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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Members of Barefeet Dance Tribe perform at the closing ceremony for the Pan-African Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Pan-African Festival returns to Kent State after two-year hiatus 

Morgan McGrath, Reporter May 3, 2022
This year, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, Oscar Ritchie Hall proudly welcomed students, staff and alumni to their yearly Pan-African celebratory festival. “The Pan-African festival is one event that we use to really connect with our community and our alumni in this department,” said Shemariah Arki, an activist and assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies. 
Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. dine at the Kent State Student Center on Saturday, April 23, 2022 during the commemoration of the organizations founding.

Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma commemorate 50 years at Kent State

Morgan McGrath, Reporter April 24, 2022
50 years later, the historic Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma Greek organizations celebrated their monumental anniversary with a weekend full of activities at Kent State. Members of both organizations joined together Saturday on the third floor of the Student Center for food, music, dancing and celebration. 
Darren Bade speaks with members of the Kent Fire Department after aiding in a rescue mission on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  Bade, an associate professor at Kent State, was kayaking on Saturday when locals alerted him to a mother and daughter drowning further down the river. Bade helped the pair find land and waited with them until the fire department arrived.

Biology professor helps save mother, child from Cuyahoga River 

Zaria Johnson and Morgan McGrath April 23, 2022
Darren Bade planned to spend his Saturday evening kayaking in the Cuyahoga River. When the Kent State biology professor approached the stretch of the river south of the West Main Street bridge in Kent, his kayaking trip turned into a rescue mission.
Plow tracks between Eastway and the MACC covered with fresh snow during the campus closure on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.

Snowfall presents issues for Kent State students navigating on and off campus

Not many people were walking around campus Thursday afternoon as frigid winds started to pick up and snow continued to fall. In preparation for the impending storm, the university canceled classes for...

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