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Freshman architecture major Annabelle Montgomery (left) and her roommate, Olivia McClelland, in their dorm room in Kent State’s Allyn Hall.

On or off campus? Here’s how to decide where to live

Catie Pusateri, Reporter November 4, 2022

To live on or off campus? That is the question. This semester marks the first time sophomore fashion merchandising major Jacqueline Quinn is living off campus, and she shares a house near the architecture...

Olson Hall is home to the CCI Commons.

CCI Commons events expanded virtually during COVID-19 semesters

Austin Monigold May 7, 2021

The CCI Commons were adjusted to accommodate students during the past two semesters and typical staples of CCI like RA events, storage for projects and computer availability faced severe changes.The commons...

Angela Spalsbury is the dean and chief administrative officer for Kent State Geauga. 

Kent State Geauga unveils 2022 renovation plan

Olivia Futo Reporter May 3, 2021

A recently approved $1.2 million renovation plan will update the Kent State Geauga regional campus by introducing a new student learning commons area and nursing skills lab.  Earlier this year, Dean...

Photo of rocks from the “Civility Rocks” campaign.

Bateman Competition teams prepare for judging phase after engaging audiences

Austin Monigold Reporter March 15, 2021

The annual competition for PR students is reaching its final stretch after COVID-19 presented the participating teams with challenges not unlike last year when an abrupt transition moved the competition...

Lacey Neimeier, a freshman architecture major at Kent State. Courtesy of Lacey Neimeier.

School through a screen: Students adjust to remote experience

Morgan McGrath Feature writer September 29, 2020

Lacey Neimeier, a freshman architecture major at Kent State University, sits alone in her dorm room in Fletcher Hall.“I always feel like I’m missing stuff.” She expresses her concerns with online...

Students pack up their cars and leave the dorm to go home because of the cancellation of face-to-face classes at Kent State. Classes will be held online until April 13. 

On-campus students share concerns after shift to online classes

Zaria Johnson Assigning editor March 11, 2020

President Todd Diacon announced in-person classes would be canceled and shifted online until April 13, 2020, and encouraged students to return home if possible, due to concerns regarding the coronavirus...

Who Knows Their Roommate Best? social event brings roommates together

Olson Hall’s fourth-floor lounge was buzzing with laughs and smiles at the Who Knows Their Roommate Best? Event on Thursday night.Female fourth-floor residents gathered in the lounge to enjoy refreshments...

Olson Hall to host ‘Who Knows Their Roommate Best?’ social event

Olson Hall residents can learn something new about their roommate at Thursday’s "Who Knows Their Roommate Best?" event.All fourth-floor female residents are required to attend the event in the lounge...

“Paint and Sip” brings Lake, Olson community together

Hannah Gooch Housing Reporter September 29, 2019

The Lake and Olson Hall building-wide "Paint and Sip" brought in a colorful crowd Thursday night.An assembly line of checking in, gathering painting materials and pouring juice kept the Center for Undergraduate...

Junior business management major Hannah Robinson (left) talks with junior marketing major Kelly Corey (bottom right) about the new meal plans in front of Rosie’s Diner in Tri-Towers on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.

‘You talked, we listened.’ Meal plan changes come to campus

Valerie Royzman September 7, 2018

Last week, Dining Services — on social media and through Vice President of Student Affairs Shay Little at an Undergraduate Student Government meeting — promised to hear students out on their frustrations...

Families gather downtown to celebrate an early Halloween

Bailey Purpura October 30, 2015

Costumes, candy and more filled Downtown Kent for the Annual Family Friendly Halloween Event Friday at the Hometown Bank Plaza.Businesses downtown including Tree City Coffee & Pastry, Belleria, Pita...

(From left) Junior communication studies major Alicia Johnson, sophomore public relations major Ian Gillan, freshman journalism major Carrie George and senior journalism major Blythe Alspaugh attempt to catch water balloons during a water balloon contest behind Olson Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.

Students cool off at CCI water balloon toss

Alexis Wohler September 2, 2015

Residence hall director Marianne Warzinski was sitting at her desk on Wednesday wondering what she could do to help her residents beat the heat. She then came up with the idea to host a water balloon...

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