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Kent States Clara Rodriguez Seto hits the ball forward as Miami (OH)s Paula Portugal prepares to block during the MAC Championship game at Murphy-Mellis Field Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The RedHawks beat the Flashes, 2-1, in overtime.

New coach, returning players ready to lead field hockey team

Kathryn Rajnicek August 25, 2019

The Kent State University Field Hockey team is looking to bounce back following their season-ending loss in the Mid-American Conference championship game against Miami University.The Flashes have a new...

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Sean Blevins February 17, 2019

The last three college basketball seasons have been wildly entertaining, and this year is no different, as there is not a clear-cut favorite to be cutting the nets down in March. There’s a myriad of...

Kent Read, Kent Write, Kent Stop Talking…About Nothing!

Thanks for listening to this week’s episode of Kent Read, Kent Write, Kent Stop Talking! This week, managing editor Nick Hunter sat down with columnist Scott Rainey and opinion editor Adriona Murphy...

Andrew Ohl is a junior history major and columnist for The Kent Stater. 

Opinion: Ohio’s role in the presidential primaries and beyond

Andrew Ohl Kent State College Democrats March 9, 2016

Editor's Note: In the March 10 edition of The Kent Stater, The Stater incorrectly tagged Andrew Ohl's column entitled "Ohio's role in the presidential primaries and beyond" with Jared Strubel's byline....

Jacob Tabler is a junior political science major and a member of the Kent State College Republicans. Contact him at

Opinion: Failure of government endangers Flint residents

Jacob Tabler Kent State College Republicans February 10, 2016

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has been a significant problem for the last few months. From the city to federal level, the government has struggled to handle the problem in an efficient manner. So...

Anthony Erhardt is a paralegal studies major and a member of Kent State College Democrats. Contact him at

Opinion: Flint water crisis an embarrassment to Michigan, time for Snyder to resign

Anthony Erhardt Kent State College Democrats February 10, 2016

“I’m sorry, and I will fix it.”This quote comes from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s address concerning the recent water contamination crisis taking place in Flint, Michigan. Is Snyder’s apology...

Student groups show support for Flint water crisis

Austin Farber February 7, 2016

A group of Kent State students came together to help raise money and water for people affected by the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan.Student volunteers collected water bottles and raised $750...

Our View: Chill out, it’s just college sports

KS Editors October 18, 2015

America, as a whole, loves its sports. It’s one thing to have the community feeling of rooting for a team, that mutual feeling of a common bond with thousands of people you don’t truly know. It’s...

Senior outfielder Kim Kirkpatrick hits a ball foul during the first game of Kent State’s double header against Cleveland State at the Diamond at Dix on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Softball finishes 2-2 on weekend, earns 1000th win

Zac Sommer April 19, 2015

The Kent State softball team split four games against Central Michigan University and Eastern Michigan University this weekend, but the Flashes recorded their 1000th all-time win Friday. Game 1: Kent...

MELANIE NESTERUK Members of Kent States softball team celebrate over a victory against Bowling Green on April 9, 2014.

Softball team drops series to No. 3 Michigan Wolverines

Quentin Smith March 15, 2015

Game 1 on Saturday: Kent State 3, Michigan 0Sophomore third baseman Maddy Grimm’s perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate helped the Kent State softball team defeat the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines, 3-0.Grimm...

 Kent State’s Whitnee Johnson competes on the uneven bars during the meet against Central Michigan University on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2014. Johnson finished her routine with a 9.725 and the Flashes lost with an overall score of 195.325-196.400.

Kent State gymnastics falls to Central Michigan

Megan McEldowney February 15, 2015

Despite a strong performance from freshman Rachel Stypinski, Kent State gymnastics (2-5, 1-3 Mid-American Conference) fell to Central Michigan on Saturday, 196.400-195.325, inside the M.A.C. Center.“Central...

Wrestling falls 19-13 in Sunday’s dual meet against Central Michigan

Zac Sommer February 1, 2015

The Kent State wrestling team continues to struggle in road duals this season as the Flashes fell 19-13 to Central Michigan on Sunday.The Flashes were off to another slow start after losing four straight...

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