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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Russo-Ukraine war tensions rise amid recent conflict

Kaitlyn Finchler General Assignment Editor March 1, 2022

As of Feb. 24, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the United Kingdom and other European countries have conferred to decide what actions to take against Russia. Tension among Ukraine and Russia has...

A celebration of community and culture: SALSA invites students and alumni to join in the power of dance

Jesse Khalil , Reporter February 25, 2022

The upbeat music and string of laughter made it hard for Spanish and Latino Student Association members to resist mirroring the dance moves of former SALSA Presidents Victor Benton and Ricky Ortega. The...

Economic effects of Russian invasion of Ukraine could be felt in Portage County

Nuried Hurtado TV2 Reporter February 23, 2022

President Biden joined the European countries in imposing severe consequences and sanctions over Russia's possible invasion to Ukraine. Kent State's Yonhoo Choi, an associate professor of economics,...

Sen. Sherrod Brown talks to KentWired about student loan forgiveness

Alton Northup Senior Reporter February 21, 2022

On the 2020 campaign trail, President Joe Biden promised young voters that his administration would cancel thousands in student debt. The rising number of college graduates facing financial struggle...

The table of free masks located on the first floor of Satterfield Hall, the English building.

Free masks available to those in Kent

Madeleine Majikas Reporter February 21, 2022

Residents of Kent are able to protect themselves and slow the spread of COVID-19 with free masks around the city.Government initiatives have given residents access to free N95 and KN95 masks in pharmacies...

Freshman journalism major Alton Northup and junior journalism major Baylee Sweitzer interview Sen. Sherrod Brown Monday. President Joe Biden campaigned about forgiving student loan debt before entering presidency.

Sen. Sherrod Brown talks to KentWired about student loan forgiveness

Alton Northup, Senior Reporter February 21, 2022

On the 2020 campaign trail, President Joe Biden promised young voters that his administration would cancel thousands in student debt. The rising number of college graduates facing financial struggle played...

Kent State President Todd Diacon, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Talea Drummer-Ferrell and Project Manager Karen Keenan ask for student input about the universitys future plans at the Strategic Roadmap to a Distinctive Kent State virtual forum Tuesday.

Kent State’s second strategic roadmap forum welcomes student input

Alton Northup Senior Reporter February 18, 2022

Students attended Flashes Together: A Strategic Roadmap to a Distinctive Kent State on Tuesday, which was the second virtual forum where President Todd Diacon spoke about the university’s new strategic...

Rachel Beech, associate vice president of enrollment management at California State University. Beech is one of two finalists for the VP of enrollment management at Kent State.

Kent State announces finalists for VP of Enrollment Management position

Owen MacMillan Digital Content Manager February 15, 2022

Kent State announced two finalists for the position of vice president of enrollment management Tuesday, Feb. 15. Rachel Beech, who is currently the associate vice president of enrollment management at...

SALSA members take a group photo at the annual Flag Day meeting, representing the various countries of Latin America 

SALSA on the rise at Kent State

Jesse Khalil Reporter February 9, 2022

Kent State’s Spanish and Latino Student Association is welcoming new members to spread the word about its mission. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, SALSA board members tried to keep community...

(From left to right) ARCC members senior chemistry major Ahmed Barghout, senior nursing major Lexie Jones and junior psychology major Hannah Johnson volunteering at the blood drive Feb. 2.

Red Cross Club works to increase national blood supply

Madison Goerl Reporter February 8, 2022

In the last month, roughly 7,000 donors were lost at Kent State due to the pandemic and snowstorms, according to American Red Cross Club President Lexie Jones, a senior nursing major. Kent is not the only...

US First Lady Jill Biden delivers remarks at Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny Campus, in Ankeny, Iowa, on September 15, 2021. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Jill Biden: ‘I was disappointed’ free community college cut from Build Back Better bill

Kate Bennett CNN February 7, 2022

(CNN) -- First lady Jill Biden said Monday that she was "disappointed" one of her key causes, free community college, was cut from President Biden's Build Back Better agenda."Joe has also had to make...

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...

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