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University groundskeeper Dav Roso stands next to his university vehicle on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. Roso began his workday at 6 a.m. to help with the snow removal process following a 22-mile commute to campus. Although the university closed Kent State campuses on Thursday, university groundskeepers and operators were on campus to get ahead of snowfall from Winter Storm Landon.

Kent State groundskeeper gets a head start on snow removal process prior to Winter Storm Landon

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2022

Fresh white snow dusted over newly plowed roads and parking lots Thursday morning as Kent State carts, pickup trucks and snow plows navigated the slippery conditions to get ahead of the snowfall. Kent...

The Mill District mural by Emily Anne Buckingham and Joshua Bentley located at 300 N. Water St.

Kent Walking Tour highlights public art downtown

Brynne Mann Reporter March 19, 2021

The sky was full of dark gray clouds and raindrops sprinkled the sidewalk outside. Despite the weather, a young blonde woman stood between two buildings staring at a landscape painting of the same area. The...

Cars head east on Kessler Avenue as the snow falls on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Indianapolis. A winter storm is expected to bring snowfall for multiple days could dump between 6 to 10 inches of snow across Central Indiana. Snowy Weather

More than 200 million people are under alerts as a deadly winter storm moves into the Northeast

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN February 16, 2021

 (CNN) -- A winter storm that has pummeled much of the United States will move through the Northeast on Tuesday, leaving a trail of destruction across some states unaccustomed to such harsh weather.The...

Shirley Bowald, Paul Anthony, and Michael Reiner in front of the Reach 4 More sign. 

One Step At A Time: Finding My Niche In The Workforce

Michael Reiner Columnist October 4, 2019

After my freshman year of college, I decided that I wanted to get a summer job. When I first started the employment process, I thought that I would be the perfect candidate for any job. That wasn’t...

A close up of the Microcystis cyanobacterial bloom in Maumee Bay, August 2019. Courtesy of Joseph Ortiz. 

Kent State researchers develop new way to observe Lake Erie algal blooms

Colleen Carroll Sciences reporter September 16, 2019

Scientists at Kent State have developed a new way of observing Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms that could help improve studying the lake’s health.A team of graduate and undergraduate students led...

ANALYSIS: Congress needs to act on the conservation fund

Tyler Thompson October 17, 2018

There’s something special about going to the park. It’s a place to escape from reality, to explore and bask in the cradle of nature.These federally protected lands have been available to the public...

Israel Galarza

Opinion: Nature versus nurture in family

Israel Galarza III November 30, 2016

Over Thanksgiving dinner this year, an interesting topic arose at my dinner table: nature versus nurture.Both nature and nurture affect how we believe as humans. The argument shouldn't be exclusive to...

Dylan Webb is a teaching English as a second language major. Contact him at

Opinion: Stop and smell the roses

Dylan Webb April 27, 2016

The Kent State Greenhouse is a portal to another world. I feel it's a place to find an inner sanctum of peace in our too busy, rat race world. Day to day, we separate ourselves from our higher source...

Map by LaQuann Dawson

The Risman Wind Tunnel: A tale of wind, trees and people

Karl Schneider March 11, 2015

At Kent State, winds blow from the front of campus and whip down the Esplanade toward the Student Center and the University Library. The winds traverse over the hills and blow gently through the trees...

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