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The Human Bean, a new drive-thru coffee chain located at 1713 East Main St., will open in early September.

Oregon coffee-chain ‘The Human Bean’ to open

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2022

The city of Kent will welcome a new member to its coffee scene family in early September. The Human Bean is a drive-thru coffee franchise that originated in Southern Oregon in 1988 and...

Photo courtesy of Nastasha Bastrakov.

Kwench Juice Cafe opens in downtown Kent

Morgan McGrath Reporter February 19, 2021

COVID-19 has heavily impacted establishments in downtown Kent and beyond. But while some shops have shut their doors for good, others have opened their doors for the very first time. Kwench Juice Cafe,...

A group of protesters shield themselves from chemical irritants as they demonstrate Wednesday evening, Jan. 20, 2021, outside the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building in Portland, Ore. (Assfault Pirates via AP)

Here’s why rioters say they’re gathering in Portland

January 23, 2021

Originally Published: 22 JAN 21 13:02 ETUpdated: 23 JAN 21 13:39 ETBy Dan Simon, Jason Kravarik and Mallika Kallingal, CNN    (CNN) -- Rioters again took to the streets of Portland, Oregon, on Thursday...

Kent State’s mascot Flash Guy shows off KSU2U drive-in events in various Ohio locations. Courtesy of Kent State Admissions Office employees Erica Collins and Corey Stamco.

KSU2U: Drive-in recruitment for prospective students

Morgan McGrath Feature writer November 20, 2020

With the rise of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. over the past few weeks, public spaces like restaurants, shopping centers and universities have implemented increasingly strict restrictions to minimize the...

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 29: Members of the Wisconsin National Guard operate a mobile COVID-19 test center on the grounds of Miller Park on October 29, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wisconsin recently reported a seven-day average positivity rate of 27.2%, the highest infection rate to date for the state. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The US reported its second-highest number of new Covid-19 cases on Election Day, with more than 91,000 infections

By Christina Maxouris, CNN November 4, 2020

  (CNN) -- The US recorded 91,530 new Covid-19 infections on the day many Americans cast their ballots, adding to a series of staggering case numbers reported within just the past week.The country's...

Ohio is one of 10 states, mainly in the Rust Belt, likely to lose seats in the House of Representatives following the 2020 Census next month, according to projections by The Kent Stater. Seven states are expected to gain districts, led by Texas with three added seats and Florida with two.

Projections show Ohio likely to lose House seats following 2020 Census

Editor’s note: This story is the work of Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Interviewing and Data class. Ohio is one of 10 states — mainly across the Rust Belt —...

A sixth person in the United States has died from lung disease related to vaping, Kansas health officials said. The death marks the first in the state, but raises even more concern about the safety and regulation of e-cigarettes.

A sixth person died from vaping-related lung disease. Here’s what you need to know

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN September 11, 2019

Originally Published: 10 SEP 19 19:21 ETUpdated: 11 SEP 19 08:29 ET    (CNN) -- A sixth person in the United States has died from lung disease related to vaping, Kansas health officials said Tuesday....

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Opinion: I may win my bracket pool, and I’m freaking out

Matt Poe March 29, 2017

Get in here and shut the door behind you. Hurry up, dammit!OK, have a seat — I’ve got something I need to disclose.Dear reader, I am in unprecedented territory during this year’s March Madness. Every...

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Opinion: Why the College Football Playoff is better than the Bowl Championship Series

Maggie Wachtel January 16, 2015

The inaugural four-team college football playoff championship game was played Monday night, and it did not disappoint. Fourth seeded Ohio State defeated second seeded Oregon, 42-20.Had it not been for...

Buckeye fans Jay Love and Devlin Charlton celebrate as they watch Ohio State score a touchdown in the third quarter of the 2015 National Championship game against Oregon on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The Buckeyes won the game 42-20.

Buckeyes dominate fourth quarter to secure championship

Jimmy Miller January 13, 2015

Adversity has been the definition of the Ohio State Buckeyes’ season.Ohio State has dealt with it, thrived in it and, on Monday night during the national championship versus the University of Oregon,...

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