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Student charged with off-campus rapes asks for bond reduction, remains listed in student directory

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2023

Editor's note: The hearing to consider reducing McCoy's bond has been continued and will now take place at 11:15 a.m. May 19. McCoy Watkins, the Kent State architecture student charged with two first-degree...

A Kent State student holds his Ohio Medical Marijuana Registry card. Identifying patient information has been removed to protect his identity.

Marijuana laws cause conflict on campus as dispensary opens

Alton Northup, Reporter April 20, 2023

Editor's note: the student with the medical marijuana card was granted anonymity for his concerns about disciplinary action. A medical marijuana dispensary will open across from a campus prohibiting...

Medical marijuana remains illegal on campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter February 5, 2022

Medical marijuana is still prohibited on campus even if a dispensary opens in Kent. Marijuana is listed as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substance Act. Schedule I substances are not accepted...

The crests of several Greek life organizations on a wall near the dining hall known as the Hub in the Kent Student Center. Collins anti-hazing law in Ohio will criminalize hazing by any organizations, including campus Greek life.

Ohio college presidents are in unanimous support of stronger hazing legislation, President Diacon says

Ian Jameson Reporter March 13, 2021

Kent State President Todd Diacon reaffirmed the position of Kent State and other state universities regarding hazing followed by his support of more strict anti-hazing legislation. “As leaders, we all...

Tricia Knoles is the KSU Police Department community resource officer. 

Dating violence, liquor and drug abuse down in annual campus safety report

Emma Andrus Reporter Madisyn Woodring Reporter February 15, 2021

Editor’s Note: The following story has been updated to include information about the Clery Act, such as the fire occurrences, and additional information on other crimes. Reports of dating violence and...

10 tips for dealing with roommate conflicts

Nathan Mehring Reporter September 20, 2020

Conflicts can be very common between roommates, especially now that residence halls only allow one guest in a room at a time. Students are often in the same room with the same person for most of the day. Many...

The Student Ombuds office located on the second floor of the Kent Student Center, room 250 is available to any student, or other member of the university to discuss any complaint or appeal regarding academic or non-academic issues.

Resources at Kent State that protect and serve

Kent State University students and faculty have access to a myriad of resources to help protect themselves, including Student Ombuds and the Office of Student Conduct.In a Kentwired article, it outlines...

Marijuana grower Basil McMahon with his crop in Grass Valley, Calif., on November 12, 2015. A sweeping new package of laws will reverse years of state silence by regulating and licensing every stage of the medical marijuana industry. “It means I’ll be able to do what Im doing without fear of persecution for the first time in my life, for the first time in generations,” McMahon said. 

Weed prescriptions ignored on campus because of federal funding

Addie Gall August 26, 2018

Medical marijuana, usage on state college campuses remains prohibited because the drug is illegal under federal law.According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, marijuana continues to be considered...

College students party on University Drive during Fake Patty’s Day Saturday, March 11, 2017. The Kent State tradition “Fake Patty’s Day” takes place the week before St. Patrick’s Day to allow an entire Saturday to party.

Local law enforcement prepare for two potential St. Patrick’s Day parties

David Williams March 9, 2018

Kent City Police and KSUPD are both preparing for an interesting St. Patrick’s Day situation this year. Both Fake Patty’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day fall on a Saturday, raising the possibility of...

Despite being ahead on safety, still areas for students to improve

Ryan Landolph and Dana Miller November 10, 2015

With all of the recent incidents that have occurred this semester, The Kent Stater looked into how much of an importance safety is for students in the dorms.“Security and safety always has been a priority...

Good Samaritan Provision aims to keep students safe at Homecoming

Brenna Parker October 1, 2015

The Good Samaritan Provision aims to protect student’s health and safety, especially for students looking to take part in Homecoming festivities this weekend.Kent State Police Services Community Resource...

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