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Art work of local artist at Popped! Ravenna location 232 W Main St.

Ravenna business opens new revolving art exhibition

Patrick Creedon, Reporter November 13, 2023

Downtown Ravenna welcomed a new revolving art space at their local snack spot Popped! in October with hopes to bring in artists and patrons from all over Ohio. Popped! is a snack and sweets store with...

Insomnia Cookies sells several different items, including cookie cakes. Insomnia Cookies was nominated for multiple Best of Kent awards and is located at 295 S. Water Street.

Best sweet stuff

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Insomnia Cookies Open late for midnight snacking college students, Insomnia Cookies offers a variety of cookies and sweet treats to fit in a college-student budget.  The bakery chain was founded...

Carnaby Street Style announced their closing on Instagram.

Changes to Downtown Kent 2020-2021

Chloe Zofchak Reporter April 28, 2021

Kent is known for being the college town with a tight-knit community of students, families, businesses and more. People come from near and far towns to enjoy the scenery and frequent social events Kent...

Michelle Sahr is the owner of Off the Wagon and Red Letter Days in downtown Kent.

Women’s History Month: Highlighting Kent’s female business owners

Chloe Zofchak Reporter March 29, 2021

Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate women and the powerful women who came before them. Historical women paved the way for future generations: fighting for women’s right to vote, their right...

Kelly Premo is an education coordinator for a rape crisis center.

Sexual violence survey sparks discourse over sexual assault on college campuses

Madisyn Woodring Reporter February 27, 2021

Editor’s Note: The following story has been updated to include comments from Tyler Conley and other students who responded to the email thread.A controversial email, sent in reply to a request to complete...

Acorn Alley also joined in the festivities. 

Downtown Kent goes Red for National Heart Month

Brynne Mann Reporter February 14, 2021

Downtown Kent has hearts lining the streets and filling window fronts for National Heart Month. Main Street Kent was inspired by the American Heart Association’s National Heart Month to create an event...

The Kent State Hotel and Conference Center decorated for Main Street Kent’s Chocolate Walk. 

Main Street Kent’s Chocolate Walk brings the community to Downtown Kent

Chloe Zofchak Reporter February 13, 2021

Despite the cold temperatures, people found their way to Downtown Kent in search of shopping, food and most importantly chocolate. Main Street Kent’s Chocolate Walk, sponsored by Squirrel City Jewelers,...

Water Street Tavern.

The deal with downtown Kent: How local restaurants are adjusting to COVID-19

Morgan McGrath Reporter February 11, 2021

As we approach the one year anniversary of COVID-19’s appearance in the U.S., colleges across the country are continuously making necessary implementations of social distancing and online learning in...

Insomnia cookies is located at 295 S. Water Street. Insomnia Cookies was voted second best place for go-to food delivery and second best sweet stuff in Kent by community members and students that attend Kent State University. 

Best of Kent: best sweet stuff

First Place: Popped!A Kent original, Popped! is your go to for all things chocolate and popcorn. You can visit Popped! at its original location in Acorn Alley and at the newly opened space in downtown...

Current downtown of Kent, Ohio on March 2, 2020. 

How improvements made to Downtown Kent affect students today

Theresa Lovrak Reporter March 2, 2020

The year is 2002. As a college student at Kent State you have just a few options when it comes to entertainment downtown, and even fewer if you aren’t twenty-one. “The student body were the people...

Gift Guide: Popped!

Amanda Levine Assigning editor December 4, 2019

Popped!, owned by Gwen Rosenberg, is set up and ready to go for the holiday season. The local popcorn and treats store offers a wide variety of specialty items for the holiday season.The store, located...

Female business owners share struggles

Paige Bennett April 11, 2018

The number of women business owners in the United States has been steadily rising since 1997. According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, women own more than 11.6 million American...

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