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Devin Moore

College starts scholarship to remember Devin Moore

Rachel Duthie January 31, 2018

Devin Moore wanted to become a sports commentator after college, a dream that emerged from his lifelong love of basketball.That dream was cut short when Moore, a senior journalism major, died in December...

Photo courtesy of Matt Baker Anthony Vander Horst, a sixth year criminology professor at Kent State University and co-owner of Dr. V & G’s Sauce shack, a hot sauce store in Kent, OH, Sep. 16, 2016.

Professor far from home, still close to war with Syrian roots

Rachel Duthie September 21, 2016

In 1976, a young Anthony Vander Horst was helping his aunt and uncle at his grandfather's orphanage in Syria when a missile came through a window, just three floors below him.Astonishingly, it didn't explode."We...

Nate Manley / The Kent Stater The Black Squirrel Festival takes over Risman Plaza Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

BlastOff cancellation causes minor changes for Black Squirrel Festival

Rachel Duthie September 6, 2016

The 35th annual Black Squirrel Festival will not have any "major changes" to accommodate the early cancellation of BlastOff, according to an official at Kent State's Center for Student Involvement.The...

Vigil serves as awareness program for drug-related deaths

Rachel Duthie August 31, 2016

Education and activism served as the major themes at the International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil at Stow City Hall, an event dedicated to people of drug-related deaths.The vigil was held...

(From left to right) Senior fine arts major Melissa Mendelson, Kent State Pokemon League director of tournaments Patrick Brett, junior computer sciences major Max Eisenloeffel and Kent State employee Gaylen Moore tour the main campus playing Pokemon Go on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

KSU Pokemon League thrives off mobile game success

Rachel Duthie August 31, 2016

When Patrick Brett was asked if he was annoyed by the sudden popularity of Pokemon Go, he looked genuinely confused.Brett doesn't mind bandwagon fans; he's just happy a game he's always loved is finally...

School of Digital Sciences enrollment grows by nearly 70 percent

Rachel Duthie February 6, 2016

Editor's Note: An incorrect version of this article appeared in the Monday, Feb. 8 edition of The Kent Stater. The correct version appears below.Kent State School's of Digital Sciences increased its enrollment...

Senior Criminal Justice major Ariel Schaefer. Nov. 9, 2015.

Students of PARTA

Rachel Duthie November 9, 2015

Inspired by Humans of New York, The Kent Stater took the opportunity to explore the diverse stories of students riding on the Campus Loop Bus. As a criminal justice major, how do you feel about Ferguson...

Sophomore Caleb Gannelli and other embers of the Kent State Hockey team run across the gym floor as participants in The Reaping attempt to stick colored tape to them on November 6, 2015.

Students defy the odds at The Reaping

Rachel Duthie November 7, 2015

Hundreds of students gathered Friday night for The Reaping, an interactive event hosted by the Department of Recreational Services as part of its Late Night Student Events program. Inspired by the upcoming...

Kent State Mid-fielder Mason Mamarello tosses a ball to himself while waiting for practice to start. Mason started playing for Kent State after Akron University shut down its baseball program earlier this summer.

Former Akron baseball transfers adjust to Kent State life

Rachel Duthie September 27, 2015

Mason Mamarella was playing baseball underneath the piercing rays of California summertime, when he received an email that would suddenly turn his life upside down. “Coach sent out an email (to everyone...

Two visitors to the Visitor Center Complex at the Flight 93 National Memorial look at a wall with the pictures of the 40 victims of the crash. The center opened to the public Sept. 10, 2015.

14 years later, Visitor Center opens at Flight 93 National Memorial

Rachel Duthie September 11, 2015

It gets easier every year.It’s something Jeremy Brigham could have never imagined saying about the death of his son, Mark Brigham, who perished amongst 40 other passengers and crewmembers after terrorists...

Freshman entrepreneurship major Jaynanne Sheehan signs up for information from the Office of Global Education during BlastOff 2015 on Aug. 30, 2015.

Freshman Spotlight: How one freshman handled her first weekend at Kent

Rachel Duthie August 30, 2015

Jaynanne Sheehan could not stop crying the day before she had to move into her dorm at Kent State for the first time.“(The next day) was so weird because I was by myself when I woke up because my parents...

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