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Students and children pose at Flashathon.

Flashathon raises money for Akron Children’s Hospital

MinJee Yoo, Reporter April 14, 2024

Since 2014, students at the university have been putting on Flashathon, an annual philanthropy event to help raise money for children and their families at the Akron Children’s Hospital. Flashathon is...

Einstein Bros. Bagels is cafe style dining location found in Kent States University Student Center on March 31, 2024.

BOK ’24: Best on-campus dining

MinJee Yoo, Reporter April 4, 2024

FIRST: Einstein Bros. Bagels Located in the Student Center, Einstein Bros. Bagels is a great place for students to get their pick-me-ups for the school day. Einstein was rated number one for Best of Kent...

Local Kent businesses encourage customers to try new foods during ‘Foodie February’

MinJee Yoo and Tyler Schlosser February 19, 2024

Foodie February, a month-long activity hosted by Main Street Kent, encourages individuals to try new foods while supporting businesses in downtown Kent.  The event, which will take place until Feb....

The interior of the Portage County Board of Elections Office, responsible for handling voting concerns for the residents of Portage County on Jan. 29, 2024.

Ohio’s Senate race heats up alongside battle for Oval Office

MinJee Yoo, Reporter February 9, 2024

With Democrats currently holding authority in the U.S. Senate and presidential seat, Republicans in Ohio and nationally are looking toward the March 19 primary election to put forth the best GOP candidate...

Traffic flows through the intersection at East Highland Road and Ohio Route 8, near where a tanker truck explosion happened on Jan. 27, 2024.  Orange barrels and cones block off one of the two turn lanes, signifying the stretch of Route 8 south under the Interstate 271 North interchange remains closed as of Jan. 31, 2024.

Roads reopen after truck crash causes ramp closure, reconstruction in Macedonia

MinJee Yoo, Reporter February 5, 2024

Several roads have been closed off in Macedonia, Ohio, near Interstate Highway 271 and state Route 8 after a large tanker truck carrying approximately 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel crashed and exploded...

Students peruse the Taste of Winter market at WinterBlast 2024, put on by the Flash Activities Board on Jan. 20, 2024.

Students reconnect after first week of class at FAB’s WinterBlast

MinJee Yoo, Reporter January 21, 2024

After returning from a month-long break from classes, students were able to get a strong start into the semester with Flash Activities Board’s (FAB) WinterBlast. Ariyanna Robb, the president of FAB,...

Jungle Juice is created by two Kent State alumni, Marius Karl and Spencer Forrest.

Alumni kickstart Jungle Juice alcohol company

MinJee Yoo, Reporter December 11, 2023

From students to now entrepreneurs, 2020 and 2021 graduates Marius Karl and Spencer Forrest have started their own alcohol business called Jungle Juice.  The pair, who became friends during their freshman...

The CCI Student Lounge has a computer lab that all CCI students have full access to and can work on assignments and projects on Oct. 19, 2023.

How AI is perceived in classrooms leading up to finals

MinJee Yoo, Reporter December 10, 2023

With finals quickly approaching, the stress from them can be tempting for students to turn to artificial intelligence to help with assignments.  This semester, instructors discussed the use of AI in...

Michael Daniels poses with his 30 for the Future award on Sept. 14, 2023. (Courtesy of Michael Daniels)

University faculty member receives ‘30 for the Future’ award

MinJee Yoo, Reporter November 18, 2023

From participating in the Upward Bound program as a high school student to receiving dissertation of the year as a professional, Michael Daniels’ success comes in many forms. Success of Daniels, the...

Justine Gallo, a 2022 alumna of Kent State University and owner of Sun in Leo, pets Jasper, a special-needs cat from the Just Cats NEO at the Kent Kitty Weekend on Nov. 11, 2023.

Local organization aims to give cats forever homes

MinJee Yoo, Reporter November 12, 2023

Cat lovers scurried into downtown Kent to connect and raise money for their furry friends at Kent Kitty Weekend Saturday.  Tree City Cats, a non-profit organization that houses stray cats from around...

Flash, the beloved Kent State mascot, takes the drumsticks and shows off his rock skills before The Pit Crews set at Flash Activities Boards Battle of the Bands event on Nov. 4, 2023.

Bands compete for top-spot at FAB’s ‘Battle of the Bands’

MinJee Yoo, Reporter November 5, 2023

Student-bands rocked out to display their talents in hopes of winning the top-prize at the Flash Activities Board’s “Battle of the Bands” Saturday night. Clara Hubbard, a senior and the director...

Marianne Prévôt and fellow researchers with their completed safety device.

Professor leads research on safety sensor for first responders

MinJee Yoo, Reporter October 31, 2023

A device as small as a chip may one day save the lives of those who are first responders.  Marianne Prévôt, an assistant professor in chemistry and biochemistry, led research on the safety sensor,...

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