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Jason Merlene, owner of Last Exit Books, stocks records during a slow shift at Last Exit Books on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Last Exit Books is located on E. Main Street in Downtown Kent.

Last Exit Books is a place for music and book lovers alike

Nathan Havenner December 2, 2014

Walking into Last Exit Books is like stepping back in time to a period before the internet, music downloads and e-books made the neighborhood bookstore a thing of the past.  The walls are lined with new...

Grocery items at Eastway Market can be more expensive than those bought at off-campus grocery stores. Graphic by Lauren Friedman

Students discuss saving money on meal plan options

Nathan Havenner November 23, 2014

One decision facing Kent State students living on campus is what meal plan is right for them. While this may not sound like a critical decision, picking the wrong meal plan could mean running out of money...

A mechanic works on a tire in a mechanic shop in Kent, October 27, 2014.

Talking shop: Car maintenance for students

Nathan Havenner November 5, 2014

Anyone who owns a vehicle knows that routine maintenance is paramount to sustaining a reliable car. But not all students are aware of the financial drain that ignoring vehicle maintenance can have on their...

Kent State Stark honors departed friends through hour of remembrance

Nathan Havenner October 28, 2014

More than 20 people gathered at the Fireplace Lounge in the Campus Center at Kent State’s Stark campus Tuesday, Oct. 28 to remember the lives of four members of the Kent State Stark community who died...

Pamela E. Jones, coordinator of the National Student Exchange Center, talks to students during an information session held by Trio about opportunities to study abroad on October 13, 2014.

First-generation programs designed for increased opportunities at Kent State

Nathan Havenner October 20, 2014

For students working toward a first-generation college degree, the university offers a variety of resources.The Center for Student Opportunity, a national nonprofit organization founded in 2005, was created...

Students take financial classes, prepare for future

Nathan Havenner September 28, 2014

Kent State and the Ashtabula branch now offer more financial resources to help students prepare for the future.Steven Dennis, chairman of the finance department for the College of Business, said Kent State...

Students consider housing options

Nathan Havenner September 24, 2014

One of the major decisions students face about college life has to do with the most basic of human needs: finding shelter.Whether friends are down the hall or down the street, housing on and off campus...

Pan-African Studies cookout connects students, faculty

Nathan Havenner August 23, 2014

The Pan-African Studies Department welcomed students and faculty to its 42nd annual cookout Friday on the green in front of Oscar Ritchie Hall.Amoaba Gooden, associate professor and chair of the department,...

MELANIE NESTERUK | DAILY KENT STATERSargeant Wayne Parker and Officer Kevin Hammer stand in front of the Kent State Polices 7th Certificate of Accreditation Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.

KSU Police Services receives accreditation distinction

Nathan Havenner February 16, 2014

After reviewing their files and procedures and speaking with staff and individuals on campus, Kent State Police Services has again received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement...

Campus Loop Route at the Student Center

Campus loop provides way for students to get around in the winter

Nathan J. Havenner February 11, 2014

With the PARTA Campus loop, students have an alternative to walking across campus in the cold. Since 2004, the campus loop has been one of the routes offered by PARTA.“Kent State used to run their own...

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