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Masks required indoors on main campus as of July 29

Masks required indoors on main campus as of July 29

Alton Northup, Reporter July 29, 2022

Masks are required indoors on Kent State’s main campus following Portage County moving into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s high community spread designation for COVID-19. The university...

Kent State recommends face coverings for indoor gatherings

Emma Andrus Copy Editor July 28, 2021

Kent State announced revisions to its guidelines for face coverings in an emailed statement Wednesday.“Beginning today, we strongly recommend face coverings be worn by both vaccinated and unvaccinated...

Flashs Food Garden was started in 2017 by Christopher Post of Kent State Stark.

Flash’s Food Garden helping the community one vegetable at a time

Sam Wright Reporter June 30, 2021

Kent State Stark students make a difference by planting fresh vegetables for the community. The Flash’s Food Garden started back in 2017 with a three-week summer class and has been a part of the Stark...

Covid Sign

Kent State amends mask mandate amid changes to safety protocol

Fully vaccinated Kent State students, faculty and staff will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors on any Kent campuses, according to new changes in university health and safety practices released...

Graduation Q & A

Q&A: Spring commencements and ceremonies

Emma Andrus Reporter April 11, 2021

As the spring 2021 semester comes to a close, celebrations for graduating students are soon to be underway. Kent State announced its plans to host optional in-person commencement ceremonies in an email...

Members of Kent State’s Gospel Choir rehearse in Cartwright Hall before recording portions for the upcoming virtual concert. 

Kent State Gospel Choir uses “encouraging” songs to inspire students during pandemic

Hannah Mayer Reporter April 1, 2021

For the first time in over 20 years, the Kent State Gospel Choir found itself unable to join together in-person and sing due to safety concerns. According to director Bryon Black, the group’s hope and...

Kurahashi book cover

Courtesy of Yuko Kurahashi February 25, 2021

This is the front cover of Yuko Kurahashi's book, “The Interdisciplinary Theatre of Ping Chong,” which focuses on Chong’s contributions to the world of theatre as well as his dedication to challenging...

Social distancing at Eastway.

Eastway employees and students adjust to everchanging COVID-19 protocols

Ethan Cohen Reporter February 23, 2021

At the Eastway dining hall, employees feel safe and students dine without concern because of increased COVID-19 safety guidelines.Charlie Simecek, a psychology major and employee at the Eastway dining...

OPINION: What is an expert nowadays?

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer February 23, 2021

What’s the best case for what makes someone an expert and someone not an expert in something? We could say that physically Lebron James is a basketball expert or Bennet Omalu is an expert in neurology...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. 

DeWine addresses the state, makes three additions to the statewide mask mandate

Gina Butkovich Managing editor November 11, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine made three additions to the statewide mask mandate in an address to Ohioans on Wednesday.  In addition to encouraging anyone leaving their house to wear a mask, DeWine said every...

Face masks for sale at Old Navy in Stow. 

2020’s new accessory: How to style face masks, where to buy them

Zach Zdanowicz Reporter October 27, 2020

Masks are the fashion trend nobody asked for this year, but it is still possible to make them fashionable.“When I get dressed in the morning, I think about what masks I have in my car and what will match...

A floral mask designed by senior fashion merchandising major Grace McLain. More masks are featured on her Instagram, @gksdesign, where she sells them to raise money for her senior collection. Photo courtesy of Grace McLain.

Masks go from medical safety to fashion statements

Kaitlyn Finchler Photo editor October 22, 2020

Wearing masks is the new norm, and it’s turned into a movement, culture and a fashion statement in less than six months. There are a multitude of different masks offered: with filters, without filters,...

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