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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

Kent State eliminates mask requirement regardless of CDC community level, adjusts quarantine policy

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief August 24, 2022

Kent State will no longer require masks and face coverings to be worn on its campuses and locations, regardless of the CDC’s community level for COVID-19.  The university announced the adjusted policy...

Photo courtesy of the Wick Poetry Center.

Wick Poetry Center debuts Global Vaccine Poem Project

Morgan McGrath Feature Writer May 2, 2021

“I like to think the global vaccine poem is spreading faster than the variants of the virus,” said David Hassler, director of Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center.Hassler collaborated with the University...

A park in Guangzhou, the third-largest city in China.

International students living through the pandemic

Camryn Kocher Reporter April 20, 2021

International students at Kent are dealing with isolation while students outside of the U.S. have to tackle the time difference and navigating online classes from home.Freya Fu came to the United States...

Maria Lyttle (left) and boyfriend Canon Lamb (right, another member of her spring break group) on vacation last year.

A look into Kent State students’ plans for spring break

Jessica Ames and Madisyn Woodring Reporters April 8, 2021

Visions of tall palm trees, white sand beaches and clear blue skies fill the mind of senior business management major Maria Lyttle as she dreams about what her spring break will entail this year. “I...

CARES Act data

How Kent State spent CARES Act funding: technology and COVID-19 protections

Emma Andrus Reporter March 24, 2021

When Kent State received $19 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, in 2020, at least half of that money was distributed to aid students through the...

Field hockey adjusting to a unique season

Azure Fernsler, Danielle Hamm and the rest of the Kent State field hockey team arrive at Murphy-Mellis Field ready for practice on a cold, snowy February Tuesday. The pitch is covered with several inches...

Dawood Alohaly is on the powerlifting team at KSU.

Day in the life of a student athlete during a pandemic

Camryn Kocher Reporter March 11, 2021

Dawood Alohaly enjoyed training with his powerlifting team for Kent State until COVID-19 forced his team members to condition on their own.The pandemic has forced student athletes to take further precautions...

Two weeks after last vaccination those individuals are considered fully vaccinated.

New CDC guidelines for vaccinated individuals

Alexandra Golden Reporter March 11, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated on March 8. Being fully vaccinated differs depending on the vaccine the person received, according...

OPINION: Are we cultivated to be entertained 24/7?

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer March 10, 2021

On the surface, we are creatures of habit and engagement. The former being an ever-growing concern in the younger generations over the older generations as we go into this new decade after the 2010s. As...

Dearth in Interlaken, Switzerland when studying abroad. 

One year into the pandemic, students who studied abroad are still faced with the toll it took on their mental health

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 5, 2021

Standing in one of the most famous cities in the world, surrounded by history and culture, two girls sit bawling their eyes out while leaning onto a fence that surrounds the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral....

Screenshot of We Rate Covid Dashboards’ rating scheme, with Kent State’s rating highlighted in red.

KSU receives a B- on its updated COVID-19 dashboard

Ethan Cohen Reporter March 5, 2021

The Kent State COVID-19 dashboard received a B- from We Rate Covid Dashboards after previously getting a C+ rating last October.KSU received a C+ rating on its coronavirus dashboard in October, one of...

Kent State announces plans for fall 2021 semester

Elias Shingleton Digital Content Producer February 24, 2021

Kent State announced it will conduct more in-person classes and activities in the fall 2021 semester amid continuing protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.According to a letter from the Office...

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