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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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Haymaker Farmers’ Market starts its’ summer season for the 29th year

Brynne Mann Reporter May 15, 2021

The Haymaker Farmers’ Market is kicking off is 29th year in downtown Kent with its summer season on Franklin Avenue every Saturday. The summer season features a wide variety of vendors with fresh produce,...

Genevieve Menyhart (right) poses in her cap and gown as she graduates from her living room with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in May 2020. Menyhart is a wedding photographer and is hopeful for the future of wedding photography this summer.

The class of COVID-19: 2020 graduates navigate the lasting impacts of graduating during a pandemic

Zoë Blank Reporter May 6, 2021

College graduation is called commencement because it’s supposed to be a new beginning, but COVID-19 posed new challenges for the class of 2020.  A June 2020 study found that millions of students worldwide...

Kelly Krabill began taking street portraits during her time at Youngstown State University. She worked on the series for a few years and wanted to tell a visual story of each person in the image.

OPINION: How photography led me to a journalism career

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer April 23, 2021

The bulletin boardIn 2007, I spent many hours at Youngstown State University dodging and burning my pictures in the color darkroom. I can still remember the room’s appearance. When entering the lab,...

Series protagonist Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista, played by Mj Rodriguez. 

Cancellation of FX’s “Pose” leaves void in the representation of trans identities of color

Cameron Aloway Reporter March 17, 2021

Earlier this month, it was announced that the groundbreaking FX show “Pose,” which showcased trans actors of color like Mj Rodriguez, who plays as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista, would be canceled after...

OPINION: Simplicity vs. adaptability – What “federalism” means and why I think it works best for a nation as big as America

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer March 10, 2021

Before I get into the main topic of today’s column, why I think “federalism” is best suited for America, I feel it is best to clarify just what federalism is. The meaning of the word — at least...

OPINION: Ohio doesn’t just want passenger rail, it NEEDS it

Logan Heffelman Opinion Writer March 9, 2021

The first railroad line in Ohio was completed in 1836 and eventually connected Toledo, Ohio, with Adrian, Michigan. At the time the 33-mile journey took three hours to make. The modern Shinkansen (bullet...

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Dr. Oz attends the 2012 Womans Day Red Dress Awards at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Dr. Oz helped save a man who collapsed at a New York City-area airport

Marianne Garvey, CNN March 3, 2021

(CNN) -- Dr. Mehmet Oz sprang into action and helped save a man who had collapsed at an airport Monday night.Oz, along with Port Authority police, performed CPR on a 60-year-old man at Newark Liberty...

Yuko Kurahashi is a professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University. 

Kent State professor’s 20 year long study leads her to question personal identity

Morgan Boyd Reporter February 24, 2021

Yuko Kurahashi, a professor in the school of Theatre and Dance at Kent State university, is an Asian American theatre specialist but does not like to be defined to that one title.  Kurahashi was born...

Mia Baker shares her experience as a humanitarian photographer. 

OPINION: Is the dream job really the dream job?

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer December 10, 2020

Each year PDN (Photo District News) Magazine’s June issue covers PDN’s 30, the magazine’s choice of new and emerging photographers to watch. And for over a decade I faithfully read June’s top 30...

OPINION: A must-watch for the Holiday season is Netflix’s newest original series “Dash & Lily”

Jessica Goodwin Opinion writer November 19, 2020

I promised myself no Christmas movies until after Thanksgiving! But I found a loophole to my own promise. Luckily for me and all the others that resist breaking out the Christmas movies before Thanksgiving,...

Taken in front of the Kent Student Center, the photo of Kelly Krabill’s family stand in front of campus as Bob Krabill graduated. 

OPINION: Returning to college at 40

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer October 1, 2020

Many working adults reach their 30s and want to switch careers. Family dynamics, living situations and jobs shift as you get older. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, one in five...

(Left to right) Tyshaia Earnest, Amelia Johnson, Catherine Leslie and Jahnaye Chapman at the Fashion Scholarship Fund Gala in New York City. Jan. 7, 2020. (Picture provided by Catherine Leslie).

Fashion student wins $35,000 in Fashion Scholarship Fund competition

Hailey Phillips Reporter January 30, 2020

Four years ago, Tyshaia Earnest was in her senior year of high school taking aptitude tests to see what career would be best for her. She got many ideas, such as art and marketing or international business....

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