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Nathan Ritchey (right) and volunteers packing up a visitors food.

Flashes Fighting Hunger offers twice a week food drive

Taylor Haydu Reporter March 2, 2022

Flashes Fighting Hunger organizes food drives Wednesday and Friday afternoons to battle food insecurity in the community.The food is provided through partnerships and donations from stores and food banks...

A screenshot of the universitys description of its dining options on the dining services website. 

Student with celiac disease expresses grievances with gluten-free dining options on campus

Alton Northup Reporter September 17, 2021

Kent State University advertises its inclusive dining options as a selling point to incoming freshmen. This year, however, students have expressed disappointment with the university, accusing dining services...

Unvaccinated students may face restrictions starting December 20

Alexandra Golden Reporter September 6, 2021

Kent State students, faculty and staff have until Dec. 20 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, President Todd Diacon announced via email on Aug. 27, 2021. Being fully vaccinated means having “their...

Outside the GRAZERS location in downtown Kent.

Fresco and GRAZERS no longer a part of the Student Center HUB

Ashley Blood Reporter February 13, 2021

From the vegan station, vegetarian foods offered in the Eastway Fresh Food Company and the various options available to students at the new Design Innovation dining hall, there is no doubt that Kent State...

Kent State of Wellness Student Ambassadors pose for a photo while at a meeting in September of 2020.

Kent State of Wellness Student Ambassador Program connects with students virtually, plans for fall return

Kenzie Johnston Reporter January 31, 2021

The Kent State of Wellness Student Ambassador Program plans to make a return to the Kent State community this fall after a brief hiatus due to COVID-19.“We really want to make sure all students on campus...

Kent State nutrition professor creates nutrition plans for students

Hannah Burkey Reporter April 2, 2020

Kent State students can receive a free, individualized and nutritious meal plan.Tanya Falcone, Kent State nutrition professor and coordinator for the Center of Nutrition Outreach, creates the meal plans...

A local chip in the shape of Ohio at Taco Tontos, located at 123 Franklin Ave. Taco Tontos was voted second best gluten-free dining in Kent.

Best of Kent: Best gluten-free dining

Kaitlyn Finchler Photo Editor March 6, 2020

GRAZERSGRAZERS is one of the few locations that are health-oriented downtown, and offers an entire gluten-free menu, minus the wraps. In addition to gluten-free, their facilities both on campus and downtown,...

Counting macronutrients can help athletes

Hannah Burkey Reporter February 24, 2020

Counting macronutrients can yield the results many athletes are looking for.“You want to get a certain amount of carbs, fats and protein. Those are your macros,” said Tanya Falcone, registered dietician...

Fitness competitions encourage students to stay active, eat better

Building muscle turned into a new competitive fitness trend that involves countless hours at the gym, strict macro counting and posing in a bikini to show off muscle definition. Weight lifting is taken...

Exercise, sleep can help with avoiding the freshman 15

Sarah Arnold Rec and Fitness reporter September 30, 2019

Meal plans, late nights and open dining halls can lead to poor health choices, but there are many ways you can avoid unwanted pounds and stay sharp during the semester. According to the Mental Health...

Emily Baker

Vitamins: How effective are they?

Jade Critchfield February 1, 2019

About 58 percent of undergraduate students take dietary supplements, according to a study done by the Journal of American College Health.However, nutritionists prefer that people get their vitamins through...

Student Recreation and Wellness Center offers nutrition advice but overall attendance drops

Shelbie Goulding February 6, 2018

Kent State offers free nutrition advice and fitness facilities to give students a healthier college lifestyle, but statistics show students have not taken advantage of these opportunities.“Students are...

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