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How to beat burnout

Jillian Flack, Reporter April 4, 2023

With the end of the semester approaching, many students are experiencing burnout as they anxiously await for the semester to come to a close. “Burnout is a syndrome of work-related stress that has...


Facebook continues to assist in finding dorm, apartment roommates

Cassondra Siaus Reporter May 7, 2021

Luke Mansueti, a senior psychology student, ran into trouble when trying to find someone to live with his freshman year of college.“It was difficult to start searching for a roommate because I did not...

Community members lay their candles near the May 4 memorial overnight to honor those lost in the Kent State shootings 51 years ago. 

Candlelight vigil tradition to honor May 4 victims continues

Molly Heideman Managing Editor May 4, 2021

At 11:00 p.m., the bell on Blanket Hill tolled, beginning the forty-minute walk around campus to a vigil at the site of the May 4 shootings. Participants carried lit candles as they made their way to...

Exercise infographic

How exercise can benefit mental health

Kenzie Johnston Reporter April 30, 2021

Fitness and exercise may be a way to build muscle, lose some weight, increase metabolism and improve your overall physique, but one thing that can motivate many people to stay active is the sense of overall...

In a survey conducted on KentWired’s Twitter account, 79 participants voted in whether or not they would be taking the mental health questionnaire. Forty-two percent said they would be participating in the survey, 33 percent voted “no way” and 25 percent of students voted “maybe.” 

Kent State asking students to participate in mental health survey

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 19, 2021

Kent State University is asking all students to participate in the Healthy Minds Study conducted by the University of Michigan. The nationally recognized survey was emailed to students on March 14 and...

Meditation helps students manage stress, sleep patterns

Students who feel the grind of the semester are always looking for ways to relieve stress, calm nerves and help their minds relax. Meditation can improve grades, sleep patterns and mental cognition. Meditation...

Members of MEN put in flooring for a house they helped build for Habitat for Humanity on Sept. 28, 2019. 

Get to know your MEN: Male Empowerment Network

Kennedi Combs Diversity reporter October 8, 2019

MEN, or Male Empowerment Network, is one of the most well known black organizations on Kent’s campus. Spearheaded by NJ Akbar, assistant dean in the University College, in 2010, MEN has made a name...

Natalie Shampay watches a Pokemon game on Wednesday night at Full Grip Games in Akron.

Kent State’s Pokémon Pro

Nicholas Hunter April 11, 2019

With her hands set patiently on the table, Natalie Shampay watches as her opponent, Ian Robb, scoops up his damaged Pokémon, promotes a new one, loaded up with energy, and takes a knockout, leaving him...

Kent State English professor is conducting a research study on how to better teach transgender students across the nation

Sierra Campbell November 8, 2018

An on-going research study a Kent State may aid in a turning point for transgender and gender-nonconforming students nationwide who faced discrimination from their professors.English professor and principal...

Scott Rainey

OPINION: Your ego and your significance

Scott Rainey September 25, 2018

The ego is an incredibly complex idea, and it is often quite misunderstood. We often think that someone who arrogant or full of themselves is “egotistical,” but it’s more than just the way one views...


Flashes of Pride: Rushh

Carrie George December 5, 2017

Junior psychology major Nico Rushh uses queer and genderqueer as overarching terms for their identity, but views gender and gender expression differently than most of society.“If gender is expression,...


Flashes of Pride: Manning

Carrie George December 5, 2017

Sophomore psychology major Jordin Manning came out at 12, but has continued coming out ever since.“I come out multiple times every time I meet new people,” Manning said. “I came out to myself as...

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