Night.”This sequel follows the same premise as the 2008 “The...

All Shook Up

Kent State throws spectacular performance in ‘All Shook Up’

Maria McGinnis February 25, 2018

There was a whole lotta’ shakin’ goin’ on Friday evening, as the Kent State School of Theatre and Dance opened the musical, “All Shook Up.”The jukebox musical, which was originally written by...

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