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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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Kent State reports zero COVID-19 cases on campus during week of Feb. 20

Joshua Bailey Reporter March 1, 2022

After several months of a rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant, reported cases on campus dropped over 85 percent since the start of the spring semester.On Feb. 20, Kent State reported zero...

The Love Lottery participants open the event with a dance routine.

Black United Students supports local community center with annual ‘Love Lottery’

Jenna Bal Reporter February 15, 2022

A bid war for a date with senior criminology and justice studies major Maya Sparks ended with a $162 bid at Black United Students’ (BUS) sixth annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser Monday.Sparks was one...

The dining area provided at The Haven. Feb. 14, 2022

Local homeless shelter expects to serve community after years of delays

Taylor Haydu Reporter February 15, 2022

After seven years of delay because of funding, The Haven of Portage County expects to open its doors soon.“It started in 2015,” said Anne Marie Noble, the executive director. “What we thought was...

Tricia Knoles is the KSU Police Department community resource officer. 

Kent State police receives a grant for body cameras

Alton Northup Senior Reporter February 9, 2022

Kent State University Police Services will equip its officers with body cameras after receiving a $23,780 grant from the state of Ohio.            “I think the cameras are a great investment,”...

An authentic lethal dose of fentanyl is displayed on the point of a number two pencil for size reference.

Illegal fentanyl poses risk to campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter February 8, 2022

Students may receive drugs laced with deadly fentanyl if they buy from non-medical sources.Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, can be 100 times stronger than morphine, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration....

As of Dec. 20, all Kent State students, faculty and staff were required to be vaccinated unless they received an approved exemption. The university updates the Coronavirus Dashboard weekly.

Kent State releases COVID-19 vaccination rates for all campuses

Joshua Bailey Reporter February 4, 2022

In an email sent to the Kent State community, President Todd Diacon addressed vaccination rates and where the university stands in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I can say without hesitation that...

Mary Ann Kasper (left) discussing recycled fabrics and Frank Kohout (right) working on a project.

Kent volunteer group donates $22,400 to programs in Portage County

Taylor Haydu , Reporter February 1, 2022

The Socially Responsible Sweatshop of Kent has donated their proceeds to charities in Portage County for nine years to serve those who are at risk. The local volunteer organization donated $22,400 to...

Mary Ann Kasper (left) discussing recycled fabrics and Frank Kohout (right) working on a project.

Kent volunteer group donates $22,400 to programs in Portage County

Taylor Haydu Reporter February 1, 2022

The Socially Responsible Sweatshop of Kent has donated their proceeds to charities in Portage County for nine years to serve those who are at risk. The local volunteer organization donated $22,400 to...

Outside of the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center located at 1550 Ted Boyd Drive in Kent, Ohio.

Recreation center to serve as polling location for on-campus Kent voters

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2021

The Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center will serve as a polling location Tuesday for the Portage County general election. The recreation center will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30...

Students take shelter in the basement of Franklin Hall Thursday following a tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. 

National Weather Service issues tornado warning for Portage county, students seek shelter

Kent State students were advised to seek shelter following a tornado warning for Portage County and several other Northeast Ohio counties issued by the National Weather Service Thursday.The warning has...

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